Despite the corona crisis and ghost games, this summer’s motto is: who’s coming, who’s going? Chillreport summarizes the most important developments in the football transfer market in the news blog.
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The Bundesliga starts in mid-September, the clubs are already active on the transfer market. Some transfers are already packed, others are yet to come. All important developments on the national and international market can be found here in the Chillreport news blog.
Hertha attacker moves to Nuremberg
Pascal Köpke leaves the Bundesliga football team Hertha BSC after two years and joins his youth club 1. FC Nürnberg. Both clubs announced this on Saturday. The 24-year-old attacker came to Berlin in 2018 from the second division Erzgebirge Aue. The son of former national goalkeeper Andreas Köpke played eleven times in the Bundesliga and twice in the DFB Cup.
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Cook before moving to Leeds
According to media reports, German national footballer Robin Koch is about to switch from SC Freiburg to the newly promoted English Premier League Leeds United. As the “kicker” reported on Friday, the English should be willing to pay SC Freiburg a transfer fee of around $ 13 million for the 24-year-old defender. The amount may increase in the future due to bonus payments. The online magazine “The Athletic” had previously reported on the upcoming transfer.
Koch, who has already said goodbye to the players of Freiburg according to “Kicker” information, has played about 80 Bundesliga matches for the Breisgauers in three years, scoring four goals. The resident of Kaiserslautern played in the German national team twice. Koch was also nominated for the upcoming international matches by national coach Joachim Löw.
New player for Werner and Rüdiger: Chelsea signs PSG star
German national players Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger are reinforced at Chelsea FC by Thiago Silva. As the English Premier League club announced on Friday, the 35-year-old Brazilian signed a contract for the coming season with an option for another season. The central defender comes over from the Champions League finalist Paris St. Germain, where he had not received a new contract.
“I am so happy to join Chelsea. I am delighted to be part of the exciting Franck Lampard team and I am here to fight for titles,” said the center-back. PSG has not renewed the contract with Silva.
In the past season, Silva made 35 competitive appearances for coach Thomas Tuchel’s team. In 2012 he moved from the Italian top club AC Milan to the French capital.
United States international: Weston McKennie has played 75 Bundesliga games for Schalke so far. (Source: RHR FOTO TR / image images)
Schalke star completes a medical check-up at Juve
Midfielder Weston McKennie is about to switch from Bundesliga club Schalke 04 to Italian record champion Juventus Turin. The American completed his medical check-up with the “old lady” on Friday morning – on his 22nd birthday. According to information provided by the “kicker”, McKennie will initially be loaned for a year at a fee of six million euros, the purchase option reportedly includes a transfer of another 18 million euros.
In the Bundesliga, McKennie, who came to Gelsenkirchen from Dallas in 2016 and had a contract until 2024, played 75 games (4 goals) for Schalke. He was also used six times in the Champions League (1 goal). For the US, he has played in 22 international matches (6 goals) so far.
St. Pauli attacker Veerman returns to Heerenveen
After two years with the second division team FC St. Pauli, goal scorer Henk Veerman returns to the Dutch first division team SC Heerenveen immediately. The 29-year-old has scored 17 goals in 39 games for Hamburg.
“I will always remember the games at Millerntor and the game at Hamburger SV when I scored the opening goal in the 2-0 away win,” said the 2.01 m striker.
Monaco does not comment on idol rumors
French first division team AS Monaco has not confirmed the negotiations on a commitment from Mario Götze. The club generally does not comment on “rumors like this,” said a club spokesman.
Niko Kovac: The AS Monaco trainer should have Mario Götze at the top of the wish list. (Source: Eric Gaillard / Reuters)
The French portal “Le10sport” had previously reported that the 28-year-old was at the top of coach Niko Kovac’s wish list. Accordingly, there were already talks between Kovac and the 2014 World Champion to gauge a partnership and meet Götze’s financial expectations.
The former international was also offered to other French clubs such as OGC Nice, Olympique Lyon or Olympique Marseille. Götze’s contract with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund expired this summer and was not renewed. Since then he has been looking for a new club.
HSV gets its dream player
According to media reports, Simon Terodde’s switch from football club 1. FC Köln to Hamburger SV in the second division is perfect. According to “kicker.de”, “express.de” and “Abendblatt.de”, the 32-year-old attacker will no longer travel to the Cologne training camp in Donaueschingen on Thursday, but will be expected in Hamburg for a medical check-up. If this is positive, HSV will get the desired attacker.
Simon Terodde: The striker is about to move to HSV. (Source: Eduard Bopp / Image Images)
The club did not want to confirm the promise on Wednesday evening. On Monday it was said that the player and the Hanze had reached an agreement. The professional no longer played a role in the plans of ex-HSV trainer Markus Gisdol in Cologne, but has a contract until June 30, 2021. According to the media, Terodde will sign for one season in Hamburg.
Neven Subotic is leaving Union Berlin after just one season
In all likelihood, Neven Subotic will not play for Union Berlin next season. As the Bundesliga team announced, the 31-year-old center-back will not travel to training camp to “hold talks with other clubs”. His contract expires in 2021, according to media reports in Turkey, Fenerbahce Istanbul should show interest.
“With his experience, Neven has helped us tremendously on the road to relegation and met our expectations. He is now looking for a new cause and we support him according to our agreement,” said Union director Oliver Ruhnert.
Juve takes on Bayern against Sergino Dest
Andrea Pirlo has named Sergino Dest the number one transfer target. The 2006 world champion, who was appointed a few days ago as the new head coach of the Italian champions, wants to disconnect the American international from his current club Ajax Amsterdam, according to information from the daily newspaper “La Stampa”. The right back still has a contract with the Dutch record champion until summer 2022.
The rumors from Italy should be bitter, especially in Munich. FC Bayern has been watching Dest since 2019. The German double winner is said to have already shown interest in the winter to sign the 19-year-old. “Transfermarkt” estimates the market value of Dest at 18 million euros. It is unlikely that Ajax will grow its home for less than 20 million euros.
The Greek top club apparently has ex-Bayer Rafinha in its sights
Greek champions Olympiacos Piraeus would be interested in former Bundesliga player Rafinha. The Brazilian media report this on Thursday. Accordingly, the ex-pro of FC Schalke 04 and FC Bayern Munich should meet with the board of his current club Flamengo Rio de Janeiro on the day itself to discuss a possible early departure.
