Borussia Dortmund are in the early stages of negotiations with Puma to extend their current deal to be BVB’s official kit supplier. Puma is with Dortmund since 2012 and the original deal was set to end in 2020, however Puma had a 2-year option to extend it to 2022 which they did. Now both sides are in talks to extend until 2025 and to raise the yearly pay from currently 9€ million to at least double that amount.
Marco Reus will once again miss both games for Germany during the international break. The 29-year-old has been with the German team but missed the first game because of a bruise. Now Joachim Löw has confirmed that Reus still feels pain in his foot and if that’s the case today he won’t play against the Netherlands. The game has no meaning for Germany who have already been relegated from League A in the UEFA Nations League. Hopefully Dortmund’s captain will be healthy once the Bundesliga resumes.
Last week several outlets (most notably the Daily Mail) claimed Christian Pulisic could already move this January to the Premier League with both Chelsea and Liverpool interested. Now those rumors have been firmly denied by BVB sporting director Michael Zorc who commented on the subject after kicker asked BVB for a statement:
“We have known these rumors for several years now. We plan with him at least until the end of the season.”
This leaves little room for speculation about the upcoming transfer window, Pulisic will stay in Dortmund - for now.
However the rumors will start up again when the season comes to an end. The statement indicates that next summer something will probably happen. As kicker confirm in their article, Pulisic’s contract ends in 2020 and the young American has not shown any desire to extend it. If Dortmund want to avoid losing him on a free transfer they have no choice but to sell him next summer.
Daily Buzz: There have been a lot of rumors regarding players leaving Dortmund this January but what about adding some new players? Does BVB need to make a few signings or is the squad good enough until next summer? And where does Dortmund need reinforcements?