Everyone wants Haaland — including Madrid (@AlfredoPedulla)
We heard that Bayern Munich could be plotting an incognito mission to land Borussia Dortmund ace Erling Haaland as an eventual replacement for Robert Lewandowski, but — as expected — there are many suitors for Norwegian phenom, including Real Madrid.
Per journalist Alfredo Pedulla, Real Madrid has already agreed to terms with Haaland, but just simply needs to talk Borussia Dortmund down off of its alleged €175 million asking price:
#Haaland: accordo con il #Real. Ora bisogna trovare intesa con #Dortmund che fa muro e chiede 175. Nel 2022 lo perderà a circa 75— Alfredo Pedullà (@AlfredoPedulla) June 21, 2021
#Haaland: agreement with #Real. Now they have to find an agreement with #Dortmund that makes a wall and asks for 175. In 2022 it will lose him at about 75
The DFB boy band does 4 Non Blondes (Instagram — @robinkoch)
So...apparently a boy band is forming at Germany’s training camp with Joshua Kimmich, Kevin Trapp, Serge Gnabry, Kevin Volland, and Mats Hummels:
I can’t explain why...but this video mesmerizes me. I don’t know if it is because they are singing a seemingly random 90s era song (when most were probably born after the song came out) or if it is just the inside look into what these guys do to kill time.
If you ask me, Kimmich needs to get a stage presence like Fiete Arp:
I would be remiss if I did not ask for Bayern Munich to RELEASE THE TAPE!
More rumblings about Barca’s interest in Gosens (kicker)
Yet another story is linking FC Barcelona with making contact to the agent for Robin Gosens. More, kicker is citing a report from Corriere dello Sport stating that the fee for Gosens could be €40 million:
Robin Gosens (26) is in the spotlight after his outstanding performance in the 4-2 draw against Portugal. The interest of various top European clubs has long been aroused. As the “Corriere dello Sport” reports, even FC Barcelona has now contacted the consultant. The fee should be around 40 million euros. Italian champions Inter Milan and record champions Juventus Turin are also said to be interested in a commitment.
Inter expecting better offer from PSG for Hakimi (@FabrizioRomano)
Inter Milan is expecting Paris Saint-Germain to flash more cash for Achraf Hakimi:
Inter are expecting Paris Saint-Germain to make a new bid for Achraf Hakimi in the next few days. Talks on between Leonardo and Hakimi’s agent, PSG are getting closer but nothing done yet. #PSG @SkySport— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2021
Chelsea only offering players - there’s no official bid yet. #CFC
Ramos to Roma? (kicker)
Could former Real Madrid club stalwart Sergio Ramos move to AS Roma?
After almost 16 years at Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos’ career will continue elsewhere from the new season - but where? It seems clear that the Spaniard will generate quite a few interested parties. Among other things, AS Roma from Italy. The Giallorossi, who only qualified for the Conference League in the most recent Serie A season, offer a two-year contract with an annual salary of 7.5 million euros, according to “Sportmediaset”. It still seems questionable whether Ramos will move to Italy’s capital - even if an old acquaintance with his former Real coach José Mourinho has got on there as a new coach.
Rangers eyeing Dorsch (HITC)
According to a report from Calciomercato (as captured by HITC), Rangers could be looking to bring in former Bayern Munich prospect Niklas Dorsch:
It almost seems churlish to point out that, with Dorsch looking to leave KAA Gent after just one season in Belgian football, the offers will be rolling in.
According to Calciomercato, Gent will not stand in his way either, demanding around £6 million for a man who has caught the eye of Fiorentina, Sassuolo and Ligue 1 champions Lille. Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow giants were linked with Dorsch throughout the summer of 2020, via InFranken, and his sudden availability is unlikely to go unnoticed.
Especially with Rangers in the market for an all-action midfielder in the Ryan Jack mould. And, as you might have guessed from those Bastian Schweinsteiger comparisons, Dorsch is a man who can do it all – screen the defence, pull the strings and slice opposition defences apart with those inch-perfect passes.