Chelsea close in on world class deal as German expected to make summer move
Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus expects Chelsea target Manuel Neuer to leave the Bundesliga champions this summer.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new stopper in the summer transfer window as he has not been impressed by the performances of Kepa, who has struggled between the sticks.
And that has led to some speculation in the media suggesting that e are ready to make a move and try to bring in a new stopper at the end of the season, to make sure that they have a more reliable stopper between the sticks for when next season starts.
Recent reports on BILD CLAIMED that Lampard will seek to officially get Kepa off the books in the summer and will seek to complete a mammoth deal for Neuer, and the report added Neuer is already considering ditching Bayern because the German giants have a deal to bring in Schalke shot-stopper Alexander Nubel, 23, from next season, meaning that he may find himself on the bench more often that he wants at this stage in his career.
Now all-time great midfielder Matthaus, 59, told Sky Deutschland: “I can understand his desire for security and a long contract very well. But five years is also a long time.
“He should not forget how loyal FC Bayern was to him in every phase. For both sides, it would be wonderful if Manuel stays a few years more.
“He should first extend for three years and if he’s still healthy and performs he’ll get the next contract. I think the signs are pointing to his departure.”
Matthaus added: “He wants to play. He wants to play more often and longer. In light of his quality, that’s understandable.
“Probably a little more was expected of him, and the expectations he put on himself were undoubtedly higher. I don’t think that he will still be playing in Munich next season.”