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Bayern Munich have completely pulled out of talks for Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United. On Wednesday, Bayern’s sporting director, Christoph Freund, confirmed as much, despite having reached an agreement with the player after initial talks the prior Friday. On Saturday, the talks with Newcastle started and Bayern were looking for a loan. Newcastle, of course, amid their struggles with Financial Fair Play were looking to make a sale, so, at the end on Tuesday, Bayern came up with a €15m offer, which was much more than what they wanted to spend. Newcastle said no and I can understand why, as €15m is not so much for a key player from an English club.
I heard Trippier also demanded a €10m-a-year salary. The package then for a 33-year-old player was too high for Bayern Munich, so they decided to move away from Trippier. It’s not clear, as things currently stand, whether they’ll make another pass at Nordi Mukiele because the situation is quite similar. He’s much younger of course but, at the end, they also want him on a loan deal and PSG only want to comply if there’s a buy option included. Bayern officials are aware that they’re approaching the end of January and Noussair Mazraoui and Kim Min-jae (at the AFCON and Asian Cup respectively) are potentially set to return in the near future, so the question of why they should spend a lot of money for new players has been posed. The new head of sport, Max Eberl, will begin his job in March (latest on April 1). So, he has to decide…