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Manuel Neuer returns to Bayern Munich training following six-month absence

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is back in training following a lengthy injury lay-off, according to Sky Germany.

The 37-year-old suffered a leg break during a skiing holiday after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Die Rekordmeister announced he’d be out until the rest of the season.

However, the Bayern shot-stopper has resumed training. Neuer completed drills with goalkeeping coach Michael Rechner and rehabilitation expert Thomas Wilhelmi.

But he will not play a competitive match for the club before the end of the campaign.

Neuer aims to return ahead of next season, and the club will not rush him back.

When Neuer suffered his injury, Bayern brought in Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach.

The Switzerland international has been the number one since arriving, with Sven Ulreich playing back-up.

However, Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel wants Neuer to take over when he returns.

This decision could force Sommer out of the club this summer after only six months.

The 34-year-old does not want to lose his place in the Switzerland national team to Gregor Kobel or Jonas Omlin.

Alexander Nubel is also set to return from his two-year loan to AS MonacoHe refused to cut his stay in France to return to Bayern in January but will be back this summer.

Sommer’s contract runs until 2025, but he could leave this summer. There are no interested suitors, but that will change when the transfer window opens.

There could be more goalkeeping changes at the club this summer. Former goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic could return to the club.

The 42-year-old was responsible for the development of Neuer, but former Bayern boss Julian Nagelsman sacked him.

The dismissal surprised many people, especially Neuer, with whom he worked for over a decade.

With Nagelsmann gone, Bayern are considering bringing Tapalovic back into the fold.

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