The pre-season training for Bayern Munich has started on a poor note when it comes to injuries to key players. Thomas Muller is set to miss the pre-season tour of Asia for Bayern due to a hip injury. The German forward will continue recovery from this injury at Sabner Strasse.
Muller also missed the training camp at Tegernsee due to this injury. He has been working individually at Sabner Strasse since the start of the pre-season training. Bayern remains hopeful that the German forward will complete the recovery process before the start of the season.
It is a significant blow for Muller since he was trying to get back in the starting XI. Thomas Muller was no longer the first-choice option for Bayern by the end of the season. There has been speculation over his future, but Die Roten continues to insist that he remains part of their plans.
A run of games during the pre-season tour would have allowed Muller to give Tuchel some sort of selection headache in the number ten role. The hip injury has come at the worst possible time for the veteran forward. As things stand, Jamal Musiala will be the first-choice attacking midfielder for Tuchel at the start of the season.
Manuel Neuer is also a serious doubt for Bayern’s pre-season tour. The German goalkeeper has been training on the pitch, but he reportedly needs more time to complete his recovery from a leg injury that has kept him out of action since December. The Bavarian club remains hopeful about Neuer’s return to action before the start of the season.
The uncertainty over the return of Neuer may delay the departure of Yann Sommer. The Swiss goalkeeper didn’t feature in the game against Rottach-Egern on Tuesday. Inter Milan is pushing for the signing of Sommer to replace Andre Onana in the squad. The Cameroon goalkeeper has sealed a move to Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-jae is set to travel with the squad to Japan for the pre-season tour. The South Korean defender completed a move to Bayern this week. Die Roten had agreed personal terms with the defender earlier this month before activating the release clause in his contract at Napoli. Min-jae will replace Lucas Hernandez in the squad. The French international completed a move to Paris Saint-Germain at the start of July.
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Bayern is expected to negotiate for Kyle Walker during the pre-season tour. Manchester City is set to face Die Roten in a friendly on Wednesday. The English full-back has agreed personal terms with Rekordmeister and requested Manchester City to grant a transfer. Bayern also continues to work on the deal to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur.