Bayern lead the Bundesliga and have led their Champions League group. So it would be hard to expect more from the German giants. Hansi Flick’s men are also still in the DFB Cup competition, so things are going as smoothly as one can hope for under such challenging circumstances. Aside from a few inevitable injuries and form fluctuations mainly due to hectic planning, Bayern will be happy to take over the leadership of Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig when they return home.
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Bayern think ahead for the future. No major signings are expected in January, but there are a number of young players who will be followed for the next few years. One such case is Inter Milan’s Lucien Agoume, who is currently on loan from Spezia in Serie A. The other priority in the Allianz Arena is contract extensions. Leon Goretzka is currently closest to a new deal and Bayern are expected to offer him a five-year extension.
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Players who should target Bayern
With Joshua Kimmich back in action and Kingsley Coman not being a long-term injury concern, Bayern have no gaping holes in their squad due to their impressive strength and depth. The European champions could take the opportunity to try and get an extra slice of their long-term future plans, but players with these skills and potential are rarely available in the mid-season. For Bayern this could be a question of chance as they focus on further preparing their already immaculate house.
Players most likely to go
The most obvious candidate to move in January is Alexander Nubel. The goalkeeper, who took Manuel Neuer from Schalke 04 to Munich, has yet to start a Bundesliga game and has started once in the Cup and once in the Champions League. The 24-year-old left the Veltins-Arena after two seasons in regular football and therefore has to be impatient. Perhaps a loan exchange could come about for Nubel, but for that Bayern must find willing support for Neuer.
Bayern transfer prediction
No major in-depth moves, but maybe a contract extension or two with minor expenses, which will likely depend on how much coverage the Bavarians have in this position.