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    MANCHESTER UNITED may be put off signing Max Aarons due to Norwich's £35million asking price, according to reports. The Red Devils are one of a number of clubs interested in the 21-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window. 2Aarons has made 117 appearances for the CanariesCredit: Alamy Live News But despite Aarons appearing certain for a move, Championship table-toppers Norwich won't budge on their valuation. And this decision could lead to United prioritising other investments. According to the Express, club chiefs may deem a £35m outlay on Aarons 'unnecessary' - choosing to target a new striker and centre-back instead. The Red Devils already forked out £50m for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in 2019, and also have talented prospect Brandon Williams in reserve. Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has emerged as a serious target, although club chiefs may also be reluctant to match his £68m release clause. United want a forward despite being set...
    BORUSSIA DORTMUND hotshot Erling Haaland is wanted by TEN clubs after a stunning season in Germany. The 20-year-old has scored 33 goals in just 30 games in all competitions and is unsurprisingly attracting interest from Europe's biggest clubs. 2Erling Haaland is a man in demand according to his agent Mino RaiolaCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to his agent Mino Raiola, there are ten teams interested in signing the striker. Manchester rivals City and United have been linked with a summer swoop, while Chelsea and Liverpool are reportedly entering the race. They will have to compete with at least six teams from around Europe all keen on the Norwegian. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are believed to be four of the six interested. Speaking to the BBC Raiola has...
    NORWICH rejected a move from Roma for defender Max Aarons. The England under-21s international is certain to make a big-money transfer this summer with Bayern Munich, Everton and Manchester United all showing an interest. 2Roma had a transfer bid rejected by Norwich for Max Aarons last monthCredit: Getty But Roma were the only club to make an offer last month in a deal which potentially, could have been worth up to £20m. But Norwich, looking for promotion back to the Premier League, were not interested in selling at such a crucial stage of the season and the offer was not enough. Also, Aarons was happy to stay. Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber had previously admitted there was interest without naming Roma, who wanted Aarons to join Chris Smalling in the defence at the Stadio Olimpico. Webber said: “The only interest was in Max. No other players. "We decided not to...
    Joshua Kimmich has set a Champions League record for most wins in his first 50 games in the competition as Bayern Munich beat Lazio on Tuesday. The Bundesliga giants secured a 4-1 away win in the first leg of their last-16 tie, with Robert Lewandowski, Jamal Musiala, Leroy Sane and a Francesco Acerbi’s own goal giving them an insurmountable lead with just 47 minutes played. Joaquin Correa pulled a goal back for the home side two minutes later. What record has Kimmich broken? It is the 38th time Kimmich has been on the winning side in the Champions League, more than any other player in their first 50 games. Kimmich has scored 10 goals in the European competition and has suffered just five defeats. Kimmich’s Champions League career began during his first year with the club when he came off the bench to play the final 15 minutes in a 3-0 win at...
    THIAGO has been offered a potential way out from his underwhelming Liverpool stint with Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus urging him to return to the German club. The midfielder has been a huge disappointment since his £20million move to Anfield in September, failing to provide the spark Jurgen Klopp’s reigning champions needed. 2Thiago has been urged to return to Bayern Munich by Lothar MatthausCredit: Rex Features And despite an improved showing in Tuesday’s 2-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig, pundits are still pointing to the Spaniard as one of the reasons Liverpool’s title defence has fallen flat. However, he still has an army of fans in Germany – and none more so than former midfielder Matthaus. He told Sky Germany: "How about Bayern bring Thiago back to Munich? He is not getting on in Liverpool and in Munich he is missed by Hansi Flick and the fans. "Anyone who...
    BAYERN MUNICH chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has laughed off suggestions they could try to sign Lionel Messi this summer. The Argentina legend’s contract expires in June with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City both desperate to secure his signature. 3Bayern Munich have ruled themselves out of chase for Lionel MessiCredit: Reuters The European powerhouses are preparing their own mega offers in order to get the forward. Messi attempted to force through a move away last year courtesy of a clause in his control, only for LaLiga to rule with Barcelona and forcing him to stay another 12 months. However, a major obstacle could be the whopping £492m deal the 33-year-old collects. The full details of the icon’s package at the Nou Camp were revealed earlier this month. And they have dominated the news in Barcelona, with Messi threatening legal action over the leak. Barca still hope to keep him, but any new...
    DAVID ALABA has confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich on a free transfer this summer. The Austrian superstar, 28, has refused to sign a contract extension at the Bundesliga giants after claiming he's been made to feel under-appreciated by a series of low-ball wage offers. 2David Alaba has confirmed he is quitting Bayern Munich on a free this summerCredit: Getty - Pool Alaba - who is believed to be demanding £400,000 a week - is being chased by Chelsea, Man City and Real Madrid. But the sought-after star has claimed he doesn't yet know where he'll be playing next season. In a press conference on Tuesday, Alaba said: “I have decided to do something new. It wasn't an easy decision. "I have not yet made the decision where to go. “I have personally decided to see something new, to look for a new challenge. That certainly took its time." On his...
    BAYERN MUNICH are reportedly stepping up their pursuit of Norwich City star Max Aarons. The Mail claim the Bundesliga giants have remained in contact with the right-back over the past two seasons and are keen to sign him this summer. 1Bayern Munich are interested in a move for Max AaronsCredit: Alamy Live News But Sky Sports claim Norwich have told Bayern that they will have to pay between £30million-£35m if they want to sign Aarons. The Championship leaders are in no need to sell financially having banked over £40m after selling Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis. FREE BETS: GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE Aarons, 20, was frustrated with the Canaries after they blocked a summer move to Barcelona. But the LaLiga giants were only offering a loan switch with a view to a permanent move which failed to interest Norwich. SunSport revealed last month that Manchester United have...
    BAYERN MUNICH have confirmed the arrival of Dayot Upamecano on a five-year deal. The in-demand defender will join the German giants in the summer from RB Leipzig. 1The defender was heavily linked with a move to the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty Images - Getty ℹ️ #FCBayern have agreed to sign Dayot #Upamecano from 1st July 2021 ???????? https://t.co/h1HtzEKVDG#MiaSanMia— ????????????FC Bayern English???????????? (@FCBayernEN) February 14, 2021 The German side beat the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool to the signing. Bayern sent their fans into meltdown as they officially confirmed the news on Twitter. A statement from the club said :"Dayot Upamecano will move to FC Bayern Munchen from 1 July 2021. "The defender and the German champions have agreed the terms of a five-year deal until 30 June 2026." More to follow... Most read in SportLive BlogFOOTIE NEWS LIVELampard pay exclusive, Shaw's England recall, Alisson HOWLER...
    LIVERPOOL’S message to Bayern Munich is: Mo Salah is not for sale. The German giants are the latest club to target the Kop striker after chief exec Karl-Heinz Rummenigge branded him the “Lionel Messi of Africa”. 2Bayern Munich are interested in signing Mohamed SalahCredit: PA 2Jurgen Klopp has no intention of letting Mohamed Salah leave AnfieldCredit: AFP But the Premier League champions have no intention of letting go of their prized asset. The Egyptian’s current £200,000-a-week Anfield contract does not run out until 2023. And last month the 28-year-old insisted he wants to be a Reds player for the rest of his career and “win as many trophies as possible”. However, Bayern have now joined Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid in chasing Salah. Rummenigge declared: “It would be an honour to have him. BET OF THE DAY: GET THE BEST FOOTBALL PRICES ON THE MARKET WITH OUR EXPERT ADVICE Most...
    THOMAS TUCHEL is reportedly ready to make a counter-offer to hijack Real Madrid's bid for David Alaba. Bayern Munich are set to wave goodbye to the long-serving Austrian defender when his contract expires in the summer. 4David Alaba is preparing to leave Bayern Munich in the summerCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4Thomas Tuchel is reportedly a big fan of the defenderCredit: Getty Images - Getty Chelsea are one of several teams said to be interested in the 28-year-old, along with Madrid, Liverpool, and Manchester United. According to The Guardian, the Blues want to make a last-ditch attempt to gazump the LaLiga giants. New boss Tuchel is reportedly looking to improve his defence despite keeping clean sheets in each of his first three games in charge. The German has opted for experience so far with Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta returned to the team alongside Thiago Silva. A versatile defender who...
