Inter wants Tolisso (Sempre Inter)
Inter Milan reportedly has serious interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso:
Inter could be about to reignite their pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso as a cheap deal looks very plausible for the Frenchman, according to a report in the German media.
As has been reported by German tabloid Sport Bild, Inter heavily pursued Corentin Tolisso whilst Antonio Conte was still in charge of the club. That interest could now be coming back around as the club look for some more high-quality midfield cover.I n order for Beppe Marotta to make a move for the player though, he will first need to offload two other midfielders. The most likely candidates for this are Arturo Vidal to a South American club and Stefano Sensi to Fiorentina.
Juventus and Napoli are also interested in Tolisso, but fear of the Frenchman’s price tag has made both clubs reluctant to bid per L’Equipe (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia):
Bayern are prepared to sell Corentin Tolisso for around €20m this summer. Juventus and Napoli - both interested in the Frenchman - consider Bayern's asking price too high. Tolisso will speak to Nagelsmann once he's back from vacation to know the coach's plan with him [@lequipe] pic.twitter.com/BLzf5XmHCt— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 18, 2021
Arp to return in 2022? (Bild via @iMiaSanMia)
Could the #ArpTrain pull back into the Munich Station next summer? It appears so. Holstein Kiel does not hold an option-to-buy the former Hamburger SV talent:
Jann-Fiete Arp's loan to Holstein Kiel does not include an option to buy. The striker will return to FC Bayern next summer [Bild] pic.twitter.com/lpeGEUsT49— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 18, 2021
ICYMI: The Weekend Warm-up Podcast (Bavarian Football Works)
The European Championships are over and now the focus shifts fully to Bayern Munich’s preparations for this season. Julian Nagelsmann is working with a stripped down crew right now, but the young coach is making the most of this time.
On this episode we talk about the following:
- The Euro finale between Italy and England.
- The rumors linking Robert Lewandowski to Real Madrid, Chelsea FC, and Manchester City.
- The uncertain future of Michaël Cuisance in Bavaria.
- The completely unlikely story about Bayern Munich bidding €80 million for Federico Chiesa.
Bremen unlikely to sell Sargent (Transfer Market Web)
Werder Bremen seems to want to keep USMNT striker Josh Sargent in-house, despite offers from several other clubs:
Werder Bremen have declined offers for US national striker Josh Sargent. Sargent has impressed in the recent CONCACAF Nations League Final against Mexico that gave team USA an historic win in the competition. CBS Sports is reporting that Werder Bremen have received offers from Premier League teams that were inquiring about the striker’s availability. One of the best offer came from newly promoted Norwich City but Werder has rejected all the offers since the relegated to Bundesliga II team decided that Sargent will be one of the key player to aim at a fast promotion next season.
Coutinho’s wages are a problem (AS)
If Philippe Coutinho wants to leave FC Barcelona, he’ll have to take a steep pay cut:
No club in the world can afford his wages - 20 million euros per season and nor is there any club out there that could stump up the 50 million euro transfer fee that Barcelona are seeking in order to pay off what they still owe for the player.
Ronaldo and Juve closing in on new deal (Nico Schira)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus look close to agreeing on a contract extension through 2023:
#Juventus and #CristianoRonaldo are set to discuss the contract extension until 2023 in the coming weeks (now the contract expires in 2022) in which #CR7 could spread his salary (€31M net) on 2-years (€20M/year). #transfers— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 17, 2021