Hamster title: Rafinha has won seven German championships, the Champions League and most recently with Flamengo Copa Libertadores and Recopa Sudamericana with Bayern. (Source: Nayra Halm / Image Images)
Rafinha’s contract with Flamengo runs until 2021, but he should therefore have a clause allowing him to move abroad free of charge. However, Greece’s offer of 2.8 million euros for two years should not have convinced him.
The Brazilian joined Flamengo after leaving Munich in 2019. With one of Brazil’s biggest and most popular clubs, he won the championship and Copa Libertadores last year, comparable to the Champions League in Europe.
Gladbach to ex-Herthan Valentino Lazaro
According to information from Italian transfer insider Alfredo Pedulla, Borussia Mönchengladbach is the favorite to sign former Hertha professional Valentino Lazaro. The Austrian international, who moved from Berlin to Inter Milan for more than 22 million euros in the summer of 2019, was loaned out to the English first division team Newcastle United for the last six months. However, the “Magpies” waive the 24-year-old’s continued employment. Inter-coach Antonio Conte also does not plan with the midfielder, so a transfer is now forced. Gladbach would be interested in a one-year loan, whereby Mailänder insists on a binding purchase obligation or a purchase option attached to certain conditions after this period has expired. According to “Transfermarkt” the market value of Lazaro is 15 million euros.
Paderborn borrows BVB talent
Second division SC Paderborn has contracted Chris Führich. The 22-year-old midfielder will initially be on loan from Borussia Dortmund for next season, East Westphalia announced on Wednesday. A purchase option has been agreed for this.
Führich was part of the Bundesliga squad at BVB, but got few opportunities there. In his youth, Führich played for FC Schalke 04, BVB and VfL Bochum, among others.
Former Bayern youngster Höjbjerg moves to Tottenham
Former Bayern professional Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg moves from FC Southampton to Tottenham Hotspur within the English Premier League. The 25-year-old midfielder received a contract until June 30, 2025, the club from London announced. In exchange, Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker-Peters will move to Southampton for good. The 23-year-old was loaned out to the team of former Bundesliga coach Ralph Hasenhüttl last season.
Breakthrough in England: Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg played for Southampton from 2016 to 2020, playing 134 competitive games for the “Saints”. (Source: Mike Hewitt / NMC Pool / Image Images)
Höjbjerg was considered a great talent by the German record champions. He came to Munich from Copenhagen in 2012 and made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 17. But he did not break through. The Danish international was later loaned to FC Augsburg and Schalke 04. In 2016 he went to Southampton and became captain there
Cologne gives Koziello on loan to Portugal
Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln again on loan Vincent Koziello. The Frenchman will play for the Portuguese first division CD Nacional on the island of Madeira until the end of the season, the FC announced on Tuesday evening. The 24-year-old midfielder was loaned to Paris FC in the previous second half of the season. Koziello came from OGC Nice to Cologne in 2018. So far he has been used in 25 races for the Rhinelander. He still has a contract in Cologne until 2022.
Würzburg gives doping offenders a new chance
Promoted second division Würzburger Kickers has given central defender Douglas Franco Teixeira a new chance after a doping ban. The 32-year-old was last without a club, now he has signed a contract with Rothosen until 2021.
Douglas had tested positive for a banned diuretic in April 2017. According to the Kickers, the Brazilian-born Dutchman wanted to achieve a weight reduction.
“I have never wanted to play unfairly in this beautiful sport and have taken responsibility for my mistake. Now I look forward to it and am very happy to have the opportunity to prove myself again in the Bundesliga and let my strengths here. “Douglas was quoted in the club’s press release. The 1.92 m long defender has already played for Twente Enschede, Dynamo Moscow, Trabzonspor and Sporting Lisbon. He made 71 appearances in international competitions, including six in the Champions League.
Almost perfect return: Zieler completes corona test at 1. FC Köln
The return of 2014 world champion Ron-Robert Zieler to his home country for Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln is apparently imminent. The 31-year-old keeper, who is still under contract with the second division Hannover 96 until 2023, underwent a corona test in Cologne on Tuesday. A club spokeswoman has confirmed this. The newspapers “Bild” and “Express” had previously reported on Zieler’s visit to the FC club grounds.
Cologne sports director Horst Heldt recently confirmed interest in the goalkeeper. According to reports, Zieler will initially move to the Rhine on loan for a year.
Man United talent Chong before moving to Werder Bremen
Attacking talent Tahith Chong is about to loan to Werder Bremen. The Manchester United winger, who has been in tune with the Northern Germans for weeks, has now also received permission from United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. “Mr. Solskjaer kept his promise in March and now told Tahith that he can leave the club,” said Chong’s adviser Erkan Alkan of “Bild”.
Tahith Chong: Manchester United’s offensive talent is on loan to Werder Bremen. (Source: Sportimage / Image Images)
The Dutch junior international replaces Milot Rashica at Werder Bremen. The Kosovar wants to leave the club on the Weser and is mainly associated with a switch to Bundesliga competitor RB Leipzig. In the test match against Eintracht Braunschweig on Sunday, the 24-year-old was absent due to the “open situation of a possible change,” as Werder put it.
Fullback Tsimikas joins Klopp’s Liverpool
Kostas Tsimikas has moved to Liverpool FC. After passing the medical examination, the Greek fullback signed a contract until the summer of 2025. His ex-club Olympiakos Piraeus would raise about 13 million euros for the 24-year-old.
The Greek international was probably Klopp’s second choice as left back for permanent Andrew Robertson. Dream player Jamal Lewis couldn’t pull the “Reds” away from Norwich City’s relegation from the Premier League.
Bayern talent is awarded to the club
FC Bayern Munich loaned goalkeeper talent Christian Früchtl to 1. FC Nürnberg. “Christian is the most talented and best German goalkeeper in his age group. With him we are once again raising the quality of our goalkeeper team,” sports director Dieter Hecking said, said a statement on Friday. “He wants to take the next step in his development at the club.”
