Manchester United look set to miss out on the signing of Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane this summer, according to reports. It is no longer news that the Red Devils are interested in signing a defender this summer and have been linked to several targets even before the end of last season. However, after reports suggested that they have reached a decision to snap up Varane from Real Madrid, it has been discovered that the Red Devils are not the only ones who want to sign the Frenchman.
The fate of Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum seems to have been decided according to the latest reports coming from various news outlets. The Netherlands international midfielder has been one of the best and high-performing players at Anfield but he is set to leave the Reds in the summer after talks about a contraction between him and the club broke down a few weeks ago.
German Bundesliga Champions Bayern Munich will not be tabling any offer for Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi this summer as they have ended their interest in signing the English star. Bayern made several attempts to add the England international attacker to their squad last summer but the Blues insisted that they would not be selling him as they rejected multiple bids from the Bavarians.
The German side then opted to go for Leroy Sane who they eventually signed from Manchester City, giving them a huge vote of confidence that they do not need Hudson-Odoi anymore. Bayern's last offer for the Chelsea youth product was in the region of £20 million, but it was still not enough to convince the FA Cup finalists to want to let go of one of their promising young talents.
New Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has not even officially joined the club yet but he is already making transfer moves ahead of the summer. According to reports, the manager has cited Liverpool midfielder Georgio Wijnaldum as a key transfer target whom he will try to sign in the summer following his appointment as the new manager of the German Bundesliga giants.
Nagelsmann was appointed as Bayern manager after Hansi Flick declared that this season will be his last campaign at the club after agreeing to take over the vacant managerial role at the German national team following Joachim Löw's departure announcement. Nagelsmann has now started making plans for the next season and has sighted Netherlands international midfielder Wijnaldum as his priority signing.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich defender NicklasSule. This is according to the report from The Athletic which revealed that the German international is a top target for Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel has performed well since he became Chelsea manager in January as a replacement for club legend Frank Lampard who was a victim of a poor run of results in the Premier League. Lampard was dismissed as the Blues boss and replaced by German tactician Tuchel at the start of the year.
I'm what will appear as a fresh transfer update, German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have appeared as a possible destination for the highly in-demand Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba. The French midfielder's future at Old Trafford appears to be up in the air and there are rumors that he will be quitting the Red Devils this summer. His long-term admirers are Real Madrid and his former club, Juventus, but Bayern Munich have now found their way into the picture recently.
German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are currently gearing up their preparations heading into their next match in Europe as they take on Italian Serie A outfit Lazio in the UEFA Champions League second leg fixture. With an emphatic 4-1 first-leg victory, Bayern have already all but secured their passage to the next round of the competition and have just little to do in the second leg to confirm their spot among the last 8 teams of the competition.
On Tuesday will see two top European teams in Bayern Munich and Lazio go head to head in the first leg of their last-16 knockout fixture in the UEFA Champions League. Italian Serie A side Lazio finished second in their Champions League group stage, behind German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund in Group F. Their second-place finish ensured that Lazio sealed qualification to the knockout stages of the European competition for the first time since the year 2000.
“Bayern Munich on the other hand comfortable topped their group (A) after yet another remarkable Champions League group stage campaign. Lazio started their season on a rather slow note but have moved into the top four after their 1-0 win over Sampdoria on Saturday. The league clash was one they won deservedly after taking total control of the game, only they could not find enough space to score more than the one goal they scored.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has continued to score goals on a regular basis just like he did last season. As a matter of fact, the Polish international is scoring more goals this season in comparison to last season when his goals fired Bayern Munich to an impressive treble. The Bavarian giants won the DfBPokal, the Champions League and the German Bundesliga title as they were able to recover from the bad start that led to the dismissal of Croatian tactician Niko Kovac. His replacement Hansi Flick has impressed in his role as the Bayern Munich manager after leading them to the treble in the last campaign.
The Champions League win from last season ensured that Bayern Munich will participate at the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Qatar and Robert Lewandowski was the main man again as Bayern saw off Al Ahly FC of Egypt in the semi-finals. Al Ahly are the CAF Champions League holders but they were no match for Robert Lewandowski and his Bayern Munich team. Robert Lewandowski scored the opening goal on 17 minutes before he made sure of the final spot for his team with a second goal four minutes before the end of the game.
Bayern Munich are unstoppable at the moment in the German Bundesliga and another league title is on the horizon for the European champions. Bayern Munich have won the last eight league titles in the Bundesliga and a ninth successive league title is not far off after the Bavarian giantsextended their lead at the summit with a convincing win over TSG Hoffenheim at home. Bayern Munich were able to avenge the defeat they sufferedat the hands of TSG Hoffenheim earlier in the season.
TSG Hoffenheim beat Bayern Munich 4-1 earlier in the season and thatwas the scoreline for their second meeting of the season in the German Bundesliga. Bayern Munich suffered a scare at the end of the first halfbut they were able to finish off the game convincingly with the help of two second half goals from topscorer Robert Lewandowski and ex-Arsenal attacker Serge Gnabry.