Chelsea weighing Lewandowski and Kane (Daily Express)
Chelsea might have a few center-forwards on the roster, but it has not stopped them from inquiring about Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane:
Chelsea have reportedly made contact regarding a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer. Chelsea are in the market for a striker, with Sky Sports claiming they are one of three Premier League clubs interested in signing wantaway Tottenham star Harry Kane.
Tammy Abraham has been out of favour under Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea and was left out of the squad for Saturday’s FA Cup final defeat to Leicester. Olivier Giroud looks set to leave the Blues at the end of his contract this summer. Both Abraham and Giroud leaving would leave Timo Werner as the only recognised No 9 in Tuchel’s squad.
It seems like Kane would be a lot easier to get than Lewandowski right now. Lewandowski likely is not going anywhere any time soon.
Sargent to leaver Werder Bremen? (ESPN)
According to ESPN, Werder Bremen might be ready to sell off USMNT star Josh Sargent if the youngster can draw in a large enough bid:
United States attacker Josh Sargent could leave Werder Bremen this summer, sources have told ESPN.
The 21-year-old is one of only a few players who could command a significant fee for the financially troubled Bundesliga side.
Sources have told ESPN that the former Bundesliga champions are open to listen to offers for Sargent. Bremen are operating on a shoestring budget and have been hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic. They are hoping to generate a €9 million transfer income for one or more players before June 30.
Sargent would also be open to leave the Weserstadion after three seasons and would prefer to remain in Germany, but move on to a club in the upper half of the Bundesliga table. Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Monchengladbach, VfB Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen are among the possible destinations, sources have told ESPN.
Wrexham gets its own series on FX (@RMcElhenney)
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhenney and Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds teamed up to buy Wrexham and now the club will have a “behind the scenes” show on FX (some NSFW language is in the clip):
#welcometowrexham pic.twitter.com/uOdkz2pimk— Rob McElhenney (@RMcElhenney) May 18, 2021
Bayern airs Martinez tribute video (FCBayern.com)
Bayern Munich released a tribute video on the career of Javi Martinez. Check it out below:
Barca takes loan to pay player wages (ESPN)
FC Barcelona is taking out a loan to help pay debt associated to its player salaries (among other things probably):
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has secured a loan from an American investment bank which will allow him to use €100 million ($122m) to settle outstanding payments owed to the players, various sources have told ESPN.
Laporta will be able to call on a credit line of up to €500m in total, according to ESPN sources, but will only use €100m for now to pay wages owed to the squad since January.
Barca’s players are paid a relatively low monthly salary with the bulk of their earnings covered in two instalments — one paid in December or January and the other at the end of the season.
Guess the Coach with 442oons (442oons)
More 442oons madness for you:
Sörloth to leave Leipzig? (Transfermarkt)
Could RB Leipzig forward Alexander Sörloth already he headed out of the Bundesliga? If Trabzonspor has anything to say about it, then maybe:
At the Turkish first division side Trabzonspor, Alexander Sörloth experienced the best season of his career so far in 2019/20, becoming runner-up and top scorer in the Süper Lig with 24 goals. Then RB Leipzig came on the scene and signed the 25-year-old Norwegian for 20 million euros from Crystal Palace, which Sörloth had previously loaned to Turkey. With the Saxons, the 30-time national player has so far found it difficult to kick off, scoring six times in 36 competitive games. Trabzonspor boss Ahmet Agaoglu offered his club over the weekend to help Sörloth get back on track next year.
“Alex wasn’t in a good mood at Crystal Palace either, so we set him up here. We can do that again,” said Trabzonspor boss Ahmet Agaoglu (quoted via “Bild”). And further (quoted via “Gazete Futbol”): “If it continues like this, they will destroy its market value again. Send him back so that he can build on his old glory days. When he came to us from Palace we said we would increase his market value. Why should a similar constellation with Leipzig not work? ”According to Agaoglu, the Bundesliga club handled a Ferrari like a“ normal car.”
Fix me a bath filled with this (FCBayern.com)
I have to credit RLD for this...he sent it over to me because he knew how much I would appreciate it: