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.

However, the season did not go as planned for the Portuguese as he failed to contribute a goal or assist for the Premier League club and he spent the backend of the campaign on the sidelines with a hamstring problem. Speaking to reporters, Carvalhal admitted that Sanchez has not quite lived to his expectations during his Swans stay and he could better off returning to Benfica where he made a name for himself.

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.

Heynckes has since transformed the club’s season to put them on the cusp of a sixth straight Bundesliga title, whilst they are still in the running for the Champions League crown. Despite this, the veteran has repeatedly hinted that he would retire during the summer with ex-Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel touted by many to become the club’s new manager.

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.

Ozil had remained tight-lipped over contract talks in recent months, but the signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are said to have influenced his decision to ink the extension, he wrote on Instagram: "Three more years with @Arsenal! It's been one of the most important decisions of my footballing career and that's why I had to think hard and talk with everyone who's important to me... Good things take time! In the end I let my heart decide. As I always said, I feel at home here and I'm highly motivated to achieve big things in the next few years. Once a Gunner, always a Gunner!"

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.

Jupp Heynckes Has Reunited Bayern Munich, Claims Thomas Müller

Thomas Müller has praised Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes for reuniting the team once again after a difficult start to the season. The club had a difficult start to the campaign under Carlo Ancelotti, who was unable to keep his job despite winning the league title last season. In order to go through the end of the campaign, Bayern decided to go to veteran Jupp Heynckes in order to save the season. Heynckes has been in retirement since managing to win the treble with Barcelona a couple of years ago. However, he has taken like a duck to the water since coming back to the Allianz Arena.

A strong set of results from Bayern Munich coupled with teams like RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund dropping points over the last couple of months has led to Bayern establishing a strong lead in the Bundesliga table. Even though the team may not have the same kind of dominance in the Champions League, there are signs of change coming up. One of the key aspects of the team has been the return of Thomas Müller, who appeared to be frozen out by Ancelotti. There is little wonder that Müller, who had his best performances under Heynckes, is once again the key player at the club. He has spoken about the dominance in recent weeks and says that Heynckes’ presence is a key part.


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