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RB Leipzig proving worthy competitors against Bayern in the Bundesliga
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RB Leipzig proving worthy competitors against Bayern in the Bundesliga

The race for the 2020/21 Bundesliga title has been a close one thus far as the contenders have proven to be up to the task of usurping the defending champions Bayern Munich if they let complacency creep into their season. The Bavarian giants are always favorites for the title and this has been the case in recent seasons. Although folks thought that their regular domestic rivals Borussia Dortmund would give them a good chase, this has not been the case. Instead, another club has crept in to ensure that Hansi Flick and his men have it tough this season and it's Julian Nagelsmann's Red Bull Leipzig. After 23 games in the Bundesliga this season, alongside some shock losses by the Bavarian giants, just 2 points separate table-toppers Bayern Munich from second-placed RB Leipzig. READ...
Bayern make £39million bid for Kalidou Koulibaly
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Bayern make £39million bid for Kalidou Koulibaly

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have tabled a bid of £39million to Napoli for the services of center-back Kalidou Koulibaly to partner new signing Dayot Upamecano in the center of the Bavarian defense. The Napoli center-back has also been linked with the two Manchester outfits in England and has established himself as one of the most coveted defenders in Europe. Kalidou Koulibaly, 29, has made it into the Serie A team of the year for four consecutive seasons, won the best defender in Serie A award, and also won the Coppa Italia with Napoli in 271 games for the club. The report by Tuttosport suggests that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Koulibaly's representatives met Fali Ramadani to discuss Bayern's offer for the Senegalese international who has been capped 44 times fo...
Novice and shaky Lazio are no match for a faltering Bayern
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Novice and shaky Lazio are no match for a faltering Bayern

Bayern Munich may be faltering in the Bundesliga or running some sort of charity of giving points away domestically but this won't be the case in the UEFA Champions League. The Bavarian giants made a statement on Tuesday night with the 4:1 thrashing of Lazio at Stadio Olimpico in the first leg of the round-of-16 tie between the two sides. It can be recalled that Bayern Munich have not won in their last two Bundesliga games and folks thought the Italians could give them a run for their money as they supposedly appeared out of sorts in recent games. However, Hansi Flick's men traveled to Italy with ruthlessness and desire to punish every error from their opponents and they started from the first 10 minutes as a Mateo Musacchio back pass gifted Robert Lewandowski the chance to open t...
Flick – Bayern must bounce back against Lazio
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Flick – Bayern must bounce back against Lazio

Ahead of the UEFA Champions League round-of-16 clash against Serie A outfit Lazio on Tuesday night, Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has insisted that there can be no excuses in the first leg despite his side's recent dip in form. "I want my team to be switched on from the start and I have total confidence they will do that at Lazio," Flick said during Monday's press conference ahead of the encounter. Bayern lost 2:1 to Eintracht Frankfurt in Bundesliga last Saturday and this was preceded by a shock 3 all draw against Arminia Bielefeld at the Allianz Arena. These results are coming after the club's triumph in the Club World Cup in Qatar some weeks back. The squad depth of the side has been tested since Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard tested positive for COVID-19 with Corentin Tol...
Tuchel plots defensive moves for Sule and Upamecano
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Tuchel plots defensive moves for Sule and Upamecano

New Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is already looking to stamp his footballing identity on the Blues and has marked out some defensive targets in the summer. This won't come as good news for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as their player and transfer target are involved.  Tuchel is interested in RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano and will battle the Bavarian giants and Liverpool for the 22-year-old's signature. The defender has a summer release clause worth £38million. German publication Bild on Wednesday revealed that the German gaffer's second target is Bayern's Niklas Sule who also plays for Germany.  Sule, 25, joined Bayern Munich in July 2017 as part of a double swoop on fellow Bundesliga side Hoffenheim, with Sebastian Rudy being the other acquisition. READ: Maurizio Sarri ...
Upamecano is being targeted by Bayern Munich
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Upamecano is being targeted by Bayern Munich

Dayot Upamecano has been the subject of numerous transfer speculations, as the elite clubs in Europe reportedly continue to eye him. Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich have now joined the race for the RB Leipzig defender. This is coming after Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that the Allianz Arena outfit are planning to rival the likes of Man United, Chelsea, and Real Madrid for Upamecano. The 22-year-old is one of the highly sought-after players in the transfer market and has seen his stock rise considerably under Julian Nagelsmann. Bayern are resigned to losing David Alaba for free in the summer and the chief stated that the club have plans to deal with his replacement when asked if they would move for Upamecano as a replacement. READ: Title defense in doubt a...
Bayern withdraw contract offer for David Alaba
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Bayern withdraw contract offer for David Alaba

According to reports, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are no longer interested in offering a new contract to defender and Austria international David Alaba, as revealed by club president Herbert Hainer on Sunday. Alaba, 28, could be set for a departure from the Allianz Arena on a free transfer next summer and a host of clubs from Europe's elite leagues would battle it out for his signature.  The likes of Barcelona, Juventus, and Real Madrid are reportedly interested in the services of the defender. Meanwhile, in a bid to make a move, he can sign a pre-contract agreement from January 1. 2021. Reports suggest that Bayern initially offered Alaba a five-year deal with an annual salary close to €11 million which could have increased to €15m with bonuses inclusive. "We have a new sit...
The Flick and Bayern combo is just too formidable
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The Flick and Bayern combo is just too formidable

Bayern Munich have carved a niche for themselves as the best team in Europe and unarguably the team to beat as the 2020/21 football season progresses in Europe. The Bavarian giants have added the UEFA Supercup to their laurels and have started on a positive note after ending the 2019/20 season on a high. I guess very few saw the Bundesliga giants being this dominant in Europe after the sack of Niko Kovac and his replacement by Hansi Flick. Well, the German gaffer's adventure at the club since his appointment has been nothing short of fantastic. Bayern Munich will now turn their attention to the FIFA Club World Cup which is already as good as won by them in my opinion as they'll take the sides from other continents to the cleaners when the time is right. GET THE BEST FREE FOOTBA...
Klopp argues how COVID-19 aided Bayern’s UCL triumph
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Klopp argues how COVID-19 aided Bayern’s UCL triumph

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has argued that the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to Bayern Munich's triumph in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League competition. The Bundesliga giants emerged victoriously over Ligue 1 giants Paris-Saint Germain in a very tight final encounter with Kingsley Coman scoring the only goal of the game and eventual winner with a header before the hour mark. The victory ensured that the Bavarian giants ended the season with a 21-match winning streak that began in mid-February. The coach of the side, Hansi Flick has been heaped with praises for his significant impact after coming in to replace Niko Kovac. However, in an interview with ZDF, Klopp who previously managed Bayern's rivals Borussia Dortmund congratulated the club but suggested that they got a little lu...
Reports suggest Man City interest in Thiago Alcantara
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Reports suggest Man City interest in Thiago Alcantara

Manchester City are reportedly ready to make a move for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara and the coach Hans-Dieter Flick has admitted that he believes that a Premier League move must be the next step for the Spaniard. Thiago has one year left on his contract with the Bundesliga giants and has told the club he would like to leave this summer for a new challenge.  He has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Liverpool but it is understood that although Klopp admires the 29-year-old, a move is not likely till they let go of a key player in their midfield. Liverpool are discussing with Georgino Wijnaldum and are yet to agree terms with the Dutchman for a new contract as he enters the final 12 months of his current contract. However, it is unlikely that t...