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News and rumours: Bad prognosis for Gregor Kobel ahead of Chelsea



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BVB will probably have to do without goalkeeper Gregor Kobel in the second leg of the Champions League at Chelsea. Meanwhile, Borussia probably has a Dane in its sights. The news and rumors from Dortmund.

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BVB – rumor: Gregor Kobel will probably not be there against Chelsea either

On Friday, goalkeeper Gregor Kobel briefly missed BVB’s home game against RB Leipzig (2-1) with muscular problems. Now he will probably also have to pass in the round of 16 second leg in the Champions League at Chelsea.

As the Ruhr news report, there is only a “small residual hope” that the Swiss will be fit in time. Investigations on Saturday apparently led to this result.

According to this, Kobel is said to be trying to exert himself, but after he had been out for several weeks in the autumn with a similar injury on the thigh, BVB probably don’t want to take any risks this time.

BVB – Rumor: Borussia Dortmund interested in Morten Hjulmand

BVB is looking for reinforcements in central midfield these days, especially since Mahmoud Dahoud is leaving the club and Jude Bellingham is also likely to be unstoppable. A new name in this context is that of the Dane Morten Hjulmand.

Hjulmand (23) is now captain of US Lecce in Serie A and is said to be loud be targeted by BVB. He is an offensive six who could certainly fit well in front of Borussia’s defence.

However, numerous other clubs are said to be interested in the Dane, including Atletico Madrid and AS Roma. In addition, Atalanta Bergamo and Juventus are mentioned as interested parties.

Hjulmand still has a contract until 2024 with a club option for another year. Nevertheless, it is said that a transfer fee of 20 million euros or more could persuade his club to sell.

BVB – News: Gladbach sports director comments on the rumor about Bensebaini

Rumors have been circulating for a few days that Ramy Bensebaini will move to BVB on a free transfer in the summer. Gladbach’s sports director Roland Virkus has now commented on the matter.

Virkus accepted on Saturday Sky: “It was always the case that we also gave up players. You always have to plan in such a way that the two players – it’s not just about Ramy, but also about Thuram – leave us. That’s what we do.”

However, Virkus added: “We do not yet have any information from Dortmund regarding Ramy.”

BVB – Rumor: Three clubs on Thomas Meunier

The Belgian national player Thomas Meunier is apparently no longer part of the BVB team after a long injury break and has most recently only been on the bench. Accordingly, there are rumors of a departure. Three big clubs should be on him.

The name FC Barcelona was already circulating in the gazettes a few days ago, now it has Sports two other clubs, Milan and Inter, were brought up for discussion.

Various media had previously reported that the club bosses would have liked to have sold Meunier in winter, but it should definitely work out in summer. Meunier still has a contract until 2024, so he would only bring in a reasonable fee in the upcoming transfer window.

BVB vs. FC Bayern: The rest of the program in the Bundesliga

Gameday BVB FC Bayern
24 Schalke 04 (A) FC Augsburg (H)
25 1. FC Cologne (H) Bayer Leverkusen (A)
26 Bayern Munich (A) Borussia Dortmund (H)
27 Union Berlin (H) SC Freiburg (A)
28 VfB Stuttgart (A) TSG Hoffenheim (H)
29 Eintracht Frankfurt (H) Mainz 05 (A)
30 VfL Bochum (A) Hertha BSC (H)
31 VfL Wolfsburg (H) Werder Bremen (A)
32 Borussia M’Gladbach (H) Schalke 04 (H)
33 FC Augsburg (A) RB Leipzig (H)
34 Mainz 05 (H) 1. FC Cologne (A)