Bayern’s latest bid for Danilo rejected (Transfer Market Web)
According to a report from Calciomercato (as captured by Transfer Market Web), Bayern Munich submitted another bid for Juventus right-back Danilo, which was rejected by The Old Lady:
Bayern Munich does not give up the track that leads to Danilo, right-back born in 1991 of Juventus and the Brazilian national team, according to what is reported by “Calciomercato.it”.
The Bavarians have proposed an exchange with Corentin Tolisso, a French midfielder born in 1994, who, however, would not satisfy Mister Allegri. The Livorno-born coach, after the purchase of Locatelli, would like Pjanic to complete the midfielders of the Juventus team. Danilo, however, is valued by Juventus at no less than 30 million euros.
It is unlikely Juventus will let him go for less than said amount because Danilo is very versatile player and he can cover many positions in the team. A valuable asset to Allegri.
So...a couple of things:
- I don’t believe Bayern Munich submitted a bid unless it was around €10 million, which seems waaaaaaay off from what Juventus is expecting.
- I think Bayern Munich is inching closer to seeing enough of Josip Stanisic to know that he is proving himself to be capable of at least backing up Benjamin Pavard.
Toulouse bosses furious with Bayern? (Sport Bild via @iMiaSanMia)
It appears that Toulouse is drawing its line in the sand — either buck up €10 million or move along:
Toulouse bosses are furious with Bayern for unsettling Amine Adli. President Damien Comolli does not want to hear from Hasan Salihamidžić unless he makes an offer of at least €10m. There have been no talks so far [@cfbayern, @SPORTBILD] pic.twitter.com/vOoNIuyg4C— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 17, 2021
I might be in the minority here, but if there is not enough money free to sign Marcel Sabitzer at a cut-rate price of €18 million, then I would not even remotely consider signing Amine Adli — a player, who — at best — if the fifth winger on the team.
Sure, he might be a bargain, but Adli just is not needed right now.
Kroos crowns Messi the best in the game (Sport Bild)
When talking over Lionel Messi’s recent move from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos found a silver lining in the Argentine legend leaving Spain.
“Maybe the move has something good because our biggest competitor has lost the best player,” said Kroos to Sport Bild.
Kroos, who credits Messi as being the best player in the game, obviously understands the benefit his team will experience against a Messi-less Barca squad, but he also acknowledged that the new #30 for PSG is at a different level than most players.
Rose isn’t ruling out a longer stay for Haaland (Transfer Market Web)
There are not many in his camp, but Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose thinks Erling Haaland’s run with BVB might not end after this season:
Erling Haaland may stay at Borussia Dortmund beyond next summer despite the release clause in his contract kicking in at the end of 2021/22, manager Marco Rose has said.
“He still has a long-term contract with us. Just because the public is constantly talking about him leaving BVB next summer, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case,” Rose told German outlet SportBILD. “In the end, Erling has to decide for himself where he sees his future. In any case, we are happy that he is currently playing for us — and, who knows, possibly it’ll be even more than just one season if we write an extraordinary story here.”
Haaland staying in the Bundesliga would be great for sure...but it sure does seem like this will at least be his last season with Borussia Dortmund.
Friedl to bolt Bremen? (Bild)
It looks like former Bayern Munich defender Marco Friedl could be on his way to Bologna:
Sale in Bremen! A number of top performers (Rashica, Sargent, Osako, J. Eggestein, Augustinsson) have left the club in the last few days. With the departure of Maxi Eggestein (24 / moves to Freiburg), the next transfer is imminent.
There does not seem to be an end in sight because another exit is already looming. According to BILD information, Serie A club FC Bologna is keen on Marco Friedl (23) and is said to have already submitted an offer to the defense man. Again and again there has recently been interest from Italy.
Friedl was briefly linked to Bayern Munich last season, but the signing of Omar Richards and the current depth at center-back seem to have killed off that interest.