October 13, 2022
Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich, Chelsea lead over Juventus star Matthijs de Ligt;  Will Manchester United switch to Konrad Laimer?;  Bayern get serious with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen;  After two years, would you still have acquired Leroy Sané;  and more!

Many Bayern Munich fans are ruling out the possibility that the club could indeed land Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt due to what is expected to be an exorbitant price. However, the Bavarians have long been interested in the Dutchman and might not be willing to pass up a chance to bring him through once again.

Based on the news that broke yesterday, Bayern Munich and De Ligt have a mutual interest in each other – and the Bavarian brass might be willing to dole out the cash to bring in the 22-year-old.

Anyway, we know at this point that Bayern Munich have at least made an ‘inquiry’ to Juventus for the centre-back and talks are scheduled for this week. Chelsea FC are also said to be very interested in the star defender:

Bayern Munich are set to compete with Chelsea in the race to sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt this summer. According to Defensa Central, Matthijs de Ligt is strongly considering a move to Chelsea as he believes playing in the Premier League could help him attract the attention of all the top clubs in Europe. But Chelsea’s road to signing the Juventus centre-back won’t be easy as Bayern Munich are also involved in the pursuit.

The Bavarians are looking to take advantage of Juventus’ perilous situation by signing de Ligt ahead of the new season. It’s no secret that the club are looking for defensive reinforcements this summer after losing Niklas Sule to Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer.

Questions have also been raised over youngster Tanguy Nianzou’s reliability, while Dayot Upamecano is yet to establish himself after moving to the Allianz Arena last summer. This has heightened the need for a top-notch centre-back who can bring quality to Bayern’s backline which conceded for fun last season.

It’s still hard to believe that Bayern Munich will dig deep to sign De Ligt at this stage. It’s not impossible, but his supposed €70m price tag seems a bit too rich for Bayern Munich’s blood these days.

As they say, however, crazier things have happened.

Manchester United want Konrad Laimer almost as badly as Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann. The Red Devils, however, are involved in talks for FC Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and Brentford’s Christian Eriksen and may not be able to speak to Laimer until he sorts out those situations respectively:

Manchester United’s transfer activity doesn’t seem to be improving. They remain on edge in their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong and Christian Eriksen, while a deal for Tyrell Malacia has yet to be agreed.

And now Bayern Munich have stepped in for another of Erik ten Hag’s targets, Konrad Laimer. United have sent scouts to watch the Austrian midfielder in action at Red Bull Leipzig. The Daily Mail reported that United and Spurs had scouts present to witness Austria’s recent 2-1 loss to Denmark.

But now Bayern Munich have made a £20.7million bid for the 25-year-old. German outlet Bild say that offer was rejected as their Bundesliga rivals wanted a fee of more than £26m for the player who has one year left on his contract.

Laimer had a £30.2million release clause in his contract, but that clause expired on June 30. Laimer looks like a back-up option for United in case they fail to land both De Jong and Eriksen, but Bayern could leave them. look elsewhere for a contingency plan.

Here is a nice stat on Serge Gnabry:

Hey, hey, hey! No, it’s not Dwayne Nelson from What is happening… it’s me and I’m back for a few weeks (before leaving).

While I’m in town, however, I hear all things Bayern Munich and possibly other junk, but here’s what we have in store for this episode:

  • An overview of the latest news on the three-way transfer saga involving Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski and FC Barcelona.
  • Assessment of the current stalemate in the Bayern Munich attack.
  • Check out the three centre-backs linked with the Rekordmeister this week.
  • Why we addressed Julian Nagelsmann rumors when we really don’t care what he does.
  • Borussia Dortmund are getting closer, but are not there yet.

  • Why I get the attraction to So Cal.

It was also the last episode of the first season of the weekend warm-up podcast. I hope you enjoyed it (or at least tolerated it!).

Are fans skeptical that Bayern Munich will spend the around €70m it would take to get Matthijs de Ligt, imagine how they might feel having to earn €100-120m to get Napoli Victor Osimhen?

