Transfer perfectly! Patrik Schick joins Werkself

Despite the corona crisis and ghost games, the motto this summer is again: who is coming, who is 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.

Leverkusen seizes Schick

Patrik Schick will storm Leverkusen for Bayer in the Bundesliga. The Czech, who was last loaned from AS Roma to RB Leipzig, has signed a five-year deal until 2025, Bayer announced on Tuesday. According to the Italians, the transfer fee is 26.5 million euros. The 24-year-old aims to fill the gap left by Kai Havertz’s move to Chelsea. Schick scored ten goals in 22 Bundesliga appearances for league rival Leipzig last season.

“In the matches with Leipzig, I could see with my own eyes what a great team Bayer 04 has. They play offensively and aggressively – these are all things that I like and that match my view of football,” said the Prague resident. Bayer’s announcement, cited.

Florence wants to leave Boateng – return to the Bundesliga?

Traditional Italian club AC Florenz, employer of former Munich-based Franck Ribery, wants to say goodbye to German professional footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng (33). According to Corriere dello Sport, the Berlin resident received an offer from the US, which Boateng declined.

His goal is to return to the Bundesliga or to accept a bid from Spain, the newspaper reports. Boateng played for a total of 14 different clubs in Europe in his career. Boateng has been under contract with the club from Tuscany since the beginning of last season.

Volland succeeds Schick for a medical examination at Bayer

Czech international Patrik Schick (24) appeared on Tuesday for the medical examination at Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. “Bild” posted a video of the arrival of the ex-Leipzig resident, who will move from AS Roma to the Rhine. The transfer fee is 24 million euros. Due to a corona case with the Czech team, the transfer of the goalscorer was recently delayed. He was placed in preventive quarantine last week. Schick played on loan to RB Leipzig last season.

RB Leipzig signs Hertha talent

Bundesliga club RB Leipzig has signed Lazar Samardzic. The 18-year-old international youth player comes from competition employee Hertha BSC and will receive a contract in Leipzig until 2025. The club announced this on Tuesday. According to reports, RB pays approximately 600,000 euros transfer fee to Hertha. The left foot can be used variably in the offensive and will be number 20 in Leipzig in the future.

Ex-Bayern star James moves to England

Former Bayern professional James Rodriguez moves from Spanish record champion Real Madrid to the English Premier League for Everton. The clubs confirmed that James was awarded a two-year contract on Monday with the option of another season. According to media reports, the Liverpool club is transferring around 25 million euros for the 29-year-old Colombian.

Offensive player James meets team manager Carlo Ancelotti again in Everton, with whom he already played in Madrid and Bayern Munich. Only on Sunday did the club sign the Brazilian Allan for the equivalent of 23.5 million euros. The 29-year-old national player is also an old friend of Ancelotti, he already worked with the Italian at SSC Napoli.

Dimitris Limnios: The winger is about to be handed over to 1. FC Köln. (Source: UK Sports Pics Ltd / Image Images)

Reports: Cologne brings Greek national players

Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln is apparently about to sign their first new outfield player for next season. According to information from “Kicker” and “Bild”, the signing of the Greek national player Dimitrios Limnios of PAOK Saloniki is imminent. The winger would cost a little more than three million euros. The 22-year-old, who has a Brazilian mother, recently won a regular place in the Greek national team.

Report: Bundesliga team compete for Draxler

According to French media information, national player Julian Draxler would be a candidate for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. According to a report in the sports newspaper “Le10sport”, Bayer is “with great persistence” in promoting the attacking midfielder, who recently was only a substitute for Champions League finalist Paris Saint-Germain under coach Thomas Tuchel.

National coach Joachim Löw had proposed a change of club to the 26-year-old, whose contract with PSG is about to expire next summer. However, the former Schalke and Wolfsburg player at Bayer would be a good replacement for Kai Havertz, who has just been sold to Chelsea FC for 100 million euros.

Report: Leipzig for defender loan with purchase obligation

RB Leipzig and Spanish defender Angelino should agree on a renewed loan, according to information from the “kicker”. The 23-year-old was loaned from Manchester City to the Saxon Bundesliga club from January to the end of the season due to the corona pandemic.

As the “Kicker” reported, Manchester wants to tie the deal to a purchase commitment. According to this, Angelino would cost around 20 million euros in the total package and sign a contract that would be valid until the end of June 2025, it said. A fix this week is likely.

Bayern star apparently before returning to the home team

Former Munich record buyer Javi Martinez is said to be about to say goodbye to Bayern. As the Spanish sports magazine “Marca” reports, the defensive player must agree with his former club Athletic Bilbao on a return. The 32-year-old should therefore be given a permanent contract for two years. In Munich he still has a contract until the summer of 2021.

Now it must be the transfer between Bilbao and FC Bayern. Martinez was Munich’s record purchase of 40 million euros in 2012. The former national player has only been an additional player for a long time. Born in Basque, Martinez played for Bilbao between 2006 and 2012 and became a Spain international there.

The Cologne Sobiech is on loan to FC Zürich

Lasse Sobiech leaves Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln and goes to FC Zürich. As both clubs announced on Saturday, the defender is moving to the Swiss top club for a year. Most recently, the 29-year-old was loaned out to Belgian club Royal Mouscron before the season ended prematurely there due to the corona pandemic. Sobiech came to the Rhineland from FC St. Pauli in the summer of 2018. In the 2018/19 promotion season there are 17 games in the second division for FC, in the Bundesliga only one game against Union Berlin.

Medical check-up failed: Cologne does not oblige Mamba

Streli Mamba’s transfer from SC Paderborn to Bundesliga football club 1. FC Köln was canceled due to a failed medical check-up. FC confirmed this on Friday. “We agreed with Streli and Paderborn. But at the moment he couldn’t train or play,” said manager Horst Heldt. “We don’t want to risk a longer downtime, so we decided not to make a commitment.”

Streli Mamba: The move from Paderborn to 1. FC Köln has failed. (Source: image images / ULMER press photo agency)Streli Mamba: The move from Paderborn to 1. FC Köln has failed. (Source: ULMER Pressebildagentur / image images)

Mamba and his advisers were already at the Geißbockheim to sign the contract, but according to information from various media outlets, more serious muscle problems had been identified during the medical examination. Therefore, the FC renounced a commitment in the short term in which approximately 1.5 million euros would have been owed. Mamba was considered the dream player of Cologne trainer Markus Gisdol, who wants reinforcements for his attack.

Now the much sought-after Robin Hack (22) of second division 1. FC Nürnberg is in the picture. According to information from the Express, the talks are “well advanced” and the handover should be perfect “by next week”.

Cologne has so far loaned Rio world champion Ron-Robert Zieler as backup for Hannover 96 goalkeeper Timo Horn, and previous tenants Salih Özcan and Jannes Horn are back at FC this season.

ManUnited brings Ajax star for 44 million euros

English Champions League participant Manchester United has contracted Dutch international Donny van de Beek from record champion Ajax Amsterdam. As both clubs announced on Wednesday evening, the 23-year-old switches to the “Red Devils” and signs a five-year contract there.

Central midfielder: Donny van de Beek has made 118 first division matches for Ajax. (Source: Image Images / Pro Shots)Central midfielder: Donny van de Beek has made 118 first division matches for Ajax. (Source: Pro Shots / Image Images)

According to Ajax, Manchester transfers 39 million euros to Amsterdam as a basic transfer; bonus payments can increase the amount to 44 million euros. Van de Beek joined the Ajax youth team in 2008 and made his professional debut in November 2015. In 2019 he won the championship and the cup doubles with Ajax and the young team surprisingly reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

FCA: Max moves to PSV Gumny is coming

Philipp Max’s switch from Bundesliga club FC Augsburg to PSV Eindhoven is perfect. The left back signed a four-year contract with the traditional club from the Dutch Eredivisie until 2024. The transfer fee for Max, whose contract in Augsburg would run until 2022, would amount to eight million euros, but with bonus payments that amounts to just under ten million.

He was happy, Max emphasized, “that I have the opportunity to take another step in my career”. He loves Eindhoven football, which is provided by former Bundesliga coach Roger Schmidt, “very well. Eindhoven always plays for titles, that’s my goal. The whole package is just right,” added the 26-year-old.

Augsburg reinvested part of the transfer fee in Polish U21 international Robert Gumny. The right back comes from Lech Posen and has a five-year contract. Gumny (22) made his debut in the Polish first division at the age of 17 and was nominated several times for the senior team.

FC Bayern Munich: Philippe Coutinho returns to Barca, Ivan Perisic wants to keep the Munich team among the record champions. (Source: image images / regios24)FC Bayern Munich: Philippe Coutinho returns to Barca, Ivan Perisic wants to keep the Munich team among the record champions. (Source: regios24 / image images)

FC Bayern says goodbye to Coutinho, but not Perisic

As expected, Bayern Munich said goodbye to the loan player Philippe Coutinho to his home club FC Barcelona. “With his creativity and excellent technique, he enlivened our game in the triple season,” said club boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Wednesday of the 28-year-old Brazilian, who last season scored 11 goals in 38 competitive appearances and prepared a further nine goals. .

Due to the corona pandemic and the final tournament of the Champions League, Coutinho’s contract was extended. A definitive commitment was no longer an option for the Munich team, which had initially loaned the midfielder for 8.5 million euros, also because of his fixed transfer fee of 120 million euros. On the other hand, FC Bayern is still interested in a firm alliance with Ivan Perisic, who is also on loan from Inter Milan.

Fortuna Düsseldorf signs Prib

Bundesliga downgraded Fortuna Düsseldorf has secured the services of Edgar Prib. After the termination of his contract with second division Hannover 96, the 30-year-old will receive a contract with the Rheinlanders until 2022. That was confirmed by his new club on Wednesday. “I am eager to take on my new role and I am ready to take responsibility,” said Prib. In seven years at Hanover, the midfielder scored nine goals in 137 competitive games and prepared another 22.

Augsburg star Max is coming to Eindhoven

Philipp Max’s switch from FC Augsburg to PSV Eindhoven is perfect. As the Fuggerstadt announced on Wednesday, the 26-year-old left back’s request to change was accepted. Both clubs have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer. The transfer fee is said to be just under ten million euros.

Max played 156 competitive games for FC Augsburg in five years, scoring 15 goals and 29 assists. He moved from the then Second Division Karlsruher SC to the Swabians in the summer of 2015. His contract with the FCA was dated June 30, 2022. In the Netherlands, Max meets a former Bundesliga coach: Roger Schmidt, once coach in Leverkusen, is responsible there.

Ex-Leipziger Schick shortly before moving to Leverkusen

Patrik Schick is about to move to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. The Czech, who hunted on loan for RB Leipzig last season, is said to have already informed his teammates of the Italian top club AS Roma that he will not travel with them to the upcoming training camp. The “Bild” and the “Corriere dello Sport” report together. Leverkusen transfers 25 million euros to the Italian capital. The Romans must also be involved in a possible resale of Schicks.

Report: Arturo Vidal before joining Inter

Ivan Rakitic has already left FC Barcelona for Sevilla, another midfielder could follow. In addition to the Croat, according to a report by Gazetto Delle Sport, Chilean Arturo Vidal is also on the club’s sales list – and is about to move to Inter Milan.

Accordingly, Vidal’s agents have already contacted the Catalan club to speed up the exit. There should already be a general agreement with Inter.

The former Bayern pro had recently criticized his current club. “Barça needs to change their mindset. Their DNA is outdated. Football is more about power and speed these days,” said the Chilean.

BVB gives Gomez another year after Huesca

Runner-up Borussia Dortmund loaned young talent Sergio Gomez to the Spanish first division and promoted SD Huesca for another year. Last season, the 19-year-old Huesca midfielder made 38 league matches in the Spanish lower house, scoring one goal and submitting three more. Gomez has been under contract with BVB since January 2018.

Rakitic leaves Barça on a four-year contract with Sevilla FC

Former Schalke football pro Ivan Rakitic is moving from Spanish runner-up FC Barcelona to FC Sevilla. The 32-year-old midfielder from Croatia signed a four-year contract, Seville announced on Tuesday. Rakitic was absent from Barça’s training on Monday and completed the medical examination at his former club. Rakitic’s contract in Barcelona ran until June 2021, now he returns to Seville after six years.

Ivan Rakitic: The former Schalke is leaving FC Barcelona. (Source: Reuters / Albert Gea)Ivan Rakitic: The former Schalke is leaving FC Barcelona. (Source: Albert Gea / Reuters)

With the Europa League winner, Rakitic will also play for the Champions League title next season. Rakitic was not used in the Catalans’ 8-2 debacle against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League in Lisbon. According to media reports, new Barça coach Ronald Koeman Rakitic said he played no part in rebuilding the team.

After his time at Schalke 04 from 2007 to 2011, Rakitic played for FC Sevilla for three years before moving to Barcelona for € 18 million in the summer of 2014.

Manchester United wants to get defenders from Leipzig

Dayot Upamecano’s strong performance in the Champions League has apparently aroused the interest of traditional English club Manchester United. According to a report in the Times, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to strengthen his defense with the defender of RB Leipzig. The 21-year-old, who was first appointed to the French national team, had recently extended his contract with the Saxon Bundesliga club until 2023. An exit clause of just over 40 million euros can only be activated next year.

Dayot Upamecano: The defender convinced Manchester United with his performance. (Source: image images / polar photo)Dayot Upamecano: The defender convinced Manchester United with his performance. (Source: Polar photo / image images)

Therefore United should start free negotiations with Leipzig. RB boss Oliver Mintzlaff had recently not completely ruled out a departure from Upamecano, but said he was only willing to negotiate in the event of a “totally immoral offer”. So the price must be well above the clause. Last year, Leipzig turned down a bid from Arsenal FC for EUR 60 million.

Will Werder catch a Barca attacker?

According to the Spanish newspaper “Mundo Deportivo”, Werder Bremen would be interested in Barcelona’s winger Alex Collado. However, the Weser club has already persuaded Tahith Chong from Manchester United.

AS Roma signs ex-Dortmund Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan, former Dortmund Bundesliga player, is moving permanently from Arsenal to Italy to AS Roma after a year on loan. The attacking player was transferred for EUR 42 million from BVB to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 and for EUR 34 million to London in January 2018.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan: The ex-Dortmund will probably play for AS Roma for the next two years. (Source: image images / polar photo)Henrikh Mkhitaryan: The ex-Dortmund will probably play for AS Roma for the next two years. (Source: Polar photo / image images)

In Rome, Mkhitaryan is about to sign a two-year contract with an annual salary of 3.5 million euros, “Corriere dello Sport” reports. “I love Rome and will work hard for our goals in the new season,” the Armenian wrote on Twitter.

Media: Leverkusen seized Patrik Schick

Striker Patrik Schick remains in the Bundesliga. As Corriere dello Sport reports, Bayer Leverkusen has reached an agreement with AS Roma on an obligation for the 21-year-old. For example, the Rhinelander pays 27 million euros for the Czech, who last season played on loan at RB Leipzig and whose contract in Rome runs until 2022.

Schick moved from Sampdoria Genoa to Rome in 2017 and was awarded to Leipzig in the summer of 2019. Roma, which was taken over a few days ago by American entrepreneur Dan Friedkin, is currently facing liquidity problems and relies heavily on Schick’s transfer fee to fill the empty cash.

Ex-Schalke Kolasinac before returning to Gelsenkirchen

Former Schalke star Sead Kolasinac is apparently about to return to Gelsenkirchen. As the newspaper “Bild” reports, S04 manager Jochen Schneider has already met the Bosnian defender several times. Kolasinac came to Arsenal via a free transfer in 2017 after a strong season. Schalke would now initially want to borrow the 27-year-old. Kolasinac is willing to discuss the salary, but he demands the captaincy, according to the “Bild”.

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.

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: image images / RHR PHOTO TR)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: Reuters / Eric Gaillard)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 striker will no longer travel to the Cologne training camp in Donaueschingen on Thursday, but is 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: Image Images / Eduard Bopp)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 pro no longer played a role in the plans of ex-HSV coach Markus Gisdol in Cologne, but has a contract until June 30, 2021. In Hamburg, Terodde will sign for one season, according to the media.

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 series champion, 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: Image Images / Nayra Halm)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, completing 134 competitive matches for the 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 Franzose wird bis zum Saisonende für den portugiesischen Erstligisten CD Nacional auf der Insel Madeira spielen, teilte der FC am Dienstagabend mit. Der 24 Jahre alte Mittelfeldspieler war schon in der verangenen Rückrunde an Paris FC ausgeliehen. Koziello war 2018 von OGC Nizza nach Köln. Bislang ranks in 25 Spielen für die Rheinländer zum Einsatz. In Köln there is no einen Vertrag bis 2022.

Würzburg gibt Dopingsünder neue Chance

Zweitliga-Aufsteiger Würzburger Kickers hat Innenverteidiger Douglas Franco Teixeira nach einer Dopingsperre eine neue Chance. Der 32-Jährige war zuletzt vereinslos, nun unterschrieb er bei den Rothosen einen Vertrag bis 2021.

Douglas war in April 2017 positiv auf ein verbotenes Diuretics to be tested. Nach Angaben der Kickers wollte der Niederländer, born in Brasilian, damit eine Weight reduction erzielen.

“Ich wollte in diesem schönen Sport nie unfair spielen und habe für meinen Fehler Verantwortung übernommen. Jetzt blicke ich nach vorne und freue mich riesig, that ich here die Chance, mich in the Bundesliga neu zu proofisen und meine Stärken here einzubringen” Douglas in der Pressemitteilung des Vereins zitiert. The 1.92 m große Abwehrspieler is sweet to Twente Enschede, Dynamo Moskau, Trabzonspor und Sporting Lisbon auf. 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: imago images / Sportimage)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 category. With him we increase the quality of our goalkeeper team again,” 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 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 comes from the Premier League, relegated 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 sign 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 a 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: Image Images / Eibner)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 have 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 am happy to now play for 1. FC Union Berlin. to 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 the transfer fee of 120 million euros that BVB needs in installments 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 hand over 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 coming 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. Dat maakten beide clubs zaterdag bekend. 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 Netherlands international wants to turn his back on his current club Olympique Lyon after missing the European Cup places and wants 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 last-awarded goalkeeper Gregor Kobel finally transferred to VfB Stuttgart, there were signs that the Hoffenheim side 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 domestically grown Donis Avdijaj – once provided with a 49 million euro release clause in S04 – is about to be handed over to the newly promoted third division 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 in Portugal with Portimonense SC. 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 he went to Chinese top 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. Zumindest Ex-President Massimo Moratti hält einen Wechsel des sechsmaligen Weltfußballers für keine Utopia: “Im Fußball können Träume wahr zijn”, sagte Moratti in a Radio-Interview: “Messis Vater würde zu Fuß zur Vertragsunterzeichung kommen.”

In the decayed Tagen the italienische Medien messageet, dass sich Messis Vater eine Wohnung in Mailand gekauft habe. Jorge Messi, der die finanziellen Interessen seines Sohnes vertic, habe die Absicht, aus wirtschaftlichen Gründen in that Lombardic Metropole zu seehen, um von Steueranreizen der italienischen Regierung für Ausländer zu profitieren.

Traditionsklubs hunt Union-Stürmer Andersson

Both international Traditionsklubs Celtic Glasgow and OSC Lille pamper Union Berlin’s Stürmer Sebastian Andersson. The message of the “Kicker”. Demnach soll der Schottische Meisterbereits ein Angebot in Höhe von sechs Millionen Euro für den Schweden hinterlegt haben. In Kürze dürfte der französische Erstligist mit einer ähnlichen Offerte nachziehen. Andersson besitzt nach übereinstimmenden Media messages eine Ausstiegsklausel, which ihm einen Abgang aus Köpenick nor diesen Sommer ermöglicht. In the decayed Wochen wiederholt von einem gestiegerten Interesse des FC Schalke 04 am Mittelstürmer was reported. In der abgelaufenen Bundesliga-Saison erzielte der 29-Jährige zwölf Tore für Union Berlin und legte drei weitere direkt auf.

Freiburg schnappt sich neuen Stürmer

Stürmer Ermedin Demirovic (22) wechselt in den Breisgau. Der gebürtige Hamburger kommt vom spanischen Erstligisten Deportivo Alaves, über Vertragsinhalte machte der SC Freiburg wie gewohnt keine Angaben. Demirovic ist derzeit noch an den FC St. Gallen ausgeliehen, die Schweizer Liga endet erst am 3. August. Dort erzielte der U21-Nationalspieler Bosnien-Herzegowinas bislang in 26 Punktspielen 13 Tore.

“Ermedin ist ein junger Spieler, der sich in St. Gallen richtig weiterentwickelt hat. Er hat alle Attribute eines Stürmers und bringt viel Energie und Hunger auf den Platz”, sagte Freiburgs Sportdirektor Klemens Hartenbach.

Freiburg verleiht Außenverteidiger Okoroji nach Paderborn

Und noch eine Personalie bei Freiburg: Abwehrspieler Chima Okoroji geht für die kommende Saison auf Leihbasis zum Zweitliga-Club SC Paderborn. Das teilten die Breisgauer am Dienstag mit. In der vergangenen Saison war der 23-Jährige bereits an den SSV Jahn Regensburg verliehen. Er kam im Sommer 2017 aus Augsburg nach Freiburg, bestritt seitdem aber nur zwei Bundesliga-Spiele für die Badener.

Fortuna Düsseldorf vor Verpflichtung von Jakub Piotrowski

Bundesligaabsteiger Fortuna Düsseldorf steht vor der Verpflichtung des polnischen Mittelfeldspielers Jakub Piotrowski. Der 22 Jahre alte Profi vom belgischen Fußball-Erstligisten KRC Genk hält sich bereits in Düsseldorf auf und hat den Laktattest absolviert. Dies bestätigte der Club am Dienstag. Der frühere polnische Junioren-Nationalspieler hat bei den Belgiern noch einen Vertrag bis zum 30. Juni 2021. Sein Marktwert dürfte bei knapp einer Million Euro liegen.

Schalke verleiht Carls nach Portugal

Fußball-Bundesligist Schalke 04 treibt seine angestrebte Kaderverkleinerung voran. Wie die finanziell schwer angeschlagenen Knappen mitteilten, wechselt Linksverteidiger Jonas Carls auf Leihbasis für ein Jahr zum portugiesischen Erstligisten Vitoria Guimaraes. Den 23-Jährigen hatten die Königsblauen bereits in der Rückrunde der Vorsaison an den Drittligisten Viktoria Köln verliehen, auf Schalke hat Carls noch einen Vertrag bis Sommer 2022.

“Jonas hat großes Potenzial, benötigt aber regelmäßige Einsätze, um sich noch weiterzuentwickeln. Diese Möglichkeit kann ihm Vitoria Guimaraes bieten”, sagte Sportvorstand Jochen Schneider. Nachdem Carls in der Hinrunde bei S04 ohne Einsatz geblieben war, avancierte er in Köln in der 3. Liga mit 17 Einsätzen zum unumstrittenen Stammspieler. Nach dem Abgang des Defensivspielers hat Schalke immer noch 28 Spieler im Profikader.

Liverpool lässt weiteren Star ziehen

Teammanager Jürgen Klopp verliert beim englischen Fußball-Meister FC Liverpool einen weiteren Routinier. Wie die “Reds” bekannt gaben, wechselt Mittelfeldspieler Adam Lallana (32) ablösefrei für drei Jahre zum Ligakonkurrenten Brighton & Hove Albion. Der englische Nationalspieler war zuletzt nur Reservist, spielte in der abgelaufenen Premier-League-Saison für Liverpool nur 373 Minuten.

Am Montag war bereits der Abgang des langjährigen “Reds”-Innenverteidigers Dejan Lovren bekannt geworden. Lovren wechselt zum russischen Pokalsieger Zenit St. Petersburg und erhält dort einen Dreijahresvertrag. Laut übereinstimmenden Medienberichten überweisen die Russen eine Ablöse von zwölf Millionen Euro für den kroatischen Vizeweltmeister.

“Eine weitere Liverpool-Legende, die den Verein verlässt. Er war vom ersten Tag an ein absolut wichtiger Teil der Mannschaft”, lobte Klopp Lovren in einer Huldigung auf der Vereinshomepage: “Wenn er fit war, war er sehr, sehr, sehr oft in der Mannschaft. Ein großartiger Spieler und ein großartiger Mensch. Er ist ein Modellathlet, hat alles, was man braucht.”

BVB lehnt Angebot für Sancho ab – Nachfolger stehen wohl bereit

Borussia Dortmund hat ein 98-Millionen-Euro-Angebot von Manchester United für Flügelstürmer Jadon Sancho abgelehnt. At least that’s what the “Bild” reports. Demnach verlangt der Vizemeister mindestens 120 Millionen Euro Ablöse für den englischen Nationalspieler. Sancho, dem seit Längerem nachgesagt wird, seine Karriere in seinem Heimatland weiterführen zu wollen, würde sowohl mit dem BVB als auch mit den “Red Devils” kommende Saison in der Champions League auflaufen.

Sollte der Transfer zustande kommen, haben die Dortmunder laut “Bild” mit Jonathan Ikoné und Jeremie Boga bereits zwei potenzielle Nachfolger ausgemacht. Ikoné, 22-jähriger Nationalspieler Frankreichs, steht bei OSC Lille unter Vertrag und dürfte um die 45 Millionen Euro kosten. Deutlich günstiger wäre Boga, 23-jähriger ivorischer Nationalspieler. Für den Offensivallrounder vom italienischen Erstligisten Sassuolo müssten die Borussen rund 20 Millionen Euro auf den Tisch legen.

Bayern hinterlegt Interesse an Premier-League-Absteiger

Der FC Bayern ist auf der Suche nach einem neuen Rechtsverteidiger wohl bei Premier-League-Absteiger Norwich City fündig geworden. Sky berichtet, dass der deutsche Rekordmeister offiziell sein Interesse am englischen Junioren-Nationalspieler Max Aarons hinterlegt hat. Der 20-Jährige kam in der abgelaufenen Saison unter dem deutschen Trainer Daniel Farke als unangefochtener Stammspieler auf 36 Liga-Einsätze. Aarons, an dem wohl auch Bayer Leverkusen dran ist, soll gut 20 Millionen Euro Ablöse kosten.

Neuer Interessent für Schalkes McKennie – Kabaks Abgang bahnt sich an

Mit dem FC Southampton ist ein weiterer Premier-League-Klub in den Poker um Schalkes Mittelfeldmotor Weston McKennie eingestiegen. Der “Kicker” berichtet, der US-amerikanische Nationalspieler soll beim Team von Trainer Ralph Hasenhüttl den früheren Bayern-Profi Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg ersetzen, der kurz vor einem Transfer zu Tottenham steht. Neben den “Saints” sollen bereits der FC Liverpool, Leicester City sowie Newcastle United ihr Interesse an McKennie hinterlegt haben.

Doch nicht nur der Abgang von Eigengewächs McKennie droht Schalke – auch der Transfer von Abwehrtalent Ozan Kabak zum FC Liverpool bahnt sich weiter an. Mit Dejan Lovren haben die “Reds” nun einen routinierten Innenverteidiger zum russischen Meister Zenit St. Petersburg ziehen lassen und sich selbst in Zugzwang gebracht. Möglicherweise ein Vorteil für Schalke, das dadurch die für Kabak angedachte Ablöse von 35 Millionen Euro in die Höhe treiben könnte. Lovren verlässt das Team von Trainer Jürgen Klopp indes nach sechs erfolgreichen Jahren. Für den kroatischen Vizeweltmeister kassiert Liverpool eine Ablöse von 12 Millionen Euro.

Medizincheck absolviert: Kobel wechselt von Hoffenheim zum VfB

Torwart Gregor Kobel bleibt dem VfB Stuttgart erhalten. Die Nachrichtenagentur dpa bestätigt Berichte, wonach der Schweizer Schlussmann am Montag in Stuttgart einen Medizincheck absolviert und im Anschluss einen Vertrag bis 2024 unterzeichnet haben soll. Kobel war in der abgelaufenen Saison bereits als Leihspieler für den VfB aufgelaufen und mit ihm in die Bundesliga aufgestiegen. Der 22-Jährige, der bis Sommer 2021 noch bei der TSG Hoffenheim unter Vertrag gestanden hätte, soll rund fünf Millionen Euro Ablöse gekostet haben. Die Verpflichtung soll noch in dieser Woche offiziell verkündet werden.

