Manuel Neuer has reportedly made a decision on his Bayern Munich future amid links with a move to Chelsea.
The Blues are said to be eyeing a new goalkeeper in the summer following some less than impressive displays by Kepa Arrizabalaga in his time at Stamford Bridge.
The 25-year-old joined Chelsea in 2018 from Athletic Bilbao, following Thibaut Courtois’ move to Real Madrid.
However, in his first season he was dropped after infamously refusing to leave the pitch during the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City as manager Maurizio Sarri attempted to substitute him.
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However, Willy Caballero could not keep him out of the starting XI for long, and things were eventually patched up between goalkeeper and manager before Sarri’s departure in the summer of 2019.
This season, however, the Spain international has again failed to convince with his displays, with Frank Lampard dropping him for a number of games throughout January and February.
Despite making his way back into the team, his future is less than certain, and the Blues have been linked with a move for Neuer.
However, Sky in Germany report that though the club are yet to agree with the Germany international on a contract extension, Neuer does want to extend his stay at Bayern, and a move to Chelsea this summer is said not to be an option.
The keeper has just a year remaining on his current contract, and had been linked with a Bundesliga exit.
Negotiations over a new deal are said to be facing difficulties due to the current coronavirus pandemic, with football taking a back seat.
Also, Neuer is apparently waiting for an indication of how competitive the Bayern squad will be for next season before committing to a new deal.