Despite the assertion by Uli Hoeness that Bayern Munich’s squad planning for this season is complete, a new rumor indicated that the Bavarians were thinking about making a late run at Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen.
Ian McGarry dropped that bomb at the 17-minute mark of the Transfer Window podcast. Per McGarry:
In the last few days, Bayern Munich has contacted Eriksen’s representatives to reiterate their interest in bringing him as an #8 or a #10 in a creative role to give them creative options on a team which they are building with some very expensive costs with regards to signings. Eriksen is tempted by a move to the German champions, but I think his preference is to go to Real Madrid, but of course, that would depend on Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United.
Given the recent loan acquisition of Philippe Coutinho, however, it is hard to believe that Bayern would be eager to throw what would have to be a ton of money to Tottenham to procure Eriksen.
Per The Mirror, Tottenham has offered Eriksen €219,000 per week, but he is allegedly intent on moving away from the Premier League:
The summer of flex is almost over, but why not at least one more for the road:
Schalke 04 goalkeeper Alexander Nübel is one of the more prominent names in Germany that has been linked to Bayern Munich, but the kid sure has a way with giving a politically correct response on his future.
When asked by Sky (captured by kicker) about getting a recommendation from Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Nübel denied any such conversation and then segued into stating the obvious about his future and potentially getting a contract extension done with Schalke:
I do not know, I have no contact with Manuel Neuer, I last saw him last year at home games and said hello. I’m now here at Schalke and I’m glad to play here I’m in talks with Schalke, my current club. And I am grateful to get my time here. The football business is very, very fast — of course. But I have another year of contract here, that’s enough time.
Nübel also said that he did not have a deadline for getting a contract extension done with Die Königsblauen.
Paris Saint-Germain was also checking out Michaël Cuisance before Bayern Munich swooped in to sign the former Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder:
Recruited by Bayern Munich, Michael Cuisance was a player closely followed by PSG and Leonardo. According to our information, the PSG was monitoring his situation very closely. Much appreciated by Leonardo, since his time at AC Milan, he has continued to learn about the French nugget when he joined PSG. Bayern Munich was quicker and above all more efficient.
Side note: I have seen Cuisance’s name spelled Mickaël and Michaël. We’re using Michaël for now and will make a final editorial in the coming days.
Juventus midfielder/defender Emre Can is reportedly on the radar for both Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain:
Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have both reportedly shown late interest in Juventus midfielder Emre Can. Juve’s inability to move Sami Khedira or Blaise Matuidi has fueled speculation that Emre Can could be sacrificed.
Calciomercato goes into more detail, explaining the Germany international is not a first pick for Maurizio Sarri and that the new boss has given the green light to his exit. As for those looking at the former Liverpool man, Tuttosport writes Bayern and PSG have both made inquiries.
The two clubs were linked with Emre Can before he joined the Bianconeri on a free transfer last summer. He marked his debut campaign in Turin with 37 appearances, four goals, an assist and a Scudetto.
Another day, another signing. Bayern’s latest acquisition was the long-rumored purchase of Celtic FC center-back prospect Liam Morrison. Morrison is just 16, but was highly regarded in the Celtic system.
Morrison is expected to join the youth ranks at Bayern and will be yet another potential defensive gem on Säbener Strasse.
Former Bayern Munich stalwart is weighing quite a few options. After being linked to Everton yesterday, Fiorentina is keeping close watch on Ribery, who is also considering PSV Eindhoven, Dinamo Moscow, and Spartak Moscow:
Fiorentina continue to pursue Franck Ribery. The French forward, a free agent after the end of his Bayern Munich contract, is looking for a new experience and he’s had contact with Fiorentina in the past few hours while the player has opened to the idea of joining the Italian side. there could be new developments already by tomorrow to understand whether the deal’s feasible or not. Ribery has received important offers from Dinamo Moscow and Spartak in Russia, that’s the reason why he’ll wait a few days to take his decision.