Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac has revealed that the Bavarian giants can’t compete with the spending power of other major European clubs.
The Croatian tactician was reacting to the Champions League elimination at the hands of Liverpool on Wednesday night during his pre-match press conference ahead of the league clash with Mainz 05.
According to him, Bayern Munich are struggling to stay in competition with the financial might of other major European clubs.
The German champions’ record transfer still remains the deal that took French midfielder Corentin Tolisso from Lyon to the club.
Bayern Munich were said to have paid around €40m for the French World Cup winner.
There was a marked difference between Bayern Munich and their conquerors Liverpool during the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.
Niko Kovac and Bayern Munich adopted a defensive approach against the Reds in the first leg and that earned them a goalless draw.
Bayern Munich then went on to lose the second leg 3-1 at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night as Liverpool outclassed them on their own pitch.
Senegalese international Sadio mane is the form player for Liverpool at the moment and he scored a brace to lead the Reds into the quarterfinals.
Virgil Van Dijk got the other goal for Liverpool while the Bavarian giants’ lone goal came from a Joel Matip own goal.
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.
Perfect Fit: Bayern Encouraged To Sign 16-Goal Liverpool Target
Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich is adamant that international teammate Timo Werner would be a good signing for the Bavarian giants.
Timo Werner plays his club football for German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig at the moment and he has been linked with an exit from the club in recent weeks.
In a chat with Sportbuzzer, Kimmich revealed that Timo Werner would be an asset to many teams including Bayern Munich.
Joshua Kimmich was speaking ahead of the German Cup final between his Bayern Munich side and RB Leipzig.
The Bayern Munich star is a utility player that can function well as a right-back or as a midfielder.
He joined Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig in 2015.
Kimmich and the Bavarian giants can win a domestic double by beating RB Leipzig in the DFB Pokal final (German Cup final) having already sealed the Bundesliga title.
Bayern retained their league title on the last day of the season at the expense of nearest rivals Borussia Dortmund who finished two points behind.
Petite striker Timo Werner has been touted as a possible transfer addition to many clubs in European football including Bayern Munich.
The 23-year-old has also been linked with clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Liverpool.
The Liverpool target scored 16 goals during the just concluded German Bundesliga season as his RB Leipzig side sealed a return to Champions League football via a third-placed finish.
Deal Off: No Bayern Transfer For 16-Goal Liverpool Target
RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has ruled out a summer move to rivals Bayern Munich for one of his players.
In his recent interview monitored by Goal, Ralf Rangnick revealed that the Bavarian giants would have made a bid for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner if they were interested in him.
German Bundesliga champions are one of the numerous clubs said to be in the running to sign the aforementioned Werner.
Others like Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Champions League finalists Liverpool have been mentioned as potential transfer destination for the petite striker.
Timo Werner has one year left on his current deal with RB Leipzig and the German Bundesliga club will have to convince him to sign a new deal or risk losing him for free next summer when his current contract will expire.
German Bundesliga club RB Leipzig will have to sell him this if the player fails to agree to a new deal to prevent him from walking out of the exit door as a free transfer.
Timo Werner scored 16 goals in the just concluded German Bundesliga season and also weighed in with seven assists in 30 games to help RB Leipzig secure a return to Champions League football after a one-year absence.
Arsenal confirm signature of Manuela Zinsberger
English Premier League outfit Arsenal have confirmed the signature of Manuela Zinsberger from German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich.
The 23-year-old star who started her career with OFB-Frauenliga club SV Neulengbach, winning the Australian topflight league in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 has been an unchanged player until now.
Her feat with the Australian outfit was able to land Manuela Zinsberger in Germany in 2014 where she also made her mark to help Bayern Munich with the women category of the Bundesliga in 2015 and 2016.
It is therefore expected that Manuela Zinsberger will help the Arsenal ladies deliver a resounding and commanding season with her quality and vast experience.
In her reaction to joining the North London outfit, Manuela Zinsberger expressed her feelings, describing it as amazing and she vows to do her best to help the team.
According to Manuela Zinsberger, it will not look all new in Arsenal because she has a relationship with some of the players and it is expected that they help her settle quickly at the club.
However, it is expected that the male Gunners will bring in new players in the summer window so as to make the team better to challenge for titles in the English Premier League.
Revealed: Bayern Target Will Sign New Chelsea Deal On One Condition
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has performed a remarkable U-turn on his decision and he’s ready to sign a new contract at the club.
The latest development was confirmed by Goal who claimed that he has given his condition for a contract extension at Chelsea.
It was revealed that the young English winger wants assurances from Chelsea officials that he would be the man to replace the outgoing Eden Hazard at the club before he can sign a new contract.
German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich tried to sign him during the winter transfer window but Chelsea held firm in their resolve to keep their Academy player at the club.
Bayern failed with several bids while the player also tried and failed to force through a move to the Bavarian giants via a transfer request.
The Germans are likely to come back with another bid this summer having failed with as much as five bids in January.
Other European sides like Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool and Manchester United have also been mentioned as his suitors.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is presently recuperating from a long-term injury sustained in April and he’s expected to be out until the last few months of the year with the season-ending injury.