    CHELSEA have suffered a transfer blow after it emerged target David Alaba has reportedly agreed a four-year deal with Real Madrid. The 28-year-old’s contract with Bayern Munich expires in June and he has rejected the Bundesliga side’s offer to extend it. 3Chelsea target David Alaba has reportedly agreed a four-year contract with Real MadridCredit: Getty Chelsea were confident they could lure Alaba to London after making Thomas Tuchel their new manager. And the Blues were given a boost by Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge last week when he insisted he knew nothing of how advanced negotiations between the Austrian and Madrid were. However, Marca now claims that Alaba’s future has already been sorted after he passed a medical examination with Los Blancos. And the versatile star has reportedly signed a pre-contract agreement to move there this summer on a deal until 2025. Rummenigge previously said: “I don’t know to what extent...
    THE Fifa Club World Cup is back with Bayern Munich heavy favourites to lift the trophy. Originally scheduled for December 2020, the 17th edition of the tournament was pushed back two months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 2Bayern Munich beat PSG 1-0 to win the Champions LeagueCredit: AFP OR LICENSORS This year's tournament takes place in Qatar - the hosts of the 2022 World Cup - and sees six clubs go for the trophy. When is the Club World Cup? The tournament gets underway on Thursday, February 4 with back-to-back games. Aukland City have withdrawn from the tournament due to Covid-19 restrictions, giving Al-Duhail a bye in the first round. The final itself will take place a week after the competition begins on Thursday, February 11. Kick-off for that game will be at 6pm GMT. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on? You...
    CHELSEA are reportedly refusing to give up on David Alaba and believe Thomas Tuchel can tempt the star to London. The Mail claims Chelsea are huge fans of the versatile Bayern Munich defender. 2Chelsea are refusing to give up on Bayern Munich star David AlabaCredit: EPA And it would be a no-brainer for the club to make an offer as Alaba, 28, nears the end of his Allianz Arena contract. The Austria left-back, who has also been linked with Liverpool, will be a free agent this summer. And he would be even more star quality to Chelsea’s defence after they signed Thiago Silva on a free from Paris Saint-Germain last year. Tuchel knows all about Alaba after managing Mainz and Borussia Dortmund. He was hoping to sign the ace with former club PSG before being sacked in December. And Tuchel would love to have Alaba in his Chelsea side after...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are looking to swoop for 17-year-old sensation Jamal Musiala, according to reports. The former Chelsea youngster is in talks with Bayern Munich over a new contract but negotiations are said to have stalled. 2Man Utd are looking to swoop for Jamal Musiala as his talks with Bayern stallCredit: AFP Attacking midfielder Musiala is after a whopping £100,000-a-week contract despite his tender years, according to Goal. And his demands are said to have caused a deadlock - with the German giants unwilling to cough up. Musiala is still on a youth contract which doesn't expire until summer 2022. But having broken several records with the Bavarians, if an agreement cannot be reached, a summer transfer looks likely. WUNDERKIND: Ex-Chelsea kid Jamal Musiala is Bayern Munich's youngest ever goalscorer The England Under-21 ace has played 12 times in the Bundesliga this season. And he has scored three goals from...
    REAL MADRID have beaten off their competition to sign David Alaba, reports say. The Bayern Munich defender is available on a free transfer this summer, sparking interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Barcelona. 1Real Madrid have beaten off their competition to sign David Alaba, reports sayCredit: Getty Images - Getty But according to Marca, LaLiga champions Madrid have won the race to sign Alaba. It is understood the Austrian's agent offered his services to several top clubs. And while Barca were interested and looking for a defensive arrival, Madrid proved too good to turn down for Alaba. It was previously reported that they would offer the 28-year-old a four-year deal worth around £9million-per-year. Alaba will leave Bayern Munich in the summer after he refused to extend his contract. He has made 19 appearances so far this season, but mostly at centre-back. It comes as...
    BAYERN MUNICH star Jerome Boateng has found himself in the middle of a Wag war. The 32-year-old's ex-girlfriend has accused his current partner of stealing him from her. 4Jerome Boateng pictured with current partner Kasia LenhardtCredit: Instagram 4Ex-partner Rebecca Silvera accused Jerome Boateng's new flame of copying herCredit: Instagram Rebecca Silvera did not hold back as she called out Kasia Lenhardt on Instagram this week. She revealed screenshots of conversations between her and Boateng as well as her and Kasia. And she accused the model of forcing her way into her relationship with the footballer. One of her posts read: "But the worst and most painful part is when she started copying me and doing things like me just to taunt and manipulate me and hurt me further." According to Bild, Bayern star Boateng is said to be very disappointed in Rebecca. He said: "I don't comment on...
    CRISTIANO RONALDO bagged the player of the century gong at the Globe Soccer Awards 2020. But the Portuguese superstar was not the only one celebrating after the glitzy event in Dubai. 10 10Cristiano Ronaldo was named player of the century at the Globe Soccer AwardsCredit: AFP A whole host of prizes were dished out at the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, with coach of the century, team of the century and even agent of the century up for grabs. And it was not just a look back at the last 20 year, as the best of the best in 2020 were also rewarded - with Bayern Munich faring particularly well. SunSport runs through all the winners in full. Player of the year - Robert Lewandowski 10Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was named player of the yearCredit: Reuters Robert Lewandowski has been in scintillating form for...
    JURGEN KLOPP has hit out at former Bayern Munich manager Mehmet Scholl after his comments about Dortmund's caretaker manager. The Liverpool boss said Scholl knows as much about coaching as he does about car manufacturing in a blistering attack. 3Jurgen Klopp took a swipe at former Bayern Munich player Mehmet SchollCredit: Tom Jenkins/ The Guardian 3Scholl was a Bayern Munich stalwart as a player - but his managerial career didn't take offCredit: AP:Associated Press It comes after Edin Terzic, 38, was appointed Dortmund caretaker manager to replace the sacked Lucien Favre. Terzic worked for Dortmund's youth team while Klopp was in charge of the Bundesliga side. According to BILD, Scholl said of Terzic: "There is not much in his words. It's like saying the sun will shine tomorrow. His analysis is not tangible." Scholl played over 300 league games for Bayern Munich but his managerial career wasn't as fruitful. He...
    BAYERN MUNICH are set to unleash 19-year-old star Tiago Dantas on the Bundesliga in January. The centre-midfielder was not registered in time to play after his arrival from Benfica at the end of last season but Bayern boss Hansi Flick confirmed he will be in the mix in 2021.  3Tiago Dantas will be available to play for Bayern Munich from JanuaryCredit: Handout - Getty 3The 19-year-old arrived on loan from Benfica in OctoberCredit: Handout - Getty  Manchester City were linked with the promising Portuguese star in 2018. But he stayed put at Benfica having developed in their academy since his arrival in 2010 when he was just nine. However, Bayern secured his services in October on a season long loan - paying a £1.17million fee. But he did not arrive in time to be registered for Bayern's first team squads for the Bundesliga or the Champions League. Dantas has...
    CHELSEA can kick-off pre-contract negotiation talks with David Alaba next month after Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admitted the defender is leaving the club. The Austrian superstar, 28, is out of contract at the Bundesliga champions at the end of the season after over a decade at the club. 2Bayern Munich have admitted David Alaba will leave in 2021 with Chelsea eyeing up a free transferCredit: EPA Alaba and Bayern have been locked in contract talks since the summer. The versatile star refused to put pen to paper on a new deal as he felt he was being undervalued. Alaba currently earns around £150,000 per week at Bayern Munich - miles off the likes of Robert Lewandowski (£375,000) and Thomas Muller (£300,000). The German giants offered Alaba a significant pay-increase - at around £200,000, according to BILD - but the Austrian still felt let down. ⚽ Read our Chelsea live blog for the very...
    EVERTON are confident of fending off interest from Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Juventus and keeping hold of starlet Thierry Small. The 16-year-old left back has been linked with a switch away from Goodison Park over recent months after catching the eye. 2Everton are confident of keeping Thierry HenryCredit: Getty Wolfsburg, Valencia, Monaco and Benfica have also been registered with an interest. He was promoted to the club’s Under-23 side recently and impressed on his debut against Blackburn Rovers. Now U23s boss David Unsworth has told the Liverpool Echo he is confident the ace will stay - and told him there is no better place for him to develop into a first-team regular. He said: “The one thing that we can give Thierry is a clear pathway. “There's always a clear pathway at Everton for all the youngsters so he's in no better place to have a career as a Premier...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have been told January target Kingsley Coman is NOT for sale by Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate to add some natural width to his squad. 3Man Utd have been told Kingsley Coman is not for sale by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge 3Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's hunt for a superstar natural winger goes on The United chief has played the likes of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford out wide this season. Daniel James is the only natural winger at the club and he's dropped down the pecking order this season, it seems. Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri were both signed on deadline day in the summer, but are very much ones for the future. Man Utd had been desperately chasing £108million-rated Jadon Sancho in the summer. ⚽ Read our Man United live blog for the latest news from Old Trafford But they failed in...
    CHELSEA are not likely to receive another bid from Bayern Munich for Callum Hudson-Odoi in next month's transfer window, according to reports. The European champions have been actively pursuing the Chelsea winger over the last year and are still keen on him. 2Chelsea are not expected to receive another bid for Callum Hudson-Odoi in January Credit: Rex Features But according to Goal, Bayern will place their interest in the England talent on hold for the time being. The German giants are reportedly looking to turn Douglas Costa's loan move into a permanent deal and this will be their main focus in January. Hudson-Odoi is currently sidelined due to injury and the attacker has struggled to feature regularly for Frank Lampard's side. But the 20-year-old is still seen as a huge prospect and Chelsea will be pleased to avoid another approach from Bayern. Hudson-Odoi signed a long-term...
    DELE ALLI has been named as one of FIFPRO's 55 best players in the world, ahead of the release of their annual world XI. All professional footballers around the globe were asked to select their best XIs, with FIFPRO subsequently whittling the selections down to a shortlist of the 55 most voted for players. 2Dele has started one Premier League game this seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty And surprisingly, Tottenham's Alli has earned his first inclusion. The Spurs ace didn't make the cut in any of the years in which he banged goals in for fun. But in his heavily disrupted 2020, in which he has started just five games since March, Alli has been recognised by his peers as one of the world's elite. He joins a decent Spurs contingent on the list, which includes Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane. Alli, 24, was suspended for...
    EX-CHELSEA star Jamal Musiala scored a stunning goal as he shone for Bayern Munich in the 3-3 draw with RB Leipzig on Saturday. The England Under-21 international, still only 17, came off the bench as an early substitute at the Allianz Arena, replacing Javi Martinez after 25 minutes. 5Jamal Musiala scored a stunning goal to fire Bayern Munich level in the 3-3 draw with RB LeipzigCredit: AP:Associated Press Jamal Musiala steps up for Bayern! ????The 17-year-old subs on and scores fives minutes later ✨ pic.twitter.com/VYkXhBusNn— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) December 5, 2020 And within five minutes of stepping on to the field in arguably the biggest match of his life, Musiala fired his side level. Trailing to Christopher Nkunku's opener, the English teenager picked the ball up from Kingsley Coman 20 yards out. He took one touch to get the ball out of his feet and then, with three...
    Bayern Munich and R.P. Jamal Musiala scored in the top Bundesliga match between Leipzig. (Photo … [+] Alexander Hossenstein / Getty Images) Getty Images On Saturday, Bayern Munich R.P. Hosted by Leipzig, it was put on display as one of the best displays the Bundesliga could offer. The 3-3 draw saw Treble-winners Bayern and their nearest challenger R.P. Leipzig showed the Champions League semi-finalists the full potential available in their own rights. Advertising Even the pace at which the game was played came as a surprise to some as to whether the match between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund was slowly undermining this match. After all, unlike PVP, Leipzig offers strong opposition whenever they play in the Alliance arena – tonight’s performance is another example, another draw 1-1 last season. Leipzig, in fact, hit the crossbar in the first two minutes of the game with Marcel Sabitzer....
    BAYERN MUNICH centre-back Niklas Sule reportedly 'dreams' of joining Manchester United once he decides to depart the Bundesliga. The 25-year-old - who still has two years left to run on his deal at the Allianz Arena - was targeted by the Red Devils last year. 2Niklas Sule is reportedly keen on a move to join Manchester United in the future But the Germany international remained in Bavaria, where he helped the club win the league, cup and Champions League last season. ⚽ Read our Man United live blog for the latest news from Old Trafford But it appears that he has already made up his mind on the next chapter of his career. According to Bild journalist Christian Falk, the ex-Hoffenheim defender has set his sights on a move to Old Trafford in the future. Taking to Twitter, he said: "True: Niklas Sule dreams of playing for @ManUtd one day."...
    JUVENTUS are pushing hard to sign Liverpool and Manchester City target David Alaba, according to reports in Italy. The Bayern Munich defender is out of contact in June and appears to be heading to the Allianz Arena exit door. 3David Alaba netted in Bayern Munich's recent win over Borussia DortmundCredit: EPA According to Tuttosport, Juve are very keen on the Austrian as a replacement for 36-year-old star Giorgio Chiellini. Andrea Pirlo is intent on signing a centre-back for the left side of a defensive partnership, with left-footed Alaba a convincing option. The Austrian, 28, has been a star of Bundesliga since breaking out at Bayern in 2011. An extremely versatile player, Alaba started out as a midfielder before moving to left-back. But all ten of his appearances this campaign have been in central defence, a position he has taken up since Alphonso Davies' emergence. Real Madrid and Manchester City are...
    DAVID ALABA is yet to agree a new contract with Bayern Munich - potentially alerting Liverpool to a deal for the defender. Bayern boss Hansi Flick has confirmed the club's difficulty in tying down the Austrian with his existing deal expiring in June. 2David Alaba will become a free agent next summer unless he can agree a new Bayern Munich contractCredit: Getty Images - Getty And Alaba, 28, has been linked with a move to Anfield after Virgil van Dijk's injury - following in the footsteps of former team-mate Thiago Alcantara. Flick told reporters: "Alaba is doing a good job. "I feel he's the same as last season, very focused, loud on the pitch, one of the players who leads our defence. For me, there's no difference between now and last season. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   "I'm not concerning myself with [his...
    LIVERPOOL have been handed a much-needed boost in their hunt for a defender after David Alaba's contract talks with Bayern Munich collapsed, according to reports in Germany. The Austrian superstar, 28, is out of contract at the Bundesliga champions at the end of the season after over a decade at the club. 3Alaba has rejected a contract extension at Bayern Munich, according to BILDCredit: EPA However, BILD claim Alaba is refusing to sign an extension as he feels undervalued. Alaba currently earns around £150,000 per week at Bayern Munich - miles off the likes of Robert Lewandowski (£375,000) and Thomas Muller (£300,000). The German giants have offered Alaba a significant pay-increase - at around £200,000, according to BILD. But the report states Alaba and his team - including dad George - feel unappreciated given his 12 years of dedicated service to the club. Alaba is desperate to earn closer to...
    CHELSEA will keep Callum Hudson-Odoi as Bayern Munich have agreed to sign Juventus' Douglas Costa instead. Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reports a 'total agreement' has been reached with the Old Lady after a deal for Hudson-Odoi, 19, collapsed. 3Callum Hudson-Odoi is unlikely to join Bayern MunichCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3Douglas Costa has agreed a move to Bayern Munich from JuventusCredit: Getty Images - Getty And Costa, 30, who left Bayern for Juventus in 2018, will return to Bavaria on loan, according to Sky Sport Germany's Max Bielefeld. Frank Lampard had confirmed Hudson-Odoi could leave before the window slams shut on Monday night. He said: "There is no definitive answer — by Monday we will know the answer. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   "Bayern might have declared their interest, which is one thing, but Callum is absolutely part of my plans." But it...
    WAYNE ROONEY has told Manchester United to make signings in three key areas ahead of the transfer deadline day. And the Old Trafford legend has pinpointed Brighton's Tariq Lamptey as a player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should go all out to land. 2Rooney wants Man Utd to sign Brighton's LampteyCredit: Getty Images - Getty However, reports claim German giants Bayern Munich are also plotting a move for the highly rated right-back. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news Writing in his Sunday Times column, Rooney waxed lyrical about 20-year-old Lamptey - who he reckons can replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Rooney said: "Personally, if I were doing their recruiting, as well as that No 9 I’d go for another centre half to partner Harry Maguire and try for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Tariq Lamptey, who looks a brilliant attacking right back. "While Aaron Wan-Bissaka has done OK defensively, you...
