Paris Saint-Germain seems to be set on honor Neymar’s wish to go back to Spain. With Real Madrid and FC Barcelona scraping together offers for the Brazil international, PSG is getting numerous offers from each club. One proposal was Gareth Bale and €90 million for Neymar, which PSG shot down.
Real have already signed Bale’s replacement in the form of Eden Hazard, who touched down from Chelsea back in June. And they supposedly tried to get rid of the 30-year-old by offering him, plus £85m, to secure Neymar’s signature. PSG, though, rejected the offer.
Bale, of course, is one of the names that has repeatedly been linked to Bayern Munich of late.
As Bayern Munich draw closer to the signature of Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, there appears to be another Croatian Serie A star on the Bavarian side’s shortlist as the end of the transfer window draws closer: Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic. Mandzukic was reportedly close to joining Manchester United before the English transfer window shut; the Red Devils launching a bid to bring the Croatian forward in to replace Romelu Lukaku, who left the club to sign for Inter Milan.
Now, as per the German press, Bayern are keen on Mandzukic, a former player of theirs, to bolster the depth in their attack. Mandzukic himself is personally keen on leaving Juventus in favor of a different challenge and the Bundesliga could be the perfect place for him at this stage of his career.
One reason Juventus might be so eager to unload Mandzukic is that the Old Lady is still trying to make a move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba (per The Express):
(Juventus) are trying to offload Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic who rejected a switch to United to Bayern Munich. Selling Paulo Dybala who rejected both United and Tottenham Hotspur last week to Paris Saint-Germain is also possible if Real Madrid make a move for Neymar.
United won’t stand in the way of Pogba leaving Old Trafford even though the Premier League transfer window is closed and they won’t be able to sign a replacement. And Juventus have three weeks to raise the £150million transfer fee that United have placed on his head to make the deal happen.
Yet another player Juventus is trying to offload is Paulo Dybala. Though Bayern Munich was mentioned just Friday as a potential destination for the Argentine, it looks like Paris Saint-Germain has taken the mantle as the front-runner for the 25-year-old:
Paulo Dybala was part of the travelling party as Juventus made their way to Stockholm to round off their preseason preparations with a glamour friendly with Atlético Madrid. As reported by Sportsmail, Paris Saint Germain have now thrown themselves into the equation and asked the forward to join their ranks.
At a time where just about any wing with a pulse has been linked to Bayern Munich, we can add Gremio’s Everton Soares to the list:
According to Il Mattino, as hinted by Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis, Italian giants are approaching Brazilian international winger Everton Soares (23). Gremio, whose team Everton is the main star, own only half of his trading rights, and the cash demand set upon him amounts to 40 million euros. The 1996-born, previously linked to AC Milan, is tracked by a bunch more clubs, including Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, as well as both Manchester giants, which summer window is already done for.
The deal between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich for Ivan Perisic officially got the flex treatment (which means we are just waiting on the teams to announce, right?).
It might not be much longer before we see Perisic in training either. Per TZ’s Manuel Bonke, the medical exam should happen tomorrow and Perisic could be in training by Wednesday:
Jetzt geht’s fix mit der Leihe! Ivan #Perisic wird bereits Anfang der Woche den Medizin-Check beim @FCBayern absolvieren, im Anschluss seinen Vertrag unterschreiben und vermutlich bereits am Mittwoch zum ersten Mal mit dem Team trainieren. #FCBTransfersommer #FCBayern #Sane— Manuel Bonke (@mano_bonke) August 11, 2019
Now things are moving fast with on the loan! Ivan #Perisic will have his medical check at @FCBayern at the beginning of the week, then sign his contract and probably train with the team for the first time on Wednesday. #FCBTransfersommer #FCBayern #Sane
Former Hoffenheim coach Julian Nagelsmann is ditching RB Leipzig’s successful 4-4-2 formation in favor of his preferred 3-5-2.
Nagelsmann has installed a new playing system. Instead of a 4-4-2, he is playing a 3-5-2. The full-backs have to play extremely high — especially to take apart extremely deep-lying opponents. In training, he deliberately overburdens the players with tasks to take them to a higher tactical level. The players get tactical instructions as video snippets on their phones.
The young coach is clearly looking to put his stamp on Die Roten Bullen.
If you wanted to catch up on some of the best moments from Bayern Munich’s training camp in Tegernsee, here you go:
Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger scored his first goal of the season for the Chicago Fire last night. Besides Schweinsteiger’s first goal, it proved to be the game-winner against the Montreal Impact: