Tag: Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich confirm club record deal to sign Lucas Hernández

Bayern Munich have confirmed they have an agreement to sign Lucas Hernández for €80m from Atlético Madrid this summer. The fee is a record for a Bundesliga club. A World Cup winning left-back with France, Hernández has signed a five-year contract at the Allianz Arena. Bayern also say the 23-year-old has

Klopp flattered but unmoved by Beckenbauer ‘knighting’

Jurgen Klopp will not be distracted by praise from Franz Beckenbauer, after the Germany great identified the Liverpool manager as the ideal candidate to revive Bayern Munich’s fortunes. Liverpool defeated Bayern 3-1 away from home on Wednesday to eliminate the Bundesliga heavyweights from the Champions League in the round of

Liverpool won’t spend big on transfers – Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it is unlikely that the Reds will spend big on signings in the transfer market. Klopp’s Liverpool are fighting for Premier League and Champions League silverware after splashing the cash on Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri in the off-season. Liverpool are a point

Pavard determined to dispel doubts at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich-bound Benjamin Pavard is adamant he can prove the doubters wrong and be a success for the Bundesliga giants. Pavard, 22, will call the Allianz Arena home from next season after Stuttgart agreed to a deal worth a reported €35million. Bayern were persistent in their pursuit of the versatile defender

Robben: Anfield is the worst stadium

Bayern Munich veteran Arjen Robben said Anfield is his “worst stadium” ahead of the Champions League last-16 tie against Liverpool. Bundesliga champions Bayern will travel to last season’s runners-up and Premier League leaders Liverpool for the first leg on Tuesday. Robben – who will leave Bayern at the end of

Dortmund are under pressure now, says James

James Rodriguez believes Borussia Dortmund are now the team under pressure after Bayern Munich cut their lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Dortmund were leading Hoffenheim 3-0 after 66 minutes on Saturday, but two goals from Ishak Belfodil either side of Pavel Kaderabek header secured a dramatic 3-3 draw at

Guardiola insists Manchester City did not disrespect UEFA VAR summit

Pep Guardiola has rejected suggestions by UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin that he disrespected European football’s governing body by not attending this week’s VAR summit. Video assistants will be used to help officiate on contentious decisions during the last-16 ties in the Champions League. At a summit in Frankfurt on Monday, only head

Lucas Hernandez :Atletico future still undecided

Lucas Hernandez will hold talks with Atletico Madrid over his future before the end of the season. The France international was strongly linked with Bayern Munich during the January transfer window, with the Bundesliga champions reportedly ready to trigger his €80million release clause. However, Atletico’s executive director Miguel Angel Gil Marin insisted Lucas

Kovac: Bayern unwilling to risk Neuer ahead of Liverpool tie

Niko Kovac has suggested Manuel Neuer will not play for Bayern Munich before their Champions League tie against Liverpool. The Bayern captain has missed Bayern’s last two matches with a hand injury and is not expected to face former club Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Bayern lost 3-1 at

Hertha Berlin 2 Bayern Munich 3 (AET): Coman heads Bayern into quarters

Kingsley Coman’s extra-time winner spared Mats Hummels’ blushes and sent Bayern Munich into the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals courtesy of a 3-2 win over Hertha Berlin. Niko Kovac’s side, who were again missing the injured Manuel Neuer, had hit back following Maximilian Mittelstadt’s third-minute opener, with Serge Gnabry scoring a brace. However, substitute

James’ father fuels Juventus transfer talk

James Rodriguez’s father Wilson has fuelled rumours linking the Colombia international with a move to Juventus. It was reported by Marca this week that Cristiano Ronaldo phoned James in an attempt to convince his former Real Madrid team-mate to join him at the Serie A champions in the off-season. James