    STOKE flop Eric Choupo-Moting is on the brink of a stunning switch to Bayern Munich, according to reports. The German Champions League winners want the striker as back-up for their star man Robert Lewandowski, who hit an astonishing 59 goals last term. 1Stoke flop Eric Choup-Moting is set to join Bayern Munich from PSGCredit: Getty - Pool Choupo-Moting was PSG's super sub in their journey to the Champions League final last season. He is a free agent now as his PSG contract has finished and is set to sign two-year deal with the Bavarians. But he struggled to get a game at the Potters. The Cameron international - who was born in Hamburg in Germany - spent one season at Stoke in 2017/18. City started the season under the management of Mark Hughes. But he was sacked as Paul Lambert came in during a disastrous season for the Midlands club...
    CALLUM Hudson-Odoi is reportedly involved in a power struggle between Chelsea and Bayern Munich, according to reports. The England international is a target for the Champions League winners, who are believed to have lodged a bid of £70million for the 19-year-old winger. 3Callum Hudson-Odoi is wanted by Bayern Munich, who failed with a loan bidCredit: EPA CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news The offer is understood to have been a loan move with an option to buy the winger next summer. But the Daily Mail claim that the Blues rejected the move, which hasn't deterred the Bavarians. They say the Bundesliga giants will return with another bid before the transfer window closes on Monday. Hudson-Odoi starred for Chelsea in their comprehensive 4-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. And manager Frank Lampard revealed the club didn't want to send the talent out on loan and hoped...
    BAYERN MUNICH have confirmed Callum Hudson-Odoi is a major target as boss Hansi Flick hailed the Chelsea attacker as "one of the biggest talents". England ace Hudson-Odoi, 19, has been linked with a loan switch to the Champions League winners before Monday's transfer deadline ahead of a possible permanent deal next summer. 2Chelsea's England attacker Callum Hudson-Odoi has interested Bayern Munich for the past two yearsCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Bayern Munich chief Hansi Flick says it is 'normal' the Champions League winners are keen on such a talent as Callum Hudson-OdoiCredit: EPA And Flick says it is "normal" his Bundesliga kings would want such a starlet. Bayern came close to buying the three-cap Londoner in both the past two years. And this time a £45million fee has been mentioned for the Blues' academy product, who played the first 83 minutes of Chelsea's 4-0 Premier League defeat of Crystal Palace on Saturday. Hudson-Odoi initially thrived...
    FRANK LAMPARD has vowed to hold talks with Callum Hudson-Odoi over a loan move if Bayern Munich step up their interest. The 19-year-old winger is back in favour but is yet to start a Premier League match this season. 2Lampard has opened the door to Hudson-Odoi joining Bayern MunichCredit: AFP or llicensors AFP or Licensors Hudson-Odoi is in the squad to face Crystal Palace today and appears to be winning his battle to get back in favour. European champions Bayern came close to signing him back in January when the player asked to leave. His team-mates Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fikayo Tomori may be sent out on loan too. Boss Lampard said: “With all those three players I will always take those things into consideration. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news “I have not got an answer on any of those three. “I have a good relationship...
    LEEDS are reportedly closing in of the signing of French midfielder Michael Cuisance from Bayern Munich. The 21-year-old has been deemed as surplus to requirements, and after being left out of the squad that lost 4-1 to Hoffenheim, he looks set to be on his way out. 2Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Cuisance is reportedly set to join LeedsCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to L'Equipe, the Whites are looking to bring the ex-Borussia Monchengladbach star to Elland Road this week. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   It has been said that the two clubs are in negotiations, with Leeds offering the German side £18million for Cuisanace's serices. They state that personal terms will not be an issue, with Leeds firmly in pole position in the race to sign the player. The lure of Marcelo Bielsa looks to have proven too strong for Cuisance, who...
    MANCHESTER rivals United and City have been put on transfer red alert after news that David Alaba's contract talks with Bayern Munich have stalled. The Austria defender is demanding a mammoth £400,000-a-week to stay at the German Champions League winners. 2David Alaba wants a new £400,000-a-week deal at Bayern Munich, which has alerted both Manchester clubsCredit: AFP or licensors Both Premier League rivals would love to add the player to their ranks. Alaba, 28, can play at centre-half or left-back and is rated one of the world's top defenders. United need a partner for Harry Maguire at the back - but would have to shatter their £350,000-a-week pay ceiling to land him. City need cover at the back as they try to move on Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones, while Eric Garcia could move to Barcelona. They also need competition for Benjamin Mendy at left-back, who has struggled with injuries....
    BAYERN MUNICH showed no signs of a Champions League hangover as they started their Bundesliga title defence with a resounding 8-0 win over Schalke. Leroy Sane, a £55million summer arrival from Manchester City, punished his old side with a debut goal as ex-Arsenal wonderkid Serge Gnabry bagged a hat-trick. Leroy Sane scores his first Bayern Munich goal. It wont be his last."I think hes going to love it here..." ???? pic.twitter.com/ZRmfXInFtI— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 18, 2020 2Leroy Sane scored his first Bayern Munich goal as the German champs beat Schalke 8-0Credit: Getty Images - Getty A rabona assist from Lewandowski ????Phonzie just has to stand up on the bench and applaud it ???? pic.twitter.com/8V9NNicHcI— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 18, 2020 And there was delight for 17-year-old English wonderkid Jamal Musiala as he came off the bench for his first-ever senior goal - become Bayern's youngster-ever...
    THIAGO ALCANTARA has confirmed his Bayern Munich departure with an emotional farewell video to fans of the German giants. The Spanish midfielder is on the verge of completing a £25million move to Liverpool. 3Thiago Alcantara has posted an emotional video message to Bayern Munich fans 3The Spanish midfielder is on the verge of completing a £26m transfer to Liverpool And he took to social media to bid a fond farewell to the Bavarians where he has spent seven years. The video collage showed some of his finest moments in a Bayern shirt with the 29-year-old delivering a touching monologue behind the footage. He said: “I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   “I will close this chapter on this wonderful club where I have grown as a player for seven years. Triumphs, joy and also...
    DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich is always the team to beat in Germany. As the European champions, even more so, and Robert Lewandowski knows it. Lewandowski scored a scarcely believable 55 goals in 47 games last season as Bayern won the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League. At 32, he is still a key player, though the team around him looks different with Leroy Sané in and Thiago Alcantara leaving. “If you play so good in the last season, then everyone is looking at you now and how you will be in the new season,” Lewandowski said in the run-up to Friday’s season opener. “And if you are on the top you have to work harder to stay longer on the top. And I think so for us that is the big challenge for this season.” Just like last year, Bayern’s main challengers are Leipzig, the only team to...
    DAVID Alaba's agent has been branded a 'piranha' after reportedly demanding £18.5million from Bayern Munich to get the defender to extend his contract. Super-agent Pini Zahavi is claimed to be holding out on negotiations until he can pocket a big payday for himself - all while Alaba's contract ticks down in its final year. 2David Alaba has reportedly found himself in the middle of a tug of war between his club Bayern Munich and his agent Zahavi's alleged actions have not gone down well at the club, with former president Uli Hoeness blasting him as a "greedy piranha". Reports from Bild say that one of the main sticking points in Alaba's extension is the agent fee. Zahavi is reportedly demanding a whopping 20 million euros, or £18.5 million, to get Alaba's signature on the dotted line. Bayern Munich have continued to hold out but with the...
    THIAGO ALCANTARA has reportedly agreed personal terms with Liverpool. The Bayern Munich midfielder is currently enjoying an extended break following his Spain commitments in the Nations League. 2Thiago Alcantara is said to have agreed personal terms with LiverpoolCredit: Getty Images - Getty The 29-year-old is spending time with his family on holiday in Barcelona - with the Nou Camp outfit also interested in resigning Thiago permanently. Yet according to BILD, the Spaniard is desperate to seal a move to Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and personal terms have been agreed. The report states however that the Reds are still yet to agree a transfer fee, with Bayern holding out for around £27.5million. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   The German outlet also claims Thiago, who is not expected to report for training until next week, is keen to resolve his future as soon as possible. His...
    THIAGO'S move to the Premier League is edging closer after it was revealed he will not participate in Bayern Munich's pre-season medical tests, according to reports. The Spanish midfielder is being heavily linked with a move to both Liverpool and Manchester United. 2Thiago has been granted extra time off by Bayern MunichCredit: Getty Images - Getty Bayern are holding out for £27million with Thiago's contract expiring in 12-months time. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp appears to be leading the chase to sign the ex-Barcelona man while United have made initial contact with the player's agent. And among all the speculation over his future, Bayern have allowed Thiago "a few more days off" to get his head in order. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals   The European champions head for their coronavirus testing today ahead of their pre-season training restart. Journalist Fabrizio...
