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Report: All but certain Niklas Süle will stay at Bayern Munich this summer

While he might not have his contract extended, it’s highly unlikely Niklas Süle will leave Bayern Munich this summer. 

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Per new information from Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, it is almost 100% certain that Niklas Süle will be staying at Bayern Munich this summer. The transfer window closes in just under two weeks from now and there are interested clubs, but Bayern plan on keeping him this season.

Last month, it was reported that Bayern would only let Süle go if they were to receive a considerable bid for him in the “double-digit million” ballpark, which is a pretty loose definition. A handful of clubs had expressed interest in signing him at one period or another this summer, with Chelsea having led the race at one point. Chelsea’s interest fizzled as they were also keeping tabs on Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, whom they very well might still sign even after securing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.

While it’s clear Sule will assuredly be staying at Bayern for now, Plettenberg adds that it’s unclear whether or not the club will agree to extend his contract. His current contract is set to expire at the end of next season, so if a new deal isn’t struck, he could leave the club on a free transfer next summer and even sign a pre-contract as early as this winter. Bayern had previously set a deadline of this Christmas. If they haven't made a final decision on what to do with him by then, they will do so then.

With his performances thus far this season against Borussia Monchengladbach (Bundesliga) and Borussia Dortmund (DFL-Supercup) alongside new signing Dayot Upamecano, Bayern would be wise to try to negotiate a new deal for the center-back, assuming he’d be open to doing so. Once Lucas Hernandez returns from injury recovery and is fully fit, Sule will face competition from his French counterpart at center-back, but Hernandez also possesses the ability to play left back if Alphonso Davies isn’t available.

With Bayern’s injury history, Julian Nagelsmann will want to have all of the depth he can realistically get, at least for this season. It would be a financially blow to potentially let Sule leave on a free transfer next summer, but he’s also one of several players that are either currently undergoing contract negotiations or at least have a desire to. Ideally, if everything works out the best way possible, Bayern will get a new deal negotiated, for at least another year or two.