German football legend confident about future of Manuel Neuer amid Chelsea transfer links

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Former Bayern Munich stopper Oliver Kahn expects Manuel Neuer to extend his stay at Allianz Arena with the Bundesliga giants amid interest from the Blues.

The 34-year-old’s current contract with the German defending champions is set to expire next summer, and the Blues have reportedly identified the German keeper as an ideal signing with Kepa Arrizabalaga struggling for consistency.

The imminent arrival of Schalke goalkeeper Alexander Nubel will supposedly depart Neuer unsure over his amount of game time, however, Kahn believes that the two stoppers should work well together at German champions.

Speaking to Bild, Kahn said: “In general, as I have shown myself, goalkeepers can of course play into old age, but maintaining a high level is a great challenge.

“In Alexander Nubel, we get a highly-talented goalkeeper, who has the chance to develop and learn behind Manuel Neuer. Not many have the opportunity to work with the best goalkeeper in the world every day.”

Neuer has kept 10 clean sheets in 25 Bundesliga games this season and it seems unlikely to see him making a switch to Chelsea unless player himself decides to depart from the Allianz Arena.