Premier League giants Chelsea have been informed that Bayern Munich defender DayotUpamecano is available for a transfer if they sign Dutchman Matthijs de Ligt who’s also a transfer target for the English team. Bayern are keen to lure de Ligt to Germany this summer and they have already agreed personal terms with the young defender.
Various media outlets have reported that Bayern Munich have agreed a salary of €12m on a yearly basis with de Ligt in their quest to lure the Netherlands centre back to Germany. Bayern are yet to make a bid for de Ligt, but his asking price is around €90m-€100m. The young central defender has been at Italian Serie A side Juventus since he joined them from Dutch team Ajax Amsterdam three years ago. The Old Lady paid a lot of money to sign him from Ajax in the summer of 2019. De Ligt had just led a youthful Ajax Amsterdam side to the Champions League semifinals before he made the move to Italian football. Germany could be his next destination as he prefers a move to Bayern Munich ahead of Premier League heavyweights Chelsea. Continue reading
German champions Bayern Munich have signed Austrian international Marcel Sabitzer from rivals RB Leipzig in a €16m deal. The Bavarian giants announced the transfer earlier this week.
Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig are the top two teams in Germany from last season and the former has raided the latter to sign their manager, their best defender and their best midfielder. Bayern Munich appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their new manager this summer. Nagelsmann led RB Leipzig to second place behind Bayern last season. The Bavarian giants also signed Frenchman Dayot Upamecano and now, the aforementioned Sabitzer. Upamecano and Sabitzer were the best defender and best midfielder at RB Leipzig last season. Continue reading
Reports from Germany claims that Spanish giants Barcelona have agreed on a deal to sign Serbian forward Luka Jovic. According to the reports Barcelona have emerged favourites for the Eintracht Frankfurt forward and have tabled a formal bid for the player.
Jovic is currently in the second year of a Two-year loan at the German club from Benfica. He was not special last season as he struggled to break into the first team. This season however he has been sensational leading the line effectively for the club alongside Ante Rebic and Sebastien Haller.
Irrespective of where you go in Germany, starting from the dense forest of Freiburg to the icy harbor of Flensburg, you are going to come across mad German football fans who are always too willing to talk about this sport. However, with two matches in a year, this fanaticism might reach its peak with the oldest and storied rivals of football come head to head.
Forget about Dortmund versus Bayern Munich or others against RB Leipzig. The biggest rivalry in German football is Schalke versus Borussia Dortmund in Revierderby. Schalke hosting Dortmund in ninety-third Revierderby by the era of Bundesliga. Even though these days the matches come with friendly banter instead of hooliganism and fights like years before, there isn’t any love lost in between the biggest clubs of German football.
German head coach Joachim Loew admitted that it was a difficult decision to exclude Sandro Wagner from his provisional squad for the summer World Cup. The Bayern Munich striker has been one of the top performing German strikers in recent years but Loew decided to omit in place of uncapped Nils Petersen from Freiburg.
Speaking to reporters, Loew stressed that he had to look upon the welfare of the team and he took the responsibility of informing the key players who were excluded from the World Cup squad. He said:“My job as national manager is unfortunately also to shatter dreams and make hard decisions. It is never against a player, but always in the interests of the team. Sandro showed his class when he was with us. He played for us with full commitment and he has a very, very good character. In the end, minor factors were decisive.”
Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes is confident Manuel Neuer will return to full fitness ahead of this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia. The Germany international has yet to feature for the Bavarian giants due to a broken foot, but he is likely to make a comeback before the end of the season.
Speaking to reporters, Heynckes admitted that there is no hurry for Neuer to make his return, and the club are prepared to wait for his full recovery, he said: “We are not pressuring him. There is no timeframe, there is no deadline. Personally, I am convinced that he will play for us and will play in the World Cup but in the end that is something he has to decide, together with the medical team, when he returns. He can’t afford to take any risk and I don’t think he will.”