Category Archives: Bayern Munich

£180,000-per-week contract can help Liverpool sign Arsenal and United target

According to English Media outlet METRO, Liverpool could well land Manchester United and Arsenal target Marco Reus in the coming future if they offer the German a £180,000-per-week contract. The report claims that the Reds are well ahead in their pursuit of Reus, who might be tempted to leave Borussia Dortmund in January thanks to the massive hike in salary.  Moreover, the German side are struggling in the Bundesliga are are currently way down in the standings.

Reus who suffered a serious injury and was ruled out of the World Cup in Brazil in the summer recently rejected a new contract from Dortmund. They are now concerned that a £20m release clause due to kick in at the end of the season. It may see them unable to hold onto their prized asset, who could be well on his move to the Premier League.

Bayern Munich are also interested in the player but is highly unlikely that Dortmund would let him go to the Bavarian giants after the recent departures of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski. Manchester United and Arsenal are also interested in the player but Liverpool are reportedly ahead of the competition.

Reds legend Jamie Carragher has also called for Reus’ addition to the current Liverpool squad. The defender now turned Football pundit has claimed that Reus would be the one player he’d sign if he were Liverpool’s manager.

Reus has started to get back to his scintillating best for the German side after recovering completely from his injury. The German winger scored a sensational goal in the comprehensive victory over Galatasaray and assisted one more to announce his arrival in the biggest of stages.

Manchester United face Liverpool battle to sign star forward

According to reports in Talksport, Manchester United are set to face some serious competition from arch rivals Liverpool to sign out of favour Bayern Munich star Xherdan Shaqiri. The Swiss star had an excellent World Cup, plays well and shows his ability when given the odd chance but is far from amassing a regular starting eleven spot under manager Pep Guardiola. Tottenham are also interested in Shaqiri and to add to the competition fellow German side Schalke 04 have also voiced an interest in the 23-year-old.

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Liverpool were very much interested to sign Shaqiri in the summer and had even contacted his brother, who is also his agent. However reports died down ever since and Italian side Roma also discussed potential terms before Guardiola persuaded Shaqiri to stay at the Allianz Arena. However it now appears that he has grown restless and wants to quit the Bavarian giants fro more game time elsewhere.

Shaqiri recently said to German daily BILD: “In the winter we will get together again and see. But the club has the final say.”

It is well known that Shaqiri would fit in easily at Liverpool or United. He is capable of playing on wither wings and can also play in the middle. However, he is also versatile enough to play just off the lone striker. The Swiss International would easily walk into Brendan Rodgers’ side due to his flexibility and immense tactical awareness.

United too are interested and Louis Van Gaal rightly wants players who are hungry and can give their all on the pitch. An interesting battle follow or will Spurs have the last laugh?

REPORT: Liverpool, United and Arsenal target to sign for Fierce Rivals?

Reports from English Tabloid DAILY MAIL claim that Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus might well be on his way to fierce rivals Bayern Munich. Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are all interested in the German attacking midfielder. But Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has now revealed that the Bavarian Giants are weighing up a bid for the player and aim for his signature in the summer.

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Manchester City are also interest in Reus and it is believed that he has a £20m price tag which is set to kick in in the summer. Bayern have already signed Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski from Dortmund in the last two summers and a move for Reus might intensify the rivalry between the two sides. Should Dortmund be unable to keep the player, they can consider to sell him away from Germany. A move to the Premier League might then materialize with a host of clubs interested to acquire his signature.

Bayern’s interest will likely irritate Dortmund’s chairman Hans-Joachim Watzk further who has spoken out against Bayern several times for the way they have pursued his club’s key players. Dortmund sit 14th in the Bundesliga after three consecutive league defeats.

Rummenigge however was quoted as saying, “To be honest, we’ll discuss the matter internally and calmly. Then we will come to a decision. At the end of the day, the player has to decide too. His release clause is well known. There’s nothing more to say. Speculation about Reus joining Pep Guardiola’s team intensified after Gotze said last week that he ‘would be really happy if he [Reus] would come here”.

So would Reus join Bayern? Or is a move to the Premier League more likely?

