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France confirm replacement for injured Christopher Nkunku

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France have confirmed that Christopher Nkunku will be replaced by Randal Kolo Muani in their World Cup squad.

Nkunku looked set to play a part in his nation’s World Cup campaign in Qatar but disaster struck during a training session.

The RB Leipzig player collided with Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga and immediately went down clutching his knee. The injury proved to be a knee strain and has ruled him out of the tournament, forcing Didier Deschamps to call up a replacement.

The manager of Les Blues has decided that replacement will be another young forward who plays in Germany, Kolo Muani.

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The 23-year-old joined Frankfurt in the summer after getting 12 goals and four assists in Ligue 1 for Nantes last season, and has made a strong start to life in the Bundesliga. In 14 league matches, the forward has five goals and nine assists, and he’s also scored twice in six UEFA Champions League games.

He was handed his first two caps in September, coming off the bench against Austria and Denmark, and will now be aiming to add to that tally at the World Cup.

While he’ll only be going as a backup option, he could well see some game time with Karim Benzema far from fully fit having only played 30 minutes of football in the past month.

If Benzema isn’t immediately available, Olivier Giroud will most likely start alongside Kylian Mbappe in his place, but Kolo Muani is the only out-and-out striker in the squad other than those three.

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Borussia Dortmund director sounds Jude Bellingham warning to Liverpool

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Borussia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer has told Liverpool not to expect any “gifts” in their pursuit of Jude Bellingham.

Liverpool have been interested in 19-year-old Bellingham for some time and look set to ramp up their efforts to sign him in 2023.

With the Englishman’s contract at Dortmund not expiring until the summer of 2025 though, interested clubs know they will have to pay a substantial figure to prise him away – with competition for his signature likely to further raise his price.

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Liverpool supporters are hoping that Jurgen Klopp’s relationship with his former club will give them an advantage over their rivals, with the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea known admirers of Bellingham.

But Cramer has admitted that while Liverpool would be the club he’d most like Bellingham to join – because of the links to Klopp – Dortmund won’t be doing the Reds any favours when it comes to doing business.

“We have a high sympathy for Liverpool for sure. We are still in a good relationship with Jurgen and many others at Liverpool, so for me, it’s my preferred club in the EPL as well,” Cramer said during Dortmund’s winter tour of Vietnam.

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“But don’t expect that we will make gifts to Liverpool,”

Cramer continued: “He (Bellingham) has a contract. I’m a sales person regarding commercial business, but not regarding the player’s business.

“We are happy to have him on board a hundred percent and the longer Jude will play for us, the better it will be.”

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90min understands that Dortmund remain hopeful of keeping Bellingham for another season, with the player yet to make a decision about his future.

As well as the heavyweight Premier League interest, Bellingham has also attracted the attention of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus – though the resignation of the latter’s board over financial irregularities is likely to scupper any future bid.



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Oliver Kahn discusses Bayern Munich’s interest in Harry Kane

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Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has again admitted that he is an admirer of Tottenham striker Harry Kane ahead of a potential summer transfer.

90min has previously reported of Bayern’s interest in Kane, with Spurs growing concerned in their open courtship of the England captain. The Premier League club are, however, confident that he will sign a new contract, with his current deal due to expire in 2024.

Speaking to Sky Germany, Kahn, who has spoken plenty about Kane in recent months, was once more asked about his interest in the striker.

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“Of course, he’s a very good player, but there are also many other very good players. I’ve read that everywhere – Oliver Kahn and Harry Kane, Hasan [Salihamidzic, sporting director] and Harry Kane,” Kahn said.

“We’re considering many, many players and it’s not okay to talk about players who are under contract at other clubs. Once again: We have a very good squad that is doing an excellent job at the moment.”

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Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann first admitted his own interest in Kane in the summer, though insisted he did not know if such a transfer would be affordable.

This angered Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte, who claimed that Die Roten’s public admiration of Kane was ‘disrespectful’.





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Bayern Munich confident over deal to sign midfield target

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Bayern Munich believe they have finalised an agreement to take Konrad Laimer to the Allianz Arena, sources have told 90min.

Bayern made a summer bid for RB Leipzig’s star midfielder, who is in the final year of his contract, but could not agree terms and they instead landed Ajax’s Ryan Gravenberch.

Laimer has since emerged as a target for Liverpool who were considering a move for him in the New Year, but the Premier League side have now learned from representatives around the deal that the player does indeed want to move to Munich.

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The 25-year-old Austrian, who has just recovered from a knee injury, was annoyed at the summer move to Bayern collapsing, but he knew the issue was on both sides and did not hold that against the Bundesliga champions.

90min has been told that the interest from England over the past 12 months, firstly from Manchester United and then Liverpool, had turned his head but his heart was always set on a move to Bayern.

Now Bayern believe terms are agreed and they will seal his signature on a pre-contract, which would in theory see him moving to Munich on a five-year deal in the summer.

However, Bayern do have an interest in taking Laimer in January, but that would need Leipzig’s agreement.

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