The 20-year-old goalkeeper played 27 games for the Munich third division team in the past season, with which he became champion. The old national youth goalkeeper trained with the new team for the first time on Friday afternoon. After midfield talent Tom Krauss (19 / RB Leipzig), Früchtl is the second summer newcomer to the “club”. How long the loan agreement is dated, the Franks did not disclose.
Hertha BSC brings right back Zeefuik
Hertha BSC presented the second newcomer two days after Alexander Schwolow’s transfer. The Berliners signed Deyovaisio Zeefuik of the Dutch first division FC Groningen, the club announced on its website on Thursday.
“With Deyovaisio we have a passionate professional who enjoyed excellent football training in Amsterdam and who has already proven himself both at club level and in the Dutch U teams. We are pleased that he has decided to take the next step in his career. “said Hertha manager Michael Preetz. The parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer.
Manchester City signs Nathan Aké
Manchester City has contracted central defender Nathan Aké. The 25-year-old is relegated from the Premier League AFC Bournemouth and signs a contract until 2025. The Dutch international, who played in 29 league games last season and scored 2 goals, is said to have paid the “Skyblues” a transfer of 40. Costs millions of pounds (44.23 million euros).
Previously, the club had already had Ferran Torres under contract around ex-Bayern coach Pep Guardiola. The Spanish U21-international replaces Leroy Sané, who has migrated to Bayern. Borussia Dortmund would also be very interested in Torres.
Inter Milan signs Alexis Sanchez for a free transfer
A day after reaching the quarter-finals, Inter Milan also set an important course in terms of personnel. The transfer of Chilean star Alexis Sanchez from the English record champion Manchester United is over. The 31-year-old attacking player signed a contract with the “Nerazzurri” until June 2023.
Although Sanchez still had a contract with ManUnited until 2022, the move is free of charge. Sanchez signed a termination agreement with the “Red Devils” and received severance pay of unknown millions.
FC Bayern gives goalkeeping talent Früchtl to Nuremberg
The talented goalkeeper Christian Früchtl from Bayern Munich is on loan to 1. FC Nürnberg. At least that’s what the “Bild” reports. Accordingly, the 20-year-old will already participate in the opening training of the “Club” on Thursday. He was already spotted yesterday, Tuesday 4 August, on the club grounds of the traditional Franconian club.
Früchtl, who has been active in the Munich youth team since 2014, became third division champion with the second representation of FC Bayern last season. The very talented goalkeeper was used in 27 games and had to reach behind him 46 times.
Fin Bartels back to the home club Holstein Kiel
Fin Bartels returns to the second division Holstein Kiel. The 33-year-old attacking player comes to his hometown of Bundesliga club Werder Bremen for free. According to the association, Bartels signed a contract on Wednesday until June 30, 2022. In Bremen, his contract expired after six years and was not renewed.
Hertha beats Schalke: Schwolow to Berlin
Hertha BSC won the tug of war for goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow. The 28-year-old, who has long been traded as a likely new addition to competition rival Schalke 04, signed “a long-term deal” with Hertha. The capital club announced this on Tuesday. The previous SC Freiburg goalkeeper had a release clause in his contract, according to which he could switch early for eight million euros.
You could draw a goalkeeper, “who exactly fits our requirements profile. At the age of 28 he is experienced and has shown in recent years at what level he can play in the Bundesliga”, said Hertha director Michael Preetz: “as man he fits very well in our team. “
Schwolow described the conversations with Preetz and trainer Bruno Labbadia as “absolutely clear and honest from the start”. He wants to help “with a lot of passion” to “bring the club forward again”. He wanted to be “part of the foundation upon which a positive future for the capital club will be built”.
Bundesliga clubs change players
Bundesliga clubs Eintracht Frankfurt and TSG Hoffenheim have changed players. Frankfurt midfielder Mijat Gacinovic moves to TSG, while Eintracht winger Steven Zuber brings in the Kraichgau team. Both clubs confirmed this on Tuesday. It was not known whether the deal is a pure exchange or whether one of the clubs has to pay a transfer fee.
Substitution players in the Bundesliga: Mijat Gacinovic (r.) Signs in Hoffenheim, Steven Zuber with Eintracht. (Source: Eibner / Image Images)
“A little sadness on the one hand, but also great anticipation on the other,” said TSG sporting director Alexander Rosen, commenting on the exchange: “We are losing a real constant in our squad, but we are getting a very exciting player. with a profile we’ve had .. not last. “
Eintracht sports director Bruno Huebner believes that Gacinovic “a change of scenery could help get more percent out of himself”. At the same time, he is “very happy” to add “an important part” to the selection so early in this “difficult transfer summer” with Steven Zuber. Zuber got a three-year contract with Eintracht until the summer of 2023, Gacinovic even signed for four years in Hoffenheim.
Union Berlin brought back former Wolfsburg Knoche
1. FC Union Berlin has signed Robin Knoche. The 28-year-old pro last played for Bundesliga rival VfL Wolfsburg. His contract was not renewed there. Union did not provide information about Bone’s contract with the Yser in a statement Tuesday. Just that it was valid for both the first and second divisions. “If you’ve played for a club for 15 years, a move will not be easy for any player,” said center-back Knoche, who started in the Wolfsburg youth team in 2005. “Still, I’m happy to play for 1. FC Union Berlin. play. “
New goalkeeper for Union: Luthe moves from Augsburg to Berlin
Bundesliga club Union Berlin has found a successor for goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz. As the Köpenicker announced on Monday, Andreas Luthe is moving from FC Augsburg to the capital. The 33-year-old had previously agreed with the residents of Fuggerstadt to terminate his contract, which runs until 2022. Gikiewicz had previously moved in the opposite direction from Union to FCA.
Report: Manchester United’s plans for Sancho’s transfer
The possible transfer from Jadon Sancho to Manchester United remains a constant topic for Borussia Dortmund. As the English media and the “Bild” report, the prestigious Premier League club wants to pay in installments the transfer fee of 120 million euros that BVB needs for the 20-year-old England international. Accordingly, EUR 70 million should initially flow directly and the other EUR 50 million in two further installments.
The Dortmund team had already agreed to a similar settlement in 2017 when Ousmane Dembélé was transferred to FC Barcelona. After an initial deposit of 105 million euros, another 40 million euros in bonuses is possible.
