Chukwuemeka is under contract with Premier League club Aston Villa and is awaiting his first-team debut. Probably the best 16-year-old in all of England,” said the manager of “Villans”, Christian Purslow, about the young man last year. Should the club decide to sell, FC Bayern would have to dig deep into their pockets.
In addition to the Munich team, Manchester City, Liverpool FC and Juventus Turin are also on the youngster. The talent only recently extended to 2023 at Aston Villa, which is why it will by no means be available cheaply.
As noted above, the competition for Chukwuemeka will be steep and you have to think that some of these power clubs in England are getting sick of losing some of their top prospects to Bayern Munich:
Bayern, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus are 'keeping tabs' on Aston Villa starlet Carney Chukwuemeka (17/central/attacking midfielder), dubbed one of the best in his age group in England [@thetimes] pic.twitter.com/ELXx95C0sp— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 2, 2021
Bayern Munich II let 22-year-old attacking midfielder/winger Jannik Rochelt walk away six months before his contract ended so he could join SSV Ulm 1846:
ℹ Jannik #Rochelt hat die #FCBAmateure vorzeitig verlassen. Der 22-jährige Mittelfeldspieler wechselt in die Regionalliga Südwest zum ambitionierten Traditionsklub SSV Ulm 1846.— FC Bayern Campus (@FCBjuniorteam) February 2, 2021
Alles Gute für deine Zukunft, lieber Jannik! #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/w86MRF3gmq
All the best for your future, dear Jannik! #MiaSanMia
“We would like to thank Jannik for his commitment over the past two years and wish him good luck and success in his new position in Ulm,” says campus director Jochen Sauer.
Borussia Dortmund might be looking at RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi to take over for Roman Bürki:
According to Bild information, although Bürki only extended early last summer to 2023, BVB is looking because of Bürki’s major shape fluctuations for a new number 1! The list of candidates from BVB includes Leipzig goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi (30). The Hungarian (market value 11 million) has a release clause. He can leave Leipzig in the summer for a bargain price between 10 and 15 million euros.
Gulácsi earns around 4.2 million euros a year and has been with RB for over five years. At the beginning just number two behind Fabio Coltorti, he has been the undisputed number one in the club since the Saxons joined the Bundesliga. And has made itself interesting for other clubs.
If all of these rumors are RB Leipzig is getting downright raided this summer. Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konate, and Gulacsi would all be all big losses. Upamecano has been linked to Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Chelsea, while several Premier League clubs (including Liverpool again) are eyeing Konate.
Former Bayern Munich prospect Felix Götze is heading to 1. FC Kaiserslautern on a loan assignment from FC Augsburg:
1. FC Kaiserslautern has signed Felix Götze (22) from FC Augsburg. As the third division team announced on Tuesday, the brother of world champion Mario Götze is coming to the Palatinate on loan until the end of the season.
Felix Götze moved from FC Bayern Munich II to Augsburg in the summer of 2018. But he didn’t make the breakthrough with the Bundesliga club. “Felix Götze approached us with the request for a loan in order to gain match practice. We complied with this request because we are convinced that this will be a very good arrangement for everyone involved,” said Augsburg managing director Stefan Reuter.
It looks like things at Olympique Marseille at going to hit a very rocky patch and Michaël Cuisance could be affected:
Just a few days ago, André Villas-Boas announced that he wanted to leave Olympique Marseille in the summer. Now it could go even faster: According to French media reports, the 43-year-old wants to resign immediately. The background is the commitment of Olivier Ntcham against the will of the coach.
Well, a few hours after the kicker report broke, Marseille made the immediate departure of Villas-Boas official:
L’Olympique de Marseille annonce la mise à pied à titre conservatoire d’André Villas-Boas.— Olympique de Marseille (@OM_Officiel) February 2, 2021
Olympique de Marseille announces the dismissal of André Villas-Boas as manager.
Villas-Boas was one of Cuisance’s most staunch advocates at Marseille and without his support, the likelihood of the club buying Cuisance absolutely decreases. Given that Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick is not planning any future with Cuisance, the Bavarians will likely be forced to sell the talented Frenchman at a discounted rate.
Oh, and who is considered the frontrunner to eventually take over at the helm for Marseille? None other than former Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre (per Transfer Market Web):
Parting ways with André Villas-Boas, as disclosed by the trainer himself, once current season’s over, Olympique de Marseille are reportedly planning to name Lucien Favre next first-team manager. The 63-year old Swiss trainer, last working in Borussia Dortmund ranks, used to lead OGC Nice, back in 2016/17 and 2017/18.
FC Bayern Frauen player Lea Schüller and Bayern Munich II’s Nicolas Kühn were among those nominated for “Goal of the Month” at Bayern Munich:
Rafinha’s run with Olympiacos is over:
I say goodbye today to Olympiacos, the club that welcomed me with such joy and respect. I immensely thank the fans for their affection, the employees of the club for all the care, the teammates, technical committee, board of directors and the president Evangelos Marinakis for all the confidence in my work, for having been honored with everything that was agreed and to have been extremely correct in the whole process. Thank you very much, President.
I leave in a friendly way, in common agreement with the club, always cultivating good personal and professional relationships.
It would have been great to see Schalke 04 bring him back.
Darmstadt might has lost to Holstein Kiel on penalties (where have we seen that before?), but Bayern Munich loanee was stellar once again: