Gladbach boss Max Eberl has spoken of the club's desire to agree new deals with Nico Elvedi, Matthias Ginter, Denis Zakaria and Patrick Herrmann.
|Max Eberl.||Photo: Muffutz, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Borussia Mönchengladbach want to extend the deals of Nico Elvedi, Matthias Ginter, Denis Zakaria and Patrick Herrmann, who are all out of contract in 2022.
Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl is optimistic about keeping Elvedi and Ginter at the club despite the fact that both centre-backs have attracted interest from other clubs.
"Both players have contributed greatly to the fact that we are in such a good position today. We are in talks with them, which means we are interested in continuing to work with them in the long term," he told Sport bild.
With regard to Denis Zakaria, who was linked with a host of top clubs before suffering a long-term injury that has kept him out for the last seven months, things are looking a little more tricky.
"With him, we feel the same as we do about 'Matze' and Nico. Denis will hopefully be back on the pitch soon, and then we'll exchange ideas," Eberl said.
Eberl is aware that Zakaria is subject of interest from a number of clubs and that the midfielder joined the agency Lian Sports, which handled Leroy Sané's move from Manchester City to Bayern München last summer.
Gladbach would be prepared to insert a release clause in a potential new deal for Zakaria. Should the Swiss international turn down a contract extension, 'Die Fohlen' want to cash in on him on the summer with the hope of selling him for a club-record fee. The current record is held by Granit Xhaka, who was sold to Arsenal for €45 million in 2016.
Finally, Gladbach also want to sit down with Patrick Herrmann, who has spent his entire career at Borussia-Park.
"Patrick is a face of the club, and we want to open talks with him soon as well," said Eberl.