Second division Heidenheim brings U21 national players
After the departure of several top players, 1. FC Heidenheim signed the U23 player Denis Burnic from Borussia Dortmund. The defensive midfielder signed a contract until June 30, 2023, the second division team announced on Monday.
Burnic was last loaned out to Dynamo Dresden since January 2019 and was loaned out to VfB Stuttgart in the 2017/18 season. He has seven Bundesliga and 34 games in the second division.
Former national player Kruse announces return to Bundesliga
Former national footballer Max Kruse is apparently returning to the Bundesliga. “I will have to make a decision and it will now,” the 32-year-old announced on Instagram, promising, “We will certainly see you again in the Bundesliga soon.” He will decide “soon” where he will play next season.
A return to Werder Bremen must be imminent, according to corresponding media reports, other Bundesliga clubs have also expressed interest in the attacker. Last summer, Kruse moved on a free transfer from Bremen to Fenerbahce Istanbul. He terminated his contract with the 19-time Turkish champion in mid-June due to lack of salary payments.
Frankfurter cup hero Gacinovic for the farewell
Mijat Gacinovic leaves Eintracht Frankfurt. The SGE announced on Saturday afternoon that the 25-year-old Serb had been released to negotiate with a new club. Gacinovic moved to Main in 2015 from Serbian first division team FK Vojvodina Novi Sad. In 2018 he made himself immortal among the Frankfurt fans when he was in the 90 + 6. Minute of the DFB Cup final against FC Bayern after a full field sprint that scored the all-important 3-1 for Eintracht.
In addition to Gacinovic, Frankfurt has also released Lucas Torro for transfer talks. While the Spaniard’s goal with ex-club CA Osasuna is clear, there is still speculation about Gacinovic’s future employer: “Sky” reports that the attacking player will join TSG Hoffenheim and that defensive all-rounder Steven Zuber will return. will move to the metropolis of Main for this. International media meanwhile are talking to Olympique Marseille as a buyer for Gacinovic. The market value of the Serbian national player is according to “Transfermarkt” at seven million euros.
Ex-Schalke Rakitic could return to Seville from Barcelona
According to information from the Spanish sports newspaper “Marca”, FC Barcelona is ready to transfer ex-Schalke Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla FC for the relatively low transfer fee of ten million euros. Barça is sympathetic to such a move and wants to respect Rakitic’s wishes, the newspaper wrote on Sunday. Rakitic’s discipline and performance in Barcelona have always been flawless. In addition, the Catalan club, which just had to hand over the championship title to Real Madrid, would save the player’s salary and get closer to its goal of rejuvenating the team. The 32-year-old’s contract in Barcelona does not normally end until next year.
The Croatian runner-up was with FC Schalke from 2007 until he moved to Seville in 2011. From there he went to FC Barcelona in 2014. It is no secret that at the end of his professional career he would like to play in Seville, where he met his wife. “I would love to go back to Seville,” he said in April.
Kaan Ayhan from Düsseldorf moves to Italy
Kaan Ayhan has left Fortuna Düsseldorf and will join an Italian club. The central defender of the “Bild” confirmed this. “Yes, it is true! I have drawn up the release clause, I am already at my new club in Italy. More information in the next days. I just want to say: Thank you for four fantastic years at Fortuna!” Turkish internationals from the newspaper via SMS. The release clause for Ayhan who was trained at Schalke 04 is two million euros. According to corresponding media reports, Roma should have paid the amount.
70 million euros: SSC Napoli signs ex-Wolfsburg Osimhen from Lille
The Italian first division SSC Napoli has signed the former Wolfsburg Victor Osimhen. The 21-year-old striker, from Nigeria, previously played for Lille OSC in France. The club announced the change in Naples on Friday. As the president of Naples Aurelio de Laurentiis announced, Osimhem costs 70 million euros basic transfer, another ten million euros can be added through bonuses. “If we take into account the salary he will receive over the years, it will be well over 100 million,” added the club’s patron.
Schalke 04 gives up two players: Teuchert to Union, Insua stays in Huesca
1. FC Union Berlin has secured the services of Cedric Teuchert. The FC Schalke 04 striker, who was loaned out to second division Hannover 96 last season, is now moving to the Alte Försterei. Both clubs announced this on Saturday. In addition, defender Pablo Insua, who has been loaned out by the Revierklub, will not return and will stay with the Spanish SD Huesca, where he gets a new contract.
BVB probably wants to get Memphis Depay to replace Sancho
If Jadon Sancho leaves Borussia Dortmund this summer, his successor is already certain: as reported by “Bild”, BVB has to deal with the commitment from Memphis Depay. The Dutch international wants to turn his back on his current club Olympique Lyon after missing the European Cup places and would prefer to continue his career with a Champions League contender. The 26-year-old’s contract expires in the summer of 2021 and, according to “Transfermarkt”, his market value is 44 million euros.
Union Berlin borrows Nico Schlotterbeck
Union Berlin has loaned U21 player Nico Schlotterbeck from league employee SC Freiburg. After his older brother Keven Schlotterbeck (23) already played on loan at the Eiserne last season, Nico is now heading in the same direction. As both clubs announced, the 20-year-old’s rent will expire on June 30, 2021. Keven Schlotterbeck had returned to Breisgau after the previous season.
Nagelsmann wants to lure Grillitsch from Hoffenheim to RB
Julian Nagelsmann wants to lure Hoffenheim’s midfield organizer Florian Grillitsch to RB Leipzig. At least that’s what the “Bild” reports. Accordingly, trainer Nagelsmann wants to work again with his protégé from Kraichgauer times and already invest a high transfer fee for the services of the Austrian in this summer transfer period. Grillitsch is still under contract with TSG until the summer of 2022, “Transfermarkt” estimates the market value at 20 million euros.
Werder grabs giant in midfield
Bundesliga club Werder Bremen has signed Patrick Erras. The 1.96 meter long defensive midfielder was last under contract with second division 1. FC Nürnberg and comes to Bremen for free. According to the football magazine “Kicker”, Erras an der Weser will receive a contract until 2023.
