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Kicker Report:
FCB begin extension talks with Davies, long-term loan locale for Wanner sought

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Germany's preeminent footballing publication reports that German giants FC Bayern München have begun exploratory talks with Alphonso Davies on a possible early contract extension. 

In an article appearing on Kicker Magazine's website, journalist Frank Linkesch also reports that Hasan Salihamidzic and the FCB administrative team are on the look-out for a long-term loan locale for young midfield prospect Paul Wanner. 
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Not long ago considered to be expendable after the Joao Cancelo signing, Canadian super-talent Alphonso Davies has made a clear statement about his place in the FCB starting XI with a string of incredible performances. According to Frank Linkesch of Germany's Kicker magazine, this has not gone unnoticed by the FC Bayern administrative team.

Linkesch reports that the Bavarians wish to tie down the 22-year-old with a new long-term-deal that will keep him in FCB red through the 2026 World Cup. Davies' current deal runs through 2025. Linkesch reports that club have only just begun exploratory talks. Negotiations are likely to drag on for some time.

Linkesch also cites sources close to one of his other colleagues in order to report on the club's long-term plans for 17-year-old prospect Paul Wanner. The FC Bayern Campus product signed a professional contract with the pros just weeks after debuting for Julian Nagelsmann's side in January 2022. A COVID outbreak in the Bayern ranks led to his promotion and debut for the seniors at the age of 16 on matchday 18 of the 2021/22 campaign.

According to the footballing trade journal, Bayern's vision for Wanner's future development includes a long-term loan. Similar paths were taken for Bayern stars Toni Kroos (two years at Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Serge Gnabry, and David Alaba (both loaned out to Hoffenheim).

Wanner has made only two short relief appearances for the senior team this season. The Austrian-born prospect is reportedly being recruited heavily by current Austrian national team trainer Ralf Rangnick and his staff. Wanner has represented Germany 15 times at the U18 level and below.

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