Possibly parting ways with Arsenal, after a very long tenure, Spanish international right-back Héctor Bellerín (26) has allegedly been targeted by Bayern Munich. Recently inquired about again by Juventus, Gunners young veteran, previously pursued by Barcelona FC and Inter Milan as well, is meanwhile still in talks with PSG.
This is not the first time that Bayern Munich has been inked to Bellerin. I do not necessarily understand the sudden surge in reports that seem to point that Bayern Munich might want to move on from Benjamin Pavard.
Pavard has been great of late and unless he has made it clear that he wants to play center-back, it would seem odd for the club to want to move on from such a talented player.
According to Fussball Transfers, Kingsley Coman has rejected an initial contract offer of €12 million per year and is eyeing €16 million or €17 million:
Kingsley Coman and FC Bayern are fundamentally interested in going into the future together. The contract, which runs until 2023, is to be extended for a further three years. On the financial level alone, the parties have not yet found a common denominator.
A first offer, which provided for an annual salary of twelve million euros, turned down Coman. According to FT information, the French winger has a total of 16 to 17 million euros in mind, which would roughly double his current salary. A response from the club is still pending.
The report also states that Chelsea, Manchester United, and Manchester City could be thinking about a move for Coman.
Given Bayern Munich’s financial situation, it is unlikely that the Bavarians are really going to make a run at Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, but that has not stopped the media from linking the Bundesliga champions to the English phenom.
With Manchester United already considered the frontrunner for Sancho, Liverpool might try and throw its hat in the ring as well:
Re: Sancho— Jan Aage Fjortoft ️ (@JanAageFjortoft) May 10, 2021
Manchester United still going for him.
Liverpool/ Klopp also very keen on the player, but have to sell either Salah or Mané to have the necessary money for Sancho’s fee
It would be interesting to see if Liverpool would actually consider selling Mo Salah or Sadio Mane to generate finds for Sancho. The feeling here is that there is just too much riding on Manchester United’s pursuit of Sancho to let anyone else win the battle. If Sancho leaves Dortmund, I’d expect the Red Devils to be the destination.
Could Timo Werner already be headed away from Chelsea?
The 25-year-old’s name has started to pop up in rumors and now Atletico Madrid is reportedly on the list of clubs that might want the former RB Leipzig man:
Recently standing out as a “Champions League hero” for Chelsea, German international striker Timo Werner (25), coming from an otherwise underwhelming debut season, is growing into a major target for Atletico Madrid, according to Don Balòn. To this end, Colchoneros are planning to arrange a swap, meant to have them fetch former RB Leipzig hitman, with 26-year old Spanish midfielder Saúl Ñiguez move on the other way around.
Despite winning the Scudetto, Inter Milan is allegedly looking to raise some funds and unload a few veterans:
According to “Gazzetta dello Sport”, the personnel costs will amount to around 220 million euros, which is hardly manageable with the reduced income.
Zhang will therefore have one-on-one talks with the stars next week. He wants to reduce personnel costs by around 15 percent. For this, the players should forego two monthly salaries. To do this, some top earners are supposed to be off the payroll.
According to “Gazzetta”, ex-Bundesliga star Arturo Vidal (33 / market value 6 million euros / contract until 2022), defensive boss Stefan de Vrij (29 // market value 55 million euros / contract until 2023) and defensive midfielder Marcelo Brozovic ( 28 / market value 40 million euros / contract until 2022) on the savings list.
Former Bayern Munich Frauen player Jill Roord is set to leave Arsenal in favor of perennial power VfL Wolfsburg:
VfL Wolfsburg announces a prominent reinforcement for the coming season: The Dutch national player Jill Roord will play for the women from the summer. She knows the Bundesliga from her time at Bayern (36 games / 14 goals), most recently Roord played for the English top club Arsenal Women FC for six years. The time on the Thames ends in summer, because the Dutchwoman has signed a contract with VfL until 2024 and will wear the number 14 shirt in Wolfsburg.
The 24-year-old central midfielder began her career at FC Twente Enschede, where she already played under her future Wolfsburg coach Tommy Stroot in the 2016/17 season. After Joelle Smits, Lena Lattwein, Tabea Waßmuth, Sandra Starke and Lynn Wilms, Roord is already the sixth new signing of the VfL women for 2021/22.