The 25-year-old has been playing in the Franconian youth team since 2007 and since 2015 he has played in 80 first and second division matches (9 goals) for the “Club”. His contract expired after the end of last season.
Baumann in 1899
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim also relies on goalkeeper Oliver Baumann in the medium term. The 30-year-old extended his contract with the Bundesliga football club from Kraichgau with two years ahead of schedule until June 30, 2023, the club announced on Thursday.
After the last goalkeeper, Gregor Kobel, eventually made the switch to VfB Stuttgart, there were signs that Hoffenheim would continue to rely on Baumann as number 1 and substitute Philipp Pentke. Baumann joined TSG in 2014 from SC Freiburg.
Found Sané’s successor? New player approaching
Manchester City has found a replacement for Leroy Sané. As reported by various international media outlets, the Premier League club should strengthen with Ferran Torres. The Valencia CF winger and coach Pep Guardiola’s club should already be in the final moves of the transfer.
The transfer fee should be around EUR 30 to 40 million. However, this can be increased by bonus payments.
Hulk reports interest from the Bundesliga
The former Brazil international will not renew his contract with Shanghai SIPG, which expires at the end of this year. Instead, the former FC Porto star striker wants to leave China and continue his career in Europe.
If you believe the 34-year-old, there should already be offers from the Bundesliga. “Since the announcement that I will not be renewing my contract, I have received many offers from Brazil and some European countries such as Turkey, Portugal, England, Spain, Italy and Germany,” he said in an interview with Brazilian sports newspaper “Lance”. .
In Shanghai, Hulk collects approximately 360,000 euros per week. However, he is willing to drastically reduce his salary: “Money is no longer the top priority.”
World Champion Zieler is likely a candidate at Union Berlin
Former world champion Ron-Robert Zieler from Hannover 96 could, according to various media reports, succeed goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz at Bundesliga club 1. FC Union Berlin. The 31-year-old is no longer undisputed at his current club after an unfortunate second season.
According to the “B.Z.” there should already have been contacts between the former national player and the Köpenickers. Both clubs declined to comment on that.
Ex-Schalke talent Avdijaj to transfer to division three
Schalke’s home-grown Donis Avdijaj – once provided with a 49 million euro exit clause at S04 – is about to be transferred to the third-division promoted Türkgücü Munich, according to Turkish media reports. The 23-year-old Kosovo international was recently under contract with the traditional Turkish club Trabzonspor and was loaned out to Hearts Of Midlothian in Edinburgh in the second half of 2020, with whom he was relegated from the Scottish Premier League.
National players in focus from Atletico, Chelsea and Inter
World champion Matthias Ginter is courted by three European top clubs after a strong season, reports the trade magazine “Kicker”. Especially Inter Milan attracts the defender with a high salary. But Atletico Madrid and Chelsea FC should also be interested.
Ginter was one of the best players in the Mönchengladbach team that moved to the Champions League. The national player’s contract will only run until 2021 and an option is likely to automatically extend the contract for another year. Gladbach manager Max Eberl last categorically ruled out a sale this summer.
Report: Gladbach interested in Man United Star
Gladbach would be interested in former England international Jesse Lingard, according to a report in the Times. The 27-year-old is planning to leave Manchester United and is on the list at various clubs such as AC Milan and Newcastle United. Lingard apparently wants to recommend himself to other clubs in the upcoming Europa League match. In an Instagram post, the right winger also said it was time for a change for him, but that he wanted to keep fighting for his club.
“I start with the man in the mirror and ask him to change his habits. This season has been difficult for so many reasons. I lost myself as a player and as a person,” Lingard wrote of a photo showing him on the field. . He never wanted to give up because he knew where he was going. That’s why he worked harder than ever before. “This team, this club is my family and I will continue to work harder than ever to help this team achieve their goals,” Lingard told Manchester.
In the game against Leicester last Sunday, Lingard had scored for the first time in over a year. Lingard’s contract with Manchester is still on for 12 months, with the option to extend it for another year. The market value is said to be 17.5 million euros.
Attacker Jackson Martinez wants to go to VfB Stuttgart – the transfers of Kobel and Anton are certain
Former world-class forward Jackson Martinez plays with a move to VfB Stuttgart. At least, that’s what his adviser Gustavo Gallo claims. “We talked for a long time and I told him there was a possibility in Stuttgart, in Germany. He likes that and if he likes it, then he hasn’t thought of ending his career yet,” Gallo explained. the Colombian. The 33-year-old former international was last under contract with Portimonense SC in Portugal. The Colombian had his heyday at FC Porto, with whom he became champion in 2013 and was three times top scorer. After a disappointing year at Atletico Madrid, he moved in 2016 to the top Chinese club GZ Evergrande for 42 million euros, before returning to Portugal in 2018.
Meanwhile, the obligations of goalkeeper Gregor Kobel and defender Waldemar Anton are fixed. The Swiss Kobel, who had targeted 31 league games in the promotion season of Stuttgart, signed a contract until 2024. VfB did not give details about the modalities. “Gregor has impressively demonstrated his qualities last season and has contributed greatly to promotion”, said VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat.
Former U21 international Anton (24) also has a four-year contract with VfB. The defensive specialist moved to the Hanoverian youth division at the age of eleven and played 137 league games for Lower Saxony. His contract at the age of 96 would run until next summer, according to media reports, the transfer fee is four million euros.
Messi is going to Milan? Poster gives Inter fans hope
In Italy, speculation has been going on for days about a move from Lionel Messi to Inter Milan. Now, of all people, PPTV, the TV broadcaster of Chinese Inter owner Suning, fueled the rumors. Ahead of the Serie A match between Inter and SSC Napoli on Tuesday evening, the broadcaster sent a virtual poster projecting Messi’s shadow on Milan Cathedral.
It is unclear what Suning wants to achieve with the poster. In any case, ex-president Massimo Moratti does not consider a change of the six-time world footballer a utopia: “In football dreams can come true,” Moratti said in a radio interview: “Messi’s father would walk to sign the contract.”
In recent days, Italian media had reported that Messi’s father had bought an apartment in Milan. Jorge Messi, who represents his son’s financial interests, plans to move to the Lombardy metropolis for economic reasons to take advantage of the Italian government’s tax breaks for foreigners.
Traditional clubs chase Union striker Andersson
The two traditional international clubs Celtic Glasgow and OSC Lille want to sign Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson. They reported the “kicker”. The Scottish champion would therefore have already made an offer of six million euros for the Swede. The French first-tier team should soon follow suit with a similar offering. According to consistent media reports, Andersson has an exit clause that will allow him to leave Köpenick this summer. In recent weeks there have been repeated reports of increased interest from FC Schalke 04 in the striker. In the last Bundesliga season, the 29-year-old scored twelve goals for Union Berlin and played three more directly.
Freiburg takes a new striker
Striker Ermedin Demirovic (22) moves to Breisgau. The native of Hamburg comes from the Spanish first division team Deportivo Alaves, as usual SC Freiburg did not give any information about the contract. Demirovic is currently still on loan to FC St. Gallen, the Swiss league does not end until 3 August. The U21 national player of Bosnia and Herzegovina has scored 13 goals in 26 matches so far.
“Ermedin is a young player who has really developed in St. Gallen. He has all the qualities of a striker and brings a lot of energy and hunger to the field,” said Freiburg sports director Klemens Hartenbach.
Freiburg is lending full-back Okoroji to Paderborn
And another Freiburg personality: defender Chima Okoroji will be loaned out to second division team SC Paderborn for the coming season. The Breisgauer announced this on Tuesday. The 23-year-old was already awarded to SSV Jahn Regensburg last season. He came to Freiburg from Augsburg in the summer of 2017, but has played only two Bundesliga games for Baden since then.
Fortuna Düsseldorf attracts Jakub Piotrowski
Relegated Bundesliga Fortuna Düsseldorf is faced with the efforts of the Polish midfielder Jakub Piotrowski. The 22-year-old professional of the Belgian first-class football club KRC Genk is already in Düsseldorf and has taken the lactate test. The club confirmed that on Tuesday. The former Polish youth international has a contract with the Belgians until June 30, 2021. Its market value will probably be just under a million euros.
Schalke lends Carls to Portugal
Bundesliga club Schalke 04 continues with its targeted selection of the squad. As the financially affected miners announced, left back Jonas Carls is on loan to Portuguese first division Vitoria Guimaraes for a year. The 23-year-olds had already awarded the Royal Blues to third-division Viktoria Köln in the second half of the preseason, while Carls still has a contract with Schalke until summer 2022.
“Jonas has great potential, but regularly needs assignments to develop further. Vitoria Guimaraes can offer him this opportunity,” said sports director Jochen Schneider. After not playing in the first half of the season at S04, Carls became an undisputed regular in Cologne’s third division with 17 appearances. After the departure of the defensive player, Schalke still has 28 players in the professional team.
Liverpool is drawing another star
Team manager Jürgen Klopp loses another veteran at the English football champions Liverpool FC. As the “Reds” announced, midfielder Adam Lallana (32) is moving to league rivals Brighton & Hove Albion for a three-year free transfer. The England international was only a reservist recently, playing just 373 minutes for Liverpool in the previous Premier League season.
Monday the departure of the old “Reds” defender Dejan Lovren was announced. Lovren turns into Russian cup winner Zenit Saint Petersburg and gets a three-year contract there. According to consistent media reports, the Russians are transferring a transfer fee of 12 million euros for the Croatian runner-up.
“Another Liverpool legend leaving the club. He was an absolutely important part of the team from day one,” praised Klopp Lovren in a tribute on the club’s website: “When he was fit he was very, very, very very often. in the team. A great player and a great person. He’s a model athlete, has everything you need. “
BVB rejects offer for Sancho – successors are likely ready
Borussia Dortmund has turned down a € 98 million offer from Manchester United for winger Jadon Sancho. At least that’s what the “Bild” reports. The runner-up therefore demands a minimum of 120 million euros in transfer for the England international. Sancho, who has long been said to pursue his career in his home country, would play in the Champions League next season with both BVB and the “Red Devils”.
Should the transfer come, the Dortmunders have already identified two possible successors, Jonathan Ikoné and Jeremie Boga, according to “Bild”. Ikoné, the 22-year-old French national player, is under contract with OSC Lille and must cost around 45 million euros. Much cheaper would be Boga, the 23-year-old Ivorian national player. For the attacking all-rounder of the Italian first division team Sassuolo, Borussia would have to put around 20 million euros on the table.
Bayern is interested in relegated Premier League
In the search for a new right back, FC Bayern has likely struck gold with Norwich City’s relegation to the Premier League. Sky reports that the German record champions have officially expressed interest in the English junior international Max Aarons. The 20-year-old played 36 league games last season as an undisputed regular player under German coach Daniel Farke. Aarons, which is probably also Bayer Leverkusen’s turn, should cost a transfer fee of more than 20 million euros.
New prospect for Schalkes McKennie – Kabak’s departure is imminent
With FC Southampton, another Premier League club has entered the game of poker for Schalke’s midfielder Weston McKennie. The “Kicker” reports that the American national player will replace former Bayern professional Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg with the team of coach Ralph Hasenhüttl, who is about to be transferred to Tottenham. In addition to the “Saints”, Liverpool FC, Leicester City and Newcastle United are said to have shown their interest in McKennie.
But not only the departure of their own McKennie threatens Schalke – the transfer of defensive talent Ozan Kabak to Liverpool FC is still underway. With Dejan Lovren, the “Reds” have now moved an experienced center-back to Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg and put themselves under pressure. Possibly an advantage for Schalke, who could thus increase the planned transfer fee of 35 million euros for Kabak. Lovren is leaving coach Jürgen Klopp’s team after six successful years. Liverpool collects a fee of 12 million euros for the Croatian runner-up.
Medical check-up completed: Kobel moves from Hoffenheim to VfB
Goalkeeper Gregor Kobel stays with VfB Stuttgart. The dpa news agency confirms reports that the Swiss goalkeeper completed a medical check in Stuttgart on Monday and then signed a contract until 2024. Kobel already played as a loan player for VfB last season and promoted him to the Bundesliga. The 22-year-old, who would be under contract with TSG Hoffenheim until the summer of 2021, would have cost about five million euros. The pledge will be officially announced this week.
Liverpool FC is called defensive talent Ozan Kabak for Schalke
Liverpool FC wants to sign Schalke’s defensive talent Ozan Kabak. This reports “Bild”. Accordingly, the England champions have already contacted the Gelsenkirchen Bundesliga club to negotiate a possible transfer fee for the Turkish national player. For Kabak, who only moved from VfB Stuttgart to Royal Blue for 15 million euros in the summer of 2019, the club around trainer David Wagner is asking 35 million euros according to ‘Bild’. In the summer of 2021, the 20-year-old center-back would be available via a release clause for 45 million euros.
Rolfes denies interest in Ajax keeper Onana
Sports director Simon Rolfes of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen denies reports in De Telegraaf and the Dutch football magazine Voetbal International that the Werkself had made an offer of 20 million euros for Ajax Amsterdam goalkeeper Andre Onana. “Onana is not an issue,” said the 38-year-old to kicker, while reinforcing current number one Lukas Hradecky: “Lukas played a good season. We have a good goalkeeper.”
Earlier, the Dutch newspapers reported that the Rhinelander was only “moderately satisfied” with the Finnish national goalkeeper and that coach Peter Bosz had a “special bond” with Onana due to his Ajax past. The 24-year-old Cameroonian is still under contract in Amsterdam until 2022, but recently announced that after five years he wanted to take “one step” with the Dutch record champion. The favorites for a commitment are FC Barcelona and Chelsea.
Paris Saint-Germain has Hertha’s Cunha on the note
The French master Paris Saint-Germain has Matheus Cunha in his sights. That reports the French radio station RMC. For example, the team of the German trainer Thomas Tuchel wants to fill the attacking gap that has been created by the departure of Edinson Cavani and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting from the professional of Bundesliga club Hertha BSC. RMC claims the 22-year-old is PSG sports director Leonardo’s dream player. Only in January Cunha moved from RB Leipzig to the German capital club for 18 million euros.
Manchester United wants Kingsley Coman from FC Bayern
Manchester United wants to strengthen itself with Bayern star Kingsley Coman. This is reported by the online portal “The Athletic”. Accordingly, the “Red Devils” have all but given up on top Borussia Dortmund player Jadon Sancho due to horrific transfer demands. The club management Man United sees Coman as a cheaper alternative to the attacking wing position. The first talks about a transfer to the north of England have already been held, writes “The Athletic”.
Will ex-HSV star Calhanoglu return to the Bundesliga?
Former HSV and Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu is unlikely to renew his contract with AC Milan, which expires in the summer of 2021. At least that reports the Italian sports newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport”. Accordingly, the free kick specialist is aiming to return to his native Germany. According to information from “Gazzetta”, Hertha BSC and RB Leipzig have already expressed their interest in signing the Turkish national player.
Bayern is likely looking for midfield support
Should the midfield strategist Thiago actually leave FC Bayern, another place will become available in the team of the record champions. As reported by “Sport1”, Munich is looking to back up its midfield headquarters. However, it is not the intention to spend a large amount on a regular player. Instead, they want to give newcomer Tanguy Nianzou play time. In addition, a decision also depends on whether Corentin Tolisso stays with the Munich team. According to the report, FC Bayern should have asked Tottenham Hotspur about Tanguy Ndombele.
BVB is probably interested in Real-Juwel Reinier
Only recently did it become known that Bayer Leverkusen should be interested in Real Madrid’s top talent Reinier. According to information from “Spox” and “Goal”, the attacking player could succeed Kai Havertz, who is reportedly about to move to Chelsea. But now Werkself is likely to face competition from Dortmund.
As the Spanish newspaper “AS” reports, the Spanish first division team Valladolid and BVB would have shown interest in the 18-year-old Brazilian. There is a one-year loan in the room. Only in the winter, Reinier moved for just under 30 million euros from the Brazilian first division team Fluminese to Madrid. At Real, the talent was used for the second team only three times, scoring two goals and preparing another.
Kovac could lure Wolf from Hertha BSC to Monaco
With Marius Wolf’s intended bet, Bundesliga football team Hertha BSC could face competition from ex-coach Niko Kovac. According to a report in the newspaper “Bild” (Friday), Berlin-born Kovac is to lure the 25-year-old to his new club AS Monaco. The coach had therefore already asked around Wolf whether the fast winger could imagine an alliance in the principality. Kovac once developed Wolf into a top match at Eintracht Frankfurt, and both won the DFB Cup together in 2018.
Wolf was loaned out to Berlin from Borussia Dortmund last season and has a contract with BVB until 2023. However, he is considered a candidate for a change and Hertha is interested in signing Wolf. According to various media reports, the transfer fee is too high for the capital club, so that the purchase option for 20 million euros has not been drawn. Interest in Wolf is still there. Hertha should not want to spend more than five million euros on the services of the resident of Coburg.
Union Berlin is probably fishing for Japanese national players
Union Berlin finished in eleventh place in the rankings last season. To ensure that the Berliners again achieve the best possible placement in the upper house next season, there must be reinforcements here. As the Japanese newspaper “Sports Nippon” reports, Union is up against the Japanese international Keita Endo. The transfer should be almost resolved. The 22-year-old is a specialist in the wing, his current market value is around 1.3 million euros. According to the medium, Eno should first be on loan, but it is still unclear whether there will be a purchase option.
Second division Regensburg is the best for Werder defenders
SSV Jahn Regensburg borrows Jan-Niklas Best from SV Werder Bremen. As the second-grader from Upper Palatinate announced on Thursday, the 21-year-old’s lease was agreed for two years. The left back, who trained at Borussia Dortmund in his youth, last played for FC Emmen in the Netherlands. Beste moved from Borussia Dortmund to Weser in the summer of 2018. At Werder he was used 28 times in the regional competition.
Image: Augsburg terminates contract with Captain Baier
According to the newspaper “Bild”, the Bundesliga club FC Augsburg is separating from its captain Daniel Baier. Accordingly, the contract, which runs until June 2021, will be terminated. The 36-year-old came to Augsburg in 2010, but was no longer part of the permanent staff under the new coach Heiko Herrlich.
In addition to the midfielder, Andreas Luthe (33), Gregor Teigl (29), Fabian Giefer (30) and Julian Schieber (31) no longer have a future in Augsburg and they can look for new clubs. With Tobias Strobl, Rafael Gikiewicz and Daniel Caligiuri, the FCA has already attracted three experienced Bundesliga pros for free this summer.
Will Freiburg lose two top performers to a top international club?
You are young and grew up at SC Freiburg. Now both Robin Koch and Luca Waldschmidt were able to leave the SCF in the summer. Waldschmidt has already swapped with a number of clubs, including Chelsea. But according to the news channel “TVI 24”, both Koch and Waldschmidt are under discussion at Benfica Lisbon.
The top club wants to have the two players in one package, but cheaper. An exit clause of 23 million euros would have to be paid for Waldschmidt. For Koch it would also be at least ten million euros. Benfica hopes for a total transfer of 30 million euros.
Kovac probably lures Kostic and Jovic to Monaco
Coach Niko Kovac wants to lure his former protégés from Frankfurt Filip Kostic and Luka Jovic to AS Monaco. At least that’s what “Sport Bild” reports. According to this, the 48-year-old has already started planning the squad for the upcoming season with Monaco’s sports director Paul Mitchell and identified the two Serbian national players as desired transfer goals. Jovic moved in the summer of 2019 for 60 million euros from Eintracht Frankfurt to Real Madrid, but could not convince the “Royal”. The 27-year-old winger Kostic is contractually linked to the club from the metropolis of Main until the summer of 2023.
Hanover wants to replace world champion Zieler with Esser
Hannover 96 second division wants to enter the 2020/2021 season with Michael Esser as the permanent goalkeeper. At least that’s what the “kicker” reports. Head coach Kenan Kocak is therefore not convinced by the current goalkeeper of the 96, 2014 world champion Ron-Robert Zieler. Esser, who, according to “Bild” is also under discussion at Bundesliga club Union Berlin, is currently without a club. The 32-year-old was last under contract with TSG Hoffenheim.
Newcomers Leeds United want to sign Edinson Cavani
After promotion to the Premier League, club owner Andrea Radrizzani wants to strengthen Leeds United with a prominent newcomer. It is now “too late” for a contract with superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who the “Whites” had already courted in January, “Radrizzani told Sky Sports Italia. However, the free transfer Edinson Cavani is still being considered. “Aside from his quality, he could help with his physique, but I have the coach (Marcelo Bielsa, Noted. Red.) talked about it, ‘the club boss explained.
Loris Karius probably before moving to France
Former Bundesliga goalkeeper Loris Karius is reportedly on the verge of moving to French Ligue 1. According to the British BBC, HSC Montpellier is interested in a transfer of the 27-year-old of English champions Liverpool FC. Karius, who played for FSV Mainz 05 before moving to England in 2016, was last loaned to Besiktas Istanbul for two seasons in Turkey. After a dispute over salary payments in May, he returned to Liverpool before the end of the season.
Loan with option to buy: Gladbach brings Hannes Wolf from Leipzig
Borussia Mönchengladbach borrows midfielder Hannes Wolf from RB Leipzig for the 2020/21 season. In addition, the foals receive a purchase option for the 21-year-old Austrian.
Wolf only moved for twelve million euros from RB Salzburg to Saxony in the summer of 2019. The attacking player is considered a dream player by Gladbach coach Marco Rose, who already worked with him in Austria.
FC Bayern seduces Abwehrtalent Mai an Darmstadt
The FC Bayern Munich has the Vertrag with Lars Lukas Mai um ein Jahr bis zum 30. June 2023 Verlängert und den Verteidiger umgehend für die kommende Spielzeit an den Zweitligisten SV Darmstadt 98 ausgeliehen. Das teilte der deutsche Rekordmeister am Dienstag mit. May war in the summer 2014 from Dynamo Dresden to Munich. With the Amateuren des FC Bayern stieg der 20-year-old Abwehrspieler 2019 in that 3. Liga auf und wurde dort mit seiner Mannschaft auf Anhieb Meister.
Hertha BSC wohl an Werder-Torwart Jiri Pavlenka is interested
Hertha BSC is never ever auf der Suche nach seinem Stammtorwart der Zukunft. Our interests sich die Hauptstädter einem Message from the “Bild” zufolge für Werder-Schlussmann Jiri Pavlenka. Zwar seien Leipzig Ersatzkeeper Yvon Mvogo und Frankfurts Nummer eins Kevin Trapp weiterhin hoch im Kurs, jedoch stimme beim Tschechen das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis am besten: Die Ablöse soll sich bei marktwertgerechten 6,5 Milionen Euro einpendeln, Pavlenka jährlich 2,5 Millionen Euro Gehalt kassieren.
BVB-Talent Balerdi kurz vor Transfer zu Olympique Marseille
Übereinstimmenden französischen Medienberichten zufolge wird Abwehrtalent Leonardo Balerdi Borussia Dortmund verlassen. Der 21-jährige Argentinier ist demnach kurz vor einer Unterschrift beim ehemaligen Champions-League-Sieger Olympique Marseille. Wie unter anderem “RMC Sport” berichtet, leiht “OM” den Innenverteidiger zunächst für ein Jahr aus und kann ihn dann mithilfe einer Kaufoption in Höhe von 14 Millionen Euro fest verpflichten. Balerdi wechselte erst im Sommer 2019 für 15,5 Millionen Euro von den Boca Juniors Buenos Aires zum BVB.
Fußball-Europa steht Schlange um Robin Gosens
Außenverteidiger Robin Gosens darf nach Informationen des “Kicker” das italienische Überraschungsteam Atalanta Bergamo in diesem Sommer für eine Ablösesumme von 30 Millionen Euro verlassen. Neben dem FC Chelsea, der bereits im Winter seine Fühler nach dem Deutschen ausgestreckt hatte, soll insbesondere Inter Mailand um den Linksaußen werben. Konkurrenz aus der Bundesliga kommt von Hertha BSC: Der neureiche Hauptstadtklub will den 26-Jährigen Schalke-Fan endlich zurück nach Deutschland locken, nachdem ein Transfer zu seinem Herzensverein im vergangenen Sommer noch an einer Ablösesumme von zwölf Millionen Euro scheiterte.