    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE winner Alphonso Davies has been publicly shamed with the Bayern Munich star's girlfriend accusing him of always peeing on the toilet floor. Canada international Davies helped the German giants win European football's top prize last month when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the Lisbon final. 2Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies was accused of always peeing on the floor by his girlfriend Jordyn Huitema 2Jordyn ribbed the Canadian about his toilet etiquette Davies has won two Bundesliga and German Cup doubles since joining Bayern from Vancouver Whitecaps in 2018. He has dated Canada and PSG women's team striker Jordyn Huitema for the past three years. The couple, both 19, present their own YouTube channel - "Jordyn & Alphonso." TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals And in the latest episode they answer questions from subscribers, including one who asks which habits annoy each partner...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly in talks with Bayern Munich to sign midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Despite confirming the £39million-signing of Donny Van De Beek, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is seemingly intent on adding some steel in the middle of the park. 2Thiago Alcantara is a wanted man this summerCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to ESPN, Bayern have "invited" United into talks for the Spaniard's transfer to Old Trafford. The Champions League winners hope to start a "bidding war" for the 29-year-old, who has just a year on his contract left. They are keen not to lose him on a free next summer and are looking for around £26.6m for the defensive midfielder. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals Liverpool are believed to be leading the race for Thiago - but boss Jurgen Klopp might have to sell before he can meet Bayern's valuation. One...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly made contact with Thiago Alcantara as they look to beat Liverpool to the signing of the Bayern Munich star. The 29-year-old looks set to depart the Bavarian outfit after seven successful seasons with his contract to expire in 2021. 4Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara looks set to leave this summerCredit: Getty Images - Getty It was thought that the Reds were in pole position to land the Spanish midfielder, with a four-year deal said to be on the table. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest United news However they may have to sell Georginio Wijnaldum to raise funds in order to make a move for Thiago. This has led the Red Devils to emerge as another potential destination for the £27million man. And in a series of tweets, Norwegian reporter Fredrik A. N. Filtvedt, who works for Dagbladet TV, has stated that United have...
    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE hero Kingsley Coman is certainly enjoying the high life after taking a luxury holiday with his stunning fiancee. The French winger, 24, achieved the pinnacle in club football after scoring the winner in Bayern Munich's European triumph over Paris Saint-Germain. 11Kingsley Coman enjoyed a moment with fiancee Sabrina...Credit: The Mega Agency 11The loved up pair enjoyed their trip in SardiniaCredit: The Mega Agency 11Sabrina revealed the pair got engaged in JulyCredit: The Mega Agency 11The duo took an adrenaline-fuelled ride on the Mediterranean Credit: The Mega Agency 11Bayern continues to ride the waves of his summer achievementsCredit: The Mega Agency And he rewarded himself with a trip to Sardinia where he looked cosy with Sabrina Duvad on a plush yacht. The loved up pair soaked up the sunshine on the boat's deck and she couldn't resist climbing on top of him. They looked in great...
    BAYERN MUNICH star Leon Goretzka proves he did not skip leg day, or arm day, or shoulders day or any gym day in this impressive snap. The Champions League-winning midfielder, 25, posed topless with the trophy after last night's 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain. Do you think Leon Goretzka has been working out?#UCLFinal pic.twitter.com/siDesTMYxt— Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 24, 2020 His bulging biceps were on show for all to see along with his chiselled abdomen. Goretzka piled on the muscle during lockdown and SunSport previously took a look at his impressive transformation. It was enough to impress former Schalke team-mate Roman Neustadter, who wrote to Goretzka for his secrets. Neustadter said: "After I've seen his development, I wrote to him directly to send me the exercises he was doing! "Even at Schalke we saw that he has the physical abilities to build muscle mass without harming his...
    BAYERN MUNICH painted the town red after their Champions League triumph over Paris Saint-Germain. Superstar left-back Alphonso Davies was spotted cracking out some dodgy dance moves while some of the players' Wags were pictured partying the night away. 5Alphonso Davies was spotted napping with the Champions League trophy 5Footage emerged of Davies' dodgy dancing at Bayern's after-party 5Thiago Alcantara's wife Julia Vigas posted photos with Philippe Coutinho's partner Aine Bayern ground out a 1-0 win in Lisbon and walked away victorious after Kingsley Coman's second-half header. The German giants had Kylian Mbappe's sloppy finishing and some great saves from Manuel Neuer to thank for surviving with a clean sheet. And they deservedly let their hair down after claiming the club's sixth European Cup. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals In footage posted on Thiago Alcantara's Instagram, Canadian Davies is seen draped in a Canadian...
    ARJEN ROBBEN made his return to football with a 30-minute cameo for hometown club Groningen today. The ex-Bayern Munich winger, now 36, announced in June he would be coming out of retirement to play for his first club in the 2020-21 season. 4Arjen Robben played 30 minutes in Groningen's 1-1 draw with Almere City Robben played the first 30 minutes for Groningen in a friendly match with Almere City which ended in a 1-1 draw. The former Chelsea star retired from football in 2019 after a decade with Bayern. But he made the decision to return to help Groningen recover from the financial setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to today's outing, the Dutchman had asked to delay his return to football after feeling the physical effects of some intense pre-season training and missed the Eredivisie side's friendly with PEC Zwolle last week. 4The former Bayern Munich winger has...
    BAYERN MUNICH star Leon Goretzka has been praised for his new muscular physique by two of his former team-mates. The 25-year-old appears to have used coronavirus lockdown to add even more bulk to his already envious figure. 3Several of Goretzka's team-mates appear to have noticed his new physiqueCredit: Getty Images - Getty 3This was Goretzka back in 2017 - sporting a somewhat leaner shapeCredit: Getty Images - Getty View this post on Instagram Shooting Ibiza ???? // thx @marcofischerstudio ✌???????? A post shared by Leon Goretzka (@leon_goretzka) on Jul 20, 2020 at 7:04am PDT And now former Schalke team-mate Roman Neustadter believes Goretzka has got the balance just right. Speaking to Goal, Neustadter said: "After I've seen his development, I wrote to him directly to send me the exercises he was doing! "Even at Schalke we saw that he has the physical abilities to build muscle mass without harming...
    LEROY SANE has revealed to friends he will SNUB a return to Germany. The Manchester City forward is locked in contract talks at the Etihad and wanted by Bayern Munich. 1 Leroy Sane's future at Manchester City has been up-in-the-air after a stuttered last seasonCredit: Getty - Contributor But he is set to stay with the Premier League champions rather than return to the Bundesliga after leaving Schalke in 2016. And Sane, 23, reckons England is where the best players are competing. He is also believed to have reservations about going home, where he is under massive scrutiny. The German star boasts 21 caps but was NOT an automatic starter for Pep Guardiola last term. There has been no breakthrough in new contract talks, with his current deal having just two years left to run. But City, who slapped a £90million price on Sane, are hopeful of a deal with...
    LIONEL MESSI wants to leave Barcelona THIS SUMMER, according to reports. And the Argentine superstar is said to have informed the club already. 1Lionel Messi 'wants to leave Barcelona this summer' Messi was furious after Barca were humiliatingly dumped out of the Champions League on Friday with an 8-2 thumping by Bayern Munich. He reportedly threatened to quit if there was not a major restructure at the Nou Camp. But he is not willing to wait for the change and wants to leave immediately, according to Esporte Interativo. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals An inside source close to Messi is quoted as saying: "He has never seen Leo so determined to leave as now." Messi, 33, has grown disillusioned with life at his boyhood club following numerous mounting problems behind the scenes. And Graeme Souness believes Premier League duo Man City and neighbours United...
    THERE was not a smile in sight as Barcelona left their hotel in Lisbon on Saturday morning. The Spanish side crashed out of the Champions League after a disastrous 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich. 5Lionel Messi was unable to make an impact during the quarter-finalCredit: AFP or licensors 5Gerard Pique insisted the club have hit 'rock bottom' Credit: AFP or licensors Lionel Messi and Co looked distraught as they made their way onto the coach. The Argentine ace, who was wearing a face mask, kept a straight face as he left the hotel. He was also pictured looking heartbroken in the dressing room after the final whistle. Fans are convinced the Ballon d'Or king, 33, will now hand his transfer request in at the Nou Camp. Gerard Pique was also seen making his way to the coach after offering to quit the club. "No one is untouchable, least...
