Weigl and Pulisic will stay in January - new contract for Bruun Larsen?
Julian Weigl and Christian Pulisic will not be allowed to leave Borussia Dortmund in January. Meanwhile, the club want to extend Jacob Bruun Larsen's contract.
|Michael Zorc.||Photo: Tim.Reckmann/CC-by-SA 3.0|
Borussia Dortmund will not let Julian Weigl or Christian Pulisic leave in January, Sport Bild reports.
Weigl, who has reportedly drawn interest from Arsenal and AS Roma, has had to settle for a reserve role this season, but will have to stay as BVB coach Lucien Favre considers him the main back-up player for Axel Witsel.
Pulisic has been heavily linked with clubs such as Chelsea and Liverpool, but will definitely stay until the summer as the BVB bosses have stressed numerous times.
"We won't let any important players, who are indispensable for achieving our sporting goals, leave this winter," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Sport Bild and added:
"I'm strongly assuming that Christian (Pulisic) will still be wearing the BVB jersey in February."
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Jacob Bruun Larsen, who has emerged as a first team regular under Favre, is set to sign a new deal.
The young Dane's current contract runs out in 2021, and talks over a new deal are said to have started.
"Jacob is developing well for the BVB. If he goes on like this, he'll be playing for the Danish national team soon. Anything else would surprise me," Zorc told Sport Bild.
Sport Bild also reports that Shinji Kagawa and Sebastian Rode will most likely leave the club this winter. Neither of them were part of Dortmund's squad for the game against Monaco on Tuesday evening although Favre rested a number of players.