Bayern Munich midfielder deals blow to Chelsea transfer ambitions

Bayern Munich midfielder deals blow to Chelsea transfer ambitions

FC Bayern Muenchen president Uli Hoeness (C), managing director of FC Bayern Munich LLC Rudolf Vidal (L), FC Bayern Muenchen merchandising manager Joerg Wacker (R) and owners of MSL club FC Dallas Clark Hunt (2ndL) and Dan Hunt (2ndR) pose during a visit at FCB Campus on February 10, 2018 in Munich, Germany. The Mirror provided quotes he gave to German broadcaster Sport1: "I'm not thinking about a transfer". Of course I would like to extend.

"I'm pleased that Bayern have put their faith in me and I can help this great club in the coming years to achieve its aims", the goalkeeper said. "That's an option. My kids are also very happy here".

With his contract due to expire, Ulreich on Sunday signed a new deal, making him a Bayern player until the end of the 2020-21 season.

The all-action box-to-box powerhouse has always been regarded as one of world football's finest midfielders, with his sensational performances for his country during their back-to-back Copa America triumphs in 2015 and 2016 only serving to reinforce this widely-shared opinion.

Both clubs announced that opportunities for youth teams to play fixtures against one another were also part of the partnership.

But Vidal is fully prepared to battle for his position when Goretzka arrives on a free in July.

Bayern went into the game looking to restore their 18-point lead at the Bundesliga summit with a victory after RB Leipzig closed in with a 2-0 win over Augsburg on Friday.

"Arturo is a guaranteed starter for me". Perhaps its best young player in recent years was Weston McKennie, who signed with Bayern rival Schalke 04 in 2016 and made his Bundesliga debut less than a year later.