    LA mayor embraces shift in COVID-19 testing strategy: simplicity and speed This Mega Grocery Chain Is Now Open Later Than Ever 3 things learned as Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 8-2 Barcelona – Bayern Munich was a UEFA Champions League classic as Bayern ran riot in Lisbon to book their spot in the semifinals as they won 8-2. That’s right. 8-2. © Getty Images [ MORE: Barca, Bayern players reaction ] Bayern scored early and often as both teams had chances galore but the German giants took theirs with Thomas Muller scoring twice, plus Ivan Perisic and Serge Gnabry scoring one each. Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski and Philippe Coutinho (twice) all scored in the second half after Luis Suarez pulled one back to make it 4-2. Early on Barcelona briefly made it 1-1 through David Alaba’s own goal but Lionel Messi and Co. were dominated and made so many defensive...
    RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann is presently the toast of European coaching after turning into the youngest supervisor to attain the Champions League semi-finals following Thursday’s 2-1 earn over Atletico Madrid. Though the bold 33-yr-outdated has presently exceeded anticipations in his very first season at Leipzig, Nagelsmann is eagerly searching ahead to following week’s semi-closing face with Paris St Germain, coached by fellow German Thomas Tuchel. “Game titles in opposition to Thomas are often really interesting,” Nagelsmann stated. “For the reason that he has a incredibly good notion of how to participate in soccer. I hope that I will also arrive up with a good strategy towards him and that my boys will complete as they did versus Atletico.” “Then we will perform a pretty good sport,” reported Nagelsmann. Tuchel, at 46, is older and he had briefly coached Nagelsmann as a player in the Augsburg reserves 13 years in the...
    FIVE-TIME Champions League winners Barcelona were battered by Bayern Munich in the most humiliating night in their history. Lionel Messi and Co could only stand in despair as the German champions smashed EIGHT past the fallen Catalan giants to book their spot in the last four of the competition. 2Thomas Muller celebrates scoring his second on the nightCredit: Manu Fernandez 2Coutinho slots it in to make it eight on the eveningCredit: Getty - Pool The damage was done in the first 30 minutes with Bayern scoring four times in a ruthless attacking display. Thomas Muller opened the scoring after four minutes before David Alaba freakishly stuck it in his own net. Ivan Perisic, Serge Gnabry and Muller put the contest to bed before the half-time whistle. Barca threatened to mount a comeback in the second half when Luis Suarez restored the deficit to two with...
    BARCELONA and Lionel Messi have become the butt of the jokes after their capitulation against Bayern Munich. The Catalan giants, five-time Champions League winners, were humiliated in the first half after conceding four goals in the opening 31 minutes. 2Messi painted a dejected figure in Barcelona's capitulationCredit: Getty Images - Getty It could have been even more with the German champions ripping Barca to shreds. Not even the world's greatest player Messi could inspire his side to mount any sort of a comeback as he looked defeated and dejected walking around the field. But others watching from their sofas were revelling in Barcelona's demise and claimed the Argentine star will hand in a transfer request at the full-time whistle. Taking to social media, one said: "Messi will spend his half-time penning his transfer request for a move to West Ham." Another said: "Messi should just hand in...
    LOOPSADAISY! David Alaba's spectacular, spiralling own goal sent Bayern Munich's Champions League quarter-final with Barcelona AND social media crazy. Bayern's Austria left-back showed the opposite to why he has been linked with Manchester City in just one electric example of an incredible first half in Portugal. Disastrous own-goal, yes, but what a finish... ????A rare mistake from David Alaba left Manuel Neuer helpless.#Club2020 pic.twitter.com/ZWkuO5e9hp— Football on BT Sport #Club2020 (@btsportfootball) August 14, 2020 5Grounded David Alaba can only watch as his freak own goal loops over Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer to briefly give Barcelona hope at 1-1Credit: EPA 5Even David Alaba has a little smile as he reacts to his spellbinding own goalCredit: EPA Barca's quick break in the seventh minute ended with Frankie de Jong raking the ball across for Luis Suarez, only for Alaba to get there first just inside the box, stretching to curve a "clearance" over...
    LIVERPOOL have reportedly opened talks with Bayern Munich over a move for Thiago Alcantara. Bild reports the reigning Premier League champions have made official contact with the German giants over a deal for the midfielder. 2Liverpool have reportedly made official contact with Bayern Munich over Thiago AlcantaraCredit: Getty Images - Getty Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the player and could land his man after Thiago backed out of discussions over an extension at the Allianz Arena. The Spanish star has one year left on his existing contract and has also attracted interest from Manchester City and his former manager Pep Guardiola. Guardiola coached the 29-year-old at both Bayern and Barcelona and is convinced he would succeed in the Premier League. Thiago could plug the gap left by outgoing City legend David Silva - who looks set to join Serie A side Lazio on...
    ‘Double Date’ Night! See Gabrielle Union and Dwyane’s Wade’s Family Album Questions to ask before buying a vacation home Rummenigge angry as police probe Bayern academy racism claims Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Thursday he was furious after a youth academy coach's alleged racist remarks led to a police investigation. © Robert Michael Karl-Heinz Rummenigge played for Bayern Munich in the 1970s and 1980s On Tuesday, regional television channel WDR published the private messages sent by the unnamed individual, with authorities starting the probe as the Bundesliga champions had received four complaints letters from parents since 2018. "This issue does not fit with our values, the values that FC Bayern Munich represent," Rummenigge said. "This case makes me angry because I want to make it clear and one should not forget that Bayern is a club that always has been against racism." Rummenigge said the outfit's...
    (CNN)The UEFA Champions League was simply made for ties such as the one this Friday in Lisbon.German champion Bayern Munich is set to clash with Barcelona in the standout matchup of this season's quarterfinals in a game that will also see two of Europe's most prolific players come head to head. On the one hand, there is Lionel Messi. There is nothing left to be said about Barcelona's mercurial magician who scored yet another wonderful solo goal in his side's 3-1 victory over Napoli in the previous round. More than a Club? How FC Barcelona lost its soulBut, arguably, there has been no better player in world football this season than Bayern's Robert Lewandowski.The 31-year-old striker has scored 13 goals in just seven matches in this season's competition, recording one of the most impressive goals to minute ratio in the tournament's illustrious history (a goal every 47 minutes). Read...
    PHILIPPE COUTINHO could knock parent club Barcelona out the Champions League with Bayern Munich. The Brazilian playmaker has been on loan with the Bundesliga champions this season and Uefa rules do not allow clauses preventing loanees from playing against the team who owns them. 1Philippe Coutinho could knock parent club Barcelona out the Champions League After both teams came through their last-16 ties at the weekend, Barca face Bayern in Lisbon on Friday night for a place in the semi-final. And after a disappointing campaign in Germany, the 28-year-old could still come back to bite the Catalan giants. Despite coming on as a second-half substitute during Bayern's last-16 victory over Chelsea on Saturday, Coutinho is unlikely to start. TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals He has made just 23 appearances in the Bundesliga this season and whatever happens on Friday, he will have to return...
    CHELSEA'S 7-1 Bayern Munich humiliation was their worst European two-legged result and ensured the Blues conceded the most goals in a campaign. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg at Stamford Bridge, Frank Lampard's injury-hit side were thumped 4-1 at the Allianz Arena on Saturday night. 4Chelsea's 4-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Saturday ensured a couple of unwanted defensive records were brokenCredit: REUTERS Robert Lewandowski's double sandwiched finishes from Ivan Perisic and Corentin Tolisso with Tammy Abraham tapping in just before half-time. Chelsea have never lost by a six-goal margin nor conceded seven in a two-legged European tie before. And to make matters worse for the under-fire defence, that took the tally to 15 goals shipped in a Champions League season - another new and unwanted record. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Click here for the latest Blues news It brought a disappointing end to the legendary midfielder's first season in...
