At Bayern, the focus is on transfer planning. A Portuguese is traded for the center. Meanwhile, Bochum’s fans already know who will be German champions. The news and rumors about FC Bayern.
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FC Bayern, rumour: João Palhinha has aroused FCB’s interest
At FC Bayern, another central midfielder is being traded as a new signing for the new season. Transfer expert Pedro Almeida reports that FCB are interested in Portuguese international João Palhinha from Fulham FC.
The 27-year-old joined London from Sporting CP for €20m earlier this season and is enjoying a strong first season in the Premier League. He was recently brought into play at Liverpool FC as a newcomer, the possible fee in a transfer is said to be more than 50 million euros. Palhinha is under contract in Fulham until 2027, but I am sympathetic to a possible move to the German record champions.
He made 34 competitive appearances for the Cottagers in 2022/23, scoring 4 goals. At the World Cup in Qatar, he played three games for Portugal’s national team.
The right-footer joins a list of well-known candidates for FC Bayern’s midfield center. In the past few days, various media have reported that Mateo Kovacic from FC Chelsea and Manchester United’s Casemiro are very popular with the new FCB coach Thomas Tuchel for this position.
FC Bayern, transfers: Randal Kolo Muani is considered the favorite for the storm
Bayern Munich will intensify its squad planning for the coming season “next week”. This was confirmed by coach Thomas Tuchel. Talks between the coach and the sporting management around board member Hasan Salihamidzic could take place on Monday and Tuesday. Then the team is free after the Bundesliga game against bottom Hertha BSC.
Bayern are looking for reinforcements, especially in defensive midfield and in the center of the attack. According to media reports, Tuchel wants a new six. On the nine, Frankfurt’s Randal Kolo Muani is the favourite. Honorary President Uli Hoeneß is said to be a fan of the French. Alternatively, Victor Osimhen (SSC Napoli) is traded.
The commitment of midfielder Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig has already been confirmed. Sadio Mane and national player Serge Gnabry are considered candidates for sale.
There could also be changes in the goalkeeping position. Tuchel believes in the return of captain Manuel Neuer, which is why winter access Yann Sommer could go.
FC Bayern, News: Ralf Rangnick on the future of Paul Wanner
Paul Wanner, who was born in Austria and also has German citizenship, is one of Bayern’s greatest talents. The Austrian and German football associations have been fighting for the 17-year-old’s favor for months – Wanner wants to play for the DFB U-Team first.
However, a decision for an A team has not yet been made. Ralf Rangnicks, Austria’s national coach, is in “regular contact” with Wanner, whom he thinks highly of, like the 64-year-old sports1 told. “What speaks for me absolutely for him, he has now said: ‘Mr Rangnick, I want to earn nominations, no matter for which senior national team. , said Rangnick. “That will certainly be decisive now. His career will not be decided in the German or Austrian national team, but in the club.”
At Bayern, Wanner will probably not be able to fulfill his wish for a regular place. In the current season he has four appearances and 57 minutes with the professionals. The attacking midfielder currently has more chances of playing time in the FCB regional league team and with the U19s in the Youth League. His contract in Munich runs until 2027. He could be loaned out in the coming 2023/24 season.
FC Bayern, News: Bochum fans sing a Bayern song
The fans of VfL Bochum, who are friends of FC Bayern Munich, sang scornfully on Friday after the 1-1 draw against Dortmund, which could cost BVB their hoped-for first championship since 2012: “Only FCB will be German champions.” The Bochum and Munich fans have been friends since 1973. On Sunday from 3.30 p.m. in the Allianz Arena, FCB have the chance to be ahead of BVB in the table against Hertha BSC after the 30th matchday.
FC Bayern: The Bundesliga table before the Hertha game