James Rodriguez open to permanent Bayern Munich stay

Colombia international James Rodriguez has dismissed the ongoing speculation over his future by citing that he is content at Bayern Munich. The attacker is presently in the second year of his two-season-long loan spell from Real Madrid but there have been reports suggesting that he could be re-called to cover the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Speaking to reporters, Rodriguez clarified that he has no plans to returning to the Bernabeu with his focus presently on succeeding with the German champions, he said: “I think my future is here. There are a lot of rumours, they talk about a lot of clubs, but right now I'm thinking about Bayern Munich. When I look back at my first year at Bayern I am very happy. This year I want to win more trophies and also be a big help to the team.

Bayern Munich chief dismissed James Rodriguez speculation

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dismissed the ongoing speculation of James Rodriguez heading back to Real Madrid this summer. The Colombia international is presently entering the second year of his two-year loan move from Los Blancos and Rummenigge has ruled out the prospect of the attacker being recalled.

Speaking to reporters, Rummenigge indicated that source from Spain have got the wrong information and he expects Rodriguez to stay put with the club for the upcoming campaign, he said: “Many things coming from Spain are not true. He will play for sure this season - and I expect that he will play for Bayern.”

Robert Lewandowski on Chelsea radar amid Maurizio Sarri’s arrival

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has reportedly emerged as a potential target to bolster the Chelsea frontline amid his desire to pursue a fresh challenge. The Poland international has found most of his success in the German Bundesliga but he is now prepared to test himself in a new league as he enters the latter stages of his professional career.

According to SportBild, the 29-year-old has been touted for a potential move to Stamford Bridge with Sarri expected to rebuild the club’s attack during the summer transfer window. It is added that the Pole’s arrival could trigger the departure of Alvaro Morata, who struggled to impose himself during his maiden campaign in the Premier League.

Bayern Munich legend Oliver Kahn fears for Loris Karius

Bayern Munich legend Oliver Kahn has admitted that Loris Karius may find it hard to reclaim his Liverpool place following a poor performance in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid. The German was at fault for two of Real Madrid’s three goals on the night and this eventually witnessed Los Blancos secure a comfortable 3-1 victory.

Speaking after the game, Kahn was astonished with the performance of his compatriot and admits that he fears for the future of Karius, he told FourFourTwo: “Words fail, I cannot remember ever having seen anything so cruel in a final, from a goalkeeper’s point of view. An evening like it can destroy a career, you need time to process it, as a keeper it was cruel to look at. From now on it does not matter anymore if he plays well, and he gets to hear: ‘Yes, today you were good, but do you remember what happened in the final?’”

Luca Toni believes Mauro Icardi would succeed at Bayern Munich

Italian legend Luca Toni believes Mauro Icardi would be the perfect fit for Bayern Munich, should they part ways with Robert Lewandowski during the current transfer window. Lewandowski has evolved into a world-class striker during his four seasons with Bayern but recent reports suggest that the Poland international may pursue a move elsewhere.

As such, there have been plenty of a quality marksman linked with the Bavarian giants and Toni has backed Inter’s Icardi to succeed Lewandowski at the Allianz Arena, he told SportBild: “He’d be perfect. If a player wants to leave, you should just let him go. Icardi from Inter would be perfect for Bayern. He is a great forward and younger than Lewandowski.”

Bayern Munich Youngster Urged To Return To Benfica

Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal has urged Renato Sanches to consider a return to Benfica during this summer’s transfer window. The Portugal international struggled for game time during his maiden season with Bayern Munich last term and this witnessed him secure a season-long loan to Swansea City last summer to the surprise of many.

Thomas Muller Endorses Philipp Lahm For Bayern Munich Role

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has backed Philipp Lahm to join the club’s coaching staff as doubts linger over the future of Jupp Heynckes. The 72-year-old linked up with the Bavarian giants on an interim basis in November 2017, shortly after Carlo Ancelotti’s dismissal from the head coach role.

Mesut Ozil Confirms Arsenal Contract Extension

Germany international Mesut Ozil has confirmed that he has penned a fresh three-year extension with Premier League side Arsenal. The World Cup winner ended months of speculation as he put pen-to-paper on a new deal until the summer of 2021.

Real Madrid Deny Contact With Robert Lewandowski

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has clarified that the club have made no contact whatsoever with the representative of Robert Lewandowski. A recent report from Mundo Deportivo suggested that the Poland international could be on the brink of sealing a summer agreement to join Los Blancos with super-agent Pini Zahavi having finalised a two-year deal with director general Jose Angel Sanchez.

Arjen Robben considering fresh challenge away from Bayern Munich

Dutch footballer Arjen Robben has admitted that his Bayern Munich career is coming to a close as he weighs up a move to a lucrative league outside of Europe.

The former Netherlands international has enjoyed a trophy-laden career with the Bavarian giants, lifting six Bundesliga titles, four DFB-Pokals, and the prestigious Champions League in 2013, where he bagged a late winner.


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