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Barcelona calls up Lewandowski from Bayern Munich; LFC urge to sign Werner

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FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta personally called Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in an attempt to convince him that the Catalans are still working to close a deal for him:

The first offer was reported to be around €32.5 million, while the latest offer was around €35 ​​million, plus €5 million in add-ons, which was again rejected out of hand. Despite their public stance that Lewandowski is not for sale, it is believed that Die Roten could sanction a transfer if an offer of at least €50m comes through.

Now, the front page of SPORT on Wednesday 29 June reports that Barcelona are ready to launch a new offer worth €40m plus bonuses as they hope to convince Bayern Munich to part with their legendary goalscorer. It is also assured that the president of Barça, Joan Laporta, has called Lewandowski and has spoken with him to assure the striker that the club will do everything possible to sign him. It is believed that the Catalan club’s boss asked the Poland captain for patience with the situation.

Lewandowski is attracting interest from other clubs such as Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, but has so far been waiting for Barcelona.

Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton thinks Liverpool should sign Chelsea FC striker and German international Timo Werner:

Speaking to Football Insider, Hutton, who works as a commentator for BBC Radio 5 Live, claimed that Liverpool could get the best out of the 53-match German star.

He said: “I think Werner can bring something to the table with his pace and his tricks. I think he could fit into the system. I think if you look at the way Liverpool have played over the years that Klopp has been there, he likes that kind of winger who comes in from the side of the pitch and I think that’s where he’s best. I don’t think Werner is a number nine for me, I think he misses too many opportunities, but he’s a problem on the wing, he’s a problem on the defenders, like Mane was and obviously with him coming out, there’s possibly room. I would be very surprised if Chelsea just let him go. With Lukaku leaving, they don’t want to fall short, so I don’t see it happening.”

It seems that Liverpool could be an ideal landing place for Werner. A fluid offensive philosophy that emphasizes speed would be the kind of offense Werner can thrive on.

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Liverpool could be really interested in Bayern Munich attacker Serge Gnabry, but the Rekordmeister could make it difficult for other clubs to commit to the German international:

Liverpool’s efforts to sign Serge Gnabry could be hampered by Bayern Munich’s hard-line approach to the German striker’s situation. The Reds are reportedly among the clubs interested in signing Gnabry amid a contract showdown with Bayern, but they may not get their way due to the Bavarian giants’ stance.

Gnabry has one year left on his contract with Bayern and has been slow to commit his future to the club. His situation is very similar to that of his teammate Robert Lewandowski, who has declared that he will not sign a new contract to try to leave this summer.

Liverpool and Real Madrid are aware of Gnabry, according to Spanish publication Sport. The report indicates that Jurgen Klopp sees the 26-year-old as a potential replacement for Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern for £34m, and Divock Origi, who left on a free transfer to AC Milan.

That could be difficult because Kicker says Bayern are ready to get tough on Gnabry. Rather than sell him this summer for around £34m (€40m), the German outfit are reportedly ready to pursue a “ruthless strategy” by leaving the striker out of the squad for a whole year just to teach him a lesson.

For the first time in a while, BFW is doing a three person show! Hasan Salihamidzic has been a perennial subject of controversy at Bayern Munich and with his contract due to expire next season we decided to delve into his background and what he has achieved in his tenure as sporting director. With the Sadio Mané saga fresh on everyone’s minds, it seemed like a good time to finally tackle this topic.

In this episode INNN, Tom and Schnitzel discuss:

  • Our initial thoughts on Brazzo and how he has run his business at Bayern Munich.
  • Does Brazzo deserve the criticism he gets for not extending certain contracts?
  • Speaking of communication problems at Bayern, especially the Robert Lewandowski saga.
  • The Niklas Sule incident: what happened there? Going through everything, from top to bottom.
  • Review of Herbert Hainer and Oliver Kahn. How much of his failings is attributed to Brazzo?
  • INNN tries to find some trading points for Brazzo. Perhaps he learned lessons from him this season?
  • What happened between Hansi Flick and Brazzo?
  • Final question: Has Brazzo won his contract extension yet? What else should he do? (The arguments follow…)

Joshua Zirkzee is becoming a very popular figure in the transfer market. Both VfB Stuttgart and Ajax are rumored to be very interested in the Dutchman:

Bayern’s next youngster could take off this summer. According to “Sky”, Ajax Amsterdam and VfB Stuttgart are interested in striker Joshua Zirkzee (21). The Dutch Sasa Kalajdzic (24), who wants to change, could replace the Swabians. However, Bayern are no longer interested in Kalajdzic. The people of Munich would probably give up Zirkzee for about ten million euros.

Could former Bayern Munich player James Rodriguez continue his career (and it’s been quite a search since he left Bavaria, huh?) with PSV Eindhoven? It seems that the Colombian could take his talent to the Eredivisie:

I am convinced that this guy will be serially unhappy wherever he goes.

Hugo Ekitike has become one of the hottest names in the transfer market. Although Bayern Munich and Newcastle United reportedly appreciate the striker, the 20-year-old could receive an offer from Paris Saint-Germain:

(With Chuck out of pocket for a few days, Samrin stepped in to host the warm-up weekend and did so with aplomb. Chuck returns next week for the season 1 finale!)

Bayern Munich made a big move official this week with the addition of Sadio Mané from Liverpool. The Robert Lewandowski saga, though perhaps in the background, is by no means over. Both players appear on today’s playlist:

  • How Mané shows Bayern showing his status as a destination club
  • Why Lewandowski might be forced to stay after all
  • Saša Kalajdžić rumors and how they relate to Lewandowski
  • Do fans have short memories? Why Brazzo needs to keep the good times rolling
  • How Laimer’s signing could cause Julian Nagelsmann headaches

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