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Report: Bayern Munich reluctant to pay fee for Julian Nagelsmann’s RB Leipzig assistant coaches

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Bayern Munich does not want to meet RB Leipzig’s financial demands for Xaver Zembrod and Dino Toppmöller.

1. FC Union Berlin v RB Leipzig - Bundesliga Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images

According to a report by Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg, Julian Nagelsmann has hit a bit of a roadblock in bringing over his assistant coaches from RB Leipzig.

On his “Meine Bayern-Woche” podcast (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Plettenberg said that Julian Nagelsmann wants to bring two of his assistant coaches from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich — Xaver Zembrod and Dino Toppmöller — but the Bavarians have been unwilling to pay a fee to Die Roten Bullen.

Because Bayern Munich is reluctant to meet RB Leipzig’s demands for the coaching duo, Nagelsmann might have to go in a different direction to round out his coaching staff. One name that Nagelsmann is reportedly toying with is FC Barcelona assistant coach Alfred Schreuder.

There is no doubt that Bayern Munich is trying to take a fiscally conservative approach to its spending this summer, but this is not a good start to Nagelsmann’s tenure. The new boss should be able to surround himself with coaches that he is comfortable with and aligned with.

Hopefully, Nagelsmann will be able to find a solution to this issue soon enough.