Bayern lining up a move for Gavi amidst his registration issue with La Liga
According to Sky Sports Germany’s journalist Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich is closely looking at the contract situation of Barcelona’s wonderkid Gavi.
The Spanish youngster has been stripped off Barcelona’s official roster by La Liga as the Blaugrana face a player registration issue.
If the problem isn’t resolved by the summer, the 18-year-old will be a free agent heading into the summer transfer window with Bayern Munich waiting in the wings to sign him.
Despite Thomas Tuchel possessing multiple central players, the Bavarians would be keen to sign Gavi considering his growth in Spain.
Bayern like Gavi and are following the development of the recent legal problems over his Barcelona contract. There are currently no concrete negotiations, but Bayern are definitely watching the situation [@Plettigoal, @SkySportNews] pic.twitter.com/perMnCV2EJ— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 27, 2023
Thomas Tuchel looking to bring in Mendy, Mount, Havertz, and Pulisic
According to the TEAMtalk, Bayern Munich’s newly appointed manager, Thomas Tuchel, could look to bring four players from Chelsea to Germany this summer.
The former Blues manager shared an excellent rapport with his team and could look to get players who have fallen out of favor at Stamford Bridge.
The list of players being targeted is Edouard Mendy, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz, and Mason Mount. The Senegalese goalkeeper has fallen down the pecking order under Potter and with Neuer reaching the twilight of his career, Mendy would fancy a move to the Bavarian giants,
While the addition of multiple names in the forward department could mean that Pulisic and Havertz are offloaded by the Blues with Bayern Munich waiting in the wings to sign them.
Bayern director reveals that the club faced problems with Nagelsmann
Bayern Munich eyeing two Chelsea players in the summer
After announcing Thomas Tuchel as their new manager Bayern Munich are eyeing a double swoop for Chelsea players. According to Calciomercato, Tuchel has his eye on two players who are currently out of favor at Stamford Bridge.
One of them is goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, who was a virtual ever-present under Tuchel, and the other is Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic. Both players could be on their way out and regroup with their former manager in Bavaria.
Tuchel appointment could help Bayern Munich in Kane race
According to journalist Christian Falk in conversation with CaughtOffside, the appointment of Thomas Tuchel could help Bayern Munich in winning the race for Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane.
Kane's contract expires next year and Bayern Munich want to make him their lead marksman. Per Falk, Tuchel's appointment shows Kane Bayern's ambition to dominate the league and Europe.
OFFICIAL: Bayern Munich confirm Thomas Tuchel as the new manager
In an official statement, Bayern Munich have released managed Julian Nagelsmann from the manager position with Thomas Tuchel set to take over the reigns.
Der FC Bayern hat Trainer Julian Nagelsmann freigestellt. Zu dieser Entscheidung kamen der Vorstandsvorsitzende Oliver Kahn und Sportvorstand Hasan Salihamidžić in Abstimmung mit Präsident Herbert Hainer. Nachfolger von Nagelsmann wird Thomas Tuchel.— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) March 24, 2023
Bayern Munich to sack Nagelsmann and bring in Tuchel
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Bayern Munich are set to sack manager Julian Nagelsmann and replace him with former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
Reportedly the club are confident of winning both the Bundesliga and the Champions League but aren't sure if Nagelsmann is the man to lead them to victory, and trust Tuchel more.
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: FC Bayern are seriously considering to sack Julian Nagelsmann. Decision being discussed internally, the club could fire him soon. #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 23, 2023
🚨 Understand Thomas Tuchel leading candidate to potentially take FC Bayern job.
More to follow. pic.twitter.com/YpnTHsgbhy
Hasan Salihamidžić declares that Ryan Gravenberch is not for sale
According to Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić, Ryan Gravenberch is not for sale amid links with Liverpool, as per Christian Falk (h/t @iMiaSanMia).
Bayern keen to extend Pavard
Bayern Munich hope to hold talks with defender Benjamin Pavard over a new contract after their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City.
According to the player's agent, via Tuttomercato: "A lot has changed since Nagelsmann moved him from right-back to his original position at centre-back. In his position, he has rediscovered serenity and is happy. I can say that after the two important matches in the Champions League, we’ll meet and talk about it, but the relationship with coach Nagelsmann is excellent. Benjamin himself has confirmed it.”
João Cancelo open to staying at Bayern Munich
João Cancelo is open to staying at Bayern Munich by signing for them permanently, according to Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg (h/t @iMiaSanMia).
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann as well the higher-ups at the club believe that the Portuguese full-back is much better than what he has shown since joining from Manchester City on loan in January.
However, the final decision on Cancelo's future will not be made immediately.
News #Cancelo: Bosses, Nagelsmann, João: They all know there’s is much more potential than he has shown so far. He has to find his role. Cancelo open to stay. But final decision will take time. Indeed @FCBarcelona inquired about him as they seek a new right back. @SkySportDE 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/2bt4NwOkfE— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 20, 2023
Bayern Munich yet to make a move for Florian Wirtz
According to Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg (via @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich haven't yet made a move to sign Bayer Leverkusen prodigy Florian Wirtz.
The German playmaker won't be leaving Leverkusen this summer, but a move in 2024 looks likely, with Wirtz's entourage set to plan his future after Euros 2024.
Bayern are wise spenders in the transfer market, but a deal might be complicated for them as there's no release clause in Wirtz's contract, which means Leverkusen will demand a huge fee to let him go.
News #Wirtz: It‘s not hot between him and FC Bayern at this stage. For sure he’s on the list as a top talent. But his contract situation is speaking against a transfer this summer or 2024. There should be no real release clause. Therefore he is too expensive. @SkySportDE 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/GnGU7kEgtP— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 21, 2023
Bayern Munich vying for the signature of Lautaro Martinez
According to Calciomercatoweb, Bayern Munich is looking to sign an additional striker in the summer window with specific emphasis on signing Lautaro Martinez or Dusan Vlahovic.
The Bavarians recently extended the contract of Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, but Julian Nagelsmann would be hoping to sign another striker in the summer to partner up along with the Cameroonian International.
With Martinez looking for a fresh challenge away from Milan, the Argentine forward could join the Bavarians in the summer.
Joao Cancelo to return to Manchester City after loan spell
According to German journalist Christian Falk of BILD, Joao Cancelo could return to England after his loan spell at Bayern Munich.
The Portuguese defender joined the Bavarians after a string of poor performances at Manchester City in hope of starting for the German giants.
But Julian Nagelsmann’s system of plotting three central defenders and two wingbacks has left Cancelo on the bench.
Now in his CaughtOffside exclusive, Falk has revealed, that Nagelsmann is satisfied with Cancelo’s development but believes that the Manchester City loanee doesn’t fit in his current system.
PSG interested Benjamin Pavard
According to Le10Sport (via Fichajes), PSG are looking to sign Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard in the next transfer window as they look to revamp their squad.
Pavard's contract expires in 2024 and he is right now considering whether he continues to play for Bayern Munich or move to new shores next year.
Bayern eye Jurrien Timber if contract talks with Pavard collapse
Sport1 reports that Ajax’s Jurriën Timber could be a viable backup plan for Bayern Munich if contract extension talks with Benjamin Pavard do not materialise in the near future.
Pavard's agent is Pini Zahavi, with whom Bayern has a history of sbotaging negotiating, having previously represented Robert Lewandowski and David Alaba, both of whom have left the club in the last couple of years.
Bayern will try to extend contract for the 26-year-old defender but if no agreement can be met, he will be offloaded. Pavard has courted interest from Barcelona and Inter Milan and his current deal runs out in 2024.
Ajax defender Jurriën Timber (21) could be an option for Bayern in case Benjamin Pavard decided to leave the club. Bayern scouts have been watching the Dutchman for years and his profile is interesting for the club. Timber would cost at least €40-50m [@kerry_hau] pic.twitter.com/VeVEbYhVLp— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 16, 2023
Victor Osimhen dreams of the Premier League but is open to joining Bayern Munich
According to Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg, Napoli striker Victor Osimhen dreams of playing in the Premier League but will not turn down the chance to join Bayern Munich.
However, as reported earlier, the financial package is simply not feasible for the Bavarians as Napoli will demand at least €100 million to let the Nigerian international leave. It's unlikely Osimhen will join Bayern this summer.
❗️News #Osimhen: His biggest dream is to play in the Premier League one day! #MUFC & #CFC are pushing. But he would also be absolutely willing to join Bayern to my understanding. But chances are slim. Been told the financial package is not affordable this summer! @SkySportDE 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/Zn2dA5ML0v— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 16, 2023
Harry Kane could still extend with Tottenham Hotspur
According to Sky Sports, Bayern Munich target Harry Kane could renew his contract with Tottenham Hotspur in the summer if they were to appoint Thomas Tuchel.
Uncertainty regarding current boss Antonio Conte's future has reportedly kept the English ace from renewing with Tottenham Hotspur. But the hiring of Tuchel, or even former manager Mauricio Pochettino could convince him to stay at the club per the article.
Bayern Munich monitoring Victor Osimhen but operation not feasible
Bayern Munich have been keeping tabs on Victor Osimhen's development at Napoli, but the exorbitant transfer fee (at least €100 million) is out of the question for the Bavarians.
❗️News #Osimhen: Massive season & focussed on the next step.— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 13, 2023
➡️ Been told City, #CFC, #PSG & #MUFC are all in! Different talks took place. #MCFC inquired although they have Haaland/Alvarez.
➡️ No topic for Bayern. Transfer fee of at least €100m not feasible. @SkySportDE 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/mGc5W7B3SY
Marcus Thuram to leave as a free agent, Bayern not interested
Marcus Thuram is set to leave Borussia Mönchengladbach as a free agent at the end of the season, according to Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg.
However, Bayern Munich will not be pursuing the French forward's signature.
News #Thuram: He still wants to leave Gladbach as a free agent in summer. Bayern is still not interested in signing him. Understand that #CFC is also not interested. Thuram and Chelsea is not hot.— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 14, 2023
This season: 25 matches/ 14 ⚽️/ 4 assists. @SkySportDE 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/JgAxa3y4ce
Final agreement between Bayern Munich and Lucas Hernández about to be reached
French centre-back Lucas Hernández, whose contract with Bayern Munich expires in 2024, is about to reach a final agreement with the club.
The Bavarians will offer a new long-term contract to the 27-year-old as all parties wanted this relationship to continue.
News #Hernandez: Talks about a new long-term contract are very positive. Final agreement is close to be done. Club & player want to extend beyond 2024. Its also financially a good solution for both sides. Decision soon. #FCBayern @SkySportDE 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/M9jP4pJiAm— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 13, 2023
Benjamin Pavard could still leave the club despite contract extension rumours
Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg (via iMiaSanMia) has reported that Benjamin Pavard could still leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.
Previous reports had stated that Pavard was happy to continue with the Bavarian giants despite expressing his desire to leave the club in the January transfer window with Bayern also looking to offer him a contract extension.
But according to Plettenberg, the French defender could be offloaded by Bayern’s hierarchy considering he has seem big suitors vying for his signature including Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Barcelona.
The German outfit would either look to extend the veteran’s contract or sell him for a price rather than losing him as a free agent in 2024.
Bayern bosses are very happy with Pavard's performances. However, the Frenchman's future is still completely open. There are currently no talks. A departure in the summer remains a possibility. Chances are 50-50 at the moment [@Plettigoal, @SkySportNews] pic.twitter.com/MzY3oAznQj— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) March 13, 2023
Bayern Munich identify Manu Koné as Sabitzer replacement
According to Fichajes, Bayern Munich will go for Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Manu Koné with Marcel Sabitzer likely to join Manchester United permanently.
Koné has caught the eye of many European greats and Bayern Munich will have to compete with the likes of PSG, Chelsea, and Manchester United for his signing.
Bayern Munich keeping tabs on Dusan Vlahovic
Bayern Munich are in the market for a striker and have been gauging available options. Juventus' Serbian striker, Dusan Vlahovic, is on Bayern's shortlist of candidates alongside England captain, Harry Kane, and Portuguese striker Goncalo Ramos, according to repots in Calciomercato.it.
'I won't pay' : Bayern Munich chief calls Harry Kane speculation 'completely gaga'
As the summer transfer window approaches and the player facing a major decision on his future after another season without silverware, the talk over Kane's future is inevitably rising.
Bayern have long been admirers of Kane and have not shied away from discussing the 29-year-old, but honorary president and board memeber Uli Hoeness has seemingly dismissed a potential move for Harry Kane in the summer by labelling the transfer speculation as ‘complete gaga’.
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🚨🎙️ Uli Hoeneß on Bayern potentially signing Harry Kane: "I can imagine us signing someone who costs €100m but he's almost 30. Last year, Tottenham turned down €160m from Manchester City. That's why I said that wouldn’t be a transfer for us.“— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) March 9, 2023
(Source: @Sky_Torben) pic.twitter.com/1Wfc1ztvnB
Joao Cancelo termed a crucial player at Bayern
According to Bayern's director Hasan Salihamidžić (via Fabrizio Romano), Joao Cancelo is very crucial for Bayern Munich.
Previous reports had suggested that Cancelo was frustrated by the lack of playing time in Germany. But fresh reports indicate that Cancelo could be an influential cog for the Bavarians in the coming weeks.
Bayern director Salihamidžić on Cancelo: "João will still be a very important player for us. He hasn't been playing, training the way he had imagined lately. We're communicating well with him", told @georg_holzner 🔴 #Bayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 9, 2023
"He's an outstanding player who'll be important". pic.twitter.com/QfPLgc80Ia
Bayern Munich prepping new proposals for Jamal Musiala and Lucas Hernandez - Romano
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Bayern Munich are eager to lockdown wonderkid Jamal Musiala, and versatile defnder Lucas Hernandez to new contracts as soon as possible.
FC Bayern consider Lucas Hernandez new deal just matter of time, as the agreement is imminent and his extension was already decided after the injury 🔴⏳ #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 8, 2023
Bayern are also working on the proposal for Jamal Musiala's new long term deal, one of the future priorities. pic.twitter.com/DRSvT1n4QO
January signing Joao Cancelo will return to Man City in the summer window
According to Calciomercato, Bayern Munich have decided to return full-back Joao Cancelo to Manchester City at the end of the season rather than converting his loan into a permanent deal by activating a reported €70m buy option.
Cancelo's tenure in Bavaria hasn't gone as planned, as he's endured the same restricted squad role issue that troubled him under Pep Guardiola.
He is showing signs of frustration at being benched by Julian Nagelsmann because of a change of formation, and is unlikely to reclaim a starting role against PSG in midweek.
With Manchester City ready to move on after he parted ways in January, it's likely Cancelo could be sold to another club if he returns to Etihad this summer.
Bayern willing to offer Alphonso Davies a new five-year deal
Bayern München are ready to offer Alphonso Davies a new contract extension, which could prolong his stay at Allianz Arena until 2028, as per transfer journalist Ekrem Konur.
The 22-year-old has been an integral player for Julian Nagelsmann side this season, and is enjoying a rich vein of form for both club and country this season.
Bayern not discussing a summer sale of Gnabry and Sané, but they are 'not unsellable'
Bayern Munich are not considering selling wingers Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sané in the summer, according to Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg.
