Bayern Munich is looking to bring in a right-back to help solidify the position for Julian Nagelsmann — and his potential 3-4-3 formation. Netherlands star Denzel Dumfries has used the Euros as a personal marketing campaign and now Bayern Munich is reportedly ready to make an offer to PSV Eindhoven for the defender — only not at the €15 million release clause number that has been bandied about:
According to Sky Reporter Marc Behrenbeck, the 25-year-old would also be a good fit for Bayern Munich. “In the national team he plays in the three-five-man chain, which Nagelsmann demands. And he does that outstandingly,” says Behrenbeck about the qualities of Dumfries.
Fast, strong in duels and with an urge to move forward - that is what distinguishes the Dutch international. Actually perfect for the record champions. However, there is also a but! “He’s currently too expensive. He has a release clause of around 15 million. You don’t get it underneath. It’s actually cheap, but FC Bayern doesn’t want to spend that much anymore. But the topic is on the table at the Säbener,” Behrenbeck continued.
With Dumfries’ value rising, however, Bayern Munich might not even be able to partake in bidding. In fact, at least one report says the Bavarians are already moving on:
Denzel Dumfries is likely to leave PSV this summer. Everton wanted to sign him before the Euros. However, now due to his performances and agent Mino Raiola, his price is well in the two-digit million range, which put off FC Bayern [Kicker] pic.twitter.com/765gNzgeGH— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) June 20, 2021
Germany star Robin Gosens had an enormous game against Portugal where he was a menace from start-to-finish that the Portuguese side had no answer for. Some big clubs have taken notice — and even though his dream is to play in the Bundesliga, his future could be abroad.
Specifically, FC Barcelona has lobbed an inquiry to Gosens’ agent:
According to SPORT1 information, FC Barcelona recently contacted (Gosens’) Italian advisor. Big clubs from Italy and England also have him on the list. At Bergamo, Gosens still has a contract until 2023 because, according to SPORT1 information , the club quietly withdrew the option to extend its working paper for another year weeks ago.
Gosens expected it, because the Italians want to make real money with him in the event of a sale, although they would like to keep him. According to SPORT1 information, his new club must now offer a transfer fee of at least 35 million euros. The association has not yet received a specific offer.
With another standout performance or two, the 26-year-old could cause enough of a furor that some club will meet the lofty financial demands of Atalanta.
Former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos said money was not an issue for him in leaving Los Blancos. Simply put, he wanted the assurance of a two-year deal as opposed to a one-year contract:
Sergio Ramos insists he wanted to stay at Real Madrid but he was too slow to accept a contract offer pic.twitter.com/j3njRVzgYh— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 20, 2021
There is at least one BFW staffer who thinks Ramos in Bavaria would be a sweet deal. Check out Teddy Son’s post from last week:
Manchester United have made an improved bid for Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, which is believed to be worth more than £75m. The structure of the proposed bid would see United pay more up front with the rest in achievable add-ons. United’s initial proposal was believed to be £67m up front plus around £8m in add-ons.
Dortmund are thought to be considering the latest offer, although reports in Germany suggest they value Sancho in excess of £80m. However, there is a willingness from all parties to get a deal done with Sancho’s current deal up in the summer of 2023.United remain the most “realistic destination” for Sancho - though other clubs are still interested.
The bid in Euros is roughly €78 million with €9.5 million in bonuses. It feels like Dortmund is going to want a little more.
Some of you loathe my Philadelphia fandom, others are amused by the misery that accompanies it (Yes, I watched that mess of a Game 7 between the Philadelphia 76ers ans Atlanta Hawks). Consider this hit by Philadelphia Union center-back Jakob Glesnes my gift to you:
The goal came in the third minute of extra time and secured a draw for the Union.
James Rodriguez might not want to join Carlo Ancelotti in Madrid, but Don Carlo would apparently like to mine the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund’s Raphaël Guerreiro:
Carlo Ancelotti is looking for a left back in the summer transfer window. After Ramos’s departure and the rumors surrounding Raphael Varane’s future at Old Trafford, Carlo Ancelotti must use Alaba as the central defender, and it ties his hand in using the Austrian defender as a left back. Now Bild reports that the Italian manager intends to sign Raphaël Guerreiro, the Portuguese left back of Borussia Dortmund. The 27-year-old defender had a successful season at Westfalenstadion, scoring 7 goals and securing 11 assists in 37 appearances. The Dortmund managers has set a €60 million price for their defender.
There is no shot anyone is paying that much for Guerreiro in this market.