FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta has personally called Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in an attempt to convince him that the Catalans are still working on securing a deal for him:
The first offer would have been around €32.5 million, while the last offer would have been around €35 million, plus €5 million in add-ons, which, again, were rejected. right away. Despite their public stance that Lewandowski is not for sale, it is believed that Die Roten could clear a transfer if an offer of at least €50m arrives.
Now SPORT’s June 29 cover page on Wednesday reports that Barcelona are set to launch a new bid worth €40m plus bonuses in hopes of convincing Bayern Munich to part ways. of his legendary goalscorer. It is also claimed that Barca president Joan Laporta called Lewandowski and spoke to him to assure the striker that the club will do everything possible to sign him. The Catalan club supremo reportedly asked the Polish captain for his patience with the situation.
Lewandowski is attracting interest from other clubs such as Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, but has so far been waiting for Barcelona.
Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton thinks Liverpool should make a move for Chelsea FC striker and Germany international Timo Werner:
Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton, who works as a commentator for BBC Radio 5 Live, claimed Liverpool would be able to get the most out of the 53-cap German star.
He said: “I think Werner can contribute something with his pace and trickery. I think he could fit into the system. I think if you look at the way Liverpool have played over the years, Klopp has been there, he likes that type of winger coming from the side of the pitch and I think that’s where he’s better. I don’t think Werner is a number nine for me, I think he misses too many chances but that’s a problem on the wing, it’s a problem for defenders, like Mane was and obviously with his departure, there may be room. I would be very surprised if Chelsea let him go. With Lukaku gone, they won’t want to let themselves go short, so I can’t see that happening.
It looks like Liverpool could be an ideal landing spot for Werner. A fluid attacking philosophy that emphasizes speed would be the type of attack where Werner can thrive.
Liverpool could really be interested in Bayern Munich striker Serge Gnabry, but the Rekordmeister could prevent other clubs from signing up with the Germany international:
Liverpool’s efforts to sign Serge Gnabry could be hampered by Bayern Munich’s ruthless approach to the German striker’s situation. The Reds are said to be among clubs interested in signing Gnabry amid a contract stalemate with Bayern but may not succeed due to the Bavarian giants’ position.
Gnabry still has a year left on his contract with Bayern and is struggling to commit his future at the club. His situation is very similar to that of teammate Robert Lewandowski, who has said he will not sign a new contract in order to try to push for an exit this summer.
Liverpool and Real Madrid are monitoring Gnabry, according to Spanish publication Sport. The report says Jurgen Klopp sees the 26-year-old as a potential replacement for Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern for £34million, and Divock Origi, who left on a free transfer for AC Milan.
It could be tough as Kicker says Bayern are ready to be tough on Gnabry. Rather than sell him this summer for around £34m (€40m), the German side are reportedly ready to pursue a ‘ruthless strategy’ of leaving the striker out of the squad for an entire year just to teach him a lesson.
For the first time in a long time, BFW is doing a threesome show! Hasan Salihamidzic has always been a controversial subject at Bayern Munich, and with his contract set to expire next season, we decided to do an in-depth analysis of his record and what he has achieved during his tenure as sports director. With the Sadio Mané saga fresh on everyone’s minds, it seemed like the right time to finally tackle this issue.
In this episode, INNN, Tom and Schnitzel discuss:
- Our first thoughts on Brazzo and how he conducted his business at Bayern Munich.
- Does Brazzo deserve the blame he receives for not extending certain contracts?
- Talking about communication issues at Bayern, especially the Robert Lewandowski saga.
- The Niklas Sule incident – what happened there? Going through everything from top to bottom.
- Review by Herbert Hainer and Oliver Kahn. How many of their failures are attributed to Brazzo?
- INNN is trying to find redemption points for Brazzo. Perhaps he learned his lessons this season?
- What happened between Hansi Flick and Brazzo?
- Last question: Has Brazzo already got his contract extension? What more should he do? (Arguments ensue…)
Joshua Zirkzee is becoming a very popular figure in the transfer market. Rumors have it that VfB Stuttgart and Ajax are very interested in the Dutchman:
Bayern’s next youngster could take off this summer. According to “Sky”, Ajax Amsterdam and VfB Stuttgart are interested in striker Joshua Zirkzee (21). The Dutch Sasa Kalajdzic (24), who wants to change, could replace the Swabians. However, Bayern are no longer interested in Kalajdzic. The Munich residents would probably sell Zirkzee for around ten million euros.
Could former Bayern Munich player James Rodriguez continue his professional journey (and it’s been quite a quest since leaving Bavaria, huh?) with PSV Eindhoven? It looks like the Colombian could bring his talents to the Eredivisie:
Lots of questions about James Rodriguez after rumors of medical tests today as a new PSV Eindhoven player. No, I’ve been told that James doesn’t know anything about PSV as things stand. ❌ #PSV
James wants to return to European football – that’s why he hasn’t accepted Botafogo’s offer yet. Race still open.
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 27, 2022
I’m sure this guy will be unhappy wherever he goes.
Hugo Ekitike has become one of the hottest names in the transfer market. Although both Bayern Munich and Newcastle United are said to be keen on the striker, the 20-year-old could receive an offer from Paris Saint-Germain:
Hugo Ekitike agreement. No changes for Newcastle, no intention to proceed with the current terms on the players’ side after the fee agreed weeks ago. Deal, as things stand. ⛔️⚪️ #NUFC
PSG are interested in Ekitike. Luís Campos, big fan – but still no auction. It also depends on the outputs. https://t.co/BqsZOd8rpf
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 28, 2022
(With Chuck out of his pocket for a few days, Samrin stepped in to host the weekend warmup and did it with aplomb. Chuck is back next week for the Season 1 finale!)
Bayern Munich made a big step official this week with the arrival of Sadio Mané from Liverpool. The Robert Lewandowski saga, while perhaps on the back burner, is by no means over. Both players are on today’s list of topics:
- How Mane shows Bayern he’s easing his status as a destination club
- Why Lewandowski might be forced to stay after all
- Saša Kalajdžić rumors and their connection to Lewandowski
- Do fans have short memories? Why Brazzo needs to save the good times
- How a Laimer signing could actually cause headaches for Julian Nagelsmann