Liverpool will face a fight to keep hold of Champions League hero Mohamed Salah this summer, with Manchester United and Real Madrid battling to sign him. Spanish newspaper AS claim the giants both want to lure the Egyptian away from Anfield, while Bayern Munich are also keen to bring him to the Bundesliga.
AS say that Real failed with an attempt to sign the former Roma star last summer after Liverpool demanded more than £180m for him. But with Zinedine Zidane embarking on a huge rebuilding project at the Bernabeu, they are now even more determined to bring a player of his quality to Madrid.
I am pretty sure we have shattered the scale for ludicrous rumors already and we are barely over a week into this. Buckle up everyone, it’s going to be a bumpy ride this summer.
Here is yet another report that Bayern has decided against retaining James Rodriguez:
After Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Rafinha, the fourth departure of FC Bayern Munich has also been decided, according to kicker information: the FCB bosses have internally agreed not to draw the option of binding James from Real Madrid for 42 million euros after a two-year loan. According to media reports, the Italian runner-up SSC Naples is working intensively for the Colombian. Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti has already coached James at Real Madrid and in Munich.
Eintracht Frankfurt did not really want to negotiate the 70 million Euro transfer fee, but in the end it would amount to between 65 and 70 million Euro. However, the striker’s presentation will be a long time coming and will only take place after Jovic’s international matches. The Serb has been nominated for the U21 European Championship from June 16 to 30 in Italy and San Marino, where he will face Austria, Germany and Denmark.
Fiorentina phenom Federico Chiesa has allegedly turned down Bayern as he has decided that remaining in Serie A is what is best for his career.
Federico Chiesa has rejected a summer transfer to Bayern Munich as he wants to remain in Serie A. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the player and his family have decided that the best thing for his future is to remain in Serie A. Fiorentina have slapped a €70 million price-tag on the Italian winger and La Viola are not willing to include any player in a potential swap deal. Rocco Commisso is expected to have a meeting with the Della Valle family this week to buy a majority stake in the club and Chiesa’s family will meet the club’s new owner afterwards.
Bayern II striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt is drawing interest from Dutch clubs FC Utrecht and FC Groningen.
FC Utrecht and FC Groningen are interested in signing Bayern Munich II striker Kwasi Okyere Wriedt.— Dutch Football (@FootballOranje_) June 3, 2019
The Ghana international has scored 24 goals this season. (Elf Voetbal)
Could we see Arjen Robben and Wreidt teaming up for FC Groningen next season?
By the end of the 2018-2019 season it was clear that Renato Sanches wanted out of Bayern. Now, however, the club is thinking about keeping the Portuguese midfielder as it is looking to maximize value on its roster as it navigates the transfer market.
The future of Renato Sanches (21, contract until 2021) is open again. While the Portuguese had also recently been on his way to say goodbye, he is now likely to remain in the central midfield in view of the “not too lavish” staffing level.
Real Madrid allegedly wants Manchester United’s Paul Pogba in the worst way. Just how badly, you ask? Enough to offer Gareth Bale, Isco, and James Rodriguez to the Red Devils?
Real Madrid are weighing up a triple player swap to tempt Manchester United into selling them Paul Pogba this summer. The Spanish side are looking to overhaul their squad following a terrible season in which they finished only third in La Liga and their three-year reign as European champions ended with a last-16 exit in the Champions League.
Although Zinedine Zidane’s side are also looking to land Eden Hazard in a deal that is set to be worth over £100million from Chelsea, hopes of also signing Pogba are also high up in priority.
The three aforementioned players were listed out, though the Daily Mail acknowledged each presented an issue:
- Gareth Bale: Concerns over his fitness and wages
- Isco: Zidane is said to like him.
- James Rodriguez: Well, he reportedly doesn’t want to go to England, but Zidane doesn’t want him so he’s part of the deal.
The other two players Real Madrid might look to add to a package for Pogba are Theo Hernandez (brother of Bayern’s Lucas Hernandez) and back-up goalkeeper Kaylor Neves.
More and more likely to leave Manchester City, after three seasons in, German international deep-lying midfielder Ilkay Gundogan (28), according to latest UK news, is still a target for Inter Milan. Inquired by Real Madrid as well, former Dortmund playmaker might be signed away on an about 33 million euros fee.
Bayern has extended its partnership deal with consumer good manufacturer Procter & Gamble.
FC Bayern München and the world’s leading consumer goods manufacturer Procter & Gamble have extended their successful partnership. The cooperation for Germany, Austria and Switzerland comprises Procter & Gamble’s entire brand portfolio, including Gillette, Braun, Head & Shoulders and Oral-B. The partnership will be extended to the FC Bayern Women from the next season onwards to highlight Procter & Gamble’s brands with female target groups.
Additionally, Procter & Gamble established the initiative #FamilienChancen (Family Chances) with the support of FC Bayern in the 2018/19 season. Procter & Gamble is working to turn the focus to families’ peak performances in everyday life and to help families with their everyday challenges. The cooperation will be extended for this initiative too.