Thomas Müller is said to have extended at Bayern Munich
The German media Bild reported on Monday that Thomas Müller will extend his contract by two seasons at Bayern Munich. Initially committed to Bayern until 2023, the German is now linked to his club for life until 2025.
Julien Stéphan had little sense for the rumor to send him to Lyon
On Saturday, L’Equipe announced that Julien Stéphan, current Strasbourg coach, would be Olympique Lyonnais’ priority in the event of Peter Bosz’s departure. Information that seems to have little taste for Stéphan, who reacted violently to it on Prime Video’s microphone on Sunday.
“Whether the interest of OL is genuine? What I can’t control is what Lyon wants to do in the future. I have absolutely no control over it. On the other hand what I can control and say is that after reading this article, I was shocked that I had given my approval or possibly a positive orientation for it. That’s wrong. It’s a lack of respect for the Strasbourg club. It’s also a lack of respect for the coach there. Strasbourg is not a doormat to trample on. It’s a beautiful club, it’s a club that trusted at the start of the season. My only goal and ambition until the end of the season compared to Lyon is to leave them back. That would be an incredible achievement.”
Lacazette sets a condition to return to OL
Visiting Canal Football Club this Sunday, Alexandre Lacazette admitted OL had made requests to bring him back to the club next season. However, the 30-year-old striker has one condition at the end of his contract with Arsenal. “I want to play Europe, it’s been a long time since I’ve played in the Champions League too, so I miss it. Nothing in life is impossible, but it’s a bit more complicated,” Lacazette responded to the potential obstacle OL’s absence at a European competition could represent next season.
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Ajax: Ten Hag “hasn’t left yet,” according to the club’s sporting director
Following Ajax’s elimination in the Dutch Cup semi-final against PSV Eindhoven, Gerry Hamstra has confirmed that the club are trying to persuade Erik Ten Hag to stay despite rumors they are sending him to Manchester United.
“There is an interest in Erik ten Hag, that’s normal. He’s done fantastic things, Hamstra told ESPN in Sky Sports comments. We hope he stays. We have to stick to the facts, he’s not gone yet. He’s still focused on Ajax, so are we. We did everything we could (to keep him at Ajax). We were very busy with that. He responded by saying his focus is now on Ajax. Now we are preparing for two scenarios, Ten Hag could stay or go.”
Joe Cole’s warning to Lukaku
Former Chelsea legend Joe Cole has issued a warning to Romelu Lukaku, who has been very discreet since joining Chelsea last summer. “Lukaku has six weeks to salvage his career at Chelsea if he wants to. Look at Timo Werner, he never gives up and if he doesn’t score something else comes to mind. Lukaku missed a chance, he did done everything wrong, he.” spread his body wide and hit the post. He must be mad at himself for being better than that. He must change something. He has to be the player he was again,” explained Joe Cole to ITV Sport.
Peter Bosz will stay in Lyon according to Jean-Michel Aulas
After the big win against Bordeaux on Sunday (6:1), Jean-Michel Aulas told Prime Video that Peter Bosz would remain the orienteering coach in the coming season, regardless of the outcome of the current championship. “The coach will be with us next season,” he confirmed a few minutes later to the journalists present in the mixed zone. And it’s not worth saying that I recruited or that I tried to recruit other coaches, we didn’t even think about it.”
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Europe’s clubs are now starting the final stretch of the 2021-2022 season, trying to snag a domestic title, a European spot or even a continental crowning glory. However, that doesn’t stop those in charge preparing for next season and laying out the outlines of an ambitious recruiting during the summer transfer window.
Between those taking risks despite the uncertainties and those already looking to limit the damage, there are many issues for Ligue 1 club bosses and in the big leagues.