United contact Bundesliga outfit for star forward
The English Premier League outfit Man United are reported to have contacted German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich for the signature of their star forward Robert Lewandowski ahead of the summer transfer window.
It is reported that the Red Devils have been able to make the fast move after learning that Robert Lewandowski has put on holds talks of his contract renewal which hints that he could be thinking of leaving the club anytime soon.
The Polish striker has just two years left to the end of his contract with Bayern Munich and this has been identified as the best time to reach out to him because the Bundesliga side will seek to cash in on him than lose him for free.
The quality of Robert Lewandowski is not in doubt which is the reason why the Red Devils are considering landing him, not minding his age.
However, Robert Lewandowski has been on the Red Devils’ wish list for a long time as their legendary manager Alex Ferguson severally indicated interest in the star player wheel he was in charge at the Old Trafford.
With Marcus Rashford reported to be preparing to leave the Old Trafford, Robert Lewandowski could be a perfect replacement.
Deal On: Bayern To Renew Interest In Chelsea Winger
German champions Bayern Munich will reportedly revive their interest in young Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
This is according to the publication from The Sun which claimed that the Bavarian giants have been encouraged with the progress of the player as he works his way back to fitness from injury.
Callum Hudson-Odoi was the top transfer target for Bayern Munich during the winter transfer window but Chelsea remained resolute in their bid not to let one of their best young players leave the club.
The player also handed in a transfer request to force through a transfer to Bayern Munich only for it to be rejected on arrival.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has a year left on his Chelsea contract and the West Londoners are desperate to hand him fresh terms amidst the strong interest from the likes of Bayern Munich.
Other European sides like Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and Liverpool have all been linked with him.
For now, Callum Hudson-Odoi is recovering from the Achilles injury he sustained last month at a fast rate and he could return to action as early as September.
The recently capped England international star was expected to miss action for at least six months but he could be back within five months.
Deal On!!! Arsenal get good transfer news from Munich
Emerging reports from the German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munch has given the North London outfit Arsenal a major lift ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
It is reported that the 2-year loan spell of Colombia international James Rodriguez would be coming to an end in Germany by June later this year and the tendency of returning to his parent club is unknown.
The report claims that Bayern Munich had the opportunity to hand James Rodriguez a permanent deal that will have him remain but they have turned down the opportunity.
However, the Bundesliga giants are the only club standing in the way of the North London side from clinching the signature of James Rodriguez which means they will now have a free ride to the table for discussions.
It is reported that James Rodriguez is not interested in returning back to his parent’s club Real Madrid as he does not wish to work under manager Zinedine Zidane because of their sour relationship.
However, it is now left to the Gunnera team to step forward with the right offer to be able to land their dream transfer as soon as the summer window is opened.
Meanwhile, there are fears that the Gunners team will not be able to meet with the asking price for James Rodriguez as manager Unai Emery will only be handed £40 million for the market.
Time Up: Chelsea Target Needs To Leave Bayern
Bayern Munich forward James Rodriguez has been told to leave the club when the transfer window reopens in summer.
According to Bayern Munich legend Stefan Effenberg, it’s the right time for James Rodriguez to leave the Bavarian giants in search of greener pastures.
In his column with T-Online, the former Bayern Munich midfielder said that the Colombian international star has to leave Bayern Munich to have fun while playing football again.
James Rodriguez is on a two-year loan spell at Bayern Munich from Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid and that loan contract will expire at the end of this season.
The Real Madrid loanee has completed 90 minutes on just three occasions this season as he has failed to convince Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac that he deserves more playing time at the Allianz Arena.
Bayern Munich are not willing to take up the option of signing him permanently at the end of his loan spell and he’s expected to return to parent club Real Madrid this summer.
James Rodriguez has been linked with a transfer to the Premier League with clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.
The Blues have serious doubts over star player Eden Hazard and James Rodriguez could represent a proven replacement for him if he leaves Stamford Bridge this summer though Chelsea will have to scale through the two-window ban handed to them by FIFA before any player can be signed.
Ex-Chelsea Star Backs Mourinho For Bayern Job
Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack has backed Jose Mourinho for the Bayern Munich job.
In his latest interview monitored by popular media outlet Goal, ex-German international Ballack said that Mourinho would be the perfect man for the Bayern Munich managerial role.
Former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho has been linked to the Bayern job as a replacement for current boss Niko Kovac who’s under serious pressure to keep his job.
Niko Kovac has struggled to impress as the manager of the Bavarian giants since he took the job at the start of this summer.
His Bayern Munich team is in a two-way fight for the German Bundesliga title with Borussia Dortmund.
At the end of last year, Dortmund had a nine-point lead over his Bayern team but Niko Kovac has been able to claw that deficit back.
Bayern have a one-point lead at the top of the table presently with five games to go.
The Bavarian giants can still win the domestic double as they are still in the German Cup.
The biggest disappointment of the Niko Kovac reign at Bayern Munich was the Bavarian giants’ inglorious exit in the Champions League at the hands of Premier League leaders Liverpool.
The Reds emerged victorious in their last 16 tie via a 3-1 aggregate win.
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