After his failed contract extension at FC Bayern, Corentin Tolisso (27) blames internal quarrels for the end of the cooperation.

Top priority: An extension of Corentin Tolisso’s contract at Bayern failed mainly due to resistance from the board, as the midfielder confessed to “L’Equipe”: “There is the opinion of the coach, but there is also the opinion of those responsible.” At the end of the season he had heard “nothing for three weeks” from the club before a call from his advisor brought clarity.

Powerless: According to reports, coach Julian Nagelsmann would have liked to continue working with Tolisso. “I don’t think the coach had enough influence in this context to say that I want to keep this player,” the Frenchman gave an insight into the divided camps. According to “Bild”, Tolisso is said to have demanded a salary of eleven million euros – instead of six to seven million as before.

Dreams: Despite the uncertain future, Tolisso is flirting with a move to a Champions League club – also to offer himself again for the World Cup in Qatar: “Yes, that’s a goal. You have to sign with a club, play there and be good. I only become a candidate if I perform well.”

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