Frank Leboeuf believes Chelsea should avoid signing Philippe Coutinho

France World Cup winner Frank Leboeuf believes Chelsea should avoid the signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona during this summer’s transfer window. The west London side were unable to make any new signing last summer due to the transfer ban, but they were able to win their CAS appeal against the embargo in December.
Still, the Blues signed no players during the January transfer window after being unable to pursue some of their preferred targets. In a couple of months, the club are expected to go on a spending spree and reports have emerged that they could look to strengthen the attacking and defensive departments.

Philippe Coutinho unsurprised by Liverpool’s recent dominance

On-loan Bayern Munich playmaker Philippe Coutinho has said that he is not surprised with the dominance shown by Liverpool since his departure from the club. The Reds were the runners up for the Champions League title during the 2018/19 campaign where Coutinho parted ways at the midway stage.

Bayern Munich chief says Hansi Flick will manage the club for the rest of the season

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that Hansi Flick will continue to manage the club for the rest of the season. The 54-year-old took over the managerial reigns on an interim basis after the dismissal of Niko Kovac last month and he has since helped the Bavarian giants close the gap to the top of the league table.

Lothar Matthaus says Bayern Munich have lost their fear factor

Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has said that the Bundesliga holders have lost their fear factor this season with teams able to beat them more than usual. The Bavarian giants were expected to have a stiffer challenge in the pursuit of an eighth straight league title but things have been much harder than predicted with the competition around them.

Bayern chief believes Benjamin Pavard could be an outstanding signing for the club

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness believes Benjamin Pavard could emerge as one of the best signings for the German champions. The versatile defender made the move from Stuttgart during the summer transfer window and he has since quickly adapted to Bayern’s style of play while contributing a goal and an assist.

Pavard says Coutinho will make the difference at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard is confident that Philippe Coutinho can make the difference for the club as the season progresses. The Brazil international joined the Bavarian giants on loan from Barcelona during the final stages of the summer transfer window and they have the option to sign him permanently next year.

He has already made a couple of appearances for Bayern without contributing a goal or an assist but Pavard is confident that the attacker will show his best form, once he has returned to full fitness, he told: “A little wizard! He is very discreet and really personable. First of all, a really fine guy. And of course a very good footballer.

Bayern Munich chief reveals how the club were able to sign Coutinho

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that his close relationship with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu aided the transfer of Philippe Coutinho to the club. The Bavarian giants have landed the Brazilian’s signature on a season-long loan deal for £7.7m but they have the option to sign him on a permanent basis next summer.

Speaking to reporters, Rummenigge said that the club were in negotiations with the Blaugrana for the playmaker for some time and it was not difficult to convince the Spanish champions due to his good relations with Bartomeu, he told: "We've been working on bringing in Philippe Coutinho for quite some time and we're very happy that we've been able to complete this transfer. My thanks go especially to Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu, with whom I have a very good and friendly relationship. Coutinho is a global star and our fans will be delighted."

Best Wingers ever to play Bayern Munich

With the news that Franck Ribery’s move away from the club was sealed, and with Robben announcing that Munich could be the last club he plays for, we’ve been inspired to look back over the years and assess 5 of the best wide men ever to play for famous Bavarians.

In no particular order:

Kingsley Coman determined to stay fit to help Bayern Munich next season

France international Kingsley Coman has said that he has no pressure after the recent departures of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, and he is prepared to command a regular role with Bayern Munich next season. The young attacker has struggle with career-threatening ankle and knee injuries during his time with the Bavarian giants but he is determined to become 100 percent fit ahead of the forthcoming season.

Speaking to Bundesliga.com, Coman said that he has no concerns by the recent exits of Ribery and Robben and must concentrate on remaining injury-free for the 2019/2020 season, he said: “I don’t feel the pressure from Ribery and Robben’s departures anymore. I played in a lot of games and played an important role in the team last season. Admittedly, we now have two fewer wingers in the squad, so I can't get injured. I have to stay fit. I'm not 100 per cent yet. But in a couple weeks it will be ideal and I’ll be in form. I’m not worried about that.”

Manuel Neuer could leave Bayern Munich in the future, says Agent

The agent of Manuel Neuer has indicated that the goalkeeper may consider a fresh challenge away from Bayern Munich, should the club fail to keep up with the Europe’s elite. The German champions have won the Bundesliga crown for seven seasons on the bounce but they have not been a force in European football.

Speaking to Bild, Neuer’s agent said that the goalkeeper is determined to win the 2020 European Championship with Germany while he also has the ambition of winning another Champions League title with the Bavarian giants. He added that the shot-stopper has concerns that the current squad is not competitive when compared to the top Premier League sides and a departure from Bayern could be an option for Neuer during the final stages of his career.

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