German champions Bayern Munich have stepped up their pursuit of Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Thorgan Hazard.
Thorgan Hazard has been in sensational form for Borussia Moenchengladbach in the new season thus attracting interests from several clubs on the European continent.
He has emerged as one of the best players in the German Bundesliga this season after netting 11 goals and providing five assists for Borussia Moenchengladbach in all competitions.
Belgian international star Thorgan Hazard has been touted as a possible signing for clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Liverpool ahead of the upcoming transfer market scheduled to begin as from the 1st of January.
The interest of Bayern Munich was revealed by German publication Kicker.
The above-mentioned clubs were also mentioned.
Earlier reports had claimed that Thorgan Hazard has a release clause of €30m (£26m) in his current contract with Borussia Moenchengladbach and that Liverpool will make a firm bid for him to bolster their squad ahead of the second half of the season.
His contract at the German club does not expire until the end of the 2019/20 season.
Thorgan Hazard is the younger brother of Chelsea talisman Eden Hazard and they were together at Stamford Bridge from 2012 to 2015 before he left for Borussia Moenchengladbach permanently.
£13.5m Liverpool Winger Talks Up Bayern Munich Return
Liverpool winger Xerdan Shaqiri has hinted a possible return to German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich later in his football career.
Shaqiri, 27, played for the Bavarian giants between 2012 and 2015 before joining Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan.
The Swiss international star signed for Bayern Munich after he enjoyed a sensational breakthrough at FC Basel.
Shaqiri talked about a Bayern Munich return in his latest interview monitored by the Daily Express.
According to him, he enjoyed the best spell of his career at Bayern Munich and that he would love to go back to the German club.
Xerdan Shaqiri joined Liverpool at the start of the season after he was unable to prevent Stoke City from suffering relegation at the end of the last campaign.
The Potters were one of the three teams relegated from the English top flight last season.
Liverpool activated the £13.5m release clause in his then Stoke City contract to sign him last summer and he has proved his worth at the Merseyside club.
The petite playmaker has scored six goals in 20 league appearances and he has contributed immensely to the Reds’ ascent to the top two spots on the Premier League table.
He has scored 22 goals in 78 appearances for the Swiss national team.
Chelsea Join Bayern, Barcelona In De Ligt Race
Premier League giants Chelsea have joined the keenly contested race to sign highly rated Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs De Ligt, according to widespread reports coming out of the media in Spain.
Mundo Deportivo claim that the Blues are the latest team to show strong interest in Matthijs De Ligt.
It was revealed that German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona are at the forefront of the queue to sign the Ajax skipper.
Matthijs De Ligt became the youngest skipper in the rich history of Ajax Amsterdam at the age of 18 when he was named the club’s skipper last year.
The young Dutch international centre back has been turning heads with his performances in the colours of Ajax Amsterdam this season.
Other clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Juventus have all been strongly linked with De Ligt.
The player is expected to command a transfer fee of around £75m in the summer.
Apart from establishing himself as a key player for Ajax Amsterdam, Matthijs De Ligt is also an important player for the Dutch national team after forming a potent centre back partnership with Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
He was a part of the team that qualified for the UEFA Nations League semifinals.
Bayern Drop Out Of Race To Sign 23-Year-Old Liverpool Target
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have pulled out of the keenly contested race to sign highly rated Paris Saint Germain (PSG) star Adrien Rabiot.
This is according to the report from German newspaper Kicker which claimed that the Bavarian giants are dropping out of the race for financial reasons.
It was revealed that the five-time European champions have already held talks over the possibility of signing the player before reaching the decision that it does not make any financial sense.
Bayern Munich were one of several European clubs on the trail of the wantaway PSG midfielder but the Germans have now dropped out of the race leaving the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona.
Recent reports also claimed that the duo of Real Madrid and Manchester United have shown late interest in the 23-year-old French international player.
Real Madrid are him as a cheaper alternative to other midfield targets like Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur and Paul Pogba of Manchester United.
Liverpool will do well to fend off the interest of other clubs as they bid to boost their midfield options this summer.
The Liverpool midfield has come under a lot of criticisms in their run to the top of the Premier League table this season.
£34m Liverpool Attacker Reveals Guardiola Interest At Bayern
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has narrated how Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wanted to sign him while he was at German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
He talked about the interest of Spanish tactician Pep Guardiola in a chat with German newspaper Sport Bild ahead of the Reds’ Champions League first-leg clash with the Bavarian giants next week.
The Senegalese international star revealed that Bayern Munich were interested in him after a friendly with his former club Red Bull Salzburg of Austria in January 2014.
Sadio Mane revealed that his adviser Bjorn Bezemer told him about the Bayern interest before adding that they didn’t really want to sign him.
The 26-year-old switched to the Premier League a few months later after Southampton paid £11.8m to seal his signing from the aforementioned Salzburg.
He was an important player for the Saints in his two seasons at the club before Liverpool paid £34m for his services in the summer of 2016.
Mane is a member of the famed Liverpool front three alongside Egyptian star Mohamed Salah and Brazilian national team player Roberto Firmino.
He has scored 12 goals for Liverpool this season as the Reds continue to fight for the Premier League title alongside holders Manchester City and North London giants Tottenham Hotspur.
Ex-Chelsea Player Gives Hudson-Odoi Priceless Transfer Advice Amidst Bayern Interest
Former Chelsea star Patrick Van Aanholt has given young Blues winger Callum Hudson-Odoi a priceless transfer advice as he moves a step close to deciding his long-term future at Stamford Bridge.
According to Crystal Palace player Van Aanholt, Callum Hudson-Odoi should follow his heart while he makes the decision on his long-term future in the round leather game.
The Dutch international was speaking while he was on Goals on Sunday.
England junior international Hudson-Odoi has 18 months left on his Chelsea deal at the moment meaning that he’ll have a year remaining on the said contract if he fails to sign a new deal at the club.
In the event that Callum Hudson-Odoi fails to sign a new deal, Chelsea will have to make a major decision over him.
The Blues would have to sell him in the summer or risk losing the player for free at the end of his contract which runs out in the summer of 2020.
German champions Bayern Munich had earlier made several attempts to snap up Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea during the winter transfer window last month.
It was revealed that the Bavarian giants had several bids rejected by Chelsea for the player.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was keen on a transfer to Germany and even handed in a transfer request to force the move that didn’t take place.
Bayern To Renew £35m Interest In Chelsea Winger THIS Summer
Five-time European champions Bayern Munich will renew their interest in talented Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer according to reports emanating from the British media.
The Daily Mail revealed that the Bavarian giants will return with a £35m bid for the England junior international when the transfer window reopens in the summer.
Chelsea would be hoping to fend off the interest of the Germans in Callum Hudson-Odoi just like they did in the winter transfer window.
The Blues were said to have rejected at least five separate bids from Bayern Munich from Hudson-Odoi last month with the fifth bid reported to be around £40m.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has less than 18 months on his current Chelsea deal with the player reluctant to commit his long-term future to the club.
The young English winger is disappointed that he has not been given much playing time at the club despite the fact that he had a very good preseason last summer.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has made just 13 appearances for Chelsea this season with the last coming in the last Premier League clash against bottom club Huddersfield Town.
Chelsea thrashed the Terriers 5-0 with all the goals scored before Hudson-Odoi replaced star player Eden Hazard as a second-half substitute.
Bayern Supremo Confirms Summer Pursuit Of 18-Year-Old Chelsea Winger
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the club will continue the pursuit of Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi in the summer.
Ex-German international Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) at German champions Bayern Munich.
He talked about the club’s pursuit of England junior international Callum Hudson-Odoi in his latest interview monitored by popular media channel ESPN.
The Bayern CEO further revealed that they are certain about the immense qualities possessed by the Chelsea Academy player and that he would be a perfect fit for the Bavarian giants.
Callum Hudson-Odoi had been the top transfer target for Bayern Munich during the winter transfer window but Chelsea were able to keep him at the club.
The teenager handed in a transfer request in the face of intense Bayern pursuit last month but the Blues were able to repel the five-time European champions.
Chelsea had initially slapped a £35m asking price on Hudson-Odoi at the start of the winter transfer window before rejecting five separate bids from Bayern Munich for the player.
Callum Hudson-Odoi will see out this season at Stamford Bridge but his long-term future is up for discussion with just 18 months left on his Chelsea contract at the moment.
Desperate Bayern Munich offer £40m for Hudson-Odoi ; RB Leipzig rekindle interest in the youngster
Callum Hudson-Odoi is fast becoming the most sought-after youngster in the ongoing transfer market as many clubs already shown interest in him.
However, the most reported bid for the youngster is from Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich who are very desperate to see the England international at Allianz Arena this week.
It is said that the Bavarians want Hudson-Odoi to replace aging Arjen Robben before the end of the season and they are trying everything possible to make the Blues accept their bid.
Irrespective of Bayern’s eye-catching offers, the Blues remain reluctant to release the youngster, instead, reports claimed that Abramovich has offered him a new £80,000-a-week contract so as to make Hudson-Odoi commit his future to his club.
Surprisingly or expectedly — depending on how you see it, the 18-year-old rejected the contract offer as he claimed he is more concerned about his future than money and he wants regular first-team actions.
Bayern, who are aware of the youngster’s determination to force a move to Allianz Arena before the end of the month, are reportedly set to offer a staggering £40m deal to Chelsea.
According to Daily Mail on Sunday, Niko Kovac wants his employers to make a final move for Hudson-Odoi this week.
Bayern’s hierarchy have yielded to the manager’s plea and they are likely to raise huge amounts of money to fund the move for the player.
Meanwhile, RB Leipzig are also keen on his signature and they are believed to have submitted a £20m offer to the Stamford Bridge outfits.
The Bundesliga side also include a buy-back clause in their bid, meaning Chelsea will be able to buy him back at anything time.
Hudson-Odoi keen on Bayern switch despite Sarri’s disapproval
The winter window remains a week to its end and clubs are beginning to fast-track moves for their transfer targets so as to beat the time.
To this effect, Chelsea teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi is reportedly willing to force his move to Bayern Munich.
The 18-year-old has been less vocal about his decision to leave Stamford Bridge in past weeks, but the winger is presently unhappy with the manner he’s being treated by the club.
The Mirror revealed that the England youngster is doing everything possible to make his move to the Bundesliga giants before the end of the month even if it means boycotting training session.
The media outlet claimed the player’s agent, Bradley, has been in talks with the Blues over his client’s desire to move out of West London and it is believed the talks are going smoothly.
As per The Sun, Sarri —who was initially keen on retaining the player beyond this term — is ready to release him after completing Gonzalo Higuain’s switch to Stamford Bridge.
The media outlet confirmed that the Italian manager is now ready to sanction Hudson-Odoi’s move to Allianz Arena as soon as the Bavarians meet his price tag.
However, German media outlet Bild reported on red Wednesday that Liverpool are also interested in the Blues sensation. They revealed that Klopp hopes to capture the 18-year-old star next week so as to deploy him as the replacement for Dominic Solanke who dumped Anfield for Liberty Stadium (Bournemouth)
The Reds have, however, debunked the rumour which means Bayern have no competition in the race for Hudson-Odoi services.
Liverpool, RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich in three-horse race for Chelsea ace
Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi is the ‘talk of the town’ due to the uncertainty surrounding his stay at Stamford Bridge.
The 18-year-old has been in the news for some weeks because Bayern Munich remain keen on his signature, while, the Blues are unwilling to sanction his move to Allianz Arena.
In fact, Sarri offered him a new deal so as to make him commit his future to the club, but the youngster rejected the offer which signifies his readiness to dump the West London club before the end of the month.
The more Sarri tries to hold on to Hudson-Odoi, the slimmer his chances become. German media outlet Bild report this morning that RB Leipzig have joined in the race for the player’s signature.
The Bundesliga side are unlikely to prevent their wonderful striker, Timo Werner, from leaving in the summer, so, they are targeting a move for the Blues star as a replacement.
In the same vein, Liverpool are said to be interested in the youngster and Klopp hopes to lure him out of Stamford Bridge just as he did with Solanke some seasons back.
Daily Star said that the Reds are in contact with the player’s agent Bradley over the possibility of beating the two Bundesliga rivals to Hudson-Odoi’s services.
Munich already saw their £35m offer being rejected by Chelsea, meaning Klopp will need to make a better offer in the summer to stand a better chance of winning the youngster’s signature.
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