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Zirkzee transfer apparently close to completion



Robert Lewandowski switched to FC Barcelona in the summer after eight years at FC Bayern.

Joshua Zirkzee is apparently on the verge of a permanent move to Bologna FC. Borussia Mönchengladbach’s head coach Daniel Farke spoke about Robert Lewandowski before the duel with FC Bayern. Also: Manchester United is said to have recently tried to sign Benjamin Pavard. Here you can find all the news and rumors about FCB.

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FC Bayern, rumor: Zirkzee transfer on the home stretch

According to media reports, the transfer of Bayern striker Joshua Zirkzee to FC Bologna is now nearing completion.

According to information from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the German record champions and Bologna have agreed on a fee of around eight million euros, Zirkzee has already agreed on a contract with the Serie A club. In addition, Bayern should be loud sky have secured a 50 percent stake in a resale of Zirkzees by clause.

Noisy sports1 Zirkzee will receive a four-year contract, with Matching Right allowing Bayern to sign the player should Bologna receive an offer from another club.

Most recently, VfB Stuttgart was also traded as a possible buyer for the 21-year-old, who is now about to make his second commitment in Italy. Last year, Zirkzee played on loan at Parma Calcio, but did not get more than four brief appearances there.

With the sale of Zirkzee, FC Bayern broke the barrier to income from transfers of 100 million euros for the first time.

FC Bayern, News: Farke comments on Lewandowski’s departure

Before FC Bayern’s top game against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday, Fohlen coach Daniel Farke asked whether the record champions in the 4-2-2-2 system would be even better without Robert Lewandowski. “For me, quality is performance over a long period of time, so after three Bundesliga games it’s not the time to draw a conclusion,” said Farke at a press conference on Thursday.

The Gladbach coach praised the Polish attacker and emphasized that he was “the best striker in the world and it’s generally always better to have the best striker in your ranks.”

“If Robert calls Roland tomorrow (Virkus, sports director, ed.) and says: ‘I would like to come to Gladbach’, I wouldn’t resist,” joked Farke afterwards.

In addition, the 45-year-old explained that in his eyes Bayern are not dependent on a single player anyway: “This team is never dependent on a player or a person. This club has shown performance over a long period of time. If you have ten years in Follow German champions, if you represent the Bundesliga in a European way for years in a row, then that’s an extraordinary quality.”

FC Bayern, rumor: Manchester United knocked because of Pavard

After the commitment of central defender Matthijs de Ligt, a departure from Benjamin Pavard did not seem unlikely in the meantime.

According to the French L’Equipe In addition to Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, Manchester United is said to have asked about the variable defender.

However, this advance came too late, as the Frenchman had previously decided to stay in Munich. In addition, head coach Julian Nagelsmann would have put a stop to a change anyway.

With Tanguy Nianzou (FC Sevilla), Chris Richards (Crystal Palace), Omar Richards (Nottingham Forrest), Lars Lukas Mai (FC Lugano) and Niklas Süle (BVB), five defenders have already left FC Bayern during this transfer period.

FC Bayern: The start of the season at a glance

date Opponent venue contest result
Saturday July 30th RB Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Leipzig Supercup final 5:3
Friday 5 August Eintracht Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt Bundesliga, 1st matchday 6:1
Sunday 14 August VfL Wolfsburg Allianz Arena, Munich Bundesliga, 2nd matchday 2-0
Sunday 21 August VfL Bochum Vonovia Ruhrstadion, Bochum Bundesliga, 3rd matchday 7-0
Saturday 27 August Borussia Monchengladbach Allianz Arena, Munich Bundesliga, 4th matchday