If you click on the link above, you’ll be taken to a totally subjective (read: pure speculation) AS story that claims “Real Madrid target to ask Bayern to negotiate move.” Whatever, Augustin Marin. You’re entitled to your opinion. Fast-forward to Bleacher Report’s Matt Jones, and it’s now “Robert Lewandowski Reportedly Asks to Talk with Real Madrid Amid Exit Rumours.” I see what you did there, Matt. Shame! Shame!
Arturo Vidal is an AC Milan target. How about that? I mean, of course he is. Lo, I shall reveal unto you the original scoop at Calciomercato in all its glory:
Secondo Tuttosport, Arturo Vidal rimane il sogno del Milan a centrocampo. Mirabelli infatti vuole tentare l’assalto al centrocampista cileno in uscita dal Bayern Monaco.
According to Tuttosport, Arturo Vidal remains Milan’s dream center-midfielder. Mirabelli indeed wants to try to pry the central midfielder away from Bayern Munich.
But wait, there’s more!
Now this is an odd rumor. Despite Renato Sanches’s horrific experience on loan to Swansea City, “Milan wants to put him out of his misery and to make an offer for him in the upcoming summer.” No one knows what they might offer, let alone whether it would come close to the €35 million that Bayern paid Benfica for him.
Sport Bild’s Christian Falk claims that Bayern’s leadership is rethinking its earlier resolution to search for a German(-speaking) coach, as there appears to be no viable successor to Jupp Heynckes in the Bundesliga.
The rather one-sided feud continues. HW-MW went after Guardiola again on a ZDF broadcast:
Pep overestimates himself. He knows everything better. I was too big for him. I had support from the club, support from the team. He can't stand it when someone is his equal . . . He thought he could make me his subordinate. He used every occasion to snub me.”
According to the embittered team doctor, a very load confrontation between himself and Guardiola took place in the locker room when Bayern lost 1-3 to Porto in the Champions League quarterfinals. After that, the doctor decided: “For my honor and my name, I have to quit. I cannot tolerate that.” Guardiola allegedly was only concerned about relieving players' pain, not treating treating the underlying problems.
Ralph Hasenhüttl takes himself out of the running for coach
Hasenhüttl nimmt sich selbst aus dem Rennen um den Trainer-Job beim @fcbayern. Er habe sich in den letzen Tagen viele Gedanken gemacht und nach einem Gespräch mit der RB-Führung kann er sich vorstellen, über 2019 hinaus bei @DieRotenBullen zu bleiben— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) March 29, 2018
Hasenhüttl takes himself out of the running for the coaching job at Bayern Munich. He has thought a lot in the last few days, and after a conversation with the RB Leipzig leadership, he can imagine staying at Leipzig beyond 2019.
For Bayern, it’s all about the brand and now Allianz Arena will reinforce that even more as the stadium will get a cosmetic makeover this summer (not to mention hotel rooms!).
At last, Neuer is back on the ball in training.