Should Hansi Flick and Bayern Munich part ways this season, one outlet has an “exclusive” report stating that the Bavarians will go hard after Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp:
Exclusive — Bayern Munich are prepared to see just how committed Jurgen Klopp is to Liverpool this summer - if they find themselves needing to replace current boss Hansi Flick. Bayern have no desire to part ways with Flick, but sources have revealed to 90min that there is a feeling he may leave the Allianz Arena this summer in favour of taking over from the outgoing Joachim Low at the helm of the German national team.
With the uncertainty growing, Bayern are considering their options when it comes to replacing Flick, and Klopp has been identified as the dream target by many at the club. As a result, Bayern are ready to test Klopp’s resolve by offering him the chance to take over Germany’s biggest club this summer, with some in the boardroom feeling as though he may be growing frustrated at Liverpool.
Klopp has been unimpressed with the Reds’ recruitment this season. He wanted Timo Werner last summer but was told by owners Fenway Sports Group to wait 12 months and eventually lost out on his signature to Chelsea, and his plea for a new centre-back before injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip also fell on deaf ears.
Bayern feel as though they have a better chance than most of convincing Klopp to walk away from Liverpool, and while they acknowledge just how difficult it could be, club officials are prepared to try before turning to plan B.
Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller hit Instagram to implore FC Groningen veteran Arjen Robben to join the Bavarians for the second of leg of their Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain:
Muller replied to the post above with this comment:
Arjeen the comeback at the right time - come with us to Paris as a joker
Müller was asked just how serious he was about that comment given how banged up Bayern Munich has been.
“I wanted to joke a bit with Arjen. I had asked how he was doing. He had been working on his comeback. Then I saw that he was substituted in again,” Müller said (as captured by Tz). “I wanted to pay homage to what he gave me as a teammate. In my first professional year in 2010, he turned in important games for us. I don’t think there’s been a response yet.”
Sport Bild chief reporter Christian Falk heard the rumor linking Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng to Borussia Dortmund and does not think there is anything in the works:
Goal journalist Ronan Murphy Ronan Murphy captured a report from Sportschau where Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc stated that Erling Haaland will be back with the club next season — despite the myriad of reports and rumors floating around:
Michael Zorc again insists Erling Haaland is not leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer, telling ARD-Sportschau: "We have the very clear plan to go into the new season with Erling."— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) April 12, 2021
Transfermarkt added more to ongoing saga by detailing that Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola did not want to start a war with Borussia Dortmund:
“I can confirm that I was in Dortmund to hold talks,” Raiola said to Sport1 (as captured by Transfermarkt). “Michael Zorc was very clear towards us that BVB will not sell Erling this summer. I respect his opinion, which doesn’t mean automatically that I agree with it. BVB were very clear in their views. That is okay for us. There is no war between us and BVB—definitely not. The relationship to Zorc, Aki (CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke) and Kehl is very good.”
Finally, CBS pundit Aaron West (@oeste) found this TikTok of a kid (?) doing his best Haaland imitation:
Crying at this Haaland impression lmfaaaoooooo why is this shit so accurate pic.twitter.com/UFSmxVUko1— Aaron West (@oeste) April 12, 2021
Former Bayern Munich midfielder Sebastian Rudy appeared in his 250th Bundesliga game yesterday:
Per Fabrizio Romano Neymar is going to extend his stay with Paris-Saint Germain:
Neymar is expected to sign soon his new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2026, huge UCL bonus confirmed too. His entourage just announced to France Football: “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project”. #PSG https://t.co/LMnrpctSkx— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 12, 2021