For those of you sweating out the reports that Paris Saint-Germain defender Thilo Kehrer was a transfer target of Bayern Munich, we have some good news courtesy of Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg.
Instead of a potential move, Kehrer wants to stay in Paris and prove himself:
Sport Bild unleashed a tidal wave of news in the last 36 hours and not the least of which is that there is at least some internal doubt in the Bayern Munich front office about depth in the squad:
Doubts over the current squad are growing both among fans but also internally. The club is increasingly aware that the squad needs at least one more quality midfielder [@SPORTBILD]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 3, 2021
The news coincided with the reports about Die Roten having an interest in RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer. Surely a move like that would ease any doubt, but the viability of it actually happening is what really should be in doubt. One thing that seems clear, however, is that Bayern Munich has a versatile, central midfielder atop its wish list.
Regardless, I’m one of the (few?) people not sweating starting the season with Benjamin Pavard as the right-back, so I don’t harbor some of the uneasiness many fans feel about that position.
Jack Grealish to Manchester City, here we go! Paperworks signed tonight between Aston Villa and City. £100m final fee, contract also signed until June 2026. #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2021
Grealish will undergo his medical in Manchester on Thursday morning in order to complete the record-deal. pic.twitter.com/JwVvEn5Ewl
German outlet kicker captured some of the fine details of the deal:
It would be the most expensive Premier League transfer this summer: Jack Grealish (25) is about to move to Manchester City, according to several English media reports. The national player and midfielder from Aston Villa is said to be worth a transfer fee of 100 million pounds (approx. 118 million euros) to the reigning champions. At Villa, Grealish’s contract runs until 2025, he only extended it last September.
As always, when we have Grealish news in the Schmankerl...never forget:
‘Mrs Grealish 69’ on a United jersey . I- pic.twitter.com/j3rp5kEIMu— Applepie (@appy_desai) July 11, 2021
As you can guess, people are already poking fun at the move:
Jack Grealish on his first day in the Manchester City dressing room pic.twitter.com/oSEKTHahGq— Betting Hub (@BettingHub) August 4, 2021
The talks between Bayern Munich and Leon Goretzka are back on:
Contract talks with Leon Goretzka have resumed. An agreement has not been reached yet. Nevertheless, after weeks on hold, the talks now have taken place in a positive atmosphere [Bild] pic.twitter.com/51rjGhj1Ja— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 4, 2021
Sport Bild’s Christian Falk went as far as to say things are “looking better”:
'It's looking better now' regarding Leon Goretzka's contract extension, as per @cfbayern— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) August 4, 2021
It looks like Jens Hague is making the move from AC Milan to Eintracht Frankfurt: