It was a strange and wacky time for Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski. With a move to his preferred destination (FC Barcelona) potentially under threat, the Polish striker could actually consider a move to Chelsea FC:
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski would rather join Chelsea as an alternative if he can’t move to Barcelona, than stay at his current club. The Poland international is one of the best players in the world right now, and it would be exciting to see him in the Premier League before his career ends.
Chelsea could do with a top signing before the summer, with Romelu Lukaku struggling last season and now returning on loan to Inter Milan for a season.
It remains to be seen how realistic a deal for Lewandowski is, but it looks like he would be keen to join the Blues if he can’t get his favorite transferred to the Nou Camp…
Lewandowski and Timo Werner in the same team? What kind of crackpot job would be a supporter of that?
(sneaks out of the room)
Anyway, kicker Georg Holzner says that if Lewandowski leaves, Bayern Munich will be looking for a short-term solution, until a long-term solution can be found:
If Robert Lewandowski is sold, Bayern would need a short-term replacement as the club don’t want to go into the season without a classic and proven No.9. A workaround is possible, as Harry Kane is currently top of the list for Next Year [@georg_holzner]
— Bavaria and Germany (@iMiaSanMia) July 11, 2022
Who would fit this profile? If you have any ideas, drop them in the comments.
Who needs two shoes on a court? Certainly not Bayern Munich Frauen and Austria international Sarah Zadarazil, who did very well wearing one in her side’s 2-0 win over Northern Ireland in the Women’s Euro:
Zadrazil is also one of my top five interviews of all time. It was one of the great things we did at BFW. If you missed that, check it out in the related story below.
What seemed like a crazy idea last weekend seems to be about to happen – Bayern Munich and Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt could finally get together.
What does this mean for the club? Where is he ? Who will be affected if de Ligt walks through the doors of Säbener Straße? We’ll talk about all that and MORE! Here’s what we have on hand:
- A quick aside on the award nomination for BFW’s podcast network.
- A deep dive into the movement possible for de Ligt.
- Why Wait Konrad Laimer might not be a bad thing, but would limit Julian Nagelsmann’s ability to tinker.
- What will Bayern Munich do with some of their prized youngsters this season?
- What if Robert Lewandowski stayed with the club this season?
Help support BFW’s quest to be the best by checking out this link and giving us a vote (or INNN will hunt you down): World Soccer Talk Awards — Best Club Podcast
According to Sky journalist Florian Plettenberg, if Serge Gnabry chooses to leave Bayern Munich, he would not consider Chelsea FC due to his former links with Arsenal FC:
It’s both believable (Plettenberg is awesome) and unbelievable (If Chelsea threw a ton of money at Gnabry, I think any warm feelings about Arsenal would go out the window).
It might be fair to say that either Erik ten Hag and Cristiano Ronaldo aren’t on the same page, or Ten Hag has already mastered the art of ‘coach cover-up’:
Erik ten Hag has clearly rejected Cristiano Ronaldo’s request for a change. Manchester United’s new manager has responded in no uncertain terms to ongoing speculation over his superstar’s transfer: “Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale, he is part of our plans.”
The Portuguese was absent from the Red Devils’ marketing trip to Thailand and Australia for ‘personal reasons’, ten Hag told a press conference. The new United manager also said: “We are planning with Cristiano Ronaldo for this season, that’s all.” Ronaldo has reportedly asked United for his release, according to a report by The Times. SPORT1 knows it: the goalkeeper was also offered to FC Bayern, but the German record champions refused an obligation.
Verdict: To me, it looks like Manchester United are just doing some cover until the situation can be resolved and Ronaldo can move on.
We are pleased to announce that Bavarian Podcast Works has been nominated for ‘Best Club Podcast’ by World Soccer Talk.
This is your (hopefully) favorite Bayern Munich the podcast network is up for an award. While we’re humbled and honored that we didn’t kick everyone out, we could use your help to get the trophy. That’s right… you can vote! Help support BFW’s quest to be the best, by checking out this link and giving us a vote (or INNN will hunt you down): World Soccer Talk Awards — Best Club Podcast
Keep in mind we didn’t nominate ourselves or anything like that for this award…someone loves us!
We’ve put a lot of effort into helping the podcast network grow and evolve over the years. We would love to win gold here and frankly we haven’t been this excited about a competition since the Bunducksliga was at its peak. Voting closes at midnight EST on July 31, 2022. (Direct link: https://worldsoccertalk.com/best-club-podcast-2022-world-soccer-talk-awards)
Bayern Munich Frauen will send Julia Pollak to SV Meppen on a loan assignment for the upcoming season:
FC Bayern is loaning Julia Pollak to SV Meppen, promoted to the first division, for a season. The 20-year-old defender came from TSV 1877 Ebersberg in 2016 at the age of 14, has come through all FCB youth teams and has been in the professional squad since 2020. She also played on loan for Bayer Leverkusen last season to win the Bundesliga. live. In Munich, the European U17 champion has a contract until June 30, 2024.
Bianca Rech, sporting director of FC Bayern Frauen: “It is important that Julia has a lot of playing time at the top level in the women’s Bundesliga. At SV Meppen, she has the opportunity to do so in a very good environment.
Sadio Mané and his former teammate, Mo Salah, have been shortlisted for the CAF Player of the Year honour:
In this episode of BPW Flagship, Tom and Fergus discuss:
- If de Ligt is worth becoming Bayern’s record signing.
- How would de Ligt fit into Bayern’s back line in a four-back system.
- Would he bring enough to bolster Bayern’s defence.
- Omar Richards leaving for Nottingham Forest.
- How can we save Alphonso Davies now that O. Richards is gone.
- Our favorite four-way start.
- Should the transfer window close before the start of the domestic seasons?