The newly crowned Champions League winner Jérôme Boateng can imagine a longer future at Bayern Munich even after his contract expires in 2021. “There have not been any talks about my contract yet. But it is clear to me that I will be happy to continue on the path under Hansi Flick,” said the 31-year-old of “Bild am Sonntag”: “I am sure that we will too can achieve a lot with this team next year. I want to be part of it again. “
The defender was almost gone twice and was also chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and the former president Uli Hoeneß. Coach Flick, whom Boateng knew from his time as assistant to national coach Joachim Löw in the national team, brought about the turning point.
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Ibrahimovic stays in Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will extend his contract with the Italian first division club AC Milan until 2021 on Monday. “We will bring the club back to the level it deserves,” said the Swedish veteran after landing at Milan airport on Saturday evening. Before Ibrahimovic can sign the contract, he has to undergo a corona test. Ibrahimovic is expected to earn seven million euros in the coming year. In January of this year he returned to the club with which he won the championship and the Italian Supercup in 2011.
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Schalkes McKennie moves to Juventus
The move of midfielder Weston McKennie from Bundesliga club Schalke 04 to the Italian record champions Juventus is perfect. As the Turinese announced, the 22-year-old American will initially be loaned for a year. The fee is 4.5 million euros, the modalities also include a purchase option for 18.5 million euros and the possibility of further bonus payments. “After discussions with various clubs, the agreement with Juventus Turin is the most economically sensible one for Schalke and the most attractive sporting one for Weston,” said sports director Jochen Schneider.
In the Bundesliga, McKennie, who came to Gelsenkirchen from Dallas in 2016 and has a contract until 2024, played 75 games (four goals) for Schalke. He was also used six times (one goal) in the Champions League.
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AS Roma interested in Rangnick as sports director
A move to AC Milan has failed, now the name Ralf Rangnick is again circulating with an Italian first division club. According to information from “Gazzetta dello Sport”, the former Bundesliga coach at AS Roma should be considered for the post of sports director. According to this, Dan Friedkin, the new owner of the club, is said to be looking for a candidate of “international stature”. Rangnick, who had resigned his post as “Head of Sport and Development Soccer” at Red Bull at the end of July, would meet this requirement profile. The 62-year-old recently negotiated a collaboration with AC Milan, where Rangnick should have taken on the post of sports director and coach. After weeks of discussions, a collaboration did not come about.