The players are 'protected' by the club internally, but more is expected from the duo, with neither of them regarded as indispensable.
News #Gnabry/#Sané: Currently the bosses are not allowing any discussion of a sale in the summer. Internally, they are still protecting the players. But more performance is expected from both & almost no one is unsellable. Both players are top earners in the team. @SkySportDE 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/tlxO1xMsi8— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 6, 2023
Dušan Vlahović no longer the top priority for Bayern Munich
Juventus striker Dušan Vlahović is no longer the top target for the striker position for Bayern Munich as they are still after Harry Kane, according to TuttoJuve.
The Bavarians are preparing a €90 million offer for the Spurs striker, but they will go after Vlahović should they fail to sign Kane.
Meanwhile, Bayern have extended Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's contract, who has been the first-choice #9 since Robert Lewandowski's departure.
Eric Choupo-Moting's renewal won't affect plans for Harry Kane
According to Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić, Eric Choupo-Moting's contract extension will not affect the club's plans to sign Harry Kane.
“Nothing at all, that's nonsense. That's not in our thoughts at all. We extended Choupo. I hope he keeps scoring goals and then… we'll see,” Salihamidžić told Sky Germany.
FC Bayern director Salihamidzic on what Choupo’s renewal mean in relation with the pursuit of Harry Kane 🔴⤵️ #Bayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 5, 2023
“Nothing at all, that's nonsense. That's not in our thoughts at all. We extended Choupo. I hope he keeps scoring goals and then… we'll see”, told Sky DE #THFC pic.twitter.com/AxWeSuh00e
Konrad Laimer's arrival at Bayern could mean Sabitzer permanently joins United
Marcel Sabitzer could join Manchester United on a permanent basis after his loan spell with the English club at the end of the summer, reports Sky Germany’s Florian Plettenberg.
The journalist suggests that the Red Devils could be interested to pen down a permanent offer for Sabitzer if the Austrian international has a delightful loan spell at Old Trafford.
This could give more room to Bayern Munich to announce the signing of Konrad Laimer as the club reportedly hold a verbal agreement with the Leipzig midfielder.
The departure of Sabitzer could be useful for Nagelsmann as he wouldn’t have too many players of the same profile operating in midfield.
News #Sabitzer: At this stage it’s absolutely possible the he will join #MUFC on a permanent deal. But it’s too early for concrete negotiations now. Bayern will finalize the deal with #Laimer in the next weeks: medical & signing! Verbal agreement since months. @SkySportDE 🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/aBHdqCIwo4— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) March 2, 2023
Bayern Munich tie down Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting until 2024
In-form striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will be staying put at the Allianz Stadium for at least another year. Bayern Munich have officially announced the extension of the Cameroon international’s contract until 2024.
The striker, 33, joined the club as a backup from PSG, but has established himself as a key player, especially with the departure of Robert Lewandowski, who joined Barcelona in July 2022.
Official, confirmed. Eric Choupo-Moting signs new contract with FC Bayern valid until June 2024 🚨🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 3, 2023
Choupo: “I'm very happy to stay longer and continue to have a lot of fun with this club. I feel very comfortable here at Bayern”. pic.twitter.com/wfmIjTUYUd
Benjamin Pavard to stay with Bayern Munich
According to multiple reports from Germany, French defender Benjamin Pavard is tipped to stay with the Bavarians despite being heavily linked to a move away from Germany.
The 2018 World Cup Winner was said to leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the summer as the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid were circling around his signature.
Pavard's Bayern Munich contract expires in just one year but the star defender has still committed his future to the German heavyweights.
“I am fully aware that I am at a great club, where everything is excellent. I feel very comfortable here, and I love the fans. I hope we can achieve great things this season.” Pavard told RMC Sport (via Get Football News France)
Bayern Munich happy to have the services of Gnabry and Sane
What’s next for Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry? FC Bayern president Herbert Hainer: “Both are very important for us, we need them if we want to achieve our big goals”, tells BILD. 🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 2, 2023
“They are excellent footballers and we are happy to have them with us”. pic.twitter.com/5c5hcQiFJZ
Bayern Munich could reconsider Sané's and Gnabry's futures
Bayern Munich will be closely evaluating forwards Leroy Sané's and Serge Gnabry's performances in the upcoming games to decide their future at the club, claims BILD.
According to the report, Bayern Munich's administration feel that the two German forwards should have impressive performances consistently, with them being some of the highest earners at the club.
If their performances dip, Bayern Munich could consider selling them if a big bid is placed by other teams for the two forwards.
Choupo-Moting to extend for €10m a year
According to BILD, Bayern Munich forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will double his wages from €5m a year to €10m a year (including bonuses) when he extends his contract with the Bavarians till 2024.
The Cameroon international's contract currently expires at the end of the season, however, as the article states he will extend with a major wage hike for another year due to his excellent performances which saw him score 15 goals in 24 games for Bayern Munich this campaign.
Dušan Vlahović prioritises move to Real Madrid
According to El Nacional, Bayern Munich target and Juventus forward Dušan Vlahović in a meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez stated that he would prioritise signing for Madrid over anyone else were he to leave Juve.
Many reports have linked the Serbian national with Bayern Munich, with the Bavarians seeing Vlahović as an alternative if they miss out on Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in the summer.
Bayern Munich not after Marcus Thuram's signing
Bayern Munich are not interested in signing Marcus Thuram and have decided against entering the race to sign the player for free in the summer, according to Christian Falk (h/t @iMiaSanMia).
Joao Cancelo opens up about his future
Bayern Munich full-back Joao Cancelo, signed on loan from Manchester City till the end of the season, has opened up about his future and explained why joining the Bavarians was an easy decision for him.
“I need to play to be happy. I respect Guardiola’s decision, for me it was easy to accept Bayern as they have a great history,” the Portuguese international told O Jogo.
“Bayern have an option to buy, I don’t know if they will pay that but I will give my best for the club.”
Cancelo: “I need to play to be happy. I respect Guardiola’s decision, for me it was easy to accept Bayern as they have a great history”, tells O Jogo 🇵🇹 #MCFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 27, 2023
“Bayern have an option to buy, I don’t know if they will pay that but I will give my best for the club” #FCBayern pic.twitter.com/sDbxpLlMbt
Bayern Munich gain major advantage in Vlahović chase
As per Corriere dello Sport (via Fichajes), Juventus are strongly considering selling striker and Bayern Munich target Dušan Vlahović in the summer.
Vlahović is reportedly seen as an alternative to Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane by Bayern Munich, and would have to pay around €80m to sign him.
Spurs start negotiations for Kane's renewal amidst Bayern interest
According to Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur have begun talks to extend the contract of ace and Bayern Munich target Harry Kane.
Kane's contract expires next summer and Bayern Munich reportedly want to sign him as their new lead marksman in the summer.
As per the report, Tottenham Hotspur are willing to offer Kane a huge hike in wages to prevent him from leaving next season.
Bayern Munich to face competition from Liverpool for Vlahović
According to Calciomercatoweb, Bayern Munich will have to compete with Liverpool for the signing of Juventus striker Dušan Vlahović in the summer.
As per the report, Liverpool are looking to improve their squad after their dull performances this campaign and are eyeing Vlahović. The Serbian has been linked to Bayern Munich since last summer, with the Bavarians seeing him as their prospective future ace.
Bayern identify Dominik Livakovic as Manuel Neuer successor
Bayern looks to have already started laying down a succession plan for club captain Manuel Neuer, who is sidelined for the ongoing season with a broken leg and has just 18 months left on his current contract.
That's according to a report from Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg (via Fichajes), who says the Bavarians have started talks with the agent of Croatian World Cup hero Dominik Livakovic with the view of closing the operation in the next summer transfer market.
