Rummenigge amazed by Lewandowski (Tz)
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was stunned by Robert Lewandowski’s hat trick against Borussia Mönchengladbach and even more in aw by what he has done this season.
“I have to say frankly and honestly, I’m amazed. When Gerd Müller set the record back then, I wasn’t even at FC Bayern. I thought the record would never be beaten. Robert Lewandowski is one of the greatest strikers in the club’s history,” said Rummenigge.
Bayern mUnich manager Hansi Flick has been equally as impressed.
“The hits were sensational. Thomas (Müller) and Robert do an excellent job. Of course he has four yellow cards, so he has to be careful. Gerd Müller was an idol. Lewandowski is today what (Gerd Müller) was in my time,” said Flick.
Mourinho eyeing Sanches (ESPN)
Jose Mourinho is looking for some players to shape his vision of what AS Roma can be and apparently former Bayern Munich and current Lille midfielder Renato Sanches is among the candidates:
Jose Mourinho will take charge at Roma in the summer and is keen to bring former FIFA Golden Boy Renato Sanches to the Estadio Olimpico, Corriere dello Sport reports.
Sanches, 23, has been a stalwart in Lille’s French Ligue 1 title challenge after unsuccessful spells with Bayern Munich and Swansea City. Les Dogues are now just two games away from their first championship since 2010, but success could come at a price — with a number of Lille’s key players attracting interest from around Europe.
Corriere dello Sport claims that a deal for the midfielder hinges on Roma making other moves first, with the Italian club requiring to fund potential moves through player departures.
Hazard’s days numbered at Madrid? (Sports Mole)
Real Madrid has reportedly set its asking price for any club wanting to make a move for Eden Hazard:
Real Madrid would reportedly be prepared to sell Eden Hazard for €50m (£43m) during this summer’s transfer window. The 30-year-old has only scored four times in 40 appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side since a high-profile move from Chelsea in the summer of 2019.
Hazard has struggled with a number of injury problems during his time at the Bernabeu, and a recent report claimed that Los Blancos want to sell him in the upcoming market According to ABC, Real Madrid would be willing to allow the Belgium international to depart if they received an offer in the region of €50m (£43m).
Draxler to take a pay cut to stay with PSG (kicker)
Germany international and rumored Bayern Munich transfer target will allegedly take a pay cut to stay with Paris Saint-Germain:
Julian Draxler (27) is about to extend his contract with Paris St. Germain. According to consistent media reports, the announcement is imminent. The national player, whose current contract expires in the summer, should therefore sign for three years - with less salary than the current one. This season, the midfielder has appeared 23 times in Ligue 1 (four goals) and five times in the Champions League.
Camavinga acknowledges Bayern interest, but PSG is hot on his trail (ESPN)
Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga said it was nice that clubs like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid had interest in him, but is not ready to start thinking about those kind of things:
Eduardo Camavinga to TF1: “My future? I've not yet thought it over with my family. I am first concentrating on Rennes. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich interest is something nice, I can’t lie. It's nice that big clubs have interest, but I'm not focused on that”. @GFFN— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 9, 2021
In addition to those two global powers, it appears that Paris Saint-Germain is also in the mix:
Telefoot says that PSG have enquired about the availability of Rennes midfielder Eduardo Camavinga. Camavinga, 18, has long been linked with a €60m move to Real Madrid and other major European clubs ever since he broke into the Rennes first team at the age of 16.
The Athletic reports the France international “will not be signing a new contract at Rennes, paving the way for an exit either this summer or when his current deal expires in 2022.” And now you can add PSG to the mix.