Only recently it became known that record champion Bayern Munich has interest in Dortmund jewel Tobias Raschl. It is tempting for an 18-year-old, but BVB will not be defeated that fast.
Raschl, a defensive midfielder, is considered one of Dortmund’s brightest prospects and the club is well aware of the market for his talents. Sebastian Kehl, head of BVB’s licensed player division, acknowledged to Goal and SPOX (as captured by SportBild) that the club will talk to Raschl about his future.
We’ll talk to the boy about it. He will think carefully about where he is going. It would be nice to bring another player from our own ranks into the first team.
Per SportBild, Bayern is not the only club interested in Raschl, whose contract expires this summer.
Raschl is one of the most sought-after young talents in Germany. In addition to Bayern, Borussia Mönchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen are tuned into the Dortmund U19 captain. But, BVB head coach Lucien Favre is a big Raschl fan and took the U19 player to winter training camp. There have already been discussions between manager Michael Zorc and the consultants of Raschl because his contract expires in the summer.
Bournemouth dealt Chelsea a stunning — and humiliating — 4-0 defeat yesterday. Bayern transfer target Callum Hudson-Odoi did not have a part to play in the loss, however, as he watched the games from the stands.
Maurizio Sarri had this to say about Hudson-Odoi after the game, according to Goal:
He played three days ago. There was Willian [in the starting XI], so I had only one winger on the bench. We have four wingers, one had to be in the stands.
SportBild’s Christian Falk reiterated that Hudson-Odoi’s absence from the lineup meant nothing for Bayern:
Our sister site Royal Blue Mersey took to Twitter to see if the Everton fan base would be interested in RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner at his alleged price tag of €40m.
The responses to this tweet were exactly what you would expect from The Toffees’ fanbase. Here are a few below in their original state (no editing):
“I’d offer him my firstborn child”
“We should. But we won’t”
“Not a cat in hells chance”.
“No he’s overrated, I rather ‘ve 2 Leigh Griffiths”
“Just seen Timo Wener on County Road with Riquelme”
“Of course we would but I doubt he has a clue what an Everton even is”
Bayern II tops Brighton & Hove Albion to advance in Premier League International Cup (BrightonandHoveAlbion.com)
Bayern Munich II captured a 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion to move into the Premier League International Cup quarterfinals.
The Seagulls needed a point to top Group D after taking four points from their opening two matches, but second-half goals from Alexander Nollenberger and Daniel Jelisic confirmed Bayern’s place in the quarterfinals.
A ball boy for Tottenham Hotspur did his best to grind out the clock against Watford.