RB Leipzig to challenge Bayern Munich for Jonathan David
According to Fichajes, Bayern Munich will face competition from league rivals RB Leipzig for the signing of Lille forward Jonathan David in the summer.
David is one of the strikers Bayern Munich see as a replacement for the recently departed Robert Lewandowski. The report states that for either of RB Leipzig or Bayern to sign the french forward, they would have to dish out €50m to convince Lille.
Thomas Tuchel would like to coach Bayern Munich
As per journalist Loïc Tanzi (via @iMiaSanMia), former Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel is eyeing the managerial position at Bayern Munich.
Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea earlier this season and has been on the lookout for a new role ever since. Tanzi claims that he is also keeping tabs of the situation at Real Madrid.
Thomas Tuchel 'would like to go to Bayern' and is also watching the managerial situation at Real Madrid. Tuchel's name was also mentioned in a meeting between agent Pini Zahavi and PSG bosses. The German manager wants to take over a European top club [@Tanziloic, @lequipedegreg] pic.twitter.com/W6zsYMNHHe— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 21, 2023
Dani Ceballos to Bayern Munich rumours not true
According to SPORT1 journalist Kerry Hau, there is no truth to the rumours linking Dani Ceballos with a move to Bayern Munich.
Ceballos' contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of the season, but reports from Spain suggested that Los Blancos want to renew his contract.
No truth to the story linking Bayern with Dani Ceballos. The club has no interest in signing the Spanish midfielder [@kerry_hau]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 20, 2023
Bayern interested in Guglielmo Vicario, Empoli president confirms
Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi has revealed that Bayern Munich have been considering signing 26-year-old goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario since January, although no one from the Bavarians has contacted the club yet.
“No one from FC Bayern has knocked on our door yet, but we know it's a name they've been considering since January,” Corsi told Tuttomercatoweb.
Empoli president Corsi on FC Bayern's interest in Italian goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario: “No one from FC Bayern has knocked on our door yet, but we know it's a name they've been considering since January”, told TMW 🇮🇹 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 20, 2023
No proposal or concrete talks at this stage, btw. pic.twitter.com/FGqFk9vaCy
Bayern target Marcus Thuram to leave for free
According to the Athletic, Bayern Munich target and Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram will leave the latter for free in the summer once his contract expires.
Thuram has been linked with a move away from Borussia Mönchengladbach and reportedly the striker is ready to take the next big step in his career.
Bayern Munich want to sign Dani Ceballos
Bayern Munich are interested in acquiring the services of Dani Ceballos as coach Julian Nagelsmann believes that he fits perfectly with the brand of football he wants his team to play.
According to Relevo's Matteo Moretto and Sergio Santos, there is only interest on Bayern's part. They haven't made a formal offer or contacted the player.
Ceballos, on the other hand, has always desired of being successful at the Santiago Bernabeu, and he is finally getting the game time and recognition (from both the coach and the fans) that he deserves.
A number of Spanish outlets have already reported that Los Blancos are going to offer the former Real Betis man with a new deal as his contract expires at the end of the season.
Bayern Munich enter the race to sign Chelsea winger
According to Fichajes, Bayern Munich is keeping close tabs on Hakim Ziyech from Chelsea as the Moroccan winger continues to look for a destination away from Stamford Bridge.
The electrifying winger was destined to join PSG on deadline day but the deal collapsed last minute extending his stay in England.
Bayern Munich interested in signing Alejandro Garnacho
Bayern Munich are interested in signing Manchester United gem Alejandro Garnacho, according to a report from Daily Mirror (h/t Mundo Deportivo).
The Argentine teenager has broken through this season thanks to his game-changing contributions off the bench. With his contract expiring in 2024, the Bavarians are keeping tabs on the youngster.
However, the Red Devils are keen on renewing Garnacho's contract as they consider him a big part of their future.
Bayern Munich in the race for Atalanta defender
Bayern Munich are always on the lookout for new talent and have identified Atalanta's Giorgio Scalvini as a potential target. According to Football Italia, Scalvini is valued at €40m and multiple other teams are in the race to sign the 19-year-old.
Bayern Munich willing to spend €110m on Harry Kane
Bayern Munich have been searching for a talismanic striker since letting go of Robert Lewandowski. The Bavarian giants have been linked with Tottenham's Harry Kane for a while and he is their priority in the upcoming transfer window, according to reports in Todofichajes.
Kane has entered the final 18 months of his contract and the upcoming summer could be Spurs' last chance to make bank on him.
Bayern Munich keen on Marcus Rashford
Newcastle United eye Davies move for the summer
According to journalist Ben Jacobs on his exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Newcastle United want to bring in Bayern Munich defender Alphonso Davies next season.
Jacobs claims that Newcastle United sporting director Dan Ashworth recognises Davies as the ideal profile for the club's left-back position.
Bayern Munich looking to sign Joao Cancelo for less than €70 million
According to a report from 90min, Bayern Munich have already communicated to Manchester City that they are unwilling to trigger the buy option in Joao Cancelo's loan deal since it wouldn't be financially feasible for them to pay €70 million.
The Bavarians plan to keep the Portuguese full-back beyond the end of the season, with the player also sharing the same desire. As such, they will negotiate with City to sign Cancelo for a reduced fee, with reports stating that a fee around €60m is a possibility.
Bayern pull out of Thuram race
Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport ( via Sempre Inter) has reported that Bayern Munich has officially walked out of the race to sign Marcus Thuram from Borussia Monchengladbach.
The report suggests that the Bavarians will turn their heads solely on Tottenham Hotspurs’ record goal-scorer Harry Kane.
Alternatively, the German giants will look to sign French striker Ronald Kolo Muani from Eintracht Frankfurt or extend Eric Choupo-Moting’s contract.
Inter Milan eye Mazraoui as Dumfries replacement
Inter Milan are looking at Bayern Munich full-back Noussair Mazraoui as a possible replacement for Inter Milan wingback Denzel Dumfries, in case the latter leaves in the summer, claims Fichajes.
Dumfries has attracted attention from all over Europe and might bid goodbye to the San Siro soon. Mazraoui has gone further down the pecking order since João Cancelo signed on loan from Manchester City.
If Bayern Munich sign Cancelo permanently, the Moroccan could move to new shores, states the report.
Bayern Munich slap €100 million price tag on Kingsley Coman
Amid rumours that Real Madrid are interested in signing Kingsley Coman, Bayern Munich have placed a €100 million price tag on the French winger, according to Calciomercato.
The 26-year-old's contract with the Bavarians runs till 2027.
Bayern eye Barcelona starlet Balde as potential Davies replacement amid Real Madrid fears
According to a report from Spanish outlet El Nacional, Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich have set their sights on Barcelona youngster Alejandro Balde and will attempt to tempt the 19-year-old with a lucrative wage packet next summer, amid fears that Real Madrid could poach Alphonso Davies from the Bavarians in the near future.
The report adds Bayern are aware that their rapid Canadian full-back is a priority target for Los Blancos, and they are concerned that he will march with Florentino Perez, like David Alaba and Toni Kroos did in the past. As such, head coach Julian Nagelsmann sees Balde as perfect alternative option.
However, the versatile full-back is entirely opposed the idea of leaving Spotify Camp Nou, where he feels 'very comfortable,' and is 'fully committed to the whole' Barca project.
Bayern Munich will not go after Randal Kolo Muani in the summer
After weeks of speculation linking Bayern Munich with a summer swoop for Randal Kolo Muani, Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg has shot down all rumours.
Per Plettenberg, the Bavarians will not go after the French forward in the summer due to the exorbitant price tag that Eintracht Frankfurt have set for him - €90-100 million.
