As Bayern Munich’s hopes to land Manchester City’s Leroy Sane appear to be fading fast, the Bavarians might also be turning the page on another player that the club has been heavily linked to: RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
It appears that Bayern is unsure where and how Werner could fit on the roster.
The Bavarians and Werner agree that the right-footer is also not a typical outside player, which is why possibly signing him does not depend on signing Sané. Werner sees himself in a central role, the same place where Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski have thus far occupied their spots.
A role as their backup, however, comes into consideration for Werner only to a limited extent, which is why it is still an option for him to stay with the Champions League participant for at least another year.
So that Werner could switch off on vacation at least somewhat, all talks with foreign clubs were temporarily broken off by the Werner side. Recently rumors circulated that Paris Saint-Germain was interested in him.
It should also be noted, however, that Bayern has lost a bit of its once-overpowering leverage if it is trying to make a deal for Werner. With Sané looking like he has no intention of making a permanent move back to Germany, Bayern can’t rely on saying that it will just spend its money elsewhere if Die Roten Bullen do not lower their asking price on Werner.
Or, maybe Bayern just can’t see a way where Werner can get enough time on the field next season. Either way, this story will probably take a few more twists and turns before it reaches its conclusion.
FC Augsburg is looking for a new regular goalkeeper. Christian Früchtl was also considered a candidate, but now FCA probably has another candidate in mind. Instead of Früchtl, Martin Schmidt and his team of coaches now have another favorite for the vacant spot in the FCA goal. As kicker reports, Yvon Mvogo is another Swiss player with the best chances. The substitute keeper of RB Leipzig is dissatisfied with his reservist role at the DFB cup finalist and is aiming for a regular place.
Liverpool looks like it has won the race to land Dutch 17-year-old center-back Sepp van den Berg ahead of Bayern and Ajax.
Liverpool have won the race to sign Dutch teenager Sepp van den Berg, with the defender due to undergo a medical on Wednesday ahead of a £1.79 million move. Bayern Munich and Ajax were both desperate to sign Van Den Berg, but Liverpool have convinced the Holland under-19 international to move to Anfield from PEC Zwolle.
The 17-year-old will become Liverpool’s first signing of the summer and is expected to spend next season acclimating and learning before trying to make an impression on the first-team squad. Van Den Berg played 16 first-team Eredivisie games for Zwolle last season and is considered one of the brightest young prospects in Dutch football.
While Bayern is said to have upped its financial offer for VfB Stuttgart center-back Ozan Kabak, AC Milan is ready to offer the young Turk a starting role — something that certainly will not be a sure thing in Munich.
If Torreira is the main target for the midfield, Ozan Kabak is the name on top of the Rossoneri’s wishlist for the defense. As reported by Tuttosport, a long meeting was held yesterday between the player’s representatives and the Milan management. A summit to take stock of the situation in the light of the interest of Bayern Munich.
According to reports, the Bavarians would have raised their contract proposal, which could trigger an auction. For their part, Milan are trying to convince the player a guaranteed him a leading role in the starting lineup. Both the Rossoneri and the German champions are ready to trigger the 15 million release clause in Kabak’s Stuttgart contract.
Bleacher Report did a feature on the Bayern Red Ladies and you really should watch it.
New Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri wants to keep former Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa around, but the bosses over in Turin still want to sell in to Paris Saint-Germain.
While Juventus new boss, Maurizio Sarri, seems inclined to give his ok to Brazilian international winger Douglas Costa (28), after a long talk with former Bayern Munich player himself, Bianconeri top brass, according to Corriere dello Sport, are still tempted to give him away, after two seasons, and go for a cash gain. To this end, Costa’s entourage recently met PSG execs, and an about 50 million euros bid from French giants might get the trick done.
If you aren’t watching the Women’s World Cup, you are missing some great action. Here is yesterday’s recap from the knockout round:
- Sweden’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Canada — 90 in 90:
We hit on some of the hot button items that have been discussed on the site of late, including the Women’s World Cup, rumors regarding Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, and Atlético Madrid’s Rodrigo Hernandez, along with taking a look at where the Bayern back-line stands today.