BVB apparently wants to strengthen its staff again before the end of the transfer window. At the same time, the black and yellow are probably thinking about the departure of another midfielder. Meanwhile, Dortmund’s opponents have been determined in the Champions League group stage. News and rumors about BVB can be found here.
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BVB, rumor: Dortmund interested in United defenders?
Borussia Dortmund could add personnel to the problem position in the back right until the transfer market closes and, according to reports, has struck gold on the island. As Sky Sports-Reporter Kaveh Solhekol reports that BVB is interested in right-back Diogo Dalot from Manchester United.
Accordingly, the black and yellow are aiming for a one-year loan of the 22-year-old with a subsequent purchase option. After moving from FC Porto to the Red Devils three years ago for 22 million euros, the Portuguese failed to gain a lasting foothold; last season he was loaned to AC Milan.
After making 35 games for United (one goal, three assists), he was a regular in Milan (33 games). Back in Manchester, he was last on the first two game days of the Premier League season without a role in the squad. In addition to BVB, FC Bayern and again Milan are said to be interested in the player.
In Dortmund recently only Felix Passlack was available as a right-back and made several mixed appearances. The alternatives Mateu Morey and Thomas Meunier were missing. While the Spaniard will be out for a long time, Meunier is returning after a corona infection. Another option would be Emre Can.
It is also questionable whether United will let Dalot go at all. After the loan from Brandon Williams (Norwich City) and Axel Tuanzebe (Aston Villa), the Portuguese is the only remaining alternative behind the seeded Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
BVB, rumor: Will Witsel follow Delaney?
Thomas Delaney has already left BVB for Seville, does the time of another veteran at Borussia end? As Calciomercato reports, those responsible are considering letting Axel Witsel go a year before the end of the contract. Juventus Turin is named as the destination.
The old lady is about to say goodbye to ex-Schalke Weston McKennie, which would free up a position in the central midfield. Last had the WAZ It is already speculated that it is “open” whether the 32-year-old will continue to be asked after the end of his contract period. An extension of the contract is currently not being considered.
There is currently still the possibility of generating income with Witsel. However: Due to the tense personnel situation, the Belgian was last asked and helped out in the defense center. “He brings us stability, his footballing class helps us,” said coach Marco Rose, praising his performance. In midfield, however, Witsel is no longer the first choice behind Jude Bellingham and Mo Dahoud. In the preseason he was out for a long time with a ruptured Achilles tendon and got fit in time for the European Championship.
BVB, News: Feasible tasks in the CL group phase
Borussia Dortmund caught extremely feasible tasks in the group stage of the Champions League. The Rose team faces Sporting Lisbon, Ajax Amsterdam and Besiktas Istanbul in Group C – attractive but beatable opponents.
“We can’t complain, it’s a very balanced group. We have a good chance of making it to the round of 16 once more,” said managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke, who followed the draw on site. The group stage starts on September 14th.
More voices from Dortmund:
Michael Zorc (BVB Sports Director): “This is a very interesting group that consists exclusively of traditional clubs. Our goal is the round of 16!”
Sebastian Kehl (Head of Licensed Player Borussia Dortmund): “We are looking forward to three traditional clubs, these are certainly exciting and interesting lots. We aim to advance in this group. That is our goal. It may also be emotional, especially against Turkish clubs, we have a large fan base here in Dortmund. We have a bit of a bond with Ajax and we only managed both games against Sporting in 2016. We look forward to the group with great joy. “
Marco Reus (captain, Borussia Dortmund): “Interesting opponents that we haven’t played against for a long time. The really big names may not be there. We can’t complain about the result of the draw. We’ll be well prepared. Whether we’re favorites or not: Our goal is to get through the group. “
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