August 16, 2022

After weeks of speculation, could Serge Gnabry end up staying at Bayern Munich? Reports from Spain indicate that the Germany international could end up staying put:

Serge Gnabry is reportedly prioritizing signing a new contract with Bayern Munich amid strong interest from Real Madrid this summer.

According to AS, Serge Gnabry is keen to sign a new contract with Bayern Munich, despite serious interest in the transfer of reigning Spanish and European champions Real Madrid.

Gnabry, for his part, was supposed to prioritize a move to Real Madrid. However, according to the latest report from AS, the 26-year-old is comfortable at Bayern Munich and would like to continue at the Allianz Arena beyond this summer.

Indeed, the report states that Gnabry has made signing a new contract with the German Bundesliga champions his top priority. There had been talks that the Germany international was unhappy with the salary offered by Bayern but that’s not the case. And once the winger returns from his vacation, talks will likely resume over an extension, which will be a blow to Real Madrid.

Gnabry’s situation is fascinating in many ways. Bayern Munich have a plethora of attacking options and whatever formation Julian Nagelsmann deploys will have a direct impact on where Gnabry plays and how much too.

I seriously doubt that Nagelsmann can keep all that talent happy. I also doubt he can successfully integrate younger players into the squad when there are so many viable attacking options in-house.

The boss has his work cut out for him.

To know Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller is to know he likes to have fun.

A lot.

If you missed that replay he gave on Twitter, check it out:

Müller is a keen golfer himself, but LAFC star Gareth Bale is known for his golfing exploits and the perception that some (many?) have that he prefers golf to football.

Bale recently left Real Madrid for MLS, where he is expected to make a huge impact.

I would have taken him with Bayern Munich anyway – even with an alleged golf addiction – though.

Could Chelsea FC and Manchester United be in the running for Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar? FC Barcelona are also supposed to be in competition for the Brazilian star:

Paris Saint-Germain apparently want to get rid of superstar Neymar (30) this summer. The French media report it unanimously.

The problem: According to “Goal”, the Brazilian is not thinking of leaving the Parisians. However, he must be aware that PSG will probably no longer rely on him and there will ultimately be no alternative to leave.

As a result, there are currently only two options for Neymar: a return to FC Barcelona or a move to the Premier League. Recently, there have been reports in England that Chelsea and Manchester United are trying to land the 30-year-old.

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…)

Holstein Kiel wants to move with Fiete Arp to officially close their deal. At the moment, the club is requesting a waiver to buy some more time to keep Arp training until July 3.

Arp and Holstein Kiel are both waiting for the final touches to be put on the papers of the agreement between Kiel and Bayern Munich:

Fiete Arp (22) is currently training again at Holstein Kiel and is also expected to move permanently to the second division club. Until the end, however, the final confirmation was missing. “We are in intensive talks,” says Kiel sporting director Uwe Stöver, who would like the special permission currently valid until July 3 as a training player and guest of the striker to be extended if the termination agreement between Arp and FC Bayern is not yet in place by then.

Liverpool are said to be confident of signing Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham:

According to The Sun, while Kalvin Phillips’ move to Manchester City was recently finalised, Liverpool are confident this leaves an opening to sign Jude Bellingham.

Jurgen Klopp is said to have named him as a target 12 months from now, while Man City boss Pep Guardiola has also shown admiration for the 18-year-old.

Pep hopes their recent signing Erling Haaland will persuade Bellingham to join him at the Etihad.

On the other hand, Liverpool would offer him guaranteed starts.

According to Ronan Murphy. however, it will take a lot of money to acquire Bellingham:

Former FC Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman wouldn’t go too far in his pockets for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski:

Timing is everything, right? If Lewandowski wanted to move to FC Barcelona last season, Koeman might have given his opinion to Barca to pass on the Polish hitman.