Leipzig (dpa) - The courtship for Julian Nagelsmann has gained new momentum.

After the head coach of RB Leipzig recently asserted several times that he had not had any talks with FC Bayern, the German record champions should now get serious.

According to matching media reports, the Munich club management made contact with the Leipzigers because of the 33-year-old.

Bayern coach Hansi Flick (56) had announced that he wanted to leave Munich after the season.

A decision to terminate the contract could be made this week.

Flick is considered a candidate to succeed national coach Joachim Loew in the German national team.

The Leipziger should demand a transfer fee in the double-digit million range for their courted trainer Nagelsmann.

According to the "Bild" newspaper, it should even amount to 30 million euros.

Other media also reported unanimously on Sunday evening that Munich had contacted them about Nagelsmann.


Just a few days ago, RB sports director Markus Krösche emphasized that it made no sense to «give transfer fees or price tags. Julian has a long-term contract and a very good team, ”he told Sky TV. Nagelsmann's contract in Leipzig is still valid until 2023 - without an exit clause. Nagelsmann recently referred regularly to his contract and said, for example, that he “won't start a war with my employer” and that there are “no disputes”.

But the speculations about a Nagelsmann engagement in Munich hold and intensify.

First of all, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is aiming for a prompt solution in this matter after Flick's wish to leave.

“We have agreed that we will sit down after the game in Mainz,” said Rummenigge of “Bild am Sonntag”.

Bayern lost 2-1 in Mainz on Saturday.

Because RB beat VfB Stuttgart 2-0 on Sunday, the decision in the Bundesliga title fight was postponed again.

When asked about a possible transfer fee for Flick, Rummenigge said: "If we are to meet Hansi's request, all parties must work together to find a solution that FC Bayern is also satisfied with."

Flick's contract in Munich also runs until 2023.


However, DFB Vice President Rainer Koch ruled out that the German Football Association would pay a transfer fee for a national coach. "The DFB will not pay any transfer fees because it has never paid transfer fees and because, as a non-profit association, it is difficult to do so," he said on Sunday evening in the "Blickpunkt Sport" program on Bayerischer Rundfunk.

The 62-year-old announced his resistance in the event that the DFB had to pay money for Flick or another coach. «From my position as the first man in amateur football, I would strongly disagree. The DFB doesn't have an infinite amount of money, ”he said. He would describe it as “immoral” if the DFB had to pay 30 million euros, which it would have to take away elsewhere in its budget in the end. He also recalled that coaches and officials from the DFB had switched to clubs and named the coaches Manuel Baum (for Schalke 04) and Hannes Wolf (for Bayer Leverkusen) and, years ago, Matthias Sammer for FC Bayern. "No money was paid and none was asked for."

In any case, the debate about possible trainer castling should gain further momentum in the coming days and weeks.

For RB, the vortex comes at an unfavorable time, because after the win against Stuttgart, full concentration applies to the DFB Cup semi-final on Friday at Werder Bremen.

With a win, RB is in the final.

And Nagelsmann would have the chance to win his first big title.

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