​Barcelona are said to have 'no fear' that star goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen will sign a new four or five-year deal to extend his stay at the club, despite reports elsewhere claiming Bayern Munich want to lure him back to the Bundesliga.


Ter Stegen has established himself as one of the world's finest goalkeepers in recent years, and his performances this season have justified his lofty standing in the game.

 

He has started all but one of Barça's 27 league games this term, keeping eight clean sheets to date.

Marc Ter Stegen

The 27-year-old's standout performances saw him rewarded with a contract extension back in 2017, but his deal is set to expire in two years. As a result, La Blaugrana ​have been working to extend his stay, while the player himself has also been relaxed about the situation. 


​Mundo Deportivo now report that ​Barcelona have 'no fear' about his contract situation, and they are 'sure' that the shot-stopper will sign a new four or five-year deal. The pair have been negotiating a new contract for 'months', but a deal has been held up due to the potential size of the contract, as well as the current coronavirus pandemic.


Barça and ​Ter Stegen were due to hold a meeting within the 'next few days', but this has since been suspended. Despite this, there is said to be a 'willingness' from both parties to reach an agreement. 

Marc Andre Ter Stegen

However, ​Sport report that ​Bayern Munich are keen to throw a spanner into the works. They too allude to the fact that Ter Stegen is happy at Barcelona, and that talks between the pair have been going on for some time - but no deal has yet been reached because the goalkeeper wants almost double what he currently earns. 


Barça recognise this is what he wants but they could struggle to meet his demands because of the financial implications that the coronavirus has brought. Currently, ​the club are said to be considering a pay cut of up to 70% for all players and staff.


Bayern are said to be keen to bring in Ter Stegen as ​Manuel Neuer's replacement. Neuer's deal with the Bundesliga outfit is due to expire in 2021, and ​it is 'questionable' whether he will extend his stay because the club are unwilling to offer a player who recently turned 34 a long-term deal. 

Manuel Neuer

As a result, Bayern are looking at Ter Stegen and Sport's claim is that Die Roten want him to hold off negotiating fresh terms - so he can listen to what the Bavarian giants have to say.