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Bayern Munich receive second bid from Barcelona for Robert Lewandowski



The coming weeks will be crucial for deciding the future of Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich. The Polish striker is determined to join Barcelona,

while Die Roten is not keen on parting ways with him. Barcelona is pushing to seal this transfer as they made a second bid for the 33-year-old striker.

According to Bild, the latest bid from Barcelona for Lewandowski remains way below Die Roten’s valuation. The latest offer from the Spanish club is €35 million with €5 million in add-ons.

It is slightly better than the previous offer, which was €32 million with €5 million in bonuses. Bild reports that Bayern will not sell Lewandowski for anything less than 50 million.

The report from Bild has also been confirmed by Meczyki in Poland. Meanwhile, English outlets like Sky Sports and Telegraph have also reported Barcelona’s second bid for Lewandowski.

The Polish striker has been trying to put pressure on German Champions by issuing transfer requests while talking to the media.

Bayern’s Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic recently met Lewandowski in Mallorca.

Despite meeting with Salihamidzic to get more clarity, the Polish striker seems to have no plans to stay in Bavaria for next season.

Oliver Kahn told the media on Wednesday poured cold water on his transfer as the German club is determined to keep him.

Die Roten had previously denied a transfer to Robert Lewandowski in 2018. The Poland international eventually signed a new deal in 2019 and won all possible trophies with the club in the next three years.

However, the situation is slightly different this time since he has entered the final year of his contract.

Robert Lewandowski has no plans to sign a contract renewal at Die Roten. This summer is also the last opportunity for Die Roten to get a sizeable fee for the Polish striker.

The only downside of this possible transfer is that Bayern loses a guaranteed outlay of 40 goals next season.

The current transfer window is difficult in terms of signing quality number nines, so replacing Lewandowski will be difficult.

It is a tricky scenario, but Bayern will be hoping to find a resolution one way or the other in the coming weeks. A drawn-out transfer in the public eye could have an impact on the squad.

Bayern president Oliver Kahn was upset with Lewandowski’s aggressive media interviews to force a transfer.

If the Polish striker goes on strike, then Die Roten will be better served in parting ways instead of keeping an unhappy player


Report: Chelsea agree personal terms with Inter Milan superstar




Chelsea look to be closing in on the signing of 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei.

The Blues are reportedly agreeing personal terms with the Inter Milan youngster ahead of what is expected to be a €15m (plus add-ons) transfer. Inter had been looking for around €20m all told.

As per Fabrizio Romano, and others, the highly promising Italy youth international, though who has yet to make his senior professional debut, has agreed a six-year deal with the Blues, choosing Chelsea over the likes of OGC Nice in France and US Sassuolo in Italy.

Presumably, Casadei will not be joining the Chelsea first-team right away, though post-Brexit work permit rules are fairly esoteric and confusing.

Perhaps he will end up joining one of the aforementioned teams on loan to build up the necessary professional experience? Just speculating…

While the two teams have yet to agree a transfer, this looks to be drawing to a successful conclusion for us, adding yet another teenager talent to the team as we look to build for not only this season but for many seasons in the future.

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Mikel Arteta drops Youri Tielemans hint as Arsenal can sign ‘more complete’ N’Golo Kante




Today’s Arsenal transfer round-up on Tuesday, August 16.

Tielemans hint

Mikel Arteta’s increased use of Granit Xhaka could mean that Arsenal are close to giving up on transfer target Youri Tielemans.

The Gunners are still chasing a deal for the Leicester City midfielder but have seen their chances dwindle of doing a deal this summer and now, despite Xhaka previously saying he had come close to leaving, the club could have to do without a new addition.

Xhaka is now part of a new leadership group at the Emirates Stadium, a possible indication that he may remain at the club and throw a move for Tielemans into doubt.

Kante replacement

With Tielemans becoming less and less attainable this season, Arsenal have reportedly turned their attention elsewhere.

According to the Express, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo is attracting interest from some of Europe’s top clubs including the Gunners and Manchester United. Having been previously compared with Kante, Arsenal’s desire to sign Caicedo is understandable.

South American football expert Tim Vickery said, “A year ago he was saying that Kante of Chelsea is his role model but he is already more than that. He already offers more in the final third.”

Yeremi Pino flight explained

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has cleared the air regarding Yeremi Pino and denies that a bid has been made for him.

Romano told CaughtOffside, “Many clubs have been following Yeremi Pino for months, he is a top player of the future that at least three Premier League clubs have been monitoring for some time.

“No proposals have been made yet to Villarreal, who would like more than €50m for their young star; it will not be an easy negotiation.

“As for the rumours about Arsenal – Edu was not travelling to Spain to meet Villarreal, also because Pino’s agents are based in the UK (Stellar Group).”

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Erik Ten Hag believes £64,000 a week player will agree to join Man United – Report




Despite signing two defenders this summer, Manchester United’s backline has been terrible this season and yet another defender is linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Yesterday, we covered a story (via Sport) claiming that the Red Devils have submitted an offer to sign Sergino Dest, who has received a clear message to leave Barcelona.

Today, the Spanish news source have covered another report and stated that the American international has not been able to impress in the last two years, moreover, he failed to convince Xavi in pre-season. Therefore, his exit is considered essential.

Erik ten Hag wants to get rid of Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer so that he can complete the signing of Dest, who is valued at 20 million euros.

The Catalan media outlet claim the Dutch manager believes that the 21-year-old Barca defender will agree (say Yes) to join Man United.

Ten Hag really needs to understand that players from the Netherlands or connections with Ajax are not guaranteed to solve the conundrum at Old Trafford.

Under Van Gaal, Depay and Blind failed to shine for Man United. For Ten Hag, thus far, the likes of Eriksen, Martinez and Malacia have not settled.

Now, he is pushing to sign another ex Ajax player in the form of Dest. The American was a hit in the Eredivisie but has proved to be average in the La Liga.

The youngster’s current contract at the Nou Camp will expire in 2025 and he earns around £64,000 a week (The Sun).

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