David Alaba linked to Inter Milan (Bild)
Apparently, rumors have suddenly emerged linking Bayern Munich’s David Alaba to Inter Milan, where Borussia Dortmund’s Achraf Hakimi is now headed. Ivan Reggiani claimed in an interview with Calciomercato that Alaba had already agreed to terms with Inter.
“As far as I know the player is leaving,” Reggiani said, “and I think Inter has already concluded something important. I think that an agreement has already been signed between Inter and the player’s entourage, and I think that Inter really could add him to their next squad.”
Bild says, however, that there is “currently not a lot” to back up the story. Inter is indeed interested, but there is no such agreement between the club and Alaba’s management. And, namely, “Alaba moreover does not want to transfer to Inter.”
Thank you, Herr Kapitän Offensichtlich.
Besides Inter, PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester City are interested in Alaba, but Bayern does not believe that any of them will make a serious bid in 2020. Alaba himself would only be interested in FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Chelsea ready to pay meet Leverkusen’s price for Kai Havertz (Bild)
Kai Havertz reportedly will ask Bayer Leverkusen for permission to transfer sooner rather than later. According to Bild, Havertz “definitely wants out of Leverkusen this summer.” Bild claims, “After losing the DFB-Pokal final against Bayern, the offensive star has decided that a new beginning is the best solution for his burgeoning career.”
Bild claims that, according to their information, Chelsea FC is prepared to pay Leverkusen’s €100m asking price, but they will negotiate with Bayer about breaking it up into installments. Bild suggests, for example, that Chelsea could offer €70m up front and €30-40 at a later date.
Of course, if Chelsea fails to qualify for the Champions League, they can keep their money.
The other club reportedly interested in Havertz is Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane is said to be a fan of Havertz’s, but, like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid does not want to spend big on Havertz until 2021. If they sell enough players, though, perhaps they could afford him this summer after all.
Thomas Müller wore Müller Muay Thai shorts to celebrate the Pokal (AZ)
It really happened!! Thank you for wearing it @esmuellert_ You are the best!! @FCBayern @FCBayernUS @FCBayernEN @FCBayern_TH @Slimesteiger #20in2020 #FCBayern #MiaSanMia #MEI8TER #packmas pic.twitter.com/zq8jZB1gIz— Paris Rattanun (@Paris_Rattanun) July 6, 2020
It turns out that an official Bayern fan club from Thailand sent Müller the shorts. And he really wore them to Bayern’s party to celebrate winning the DFB-Pokal!
Max Eberl rules out catching Bayern Munich
Philipp Lahm remembers Claudio Pizarro’s golf pants
Eine unglaubliche Fußballer-Karriere geht zu Ende - es ist mir eine große Freude, ein Teil dieser Reise gewesen zu sein. Danke & alles Gute, Claudio! @pizarrinha— Philipp Lahm (@philipplahm) July 7, 2020
An incredible footballer's career is coming to an end - it is a great pleasure to have been part of this journey. pic.twitter.com/eQiIeOR1QK
Bayern vacations at Berni’s
Ronaldo has a high opinion of Sarri’s advice pic.twitter.com/idnko4PUsq— Uncle Sharma (@RSharmzz) July 4, 2020
Douglas Costa beats two men with one foot
Douglas Costa, especialista de las ‘viboritas’, ‘elásticas’ o el nombre que quieran ponerle— Alvaro Aponte (@alvaroapontec) July 7, 2020
At first glance, you might think he strikes the ball with his left foot and redirects it between the two players with his right, but look again: his right foot remains planted behind him the whole time. He makes both touches with his left foot.