At least one report indicates that the Bavarians are in contention:

According to a report by authoritative Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Bayern Munich have made contact with Napoli over the transfer of Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen.

The Bavarians are resigned to losing star striker Robert Lewandowski, who wants to join the La Liga giants in Barcelona. And they want Osimhen to lead their attack in the next campaign.

Recent media reports have linked Cristiano Ronaldo with a move to the Allianz Arena, but Bayern are keen on a longer-term replacement for Lewandowski. At 37, Ronaldo is past his prime, despite being Manchester United’s top scorer last season.

However, a lot hinges on Lewandowski’s potential move to Spain. Bayern are said to be desperate for a high-quality striker should the Polish target man leave the Allianz Arena. Even at that, the Germans will find Napoli a demanding client who is unwilling to let go of their most prized asset on the cheap.

Arsenal and Manchester United have reportedly seen bids below €100m rejected for Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian striker has shown no signs of fatigue from life at Napoli, although the English Premier League remains a dream destination.

The Soccer Nigeria headline stated that Bayern Munich would prepare a €120m bid for Osimhen – which is insane on many levels. Moreover, it’s incredibly unlikely that Bayern Munich will even be looking to spend half of that on a striker at this stage – even if Lewandowski leaves for FC Barcelona, ​​Chelsea FC or Paris Saint-Germain.

There’s no doubt that the Borussia Mönchengladbach goalkeeper was one of the ‘Bayern killers’ of the Bundesliga, but he could now leave Germany:

Are Borussia Mönchengladbach selling longtime goalkeeper Yann Sommer in order to secure transfer compensation before his contract expires in 2023?

The subject has been brewing for a long time – and is now being fed again: the 33-year-old Swiss could be attracted to an old acquaintance in France in Ligue 1. According to information from L’Equipe, OGC Nice is interested in a commitment of Sommer, journalist Fabrice Hawkins even reported an oral agreement between Sommer and Nice.

Lucien Favre has been coaching the club from the French south coast since the start of the week. The new coach knows the goalkeeper from time together on the Bas-Rhin. In addition, the “Adlers” must fill the position between the posts after the departure of Walter Benítez to PSV Eindhoven.

A new goalkeeper has already been recruited with Marcin Bulka (22), but Favre called for additional reinforcements when he showed up on Monday: “We still have to sign a goalkeeper, that’s clear. Although Marcin Bulka has made a good impression so far.

Leeds United recently added Marc Roca – then lost Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City) – but could be looking to make their rumored pursuit of RB Leipzig midfielder Tyler Adams a reality:

July has arrived and Bayern Munich have once again been linked with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese superstar almost certainly wants to leave Manchester United this summer, and parts of the fanbase believe Bayern should be happy to oblige. But is it a good idea? Meanwhile, it was reported last week that Julian Nagelsmann wants to switch his side to a 4-3-3 formation for the upcoming season. With players already arriving for pre-season, the coach’s tactical choices are once again under scrutiny.

In this episode, INNN and Tom discuss:

  • The big Ronaldo news – is he a plausible move for Bayern Munich?
  • What does CR7 bring to Bayern and the Bundesliga? And what does the club offer him?
  • Is signing Cristiano Ronaldo a double-edged sword? Is its popularity attracting unwanted attention?
  • Concerns over CR7’s presence in the locker room under an inexperienced coach in Julian Nagelsmann.
  • How would Ronaldo fit into a Bayern Munich team? Would he just replace Robert Lewandowski or play a different role?
  • Based on the last point, how viable would a 4-3-3 be at Bayern?
  • The merits and problems of 4-3-3, from personnel to tactics.
  • How Thomas Muller’s role in the 4-3-3 formation changes all about that.
  • Would moving Sadio Mane to a false-9 allow 4-3-3 to work properly?
  • Final Thoughts.

Sunday was the second anniversary of Bayern Munich officially creating Leroy Sané:

Although this is not the last chapter of his history at Bayern Munich, would you do it again?


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