Monday 20 November 2017

Bayern increase Neuer bid - report

Manuel Neuer. Photo: Getty Images
Manuel Neuer. Photo: Getty Images

Bayern Munich have reportedly increased their offer for Manuel Neuer, a day after admitting they were unlikely to reach agreement with Schalke for the goalkeeper.

The Bavarians' first offer for the Germany number one was a long way short of what Schalke are wanting for the 25-year-old, making Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sceptical about a deal being reached.

However, Bayern are now believed to have offered around 21 million euros (£18.3million) for the Germany goalkeeper, who becomes a free agent next year. Last month's original offer was thought to be around 18 million euros (£15.7million).

Rummenigge and Bayern managing director Karl Hopfner recently met with Schalke directors Horst Heldt and Peter Peters and Rummenigge admitted to Bild newspaper: "We had a decent conversation."

The Bayern chairman confirmed yesterday the club would definitely be signing a new goalkeeper, with Mainz's Heinz Muller another reported target should they fail with a bid to land Neuer - who has also been linked with a move to Manchester United.



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