News Kolo #Muani: Bayern doesn’t plan to make any offer as reported. Transfer in summer very unlikely. And Frankfurt wants around €90-100m. No release clause in his contract. Nagelsmann: „I am happy for them (Krösche, Hardung) that they have such a good striker.“ @SkySportDE 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/n5AsNaqYbw— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) February 10, 2023
Bayern Munich pull ahead in Kane pursuit
Transfer expert Christian Falk has suggested that Bayern Munich could have pulled ahead of its rivals in the race to sign Harry Kane.
The Tottenham Hostpurs’ forward became the English heavyweight’s top scorer with his 267th goal for the club increasing his value.
With the Bavarians looking to find a successor to Robert Lewandowski, Kane could perfectly fit the bill. Another factor is that Spurs would be reluctant to sell Kane to a direct rival increasing Bayern’s chances.
"They also know that Tottenham aren’t keen on the idea of losing Kane to another Premier League club – I heard there’s going to be a decision made on this within the club, so that could offer Bayern a big chance." saidChristian Falk in the latest edition of his exclusive CaughtOffside column.
Bayern Munich slap €30m price tag on Benjamin Pavard
According to BILD (via Mundo Deportivo), Bayern Munich will sell highly sought-out for defender Benjamin Pavard for an offer in the range of €30m.
Pavard's contract expires at the end of next season and the French defender has repeatedly hinted at moving on from Bayern Munich at the end of this campaign. However, the Bavarians will still hold out for a reasonable fee for the defender.
Bayern chief reveals surprise detail in Joao Cancelo deal: There is no loan fee!
Bayern Munich signed Joao Cancelo from Manchester City on loan in one of the most surprising transfers of the January transfer window. Now, Bayern's sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic has revealed that there was no loan fees paid to Man City for the Portuguese full-back's temporary transfer.
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FC Bayern have not paid any loan fee for João Cancelo. No money invested to sign him on loan in January, there’s just €70m buy option clause not mandatory for June. 🚨🔴🇵🇹 #Cancelo— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 8, 2023
“We signed Cancelo without any loan fee due to the network”, Salihamidzic tells @cfbayern. pic.twitter.com/y4UmF5UlaS
€100m price tag slapped on Randal Kolo Muani
According to L'Equipe, Bayern Munich target Randal Kolo Muani is valued at €100m by Eintracht Frankfurt after his excellent performances post-World Cup.
The report states that apart from Bayern Munich, Premier League teams Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in the French striker, who was earlier valued at €90m by Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bayern not looking to sign Fati this summer
According to transfer expert Christian Falk, Bayern Munich is not interested in signing Ansu Fati from FC Barcelona.
Previous reports had suggested that the Bavarian giants were keeping close tabs on the young forward but it looks like the German giants have pulled out of the race.
Fati has fallen down the pecking order in Spain because of the arrival of Robert Lewandowski and could be vying for a switch away from Barcelona.
Bayern Munich could manage Cancelo's €70m fee if all sides want the transfer
Bayern Munich’s director Hasan Salihamidžić has exclaimed that the club has relayed it to Joao Cancelo that meeting the Portuguese defender’s €70m clause in his loan deal could be a difficult ask but the club could take necessary steps to make his transfer a permanent one.
Cancelo joined the Bavarians on a loan-deal in January but the director believes that if all three parties agree to make the deal permanent, something could be worked out.
Bayern director Salihamidžić on €70m buy option for Cancelo: "We've made clear to Joao that this fee is difficult for us to imagine. But if all sides absolutely want a solution, we can manage it". 🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 5, 2023
"The most important thing is that João feels comfortable in Munich". pic.twitter.com/X90xkNsVQ6
Bayern Munich's persistence pays off
Salihamidzic: “We wanted Cancelo at Bayern since 4 years ago. We spoke to Mendes, he knew I wanted João”, tells @cfbayern. 🔴🇵🇹— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 4, 2023
“I got the signal of Cancelo available on the market last Sunday - the deal went very quickly. Persistence paid off”. pic.twitter.com/0aoAW3aSkT
Bayern Munich leading the race to sign Ansu Fati from Barcelona
Spanish public Mundo Deportivo has reported that Bayern Munich is currently the frontrunner to sign out of favor Barcelona forward Ansu Fati.
The Spanish forward was once considered the heir to Messi’s throne in Barcelona, but constant injuries have harmed his progress.
The arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern saw Fati being dropped to the bench and the 20-year-old could be vying for a switch away from the club.
And with Bayern looking to bolster their forward battery, the signing of Ansu Fati could be a crucial one for Julian Nagelsmann.
Bayern Munich looking to add another attacking midfielder in their ranks
According to Japanese outlet Sponichianex (via iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich are interested in signing Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada.
The Bavarians are already stacked in the midfield but still want to bolster their chances of European domination with the signing of Kamada.
The 26-year-old has 7 goals and 4 assists in Germany this season operating for Eintracht Frankfurt and could be an influential swoop for Nagelsmann’s side.
Bayern are among clubs showing interest in signing Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada (26) on a free transfer in the summer. Tottenham and Barcelona are also in for the player, with competition likely to heat up even more [@sponichiannex] pic.twitter.com/kp5nLtT45T— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 3, 2023
Rangers FC to pen down deal with Bayern midfielder with loan-to-buy option
Rangers FC is reportedly competing to make Malik Tilman’s move to the Scottish Premiership a permanent one after signing the 20-year-old on a loan-to-buy deal.
Malik Tillman has turned out to be the star of the season for Rangers having bagged six goals and four assists for his Scottish outfit.
And the club is looking to make Tilman’s transfer to the Teddy Bears a permanent one with a fee already agreed with Bayern Munich.
“Yeah. Of course, we can. There’s a fee agreed. Everything is in place. You get the season out of the way then you sit down and talk to everybody and try and get it done." revealed Michael Beale( via The Herald)
Bayern to do everything to keep Joao Cancelo if he proves to be a good addition
Bayern Munich will do everything in their power to sign Joao Cancelo permanently from Manchester City if he proves to be a reinforcement to their backline and expresses his desire to stay at the Allianz Arena, according to SPORT1's chief reporter Kerry Hau (h/t @iMiaSanMia).
Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg did reveal that the Bavarians will be able to secure Cancelo's permanent transfer for less than €70 million.
Bayern are hoping they can cash in on Benjamin Pavard for around €30 million, which would help them raise a significant part of Cancelo's transfer fee.
If João Cancelo proves to be a reinforcement and wants to stay at Bayern beyond the summer, the club would do everything to keep him. A significant part of the fee could be raised from selling Pavard - Bayern are hoping to get around €30m for the Frenchman [@kerry_hau, @SPORT1] pic.twitter.com/LU4EoVXyzC— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 1, 2023
Inter to go for Benjamin Pavard in the summer
According to a report from Corriere dello Sport (h/t @iMiaSanMia), Inter Milan will make attempts to sign Benjamin Pavard in the summer after they failed to sign him in the January transfer window.
The Nerazzurri appreciate Pavard's versatility as he can play as a right-back as well as a right centre-back in their back-three, and want to sign him to replace Milan Skriniar, who will be joining PSG as a free agent.
Bayern Munich have reportedly hoping to get around €30 million for the Frenchman.
Inter will return for Benjamin Pavard in the summer as they look to replace Milan Skriniar, who will join PSG on a free transfer. Inter appreciate Pavard's flexibility and his ability to play as right centre-back in their back 3 system [@CorSport] pic.twitter.com/8ugXgWg9ZM— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 1, 2023
Bayern Munich will not pay a loan fee for Joao Cancelo
According to BILD's Christian Falk, Bayern Munich will not have to pay a loan wage for Joao Cancelo. The Bavarians will only cover the Portuguese full-back's wages.
Cancelo made his Bayern debut against Mainz in DFB-Pokal and had an assist to his name.
Bayern reject Inter bid for Benjamin Pavard
According to L'Equipe, Bayern Munich rejected Inter Milan's advances for defender Benjamin Pavard in the last few hours of the transfer window.
Inter Milan reportedly see Pavard as a replacement for Milan Škriniar who will join PSG for free in the summer. The French defender's contract with Bayern Munich also expires after the season's closure, however they sought to retain him for now.
OFFICIAL: Joao Cancelo completes loan move to Bayern Munich
Manchester City open to negotiating Joao Cancelo's transfer fee in the summer
Bayern Munich will sign Joao Cancelo permanently in the summer and Manchester City will be open to negotiating a cheaper fee after it was reported that there is an option to buy for €70 million in the loan deal, according to Florian Plettenberg.
News #Cancelo: Yes, there is a €70m option to buy. But been told: If Bayern wants him on a permanent deal, he will be cheaper than €70m in summer. Barcelona was also trying to get him now. But Salihamidzic/Neppe/Nagelsmann convinced Cancelo to join Bayern. @SkySportDE 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/0Di8pyaXgl— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 30, 2023
Benjamin Pavard offers himself to Barcelona following Joao Cancelo's imminent arrival
Bayern Munich right-back Benjamin Pavard wants to leave the club and has offered himself to Barcelona following the imminent arrival of Joao Cancelo from Manchester City, according to Mundo Deportivo.
Pavard is ready to leave now or in the summer as he knows he will fall behind Cancelo in the pecking order. Although the Portuguese international played as a left-back under Pep Guardiola, he is naturally a right-back. And with Alphonso Davies an undisputed starter at left-back, Cancelo will cover the right side of the defence.
Barcelona like Pavard due to his versatility and experience and are confident of getting him for a reduced fee given he was already in a complicated situation at the Allianz Arena and that his contract expires in June 2024.
Joao Cancelo lands in Germany ahead of Bayern Munich move
João Cancelo set to join Bayern on loan with option to buy
Bayern Munich are set to sign Manchester City full-back João Cancelo on loan, with the buy option likely to be included in the deal.
This report comes from The Athletic's highly reliable transfer expert David Ornstein, who adds that the Portuguese international was unhappy with his minutes on the pitch since club football resumed after the World Cup, with the Bavarians "long-term admirers" of the 28-year-old.
Bayern seem to have addressed their right-back issues given Benjamin Pavard's future remains uncertain.
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Bayern Munich set to sign full-back Joao Cancelo on loan from Manchester City. Likely to include buy option. 28yo Portugal international has seen #MCFC minutes limited recently + #FCBayern long-term admirers. W/ @polballus for@TheAthleticFC https://t.co/JyM32rNz5d— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) January 30, 2023
Kolo Muani could go to Bayern in the future according to agents
According to reports from Germany, Randal Kolo Muani's agents don't rule out a future move to Bayern Munich for the French striker.
The Eintracht Frankfurt man secured his team a draw against the reigning champions opening the doors of speculation.
As far as a potential move to Bayern at some point in the future, Kolo Muani’s advisors played coy. Per Abenzeitung’s Maximilian Koch (via@iMiaSanMia), personnel from his agency MDC Advisors said: “Bayern is a world-class reports club, every player can imagine that [playing there] — and we can also think of the answer for Randa
Sabitzer to fight for his place
According to journalist Christian Falk (via @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer will remain at the club despite the Bavarians close to signing RB Leipzig player Konrad Laimer.
Reportedly Sabitzer was set to leave the club with Bayern Munich replacing him with his former teammate, however, he wants to fight for his place having signed for the club only last summer.
Bayern Munich close to signing Marcus Thuram
According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via FC Inter News), Bayern Munich are very close to completing the signing of Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram.
Thuram's contract expires at the end of the season and many clubs have been trying t0 sign him in this winter or the summer, however, as per the report Bayern Munich have edged out the competition.
Zinedine Zidane eyes Bayern Munich managerial role
A new report from French publication RMC Sport (h/t @iMiaSanMia) has revealed that Zinedine Zidane intends to return to coaching next season, with Bayern Munich one of the teams he seems to be most interested in taking over.
Zidane has only managed Real Madrid across two spells so far, stepping down from the role at the end of the 2020-21 season. Current coach Julian Nagelsmann's contract with Bayern runs till June 2026.
Bayern is one of 4 credible options for Zinedine Zidane, who intends to take over a club this summer. Zidane has always had the utmost respect for the institution of Bayern, based on solid foundations & financial means that allow them to compete for the CL every year [@RMCsport] pic.twitter.com/8FRT4h4n6m— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 27, 2023
Bayern Munich cool down interest in Kane as they look for centre-back
Journalist Christian Falk has reported that Bayern Munich is now interested in signing a centre-back in the transfer market rather than a forward.
Julian Nagelsmann’s team was heavily linked to England captain Harry Kane but the Spurs’ forward has vowed to extend his contract with the North London team.
And if Choupo-Moting extends his stay in Germany, the Bavarians would now rather concentrate on signing a defender rather than a striker.
Bayern’s search for a defender could also hint that French defender Benjamin Pavard’s exit is confirmed with potential suitors waiting in the flanks.
Regarding Bayern's plans in attack, the situation is unchanged. If Kane does not renew at Spurs, Bayern will give it a try. If Kane stays and Choupo-Moting extends, then Bayern won't force a new striker into the attack. The club is currently looking for a centre-back [@cfbayern]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 26, 2023
Kane move depends on Choupo-Moting extension
According to journalist Christian Falk (via @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich will call off their pursuit for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane if Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting extends his contract.
Bayern Munich have been looking for a new leading marksman all season and had identified Kane as their priority target, however, Choupo-Moting's excellent form has led them to also focus on renewing the Cameroon striker's contract which expires at the end of the season.
Regarding Bayern's plans in attack, the situation is unchanged. If Kane does not renew at Spurs, Bayern will give it a try. If Kane stays and Choupo-Moting extends, then Bayern won't force a new striker into the attack. The club is currently looking for a centre-back [@cfbayern]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 26, 2023
Bayern have edge over United in Kane race
According to reporter Valentina Maceri (via Manchester Evening News), Bayern Munich are slightly ahead of Manchester United in the race for Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane.
Maceri states that Bayern Munich will be more willing to spend money and match Tottenham Hotspur's asking price for the forward, which would have dropped down considerably from when they last enquired in 2022.
Bayern youngster to join Serie A side Lecce on loan with option to buy
According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio (via @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich's 18-year-old defender Justin Janitzek will join Serie A outfit Lecce on loan with an option to buy.
Lecce are also trying to sign winger Yusuf Kabadayi from the Bavarians, with negotiations between the two clubs ongoing.
Bayern defender Justin Janitzek (18) will join Serie A side Lecce on loan with option to buy. Medical check tomorrow. Lecce are also trying to sign winger Yusuf Kabadayi (18) from Bayern. Negotiations ongoing [@DiMarzio] pic.twitter.com/mO3Jx4VzhO— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 24, 2023
Ryan Gravenberch will not leave Bayern on loan this month
Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch is set to stay at the Allianz Arena and will not leave the club on loan, according to Florian Plettenberg.
The Dutchman has found minutes hard to come by ever since making a move from Ajax last summer. Liverpool were interested in acquiring the midfielder's services on loan, but the Bavarians have no intention of letting the 20-year-old leave for the Reds or any other club in January.
News #Gravenberch: It’s decided and no doubt: He has to stay at #FCBayern! No transfer in January. Within the club they still believe in him. A loan to Liverpool or to another club is NO topic. #LFC @SkySportDE 🇳🇱 pic.twitter.com/9qlBmJ7tP0— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 24, 2023
Chelsea star not on Bayern Munich's radar
Following reports linking Bayern Munich with Chelsea's Kai Havertz in the last few days, new reports deny any interest in signing the German star. According to reports in SPORT1 via iMiaSanMia, Bayern bosses have no intention of entering the race for the attacker in the current or the next transfer windows.
Bayern are not interested in Kai Havertz, neither with regard to the current nor the next transfer window. Although there's speculation that Havertz could leave Chelsea, Bayern bosses have no intention of getting involved in the race [@kerry_hau, @SPORT1] pic.twitter.com/N6wOLPidiB— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 22, 2023
Bayern Munich make approach for Monaco's Axel Disasi
Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing AS Monaco’s Axel Disasi, and have initiated approach in order to sign the defender, who will cost around €50m.
That’s according to a report from Téléfoot journalist Saber Desfarges, who claim that Bayern could try to prise the 24-year-old defender away from Monaco in January, but face competition from Manchester United for Disasi.
🚨Info mercato de @SaberDesfa :— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) January 22, 2023
- Axel Disasi est suivi par le Bayern Munich et Manchester United. Contacts pris.
- Mais le vice champion du monde devrait rester à Monaco jusqu’à la fin de la saison. pic.twitter.com/ok02PPvITW
Bayern Munich eyeing a move for Bremer
According to Calciomercatoweb, Bayern Munich could make a move for Juventus defender Gleison Bremer next summer to bolster their backline.
Bremer hasn't had the best of starts to his Juventus career, and the Old Lady could be willing to sacrifice him to gain some revenue after their 15 points deduction saw them drop in league rankings recently.
Bayern Munich ready to engage in bidding war for Havertz
Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on Chelsea star Kai Havertz to lure him away from Stamford Bridge.
According to reports in the Media Foot (via Football, London) Bayern Munich are considering making offers for the German international and are ready to enter a bidding war for the 23-year-old youngster. They are expected to face competition from French giants, Paris Saint-Germain.
Alexander Nübel is in Bayern's future plans inspite of signing Yann Sommer
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Alexander Nübel, who is currently on loan at Monaco in Ligue 1, is still a part of the club's plans for the future even though they managed to complete the signing of Yann Sommer.
According to SPORT1 journalist Kerry Hau, the Bavarian giants are pleased with Nübel's development at Monaco as he has made positive contributions to the French side.
Manuel Neuer is 36 years old, while his injury replacement Yann Sommer is 34. Nübel is just 26 years old and the club believes that he could potentially be the long-term heir to Neuer for Bayern.
Bayern did not completely close the chapter of Alex Nübel yet due to his positive development in Monaco and also his age (26) compared to Neuer (36) and Sommer (34). Bayern rejected all permanent transfer enquiries for Nübel from Monaco and other interested clubs [@kerry_hau] pic.twitter.com/3eyoStPUiy— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 20, 2023
Bayern Munich interested in 19-year-old Chelsea youngster
Bayern Munich are monitoring Chelsea star Levi Colwill's contract situation with a view to approach him in the near future. Colwill, 19, has emerged as a regular starter for Brighton & Hove Albion since joining the Amex Stadium outfit from the Blues on a season-long loan earlier this summer.
His strong performances under Roberto De Zerbi have helped Brighton into seventh place in the standings, attracting the attention of Europe's biggest clubs.
According to Chelsea correspondent Simon Phillips, the England youth international has captured the imagination of Manchester City and Bayern whilst the Blues look to tie the wonderkid down to a new deal.
Official: Bayern Munich sign Yann Sommer
Bayern Munich have officially announced the signing of Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach on a deal which will go up to 2025.
This marks the end of their search for someone to replace the injured Manuel Neuer in the short-term and possibly the long-term as well.
Fabrizio Romano claims Konrad Laimer has signed Bayern Munich contract
Bayern Munich is making moves swiftly in the January transfer window. After acquiring Daley Blind on a free transfer and luring Yann Sommer away from Borussia Mönchengladbach, the Bavarians seem to have roped in another talent in the form of Konrad Laimer.
That's according to Italian transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who reports that RB Leipzig’s Austrian midfielder has signed for Bayern to make the move formal after the two parties agreed on a Bosman transfer months ago.
As Laimer entered the final six months of his contract at RB Leipzig, he was free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with the suitor during January. Laimer will provide his services for the Rekordmeister on July 1 and an statement from the club is expected soon.
Understand Konrad Laimer has finally signed his contract as new FC Bayern player starting from July 1. Deal done months ago and it’s now also sealed. 🚨🔴🇩🇪 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 19, 2023
Official statement will be very soon, probably already this month. pic.twitter.com/D4Qi3QFhRS
Bayern reach agreement with Gladbach for Yann Sommer, medicals to take place in next few hours
Bayern Munich have finally completed the signing of Yann Sommer as they have full agreement in place with Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Bavarians will pay €8 million plus €1.5m in add-ons and have tied the Swiss goalkeeper down till June 2025.
Medicals are scheduled to take place in the next few hours.
Yann Sommer to FC Bayern, done deal and here we go! Full agreement now in place with ‘Gladbach, contract valid until June 2025 🚨🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 18, 2023
Bayern will pay €8m plus €1.5m add-ons, as @Blick_Sport reported. Yann Sommer will undergo medical tests in the next hours. pic.twitter.com/j73mHIKipN
Bayern working behind the scenes for the signature of Kai Havertz
Bayern Munich is reportedly working behind the scenes to formalize a deal for Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, according to Media Foot( via ChelsTransfer).
The Blues have a surplus of attackers after making multiple signings in January and Christopher Nkunku’s arrival scheduled in the summer.
And the English heavyweights could offload some strikers in the summer at a slashed price with Bayern Munich showing interest in Havertz.
The German forward has shown glimpses of his talent but has failed to unlock his full potential during his tenure at Stamford Bridge.
And with the arrival of Mudryk and Nkunku, Havertz could be pushed down the pecking order by Graham Potter opening the doors for an exit.
Manchester United discuss signing Thomas Müller
French publication Media Foot has reported that Manchester United is reportedly discussing the possibility of signing German veteran Thomas Müller.
The 2014 World Cup winner was previously linked to the Red Devils in 2015 with fresh rumors emerging once again. The report suggests that a Dutch coach in United’s setup is willing to put Müller on the English club’s agenda.
Although considering Müller is 33 now, it would be highly unlikely that the Bayern Munich veteran tries his luck in England after already enjoying an illustrious career with the Bavarian giants.
Nagelsmann fears losing Bayern job if they don't sign a keeper
According to reports from Germany, Bayern Munich’s manager Julian Nagelsmann fears losing his job if the Bavarian giants fail to sign a goalkeeper in the January transfer window.
If Bayern Munich fails to replace the sidelined Manuel Neuer, the club could face difficulties in the Champions League when they face a high-flying PSG side.
And an early exit from Europe could threaten Nagelsmann’s managerial chair at the German outfit. The club has been linked to the likes of Yann Sommer and Alex Nubel but a deal with any shot-stopper is yet to be finalized.
Bavarians re-open negotiations with Gladbach over Yann Sommer
Ever since Manuel Neuer sustained a long-term injury, Bayern Munich's quest for a new goalkeeper has been a rollercoaster ride.
After several unsuccessful attempts to sign a new goalkeeper, the long-drawn saga has taken yet another twist with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano stating that Bayern has reopened discussions with Borussia Mönchengladbach over Yann Sommer.
Bayern and Borussia Moenchengladbach are discussing again about Yann Sommer. Bayern want to push for the deal this week, Nagelsmann asked for new goalkeeper as soon as possible. 🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 16, 2023
Personal terms won't be an issue, it's about the clubs. pic.twitter.com/kiJBeTOFLu
Manchester United's David De Gea pops up on Bayern's radar
Multiple reports have suggested that Bayern Munich is in the race to sign Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea.
Manchester United’s current number.1 has been identified by the Bavarian giants as the possible replacement for the injured Manuel Neuer.
De Gea’s current contract expires in June and it looks highly unlikely that the Red Devils would renew his colossal contract worth £375,000 a week.
And if the Spaniard doesn’t agree to a salary reduction, the German outfit could swoop in to complete a transfer.
Kevin Trapp puts Bayern Munich rumors to bed
Bayern Munich have been linked to multiple goalkeepers since the injury to Manuel Neuer. Eintracht Frankfurt's Kevin Trapp is one of the names on the list but the goalkeeper has denounced the possibility of moving and says he has never considered leaving Frankfurt, according to reports in Planet Football.
Bayern Munich have moved on from French talent
Bayern Munich have been monitoring Olympique Lyon’s Malo Gusto as a potential target for the right-back spot. The 19-year-old is highly touted as one of the best RBs in the world. According to reports in the Bild via @iMiaSanMia, the Bavarians have moved on from the signing.
With injury to Neuer, Bayern's focus has shifted to addressing the goalkeeper issue and are looking at potential targets in that position. The club are expected to try and extend Pavard's contract.
Porto's Diogo Costa another goalkeeper on Bayern's shortlist
According to journalist Bruno Andrade (h/t @iMiaSanMia), Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa is another goalkeeper that Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on.
The Portuguese international's contract runs till 2027 and includes a €75 million release clause. The Bavarians would ideally want a new goalkeeper in January, but could be ready to wait till June.
Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa (23) is one of the names being considered by Bayern. The Portuguese has a contract until 2027 and a €75m release clause. Bayern are determined to sign a new goalkeeper, preferably in January, but could wait until June [@brunoandrd] pic.twitter.com/dDNd0mhtdp— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 12, 2023
Bayern Munich interested in signing Dušan Vlahović in June
Bayern Munich want to sign a new striker and are reportedly interested in signing Juventus forward Dušan Vlahović in the summer, according to Tuttojuve.
Per the same report, Juve have set a €110 million asking price for Vlahović, who has been one of the better players for the Bianconeri this season.
Bayern Munich content with Mathys Tel's signing
FC Bayern director Hasan Salihamidzic has suggested that the Bavarian club are happy to have Mathys Tel at the German club, according to (via Fabrizio Romano).
The youngster’s deal to Bayern was being hijacked by Real Madrid but the club were able to secure Tel's signature.
FC Bayern director Salihamidzic: “Real Madrid tried to hijack Mathys Tel move? I don't know about that, nor I do I care (laughs)”, tells @Sport1 🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 12, 2023
“We're glad that we have Mathys and he'll bring us a lot of joy, I'm sure of that. He’s a top top talent”. pic.twitter.com/gmSSoH3K25
Bayern could miss out on signing Harry Kane
According to journalist Ben Jacobs on his exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Bayern Munich could miss out on signing long-term target Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane due to the fee Spurs will demand, and the striker wanting to continue playing in England.
Furthermore, Jacobs reports that due to these two conditions, Manchester United and Chelsea will be the frontrunners to sign him next summer.
Bayern currently not interested in going after Firmino
As per BILD (via @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich are not currently interested in making a move for soon-to-be out-of-contract Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino.
Rather, the report states, their focus remains on signing a new goalkeeper to replace the recently-injured Manuel Neuer.
Axel Disasi (Monaco) & Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), recently linked to the club, are no topics for Bayern. The club is currently focused on the goalkeeping problem, finalizing the Laimer deal and a new contract for Lucas Hernández (agreement is close) [@altobelli13, @cfbayern]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) January 10, 2023
Bayern Munich bid €5m for Yan Sommer
As per Fichajes, Bayern Munich have offered €5m to sign Borussia Monchengladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer this window, and will not raise their bid further.
Sommer is reportedly hell-bent on moving to Bayern Munich, however, Borussia Monchengladbach want to retain the player despite his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Bayern Munich still considering signing Sommer
Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg has revealed that Bayern Munich have held internal talks to discuss the club’s new goalkeeper.
Plettenberg suggested that several leading players in Bayern Munich’s locker-room are supportive of signing Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach.
News #Sommer: The topic of who Bayern will bring in as the new number 1 is being discussed intensively within the team. Been told that several leading players are in favour of signing Sommer. Nübels recent statements are viewed critically. @SkySportDE🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/5aKE7s4v59— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 9, 2023
Bayern Munich to seal Laimer transfer
Bayern Munich are set to finalize the details with RB Leipzig for the transfer of Konrad Laimer. According to Fabrizio Romano, full verbal agreement was reached between the parties in December and Laimer is set to join as free agent in the summer on a long term contract.
FC Bayern will complete all details of Konrad Laimer deal in the next days as full verbal agreement was reached in December ✅🔴 #FCBayeen— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 9, 2023
Laimer will join as free agent in June on long-term contract, as expected ⤵️ https://t.co/tuaEm1kApK
Madrid unwilling to meet Davies' asking price
Real Madrid are looking to revamp their left-back position, with President Florentino Pérez reportedly dreaming of signing Bayern Munich fullback Alphonso Davies next summer.
However, now El Nacional reports that it is unlikely the move takes place, since Real Madrid aren't willing to match Bayern Munich's evaluation of Davies at €80-90m.
Yann Sommer to Bayern Munich deal is not off
According to Florian Plettenberg, the deal that will see Yan Sommer join Bayern Munich from Borussia Monchengladbach is not yet off.
Sommer has already revealed his intention of joining the Bavarians immediately, who consider the Swiss international as the #1 target.
X News #Sommer: He has contacted R. Bonhof in the last days! He told the vice president of Gladbach that he wants to join Bayern NOW! As revealed: Deal is NOT off. Sommer still pushing for the transfer. Bayern is considering next steps. Sommer remains the 1a option! @SkySportDE🇨🇭 pic.twitter.com/RzMKfcAUeq— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 8, 2023
Bayern Munich prepare new contract offer for Lucas Hernandez
Bayern Munich are reportedly ready to hand defensive mainstay Lucas Hernandez a new contract despite him suffering a cruciate ligament injury in France’s World Cup opener against Australia.
Hernández and Bayern had already began discussions over an extension before to the World Cup, and "an agreement was imminent," according to the Bild reports. Despite his injury, the Bavarian's stance has not changed, demonstrating Bayern's faith in the defender who can play both centrally and at left-back.
Hernández's current contract expires in 2024, and a renewal is likely soon. Hernández is still Bayern Munich's most expensive signing, having joined from Atletico Madrid for €80 million in 2019.
Bayern are preparing new contract proposal for Lucas Hernandez to be discussed in 2023. 🔴 #FCBayern— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 25, 2022
Director Salihamidzic: "Talks with Lucas agents are very good, he carries the Bayern gene. His future is at FC Bayern, there's no doubt about that", told Bild. pic.twitter.com/87ArByFgZr
Transfer Gurus: How Bayern Munich have sold players worth €560m
Bayern Munich are generally not known as a selling club. However, the German giants recently sold their star striker, Robert Lewandowski, to Barcelona for a record fee of €45m.
Although Bayern Munich has purchased some of the biggest names across Europe, they have also sold players on a profit.
Even though a few players have left for free, the Bavarians have racked around €560m from sales.