    Bayern Munich are through to the Champions League quarterfinals after thumping Chelsea on Saturday. Bayern Munich won the second leg, 4-1, with Robert Lewandowski scoring twice. The Bundesliga winners came into the second leg with a 3-0 advantage, so they ended up with a 7-1 aggregate edge over their Premier League opponent in a tie that began in February. The German side was able to capitalize on their first leg momentum early as Lewandowski, the competition’s leading scorer, earned a penalty kick in the ninth minute and converted the attempt. Bayern added goals throughout with Ivan Perisic scoring in the 24th minute, and Corentin Tolisso adding to the scoreline fresh off the bench during the 76th minute. Lewandowski headed home the 13th goal of his Champions League campaign in the 84th minute. Bayern will face Barcelona in the quarterfinals on Friday. Chelsea was without several starters for this match, including...
    ANGRY Chelsea fans were baffled after VAR ruled out a sizzling solo goal from Callum Hudson-Odoi... for Tammy Abraham being offside. With the Blues 2-0 down on the night and 5-0 on aggregate in their Champions League last-16-tie at Bayern Munich, the recalled winger's woe were soon echoed all over Twitter. 3Wideman Callum Hudson-Odoi rounds off his weaving run with a lovely far-corner finish, only for VAR to intervene 3Callum Hudson-Odoi can't believe his bad luck as his goal was disallowed 3VAR decided Tammy Abraham was JUST offside, so ruling out a brilliant goal from Callum Hudson-OdoiCredit: BT Sport Supporters questioned how striker Abraham was involved in the build-up, with one even saying: "It's Chelsea. they don't show replays for us." Another posted: "who's offside? tammy? no replay at all wtf is this." A few supporters suggested Abraham was offside for the "initial pass" - calling the margin "slight". CHELSEA...
    (CNN Español) — El FC Barcelona y el Bayern Munich sellaron este sábado su clasificación a los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones de Europa, al dejar en el camino al Napoli y al Chelsea, respectivamente. Los azulgranas, luego del 1-1 en el partido de ida disputado en Nápoles, resolvieron temprano la eliminatoria para derrotar al club italiano 3-1. Lionel Messi brilló con un gol de alta factura, mientras que los otros tantos fueron obra de Clément Lenglet y Luis Suárez. De esta manera, Messi alcanzó los 30 goles en 27 partidos por octavos de final en la Liga de Campeones, un registro inédito en el torneo. Por su parte, el Bayern Munich confirmó su pase con una nueva victoria sobre el Chelsea 4-1, para así clasificar con un holgado marcador global de 7-1. Una vez más, el polaco Robert Lewandowski apareció en el marcador con un doblete y llegó a 13 goles en el torneo en apenas 7 compromisos, para así consolidarse...
    THIAGO ALCANTARA is reportedly “very likely” to join Liverpool from Bayern Munich. The Spanish attacker has been linked with several Premier League clubs this summer as well as Paris Saint-Germain. 2Thiago Alcantara looks set to join Liverpool this summerCredit: Getty Images French reports claimed PSG had won the transfer race to sign the 29-year-old star. However, now it seems Jurgen Klopp is set to secure the services of the ex-Barcelona midfielder. Mundo Deportivo now claims Liverpool are “very likely” to sign the ace. That is if they agree to meet Bayern’s £27million asking price. Thiago has one year left on his current deal with the Bundesliga champions. But he has made it clear he wants to leave for a new challenge. He snubbed Manchester United back in 2011 but eventually left Barca in 2013 for the German giants. Since then he has won seven titles and was also named in...
    BAYERN MUNICH has slashed their asking price for Thiago Alcantara from £36million to £27m with Liverpool set to sign the midfielder, according to reports. Bild claim the Bundesliga champions have slashed the price of the in-demand Spaniard. 2Thiago Alcantara will cost clubs £27m rather than £36m, according to reports in GermanyCredit: Getty Images - Getty Earlier this month, it was claimed Liverpool had agreed personal terms with Thiago, 29, with the only stumbling block appearing to be the fee. The Reds - who opted against making a move for Timo Werner over his sky-high valuation - had hoped to pay just £27m up front. Bayern were said to be holding out for £36m, but rumours claimed they were willing to accept £31m. But now, the German giants have caved in and will allow Thiago to leave for £27m. Liverpool are yet to make an official offer. Well-known Bild journalist Christian...
    BAYERN MUNICH have emerged as shock contenders to sign Edinson Cavani this summer, according to reports. The Uruguayan hitman is a free agent after letting his contract at Paris St Germain expire. 2Edinson Cavani is a free agentCredit: Reuters As one of the most prolific strikers on the continent over the last decade, it's little surprise clubs are fighting for his services. Portuguse giants Benfica are firmly in the hunt, while Premier League new boys Leeds have let their interest be known. Now, French publication Le10Sport report that German champions Bayern Munich are eyeing a deal. It's claimed they are seeking a back-up to main man Robert Lewandowski and Cavani, 33, has been identified as fitting the bill. The report adds that Cavani's half-brother, who works as his agent, has even held talks with Bayern. The biggest obstacle to any move for the 116-cap Uruguay international is his wages. It's...
    BAYERN MUNICH have emerged as shock contenders to sign Norwich right-back Max Aarons. Aarons has had a breakthrough campaign, making 40 appearances despite the Canaries finishing rock bottom. 1Bayern Munich have emerged as shock contenders to sign Norwich right-back Max Aarons Following his standout season, the defender has attracted several potential suitors keen to prevent the 20-year-old from playing in the Championship. Tottenham are among those, but according to Sky Sports Austria, so are German champions. Frenchman Benjamin Pavard has established himself as Bayern's first choice right-back, though he is also capable of playing in a three man backline. Boss Hans-Dieter Flick is looking for back up in that position. But with Aaron's on course to contend for a first team position the England Under-21 international can provide competition for Pavard. The Bundesliga kings will face competition from the Premier League though. Spurs boss...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have been dealt a blow after Bayern Munich reportedly ruled out selling Kingsley Coman. The Red Devils were said to have lined up the Frenchman as an alternative to top target Jadon Sancho. 1Bayern Munich are said to be unwilling to allow Kingsley Coman to leave despite the arrival of Leroy SaneCredit: Getty - Contributor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains keen on England ace Sancho but a deal with Borussia Dortmund is not guaranteed in the pandemic-affected market.  United are looking at alternatives in case they are priced out of a move, and have been keeping tabs on Coman. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United news The Bayern winger could find himself out of the picture with Leroy Sane landing in Bavaria next season. Yet despite the German's arrival, Sky Sports Germany claim the club have no intentions of letting Coman leave. The 24-year-old joined Bayern in 2017 and...
    MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly lining up Kingsley Coman as an alternative summer signing to Jadon Sancho. The Bayern Munich winger could find himself out of the picture with Leroy Sane landing in Bavaria next season. 2Kingsley Coman is reportedly an option for United on either a permanent or loan deal 2Jadon Sancho remains United's top target for the summer And the Red Devils are intent on landing a winger to bolster their attack, having followed Sancho for so long. However, a deal with Borussia Dortmund is not guaranteed in the pandemic-affected market and the club are said to be formulating a back-up plan. According to The Athletic, United have already held talks over a deal for Coman, possibly on a loan basis. Having extensively scouted the winger, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are said to see him as a perfect fit for the team thanks to his direct style - and...
    BAYERN MUNICH have warned Liverpool midfielder Thiago won't leave on the cheap as they hold out for £36million. The Spaniard, 29, has already told chiefs at the Bundesliga champions that he wants to team up with Jurgen Klopp as he seeks a new challenge. 1Thiago has told Bayern chiefs he wants to leave this summerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Liverpool have reportedly had a £23m bid rejected and are reluctant to go any higher with Thiago's contract expiring next summer. LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool scores on final day and win £100   Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the player has asked to leave the club but warns suitors they have to reach their asking price. Speaking at Leroy Sane's unveiling, he said: "He wants to leave this summer. "But I have to say honestly, the fees that circulate in the media, I...
    LEROY SANE has urged David Alaba to snub interest from Manchester City this summer and stay with him at Bayern Munich. Pep Guardiola has earmarked the versatile Austrian international as a possible signing as he looks to strengthen his defence for next season. 2Leroy Sane spurned the chance of staying for Man City's Champions League bid and hopes Etihad target David Alaba remains with him at BayernCredit: AFP or licensors 2David Alaba has been earmarked by Man City boss Pep Guardiola due to his defensive versatilityCredit: Getty Images - Getty But Sane – who quit the Etihad to return to Germany earlier this month – has advised Alaba against joining his former club. He believes they could be a formidable partnership on the left flank at the Allianz Arena next season – so has told him not to leave. Sane said: “I really hope David stays! I would like to play...
