Manuel Neuer (left) and Kevin Trapp at the national team's training camp in Marbella in May 2022
Photo: Federico Gambarini / dpa
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Trap to Munich?
Eintracht Frankfurt's Kevin Trapp is said to be one of the possible candidates at FC Bayern to replace the injured goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
As the newspaper reported on Monday, the people of Munich are said to have asked “the Trapp side” whether a change would be an option.
So far, however, there has not been an official request from Eintracht.
There were initially no official statements about the personnel.
"We are examining different scenarios," Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidžić recently told "Sport Bild" when looking for a goalkeeper.
The German soccer record champion has to do without Neuer until the end of the season because the captain of the national team broke his lower leg on a skiing holiday.
In Sven Ulreich, Munich only have one more experienced goalkeeper.
Alexander Nübel, who is on loan from FC Bayern to AS Monaco until the summer, and Yann Sommer from Borussia Mönchengladbach, whose contract expires at the end of June, were mentioned in the media as replacement candidates for Neuer.
Trapp still has a contract with Eintracht until the summer of 2024. The former goalkeeper from Paris Saint-Germain is number three in the national team behind Neuer and Marc‑André ter Stegen from FC Barcelona.
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Bad for Boateng?
– Lyon bring back defender Lovren
Olympique Lyon have brought Croatian international Dejan Lovren back to France's Ligue 1.
The 33-year-old central defender signed a contract with his former employer for a period of two and a half years until mid-2025. This was announced by the club, where the injured former German national player Jérôme Boateng faces an uncertain future.
With the signing of World Cup bronze medalist Lovren, Boateng's chances in Laurent Blanc's squad are likely to shrink further.
Lovren played for Olympique for three and a half years from January 2010, most recently with Russian club Zenit St. Petersburg.
Freiburg's Keven Schlotterbeck awarded to Bochum
VfL Bochum is strengthening its defense for the relegation battle in the Bundesliga.
Central defender Keven Schlotterbeck comes on loan from league rivals SC Freiburg, both clubs confirmed on Monday.
The older brother of national player Nico Schlotterbeck will initially join VfL until the end of the season, and he started preparing with the team on Monday.
Schlotterbeck made his Bundesliga debut for SC in 2019 and was loaned to Union Berlin the following season.
This season he was hardly used in the Europa League round of 16.
He has played 70 Bundesliga games in total so far.
Bochum is 17th in the table after 15 matchdays.
on a direct relegation zone, the winter break ends for the club with a home game against Hertha BSC on January 21st.