Tolisso, who is said to be available for a discount rack price of €10 million, went from a hot commodity in Europe four years ago, to a player that Bayern Munich practically cannot give away.
It makes no sense.
It is true that Tolisso has had a ridiculously difficult time staying healthy, but his talent and ability to impact games should give many clubs a reason to take a flier on him at such a cut-rate cost:
#MUFC have no interest in Bayern's Corentin Tolisso. The 187th midfielder they've been linked with this year and the latest example of the club's name being used to drum up interest in a player— James Ducker (@TelegraphDucker) August 11, 2021
If Manchester United is not in the mix and with Juventus waiting for Manuel Locatelli to make a decision on whether he will move there or not, the options for Tolisso are not abundant. Here is the latest on that “related pursuit” from Transfer Market Web:
According to the latest rumors, everything suggests that an agreement or in any case a draft agreement will arrive and that Locatelli will wear the Juventus shirt, leaving Sassuolo, in the coming days. The distance is wide at the moment but the Bianconeri are willing to increase the offer by trying to satisfy Sassuolo’s requests.
On the other hand, even the green-and-blacks could take a small step backwards, thus trying to close the issue quickly and projecting themselves onto other market objectives. The neroverdi would ask for 35 million euros in cash to let the boy go, while Juve would like to insert a player to lower the midfielder’s price.
The bianconeri have proposed Filippo Ranocchia, since Dragusin would have been rejected by Sassuolo due to the high evaluation of the card made by Juve, and amounting to 12 million euros. Matheus Henrique has already arrived in neroverde and other market hits in the middle of the field are not excluded.
West Ham United and Arsenal are the next two clubs on the list of — allegedly — interested parties. Will either club be able to put together an offer that would allow Bayern Munich to offload Tolisso.
For those hoping that Marcel Sabitzer will move to Bayern Munich, a sale of Tolisso seems to be pertinent.
With Benjamin Pavard’s injury, Bayern Munich allegedly ramped up its effort to get another player at the position for the roster, but does not want to pay much to do it. With Bouna Sarr not considered a serious option, the Bavarians are not eager to really spend much of anything to bolster the roster even with what some consider a thin depth chart at the position.
Even the €10 million that Toulouse wants for young winger Amine Adli is considered too much at this stage:
Bayern do not want to spend much money on a right-back. Pavard's injury is unlikely to change things. Even €10m for Amine Adli are considered too much by the club at the moment. The 'poker' will still drag on and we have to wait. Same goes for Marcel Sabitzer [@cfbayern]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 11, 2021
As for Adli, things might not be as advanced as once thought (per Tz):
The young star Amine Adli from the French second division FC Toulouse turned down a move despite lucrative offers and options, but he does not want to extend his contract either. Thereupon President Damien Comolli publicly suspected that advisors were behind the 21-year-old’s actions. Bayern are also said to be interested and have already met Adli, but Comolli doubts it.
The president told La Depeche that he himself had no contact with Bayern, but he did not know whether his player was in contact with Munich. However, he advised his player against the move, he was “not sure whether he would be a regular player” should he switch to FCB. A club playing for big trophies “wouldn’t put 12 million on the table to put on the bench,” says Comolli.
Liverpool are eyes on Philippe Coutinho, according to the Liverpool Echo. The Brazil international playmaker has endured a tough time since leaving Anfield for Barcelona, but a reunion on Merseyside may be on the cards.
Since leaving England, he has won two La Liga titles and two Copa Del Reys in Spain, as well as a Bundesliga title, the Champions League and the DFB-Pokal courtesy of a year on loan at Bayern Munich.
Barca is desperately trying to shed wages from its budget and Coutinho would be a good place to start. Would Liverpool really want him back, though? I wouldn’t think so, but crazier things have happened.
There are an awful lot of people expecting some things to go awry this season at Bayern Munich — including former Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer.
“He is an outstanding football expert, who has not yet won anything,” said Sammer. “It could be an outstanding match. But Julian has not experienced such a club, with this importance, with this emotionality, neither in Leipzig nor in Hoffenheim. That’s why I think it’s too early now to talk about the end of the season. Difficulties can also arise. Bayern has the team to win something big, Julian Nagelsmann has the skills. But it has to grow together first. I can imagine that there will be friction. The only question is how to deal with it. But that’s up to FC Bayern.”
Per an “erotic portal” (insert jokes...or better yet, don’t insert anything!), Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is the third sexiest manager in the Bundesliga?
Who outranks Nagelsmann in pure sexiness? Take a look below:
The sexiest managers in the Bundesliga, as voted by the erotic portal 'JOYclub' community. Julian Nagelsmann in third place [via Bild] pic.twitter.com/Fk9X2184cW— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 12, 2021
Where is that sexy beast Christian Streich????