A new name has emerged at Borussia Dortmund as a possible successor to the sick Sebastien Haller. Manuel Akanji is said to have turned down another offer from a club. Here you can find news and rumors about BVB.
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BVB, News: Mauro Icardi as Haller’s successor to Dortmund?
Those responsible at BVB have been emphasizing for days that in the case of Sebastien Haller, who is suffering from a testicular tumor, they would like to wait for the final diagnosis before deciding whether signing a new striker makes sense.
Nevertheless, new names associated with BVB are constantly circulating. New to the list is now Mauro Icardi from Paris Saint-Germain, bringing him on Sky sports in the game.
Dortmund should think about the Argentine, who scored 124 competitive goals at Inter Milan in six years and has been playing at PSG since 2019. There, the 29-year-old is mostly only in the role of spectator, the club would like to get him off the payroll.
Noisy Sky sports Icardi, whose contract expires in Paris in 2024, could well imagine a move to BVB.
BVB, News: Sebastien Haller will probably be diagnosed this week
Sky Sport also wants to know that Haller’s diagnosis and thus the expected downtime are expected later this week.
Compared to the Ruhr news Sports director Sebastian Kehl said: “We’re still at a very early stage and when the diagnosis is available, we’ll think carefully about whether and how we have to react. There won’t be any quick fixes.”
BVB, News: Manuel Akanji apparently rejects further offers
Manuel Akanji has rejected BVB’s offer to extend his contract, which runs until 2023. The Swiss should therefore leave Dortmund this summer.
BVB could use the transfer fee of allegedly 25 million euros, but the 26-year-old central defender is apparently picky. Last already reported sports1, that Akanji is said to have rejected several offers from the Italian Serie A.
The French portal footmercato now wants to know that Akanji also rebuffed Ligue 1 club Stade Rennes. According to the British express the central defender has already been offered to Arsenal. Accordingly, the Gunners are not averse to making an offer for Akanji to BVB.
BVB, News: Hans-Joachim Watzke on a possible energy crisis
In his role as head of the DFL supervisory board, BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke spoke about the role of football in the energy crisis and urged objectivity. “It’s always about football, even during the Corona period. It’s a fact: The football clubs have been committed to sustainability, energy-saving measures and renewable energies for years. Not only that, but also from now on Self-interest,” Watze said dpa.
In view of the threatening gas crisis due to Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine in the coming winter, discussions have broken out as to how sport can save and thus help.
Watzke continued: “Of course, a serious situation can arise, then you have to solve it when it’s there. You also have to prepare, but panic in advance is inappropriate. Hyping panic in the media is unnecessary. It has also happened no one has given publicity any thought to how the swimming pools in the four and five-star hotels in the republic might be cooled down.”