Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski might not be able to achieve his goal of going to FC Barcelona if the Catalans don’t get their act together. If a deal can’t be reached between Lewandowski, Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona, it will apparently have a ripple effect on the other moves in the works:
Robert Lewandowski’s delay at Barcelona is music to the ears of new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly. The Blues and Barcelona are expected to be busy negotiating with each other and squabbling over some goals this summer, with the situations of Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta threatening to cause tension between the two. Elsewhere, the two have been linked with Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha while Ousmane Dembele’s two main options to play football next season are most likely either with Xavi still despite being named a free agent on July 1 and Thomas Tuchel.
Bayern Munich’s iconic number 9 has ended his eight-year stint with the German giants which saw the 33-year-old break records here, there and everywhere. His 344 goals in all competitions has made him an attractive option for many in Europe’s top flight. Chelsea have always had an interest in Lewandowski, but the players’ desire to join Barcelona has always put Joan Laporta and co in a dominant position, in terms of negotiation. However, with Julian Nagelsmann’s side awaiting £52m as Barca’s latest offer has been rejected yet again, there is still a long way to go before the Poland international travels to Spain. for his medical examination.
How will this affect Raphinha’s pursuit for both clubs?
Having already verbally agreed with Leeds for a fee north of £55million, it is now a waiting game for Chelsea who need the green light from Raphinha and his agent Deco before personal terms are discussed. . Currently, the ex-midfielder is doing everything he can to offer his client his dream move to Camp Nou. He showed that willingness by still being present in Laporta’s office on Wednesday and Thursday as Barca reportedly prepare to deliver a huge counter-offer to the Blues which is heavier.
We can add Leeds United to the list of clubs interested in Bayern Munich defender Chris Richards:
90Min claim Leeds have joined the race to sign Bayern Munich talent Chris Richards – but could face competition from Crystal Palace and Southampton. The report also says Graham Potter’s Brighton is interested in Richards.
The 22-year-old central defender has just returned to Bayern after an 18-month loan spell with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga. He played 34 games while on loan, missing 11 league games last season through injury.
Earlier this week, we saw a story indicating that Bayern Munich are interested in Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt. If the Bavarians really want to go after the Dutch defender, they might have to put off the pursuit of Chelsea FC:
Chelsea are apparently the favorites to lure Matthijs de Ligt away from Turin this summer. Juventus will consider selling the player if they can’t find an agreement on a contract renewal.
According to a report from Alfredo Pedulla, an official offer of around €70m will soon arrive for Juventus, with the Londoners keen to complete the deal in the coming weeks.
The report understands that Juve have requested a fee of around €120m which appears to be the valuation of the release clause in the defender’s contract.
According to various other sources, Chelsea, apart from the initial money, will look to include a counterpart (either Timo Werner or Christian Pulisic) and several add-ons in a potential deal for the Dutchman.
Pedulla’s story suggests add-ons should be easily achievable for Bianconeri. We understand that Manchester City is hiding in the background. Bayern Munich have also managed to sneak into the transfer race for De Ligt in the last 72 hours.
Juventus will naturally ask Chelsea to add more money upfront. The De Ligt saga expects major developments in the coming days.
Hey, hey, hey! No, it’s not Dwayne Nelson from What is happening… it’s me and I’m back for a few weeks (before leaving).
While I’m in town, however, I hear all things Bayern Munich and possibly other junk, but here’s what we have in store for this episode:
- An overview of the latest news on the three-way transfer saga involving Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski and FC Barcelona.
- Assessment of the current stalemate in the Bayern Munich attack.
- Check out the three centre-backs linked with the Rekordmeister this week.
- Why we addressed Julian Nagelsmann rumors when we really don’t care what he does.
Borussia Dortmund are getting closer, but are not there yet.
- Why I get the attraction to So Cal.
It was also the last episode of the first season of the weekend warm-up podcast. I hope you enjoyed it (or at least tolerated it!).
Well, those rumors linking Canadian star Jonathan David with Bayern Munich got some of our readers north of the (US) border excited, it seems the Bavarians aren’t really interested in the Lille striker:
Former Bayern Munich target Aaron Hickey (part of the club’s Scottish transfer move) will sign a deal for Brentford through Fabrizio Romano:
Excl: Brentford are close to signing Aaron Hickey on a permanent deal. The talented Scotland full-back will join for £14m plus add-ons at Bologna. Agreed five-year deal… and off we go. #BrentfordFC
Hickey will travel to England next week to undergo medical tests and sign. pic.twitter.com/OcK4rjs8zN
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 2, 2022
Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC and FC Barcelona are all in the running for Leeds United striker Raphinha and it now looks like the 25-year-old Brazilian is heading to Catalonia. Will Robert Lewandowski eventually join him? We will see:
The transfer poker around winger Raphinha is getting weirder and weirder. After alleged deals with Arsenal and Chelsea, the 25-year-old is reportedly set to move to Barcelona. This is reported by club journalist Gerard Moreno.
Raphinha is currently under contract with Leeds United and is in demand in the transfer market. According to Moreno, his agent Deco was in Barcelona this week conducting negotiations.
There is therefore a transfer fee of 60 million euros indoors, which Barça would like to pay in several instalments. Chelsea FC are apparently offering as much which, unlike the Catalans, would pay the money outright. However, Leeds are also happy with Barcelona’s offer.
Last season, the Brazilian scored eleven goals in 35 games and set up three more. At Barca, he can become Robert Lewandowski’s assist provider. The Pole intends to leave Bayern Munich this summer and would like to move to Barcelona.
Alphonso Davies is just here for the good times, man:
Seriously, if Davies ends up partying with the BFW staff at some point, he’ll never be the same again.
Bayern Munich Frauen star Sydney Lohmann sat down with WNBA player Satou Sabally to talk about the club’s #RedAgainstRacism campaign: