A report by kicker (as captured by the Münchner Merkur) indicates that Bayern Munich has now moved on from the thought of bringing in former Borussia Dortmund winger and current FC Barcelona player Ousmane Dembele.
Ousmane Dembele has been associated with FC Bayern Munich in recent weeks, but a change of the former Dortmund and current Barcelona professional is increasingly unlikely. As kicker reports, Dembélé is “currently no longer a candidate in Munich.”
The fiscal reality of a move for Dembele was always a little bit shaky, especially with a potential transfer of Manchester City’s Leroy Sane still on the table. With Callum Hudson-Odoi’s decision to extend his contract with Chelsea, Bayern can now cross two of its top three “true wing” targets off its list.
If we are going to get absurd here, we might as well go all the way. Juventus is reportedly readying an offer of Paulo Dybala, Blaise Matuidi, and cash for Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar.
According to the aforementioned information, the Italians would be willing to offer the PSG to Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi, in addition to a substantial sum of money.
Meanwhile, PSG has reportedly turned down an offer from FC Barcelona (as captured by Transfer Market Web):
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel, maybe just for locker room peace’s sake, implied Brazilian international winger/forward Neymar (27) is going to stay put. The French giants have just turned down Barcelona FC on a swap proposal, aiming to get the player back in, including 40 million euros cash, Philippe Coutinho, and Ivan Rakitic.
Bayern Munich’s reported interest in Real Betis midfielder Giovani Lo Celso is apparently no longer existent. For good measure, Atlético Madrid backed off as well, leaving Tottenham Hotspur as the primary suitor for Lo Celso.
Bayern also thought of him, but did not make a proposal. The Germans considered what Betis asks (between €60 million and €70 million already) as still too much. He has also been linked to Atlético Madrid, but Simeone has other preferences.
Just about the same time I published a post where Niklas Sule denied being a “lard-arse” — and also where I dismissed “Fat-gate” as an overblown non-story — @FCBayernUS posted a video of Sule drinking beer and talking about food.
Seriously, though, Sule is not fat.
You didn’t know you needed a Robert Lewandowski basketball thread, but you got one anyway. A little half court-shot action:
The pump fake and subsequent drilling of the jumper:
Lewy has some skill for sure (is there anything he can’t do?).
Speaking of basketball, FC Bayern Basketball signed Greg Monroe yesterday.
⚪ Welcome to the #Bayern Family, Moose!— FC Bayern Basketball (@fcb_basketball) July 25, 2019
Alles zur Verpflichtung von Greg @M10OSE Monroe:
ℹ️ 2.11m 120kg Lefty
ℹ️ NBA Draft 2010 - 7th Pick#GregAttack #GregMonroe #FCBBroster #FCBB
Footage rights belong to the @NBA pic.twitter.com/05F6rgmFzl
Monroe becomes the biggest signing that Bayern has made this summer...literally, he’s 6-foot-11. Monroe’s most recent stint in the NBA was with the Philadelphia 76ers, so if you want my 10-cent scouting report, here you go:
Monroe has size and knows how to use his body around the net, but has slowed a lot over the past two-to-three years. He still has a decent touch, but the NBA game seemingly got too fast for him. A move abroad should suit him well, but Bayern basketball fans should not expect an explosive version of Monroe. He’s put a lot of mileage on his body and while he still can be a solid contributing player, he just doesn’t have the quickness any longer to really be a dominant player in any league.
We have been trying to stay on top of every latest twist and turn of the transfer saga Leroy Sane. If you missed the latest news check here, but if you been living under a rock or just got out of a coma, here is the whole saga and how it has evolved from the beginning.
Below is video of Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola’s statements from yesterday on Sane:
Leroy Sane was just 18 when his made his senior debut for Schalke. Could younger brother, Sidi, be about to emulate the Manchester City and Germany star after being promoted to the Royal Blues’ U17 team? ”Sidi is a real talent, and it’s great to have him with the squad for preseason,” Schalke’s U17 coach Frank Fahrenhorst told Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung on the 16-year-old. ”He can play in the attacking wide areas and has unbelievable pace, but we should try to avoid comparisons with his father and brothers.”
Sport Bild chief Christian Falk also had this flex action:
There is also this:
The year is 2054 - Sane is still thinking about his transfer to Bayern Munich. pic.twitter.com/AmjchpG3nq— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) July 24, 2019
El Inter estaría interesado en Arturo Vidal por indicación de su nuevo entrenador Antonio Conte, que ya le tuvo a sus órdenes en la Juventus. El técnico cree que el chileno del Barça sería el recambio ideal del belga Radja Nainggolan.— Francesc Aguilar (@FApor_elmundo) July 24, 2019
Inter would be interested in Arturo Vidal at the direction of his new coach Antonio Conte, who already had him at his command in Juventus. The coach believes that Barça’s Chilean would be the ideal replacement for the Belgian Radja Nainggolan.
Aguilar also tweeted that Bayern was out on Dembele (as noted above) and that the Bavarians are going to take another run at Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz.
El fichaje de Leroy Sané por el Bayern, que está en su recta final, confirma lo que os dije de que Ousmane Dembélé no era el objetivo número uno del club bávaro para reforzar su delantera. Y ahora irán a por Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen).— Francesc Aguilar (@FApor_elmundo) July 24, 2019
The transfer of Leroy Sané by Bayern, who is in his final stretch, confirms what I told you that Ousmane Dembélé was not the number one goal of the Bavarian club for reinforcements. And now they will go for Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen).