Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has leapt to the defence of his former club after they paid a club-record fee for Lucas Hernandez.
The Bavarian giants had confirmed that Lucas Hernandez will be joining the club from Spanish La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the summer.
The transfer for the French international defender makes it the most expensive in the illustrious history of Bayern Munich.
The German champions signed the Atletico Madrid utility defender for €80m which is almost twice the previous record held by compatriot Corentin Tolisso.
Frenchman Tolisso signed for the Bavarian giants in a deal reported to be around €41m.
Lothar Matthaus defended the expensive spending from Bayern Munich in his latest interview monitored by popular media portal Goal.
According to him, the Bayern hierarchy realised that they had to spend to improve the squad after they were outclassed by Premier League giants Liverpool in their last 16 tie in the Champions League.
Bayern had secured a valuable goalless draw away from home in the first leg of their last 16 encounter in the competition before they were beaten 3-1 in the return leg by the Merseysiders in front of their home fans.
Senegalese international Sadio Mane was the thorn in Bayern’s flesh after he scored two goals to hand his side a quarterfinal berth via a 3-1 aggregate win.
Bayern Retain Interest In 18-Year-Old Liverpool Target
German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich still retain an interest in Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi according to Bundesliga football expert Christian Falk.
He made this known in a chat with Get German Football News.
According to him, Bayern Munich want to sign both Callum Hudson-Odoi and Leroy Sane.
He further revealed that that the Bavarian giants will leave the transfer of Callum Hudson-Odoi until next summer if they get Sane this summer.
Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has been strongly linked with the Bavarian giants this summer though the Premier League champions want to retain his services and also offer him a new contract.
Christian Falk revealed that Callum Hudson-Odoi and Bayern Munich have an understanding that he will move to the Allianz Arena on a free transfer next summer if they sign Sane this summer.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been linked with a move to Liverpool as well as Borussia Dortmund.
The 18-year-old is presently recovering from a serious Achilles injury sustained towards the end of the season.
He suffered the unfortunate injury during a home league game against Watford.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is already back in light training as he recovers from the Achilles injury.
The young winger has one year left on his contract and he’s expected to be back in action in three months.
Agent Dismisses Loan Rumours For €100m-rated Chelsea Target
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale won’t be leaving the Spanish giants for Bayern Munich this summer according to his agent Jonathan Barnett.
In a chat with popular media channel ESPN, Jonathan Barnett dispelled the transfer rumours linking his client with a loan move to German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Earlier reports had claimed that Bayern Munich want to sign Gareth Bale on loan with the option to sign him permanently at the end of the loan spell.
Bayern Munich were said to be willing to pay his £350,000 weekly wages.
The Bavarian giants are in the transfer market for a new winger after the exit of both Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben.
The two veteran wingers have left the Allianz Arena after the expiration of their respective Bayern Munich contracts.
Welsh international Bale is one of the players on the transfer list at Real Madrid with the club keen to raise more funds for new players having already spent over €300m, though the former Tottenham Hotspur star is keen to see out the final three years of his contract at Real Madrid according to his agent.
Gareth Bale has been linked with a move back to the Premier League with clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and West London giants Chelsea.
The 29-year-old left Tottenham Hotspur for Real Madrid in 2013 for a then world-record fee of €100m.
Bayern Plotting Loan Move For £85.3m Chelsea Target
German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are reportedly plotting a loan move for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale this summer.
This is according to the publication from the stables of The Sun which claimed that the Bavarian giants want to rescue the Welsh international star from his nightmarish spell at Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale ended the just concluded campaign on the fringes of the first team at Real Madrid.
The 29-year-old was dropped from the Real Madrid starting XI for the last three games of the season by manager Zinedine Zidane who’s keen to get the ex-Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur player off the playing squad.
Gareth Bale signed for Real Madrid in 2013 for a then world-record fee of £85.3m but he has been transfer-listed at Real Madrid though he is keen to see out the remaining three years on his existing contract.
According to the aforementioned report from The Sun, Bayern Munich want to sign Bale on loan for the new season with an option to sign him permanently afterwards.
The Bavarian giants are ready to pay his £350,000 weekly wages in their search for replacements for the duo of Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery who have left Bayern Munich upon the expiration of their respective contracts this summer.
Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea are also interested in the Welsh player but his hefty weekly salary is a stumbling block in their quest to sign him.
€80m Liverpool Target Favours Bayern Munich Transfer
Lille winger Nicolas Pepe is reportedly in favour of a move to German champions Bayern Munich this summer as the race to sign hots up.
This is according to the publication from the stables of The Sun which claimed that the Ivorian international player is ready to snub Premier League clubs in favour of a move to the Bavarian giants.
English top flight sides like Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are keen on a move for him.
Recent reports had claimed that Liverpool held talks with French Ligue 1 club Lille over a possible deal for Pepe.
The player is one of the hottest properties on the transfer window this summer after a stellar season for Lille.
Senior club officials have already confirmed that they will sell him during this summer’s transfer window.
Nicolas Pepe has been an important player for Lille since joining them two years ago and his form has led the French club back to the Champions League for next season.
He was the key player for Lille as they finished the season in second place on the French Ligue 1 table just behind champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG).
€80m-rated Pepe scored 23 goals in all competitions for Lille and it is not surprising that several clubs are on his trail this summer.
Chelsea Hopeful Bayern Target Will Sign £100,000 p/w Contract
Newly crowned Europa League winners Chelsea are hopeful that young winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will put pen on a new contract at the club despite the intense interest from German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
This is according to the publication from the Daily Mirror which claimed that Chelsea are ready to offer the England international a new contract offer worth £100,000 on a weekly basis.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has one year left on his present contract with the West London giants and was the subject of several bids from Bayern Munich during the winter transfer window in January.
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The Bavarian giants were said to have made five separate bids for him but they were not able to convince Chelsea to part ways with one of their best young players.
Callum Hudson-Odoi also submitted a transfer request that was swiftly rejected by Chelsea during the winter transfer window.
He’s presently out with the Achilles injury he sustained in April and the English winger won’t return to action until September at least after undergoing surgery on the problem.
Hudson-Odoi is said to be open to the idea of signing a new contract but he wants more responsibility at the club.
He made his England debut earlier this year as rewards for his impressive displays for Chelsea during the just concluded season.
£36m Liverpool Target To Leave Bayern THIS Summer
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have confirmed that Real Madrid loanee James Rodriguez will leave the club this summer.
Colombian international player James Rodriguez has spent the last two years on loan at Bayern Munich whom he joined from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.
James Rodriguez signed for Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal in the summer of 2017 with the option of a permanent deal for £36m.
Bayern Munich have decided not to sign him and he’s expected to return to Real Madrid where he has no future.
James Rodriguez has been linked with a move to the Premier League with clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool.
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Apart from Premier League links, the Colombian star has also been touted as a possible transfer addition to the playing squad at Italian champions Juventus.
James Rodriguez was shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich after he was deemed to be surplus to requirements at Real Madrid under Zinedine Zidane.
The French football legend is back at Real Madrid as their manager.
Zidane returned to Real Madrid in March shortly after the dismissal of former manager Santiago Solari who had led the Los Merengues to exits in all the major competitions during the just concluded season bar the FIFA Club World Cup tournament.
Jurgen Klopp Shuts Down Bayern Munich Rumours
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has played down rumours linking him with a move back to Germany.
Klopp previously managed German Bundesliga clubs like Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund.
The Liverpool manager has been linked with Bayern Munich following his performance as the Reds boss.
The Bayern Munich links were intensified earlier this month after German football legend Frank Beckenbeur called out Jurgen Klopp as a potential manager for the Bavarian giants.
According to the Bayern Munich legend, Jurgen Klopp is the perfect manager for his former club.
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In a chat with German newspaper SportBild, Jurgen Klopp dismissed those Bayern Munich rumours as he pointed out that he has a long-term contract with Liverpool.
Klopp has a long-term contract and recent reports claimed that the Reds are willing to offer him a pay rise after the Champions League success recorded last weekend.
Liverpool won their sixth title in Europe’s premier club competition after they defeated rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Klopp masterminded a 2-0 victory over Spurs to give the Reds their first Champions League title in 14 years.
Liverpool have now won more titles than the other teams except Real Madrid (13) and Italian Serie A giants AC Milan who have won seven titles.
Jerome Boateng will make summer transfer window more frustrating for United
The summer transfer window for English Premier League outfit Man United might be more frustrating than expected following reports that German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng will turn down an offer from the club.
Man United did not make their interest hidden when they learned that Jerome Boateng has been told by the German Bundesliga outfit that he can leave the club after eight years of stay.
It was reported that man united were already preparing a bid for the Star Player but latest reports claim that he prefers a move to French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain and Italian Seria A champions Juventus.
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The Red Devils have been earlier warned that their failure to secure qualification to the Champions League could affect their bid in the summer transfer window.
This is already playing out as Jerome Boateng might not be the only player to snub a move to the Old Trafford as a result of their failure to secure qualification to the Champions League.
However, Man United are heavily in the summer transfer market to secure additions as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to have a new team ahead of the coming season to be able to challenge for titles.
Revealed: Liverpool Target Turns Down Premier League Move
Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez has turned down a move to the Premier League according to reports coming out of the Spanish media.
James Rodriguez is on a two-year loan deal at German champions Bayern Munich from parent club Real Madrid and his spell at the Allianz Arena ends this summer having joined at the start of the last campaign.
The 27-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements at Real Madrid when he signed for Bayern Munich on loan in 2017 and the position is expected to remain the same when he returns to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
The Colombian international has been linked with a move to Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool but he’s not ready to show his quality in the top flight of English football.
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According to the specific publication from Marca, his disinterest in a move to the Premier League has left the Italian Serie A duo of Napoli and Juventus as favourites for the Colombian.
James Rodriguez became a Real Madrid player in the summer of 2014 shortly after the World Cup tournament in Brazil.
Real Madrid splashed a whopping sum of £63m on the Colombian after he had finished the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament as the topscorer with six goals.
Transfer Fight: Three Premier League Clubs In Battle For £63m Chelsea Target
Three Premier League teams are eyeing a move for Bayern Munich playmaker James Rodriguez this summer according to widespread reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.
James Rodriguez is expected to be transfer-listed at Real Madrid upon the expiration of his loan contract at Bayern Munich.
The Colombian international is on loan with the Bavarian giants.
According to the Daily Mirror, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all monitoring his situation.
Chelsea are also interested in the former AS Monaco and FC Porto player with recent reports claiming that he’s one of the players being considered as a possible replacement for star player Eden Hazard.
Belgian international Hazard is expected to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer.
James Rodriguez is on a two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich from Spanish giants Real Madrid.
His loan deal with the Bavarian giants comes to an end in the next few days.
The Colombian will leave Bayern Munich after the German Cup final clash with RB Leipzig this weekend.
He has no future at Real Madrid who are expected to place him on the transfer list.
James Rodriguez joined Real Madrid in a £63m transfer from French giants AS Monaco in 2014 but has struggled to consistently live up to that price tag.
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