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Update! Bayern Munich close deal for Alexander Nübel loan; plus goalkeeper transfer round-up

It’s the end of...weird era at Bayern Munich.

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Alexander Nübel’s time with Bayern Munich could end as soon as today per Sky Sport journalist Florian Plettenberg.

The goalkeeper has been linked to a move to VfB Stuttgart for several weeks now and could be close to being finalized. Both a permanent transfer and a loan have been discussed, but Plettenberg did not have those exact details just yet:

For text of the tweet is available here:

❗️@VfB is the most likely destination for Alexander Nübel. The deal could be finalized today.

ℹ️ Nübel will not attend the team presentation in the Allianz Arena today.

Bayern still has to clarify last details with Stuttgart. Nübel has not yet received the light from Bayern.

#Bono, NOT hot - as reported on Friday. No offer. No top priority at this stage.


As Plettenberg noted, Sevilla’s Yassine Bounou has been referenced as a potential replacement for the roster positions now being held by Nübel and Yann Sommer. However, even with Inter Milan rumored to be closing in on an agreement with Bayern Munich for Sommer, Bounou might not be packing his bags for Bavaria just yet despite the recent report from Sport1’s Kerry Hau.

As for Sommer, the Switzerland international is traveling with the team to Asia, so that aforementioned deal with Inter Milan could be facing issues as well:

Inter Milan was rumored to want Sommer with the squad next week. That might be a very difficult scenario to see play out at this point.

Update (5:15 PM EST)

The Nübel deal is now done, according to Plettenberg:

Of note, there's no option for Stuttgart to buy. Meaning Bayern and Nübel still haven’t closed the door on each other just yet.

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