 

11 Goals, 5 Assists – Chelsea Are In Prime Position To Sign This £32m Manchester United Target

Chelsea are set to make a £32m bid for Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado in the January transfer window according to Daily Express.

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According to reports, the midfielder’s contract talks have come to a halt which have enabled some clubs to start considering a bid for the 26-year old. Cuadrado’s contract expires in June 2017, but despite that the Viola want to tie him down to a new deal as he is one of the best players in their squad.

The Colombian can play either as a winger or as a full-back. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho can use Cuadrado anywhere down the right hand side as his work rate is impeccable; a characteristic that the Portuguese manager likes his players to have.

Cuadrado has made 5 appearances so far for Fiorentina and has scored 2 goals in the process. Last season, he has bagged 11 goals and 5 assists in Serie A. He was an essential figure in Colombia’s World Cup run along with James Rodriguez and has the highest number of assists to his name.

Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Barcelona also interested

Cuadrado is also being chased by United, Bayern and Barcelona. The trio were linked with him in the summer transfer window as well. However, according to reports, Chelsea are in prime position to sign the winger.

He suits the profile of all the 3 teams because of the system they play. All the 3 teams tried the formation with 3 at the back which in turn requires good wingbacks to support the midfield and defence. While Barcelona tried to use Dani Alves as a wingback, Bayern used Rafinha in that position. Louis Van Gaal has changed the system after it did not produce the required results with attacking players like Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia playing as the wingbacks. Cuadrado’s signature could be the missing piece that could solve the ‘wingback position’ problem.

Cuadrado has represented Udinese, Lecce and Fiorentina in the Italian Serie A. He is at the peak of his powers now, so it won’t be long before he moves elsewhere to realize his full potential.

German International To Replace Another German For Arsenal In January: £30m Move On The Cards

Mesut Ozil has been a serious dampner for Arsenal ever since signing from Real Madrid on the deadline day of the transfer window last season. The German play-maker has failed to live up to his price tag and the burgeoning expectations of the Emirates faithful. Hardly has Ozil set the ground running. Last week he picked up an injury which meant he would be out of action till the end of the year. And now English tabloid DAILY MAIL have published a story that the Gunners could be inclined to sell 25 year old.

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The report claims that Bayern Munich are interested and manager Arsene Wenger might be well off to see the back of a flop multim million signing. Also the £42.5m is seriously unhappy as he hasn’t been able to play in his preferred number ten role. Wenger has used him out wide, which has clearly hindered his game style.

Arsenal would however replace the German with his national team mate- Sami Khedria who is reportedly unhappy at Real Madrid. Khedira had asked Real to increase his wages after winning the World Cup in Brazil, but the club has failed to do so. Khedira is in his last year of his contract and a move away from Bernabeu is clearly impending. Real however, wouldn’t want to lose the player on a free transfer next summer, thus a move in January is likely. Arsenal had significant interest in the central midfielder throughout the summer but a bis failed to materialize. Thus Wenger would jump at the opportunity to make some good profit and also get Khedira to replace Ozil in the upcoming winter transfer market.

(PICTURE): Liverpool legend In Bayern Munich Colors – protects English legacy, after signing for Champions league Giants

Bayern Munich have signed Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso from Champions League winners Real Madrid for a deal believed to be worth around £8m (€10m).

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It is believed that Alonso had offers from other Premier League clubs but turned them down as he wanted to preserve his memories with Liverpool. The 32 year old said, “‘I had five great years at Liverpool and I would rather just keep that memory as it is. The interest came in from Bayern in the last two weeks and it’s the right decision.”

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Alonso felt that the Champions league win which gave Real the La Decima ushered in a new era for the Galacticos and admitted that he needed a new start. With injuries to Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara, it is believed that  Pep Guardiola suggested Alonso’s name to the Bayern board to get the pass master. Alonso is also expected to feature in Byaern’s starting eleven featuring as a deep plying playmaker.

Alonso, who earlier this week announced his retirement from international football after winning one World Cup and two European championships with Spain also won the Champions League with Liverpool in his debut season in England in 2005.