Tottenham eyeing Tolisso (Daily Star)
Tottenham Hotspur is joining Manchester United, Arsenal FC, West Ham United, and Juventus in taking a look at Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso.
Since it was reported that Tolisso was told he is not in the plans moving forward, activity has seemed to spike around Tolisso, but nothing concrete has emerged. Could Tottenham get serious enough to make a bid?
At a cut-rate price of €10 million (Bayern Munich’s rumored asking price), things could get busy:
Tottenham are trying to sign a midfielder with Tanguy Ndombele’s future shrouded in doubt. Ndombele is considering his options after being frozen out in pre-season by new boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
And, with the Frenchman’s future uncertain, Spurs have drawn up a shortlist of targets to reinforce a key area of the squad. They include Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria and Joao Palhinha of Sporting Lisbon.
They have also enquired about 27-year-old France international Tolisso, who could be available for less than £10m as his contract is up next summer. And Switzerland star Zakaria, 24, who is rated at around £17m, has also emerged as an option.
In what could be considered as good news for Bayern Munich fans, Tottenham and Arsenal — along with Everton — are all reportedly interest in Zakaria (per Sport Bild’s Christian Falk):
TRUE ✅ @Arsenal @SpursOfficial @Everton are in talks for a transfer of Denis Zakaria (24/ @borussia). Competitors from Italy: @OfficialASRoma and @en_sscnapoli— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 11, 2021
This should ensure one of those clubs might think seriously about making a bid for the extremely affordable Tolisso.
Nothing new on Sabitzer...or is there? (@Plettigoal)
Earlier, we saw one report state that things were “advanced” between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.
A different outlet, however, does not think things are so “hot.” Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg is reporting that thing are going, well, nowhere — at the moment — between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer:
Update #Sabitzer (due to many inquiries): There is still no agreement between any parties. No negotiations right now. @SPORT1 #FCBayern— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) August 11, 2021
What do we believe? Who knows.
My prediction: Marcel Sabitzer is taking golf tips from Thomas Müller in the Bayern Munich locker room by the end of the transfer window:
Sorloth to leave Leipzig? (Transfer Market Web)
RB Leipzig striker Alexander Sorloth could be leaving Germany:
RB Leipzig has put Alexander Sorloth for sale & asking for a fee of €15M. Erkem Konur reports that 25-year-old Norway Int has already been approached by other clubs in Germany & England. According to him, Turkish Club Fenerbache also contacted Bundesliga club but Istanbul based club is asking RBL to reduce that asking price for the striker. Fenerbache is really interested in him as he spent one season in Turkish league with Trabzonspor with whom he won Domestic Cup & top scorer of the league.
He was signed by RBL last summer for €20 million plus €2 million with add-ons which was shared by Turkish club & Palace. After Andre Silva’s arrival, he is surplus to requirements & will be offloaded on a permanent basis only as they have rejected loan offers till now. According to various sources he was linked with Southampton also but they announced Adam Armstrong from Blackburn today as Ings replacement.
Sorloth did not have the type of season many expected from him last season. It is a little surprising that RB Leipzig would bail on him so soon, but getting Andre Silva probably had a little to do with that.
Younes to Saudi Arabia? (@FabrizioRomano)
Eintracht Frankfurt forward Amine Younes had a good season back in the Bundesliga, but he could be on the move once again:
Al Shabab are in talks since days to sign Amin Younes. First bid has been turned down - Eintracht want Al Shabab to rise their bid to complete the deal. Open situation. #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 11, 2021
Would you take a flier on Kostic? (Transfer Market Web)
Let’s get this out of the way...after Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Sabitzer, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic might be in next in line for the title of “Best Bundesliga player not on Bayern Munch’s roster.” Despite rumors linking him to Lazio, Kostic does not seem to be going anywhere:
Filip Kostic is one of the names most strongly associated with Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio during the summer campaign. The sporting director of Eintracht Frankfurt, Markus Krosche, the team in which the Croatian plays, spoke about him today at a press conference, admitting, however, no offer received for the boy.
“We have no offers for the boy. The Italian media are often very resolute on certain topics and I think this is also the case.”
We know that Bayern Munich is not exactly thrilled with the production of Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry, and Kingsley Coman...if Julian Nagelsmann is truly sticking with a 4-2-3-1 or hybrid 4-3-3, should the club kick the tires on a move for Kostic?
I’d say...100% they should.
ICYMI: The Bavarian Podcast Works Flagship Show (Bavarian Football Works)
We’ve got a full preseason to discuss in this first flagship episode of the new season. There were winners, there were losers, and there were players that were just so/so. There have also been a few juicy transfer rumors floating about just weeks before the window officially closes, so we had to talk about it. There was lots to unravel in this season 4 flagship liftoff!
Yet again, we’re providing you the best audio content by giving you a wrap-up and recap of this most recent match. In this episode, we discuss:
- Bayern’s preseason
- Winners and losers from Bayern’s preseason.
- Impressions thus far of Julian Nagelsmann
- The futures of bout Joshua Zirkzee and Michael Cuisance
- The Marcel Sabitzer transfer rumor.
- And of course we snuck in some quality banter!
Klopp not worried about lack of action (Daily Express)
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is not sweating his club’s transfer activity:
“It is summer and the transfer window is open, then everyone expects some player signings. We will see what happens,” Klopp told TV2. “Let’s go through the squad. Do you want to buy a new fullback? A new goalkeeper? We already have good players there. In midfield, we have players with a lot of experience, such as Thiago, Fabinho, [Jordan] Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita.
“In addition, we have exciting young boys in Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones. In the attack, we have Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Xherdan Shaqiri, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi. I’ve definitely forgotten someone… If you want to buy such players, you have to spend a lot of money. We do not have to do that, because the players are already here. You have to make changes from time to time, but then there must be room to do it. We do not want more players. If something happens somewhere, something can happen somewhere else, but it makes no sense to add more players.”