    LEON GORETZKA showed the hard work never stops - even after you've just won the Bundesliga. The Bayern Munich star continued to show off the results of his stunning body transformation while the German kings wait for the Champions League to come back. View this post on Instagram Shooting Ibiza
    ARTURO VIDAL hasn’t been on a championship losing football team in almost a decade. But this season the Chilean’s title-winning streak came to an end in a bittersweet fashion.  2Arturo Vidal has won eight league titles in three of Europe's top divisions. He missed out on his ninth after Barcelona lost their La Liga crown to Real Madrid this termCredit: Getty Images - Getty On Thursday the tenacious Barcelona midfield star missed out on the chance to claim his ninth championship medal, thanks to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.  And the 33-year-old had been on a title-winning side an impressive eight times in three of Europe’s top football divisions.  Since 2011 the 100-cap Chile international, who moved to the Nou Camp for £27million in 2018, has enjoyed some stunning league wins at Juventus, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona.  In nine years, Vidal has celebrated glittering trophy success, including four Scudettos in...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have received a fresh transfer blow with Thiago "agreeing terms" with Liverpool. German publication Bild say Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp has given the thumbs-up to signing the 29-year-old Bayern Munich midfielder. 1Man Utd appear to have lost out to Liverpool in the chase for Bayern's ThiagoCredit: Getty Images - Getty But the Premier League champions are only willing to pay £23million for the £36m-rated Spaniard. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United news Thiago has another year remanining on his contract with the Bundesliga and DFB Pokal winners. So Liverpool transfer chiefs will have to thrash out agreeable terms with Bayern to get a deal done. At least they are in that position though, with United on the outside looking in. Chelsea were linked too but with the arrivals of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner and pursuit of Jan Oblak, they are in less of a...
    CHELSEA are in pole position to land Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen after Bayern Munich reportedly pulled out of the race to sign him. The Blues are known to be desperate to secure his services, with the playmaker said to be willing to join the West Londoners even if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. 1Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz looks to be on his way out of the club in the summerCredit: Getty Images - Getty Havertz, 21, has starred for Leverkusen this season - chipping in with 17 goals and nine assists in 43 games in all competitions. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news And Chelsea have been given a huge boost in their pursuit of the player after Sport Bild claimed that Bayern are turning their attention elsewhere. They state that the Bavarian outfit are unwilling to meet his £90million release clause,...
    THIAGO ALCANTARA has been warned off a move to Liverpool by former Reds midfielder Christian Ziege. The Bayern Munich midfielder, 29, has told his club he wants to leave this summer. 2Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara has been warned off a move to LiverpoolCredit: AFP or licensors Liverpool are believed to have already agreed personal terms with Thiago. And there is also interest from Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. However, Bayern remain hopeful of keeping Thiago with a new contract. 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City, Spurs vs Arsenal and Leicester scores this coming weekend and win £100 And ex-Liverpool man Ziege, who also played for Bayern, believes the Barcelona academy product should avoid an Anfield switch as he wouldn’t “fit” Jurgen Klopp’s style of play. Ziege told CaughtOffside: “I have to say I love this player. “He is a fantastic player but I’m not sure he fits into the Premier...
    ARSENAL right-back Hector Bellerin is wanted by Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus with his future at the Emirates unclear, according to reports. The pacy Spaniard has been an ever-present for the Gunners over the last few years but faces competition for a spot in the starting line-up form Cedric Soares. 2Mikel Arteta could offload Hector Bellerin this summer The Express report PSG are monitoring the 25-year-old with Juventus and Bayern also poised to swoop. Southampton loanee Soares has just put pen to paper on a four-year permanent deal casting doubt on Bellerin's first choice status. Soares made his long-awaited Arsenal debut by replacing Bellerin against Norwich on Wednesday. The Portuguese ace proved he was worth the wait by bagging a wondergoal just 229 seconds after coming onto the field. ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners news Boss Mikel Arteta was clearly impressed...
    MARIO MANDZUKIC has become a free agent after terminating his contract with Al-Duhail. The former Juventus and Bayern Munich striker was linked with a move to Manchester United in the winter window but instead moved to Qatar 1Mario Mandzukic has become a free agent after terminating his contract with Al-Duhail However, after just just seven months and as many games played Mandzukic announced his stint in the Middle East is over. He tweeted: “I reached an agreement with Al-Duhail management to terminate my contract by mutual consent. “I appreciate the trust and hospitality that I have received in Qatar and I wish the best to the club and the team in future.” Mandzukic was frozen out of the Juve picture earlier in the season with manager Maurizio Sarri refusing to play him. United were close to snapping up the experienced Croatian as they looked...
    LEROY SANE has completed his £55million transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich. The German winger has been linked with a move to the Bundesliga champions for months and finally put pen to paper on the deal today. CONFIRMED:Leroy Sane has signed for Bayern until June 30, 2025! Hes finally here! pic.twitter.com/kPvfVu3Gy3— Bavarian Tweets (@BavarianTweets) July 2, 2020 The 24-year-old touched down in Germany last night ahead of his medical which he completed today. He headed straight for the first part of his medical yesterday evening with a club doctor that lasted around three hours before going to his hotel just before midnight. Bayern will pay £44.7m fee up front with a further £10.1m in add-ons, while City have negotiated a 10 per cent sell-on clause Sane has agreed a bumper £20m contract - pocketing more than double what was on the table from his current employers. Bayern have been chasing...
    CHELSEA are reportedly lining up a stunning bid for David Alaba as Frank Lampard steps up his hunt for a new left-back. The Athletic claims Chelsea have approached Bayern Munich over a shock move for the world-class talent this summer. 1 Chelsea have made an approach for Bayern Munich star David AlabaCredit: Getty Images - Getty Lampard had been looking to prise England star Ben Chilwell from Leicester City. But Brendan Rodgers’ £70million valuation of the youngster has put Chelsea off. And it now appears that Lampard is trying his luck with highly-rated Alaba. CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues news The 27-year-old's contract does not expire until next summer but Bayern will consider cashing in at the end of this season to ensure they get some money in. Talks have been ongoing over a new deal at the Allianz for more than a year but there has been no...
    BAYERN MUNICH will not join Manchester United in the race to sign Jude Bellingham, according to reports. Bild's Christian Falk suggests there is no truth in the rumours the newly-crowned German champs have become the latest club to show interest in Birmingham ace Bellingham. 1 Jude Bellingham looks set for a move to Borussia DortmundCredit: Reuters MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United news The reason being the Bavarian bosses "know" Borussia Dortmund have an agreement with the 16-year-old player. The English youngster looks set to follow in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho by quitting the UK to move to Bundesliga side Dortmund. A number of clubs have been circling around the highly-rated youngster including Chelsea and United. The Red Devils pulled out all the stops to try and lure the midfielder to Old Trafford, including a special trip to Carrington. But recent reports suggested the whizzkid was ready...
    THIAGO ALCANTARA has snubbed Bayern Munich’s offer of a new contract and already said goodbye to team-mates as he eyes a move to England. The 29-year-old Spanish midfielder still has 12 months remaining on his deal with the Bundesliga giants. 2 Thiago Alcantara has already said goodbye to his Bayern Munich team-mates after snubbing a new deal and is eyeing a move to the Premier LeagueCredit: AFP But now it appears they will be forced to cash in on the ex-Barcelona star in the upcoming transfer window rather than lose him for nothing in June 2021. They are believed to be looking for a fee of between £54m to £72m for him, says Kicker. Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has claimed the ace wants to play in the Premier League and “has not replied” to renewal offers from Bayern. And Bayern would use that sum to launch a move for...
    BAYERN MUNICH midfielder Thiago Alcantara is reportedly weighing up his future at the club as he contemplates a move to Premier League champions-elect Liverpool. The 29-year-old has just one year left on his deal at the Allianz Arena, and it is said that he is considering leaving Germany as he seeks a new challenge. 1 Spanish star Thiago Alcantara has emerged as a possible target for LiverpoolCredit: AFP or licensors Thiago has enjoyed a trophy-laden seven-year spell at Bayern having joined Barcelona in 2012. The Spanish star has won the Bundesliga title in every campaign for the Bavarian outfit, featuring in 230 games in all competitions for the club. But according to Bild, he could be set to leave at the end of the season with talks stalled over a new contract extension. They claim that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is keen to sign a central midfielder in the upcoming...
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