Bayern Munich’s public recruiting of Manchester City star Leroy Sane probably was a little too “public” over the summer, which rubbed a lot of people — including Pep Guardiola — the wrong way. The Bavarians seem to have learned from that situation (and perhaps from what happened with Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi as well).
Bayern Munich CEO Karl Heinz-Rummenigge claimed that his club has nothing to say on Sane, nor is keeping an “eye” on him at the moment:
To be honest I have no eye on him at all because I don’t speak about players of other clubs in public. The FIFA rules don’t allow that anyway. And I will always stick to that.
Ribery, of course, gave a somewhat typical Ribery response after the game:
Franck Ribery joked about his age after scoring in #Fiorentina ’s 3-1 win at #ACMilan . “I am old, but I feel young on the pitch. Football is my life, I love it.” https://t.co/zPyKoeRg8g #MilanFiorentina #SerieA #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/EWs3uXle1o— footballitalia (@footballitalia) September 29, 2019
Football journalist Manuel Veth covered Borussia Dortmund’s disappointing 2-2 draw with Werder Bremen this weekend and came away hearing some rumblings about a scenario we have speculated on multiple times here: Dortmund could sell off Jadon Sancho and use the funds to buy Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen.
With Sancho expected to draw anywhere from €125-€150 million on the market, and Havertz in the €100-€120 million range, the math does work. Interestingly, Bayern Munich’s Philippe Coutinho could be available on a buy-option from FC Barcelona for €120 million as well.
If I had to guess, the ripple effect will require Sancho to make a decision on his future, followed by Havertz, and then Bayern Munich. If the Bavarians can’t land Havertz, they could dump that money into Coutinho.
Also, our “Cobra Kai” t-shirt plan here will go up in flames.
Never have I seen a person so intimately cherishing the taste of a hot dog (or maybe this is a sausage...it’s hard to tell). Unfortunately for this fella, his pleasure came to an abrupt end:
Bayern Munich legend and current Chicago Fire star Bastian Schweinsteiger is reportedly going to make a decision on his future next week. Will the 35-year-old stay in Chicago, look to return to Europe, or retire?
Chicago Fire reporter Guillermo Rivera tweeted out that Schweinsteiger will let Chicago know next week:
Schweinsteiger says he’ll decide on his future next week. #cf97— Guillermo Rivera (@FireConf) September 30, 2019
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Ajax star Donny van de Beek was tracked by Bayern Munich at one point, but has been heavily linked to Real Madrid of late. Reports out of the Netherlands, however, indicate that Ajax wants to extend the contract of Van de Beek and keep him in Amsterdam longer:
Tracked hard by Real Madrid, Dutch international attacking midfielder Donny Van de Beek (22), according to latest news, is in talks with Ajax on a new long-term. Previously linked to more clubs, including Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool, and PSG, Van de Beek is currently on a deal with Eredivisie defending champions until June 2022.
The Frauen took some time to unwind and tested their strength: