Report: Negotiations over Paris Brunner's new contract proving to be 'difficult'

Paris Brunner
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Negotiations over a new contract for Paris Brunner are reportedly proving to be difficult for Borussia Dortmund, with his father apparently also in talks with a club in Italy.

Paris Brunner is regarded as one of the most exciting young players at Borussia Dortmund, and won the player of the year award at the FIFA U-17 World Cup last year after leading Germany to the title. The Black and Yellows would like to offer the highly rated forward his first professional contract. But SportBILD are claiming that negotiations over a new contract are proving to be difficult.

According to the magazine, Borussia Dortmund's contract offer is said to have been considered too low by Brunner's representatives.

Brunner is being represented in the negotiations by his father, who is also said to have made the trip to Italy recently to discuss a potential move to a Serie A club for the 17 year old. Norbert Brunner said recently in an interview with Ruhr Nachrichten that a decision on the forward's future has not yet been made, and they are still in talks with BVB.

It still remains to be seen what the future holds for Paris Brunner, who has just under 18 months left on his current contract with Borussia Dortmund. The BVB bosses will certainly hope that an agreement can be reached over a new contract in the coming weeks. Brunner has scored 12 goals in 16 appearances for the BVB U-19s this season. He also got his first taste of professional football during BVB's mid-season training camp in Marbella last month.