Bayern Munich president threatens BOYCOTT of Germany national team if Manuel Neuer is dropped for Marc-Andre ter Stegen

25 Sep

Bayern Munich’s president has sensationally threatened to stop their players from joining up with the German national team if Joachim Low drops Manuel Neuer for Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

Goalkeepers Neuer and ter Stegen have been in a war of words recently, with the Barcelona stopper expressing his upset at a lack of opportunities with Die Mannschaft.

Neuer’s place as Germany’s No.1 appears to be under threat
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Neuer is Germany’s No.1 and was viewed as the best keeper in the world for a number of years, including when they won the World Cup in 2014.

However, injury and a dip in form has seen Neuer’s star wane and led to suggestions that Ter Stegen could replace him between the sticks.

Ter Stegen recently said it was a ‘big blow’ to him to not feature on the pitch in recent internationals.

But Uli Hoeness issued a strong message by vowing to stop Bayern players from linking up with the national team if Low opts to switch his goalkeeper.

“Before that takes place, we won’t be sending any more national players,” Hoeness told Sport Bild.

“We will never accept that there will be a change here.”

Hoeness went on to say that he will not consider meeting with Low to discuss the matter while also saying what to do about former Borussia Monchengladbach star Ter Stegen.

He added: “He’ll [Low] already hear what we’ve said, his ears will ring.

Ter Stegen and Neuer are in competition for the No.1 jersey
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“You put Mr Ter Stegen in the corner and tell him clearly that it doesn’t work like that.”

Low has angered senior figures at Bayern in recent months for dropping Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels, who has since rejoined Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea transfer news: Blues could struggle to keep Callum Hudson-Odoi as Bayern Munich AND Borussia Dortmund are desperate to land England youngster

20 Mar

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are set to go head-to-head in an attempt to land Chelsea’s teen sensation Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer.

Bayern club president Uli Hoeness recently announced that the Bundesliga side will undergo the ‘biggest investment programme’ in their history, with the England youngster expected to be a key target.

Callum Hudson-Odoi is on Bayern Munich’s radar

Bayern remain desperate to sign the 18-year-old as they seek a long-term replacement for wingers Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, who will both call time on their careers at the club at the end of this season.

The German club saw several bids rejected in January, including a £35million offer, but they are expected to return with an improved bid this summer after a disappointing Champions League campaign.

“We are in the process of rejuvenating our team,” Hoeness said at a brokerage fair in Munich.

“It’s the biggest investment programme FC Bayern has ever had.”

Hudson-Odoi’s contract expires in the summer of 2020 and Chelsea may be forced to cash-in if Bayern come knocking with a big-money offer.

The winger, who rejected a lucrative contract offer and handed in a transfer request in January, reportedly still needs convincing if he is to stay at Stamford Bridge beyond this summer.

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He is yet to start a Premier League match and most of his opportunities have come in less elite competitions such as the Europa League and the Carabao Cup.

Nonetheless, he recently earned his first call-up to the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

The Blues, who have been hit with a two-window transfer ban, will be desperate to keep Hudson-Odoi – who wants a guarantee of more playing time.

And Dortmund are also keen on the rising star, as they fear they could lose their own young prodigy Jadon Sancho in a £100m mega deal to Manchester United.