FC Liverpool heiß auf Schalke-Abwehrtalent Ozan Kabak

Der FC Liverpool will Schalkes Abwehrtalent Ozan Kabak verpflichten. Das berichtet die “Bild”. Demnach habe der englische Meister bereits Kontakt zum Gelsenkirchener Bundesliga-Klub aufgenommen, um eine mögliche Ablösesumme für den türkischen Nationalspieler auszuhandeln. Für Kabak, der erst im Sommer 2019 für 15 Millionen Euro vom VfB Stuttgart zu Königsblau wechselte, verlangt der Klub um Trainer David Wagner laut “Bild” 35 Millionen Euro. Im Sommer 2021 wäre der 20-jährige Innenverteidiger durch eine Ausstiegsklausel für 45 Millionen Euro zu haben.

Rolfes dementiert Interesse an Ajax-Keeper Onana

Sportdirektor Simon Rolfes von Fußball-Bundesligist Bayer Leverkusen hat Berichte der niederländischen Zeitung De Telegraaf und des niederländischen Fußball-Magazins Voetbal International dementiert, wonach die Werkself ein Angebot über 20 Millionen Euro für Torhüter Andre Onana von Ajax Amsterdam abgegeben habe. “Onana ist kein Thema”, sagte der 38-Jährige dem kicker und stärkte zugleich die aktuelle Nummer eins Lukas Hradecky: “Lukas hat eine gute Saison gespielt. Wir haben einen guten Keeper.”

Die niederländischen Blätter hatten zuvor berichtet, dass die Rheinländer mit dem finnischen Nationaltorhüter nur “mäßig zufrieden” seien und Trainer Peter Bosz aufgrund seiner Ajax-Vergangenheit noch eine “spezielle Verbindung” zu Onana habe. Der 24 Jahre alte Kameruner steht noch bis 2022 in Amsterdam unter Vertrag, kündigte aber vor Kurzem an, nach fünf Jahren beim niederländischen Rekordmeister “einen Schritt” machen zu wollen. Als Favorit auf eine Verpflichtung gelten der FC Barcelona und der FC Chelsea.

Paris Saint-Germain hat Herthas Cunha auf dem Zettel

Der französische Meister Paris Saint-Germain hat Matheus Cunha im Visier. Das berichtet der französische Radiosender RMC. Demnach möchte das Team des deutschen Trainers Thomas Tuchel die Offensiv-Lücke, die durch die Abgänge von Edinson Cavani und Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting entstanden sind, mit dem Profi von Bundesligist Hertha BSC füllen. RMC behauptet, der 22-Jährige sei der Wunschspieler des PSG-Sportdirektors Leonardo. Cunha war erst im Januar für 18 Millionen Euro von RB Leipzig zum deutschen Hauptstadtklub gewechselt.

Manchester United will wohl FC Bayerns Kingsley Coman

Manchester United will sich mit Bayern-Star Kingsley Coman verstärken. Das berichtet das Online-Portal “The Athletic”. Demnach haben die “Red Devils” den Kampf um eine Verpflichtung von Borussia Dortmund Top-Spieler Jadon Sancho aufgrund der horrenden Ablöseforderungen so gut wie aufgegeben. Die Klubführung Man Uniteds sieht Coman als kostengünstigere Alternative für die offensiven Flügelposition. Erste Gespräche über einen Transfer nach Nordengland seien bereits geführt worden, schreibt “The Athletic”.

Kehrt Ex-HSV-Star Calhanoglu in die Bundesliga zurück?

Der frühere HSV- und Leverkusen-Star Hakan Calhanoglu wird seinen im Sommer 2021 auslaufenden Vertrag beim AC Mailand aller Voraussicht nach nicht verlängern. Das zumindest berichtet die italienische Sportzeitung “Gazzetta dello Sport”. Demnach visiere der Freistoß-Spezialist eine Rückkehr in sein Geburtsland Deutschland an. Informationen der “Gazzetta” zufolge sollen Hertha BSC und RB Leipzig bereits ihr Interesse an einer Verpflichtung des türkischen Nationalspielers bekundet haben.

FC Bayern sucht wohl Backup fürs Mittelfeld

Sollte Mittelfeld-Stratege Thiago den FC Bayern tatsächlich verlassen, wird im Kader des Rekordmeisters wieder ein Platz frei. Wie “Sport1” berichtet sind die Münchner auf der Suche nach einem Backup für die Mittelfeldzentrale. Es sei jedoch nicht geplant, eine große Summe für einen Stammspieler auszugeben. Stattdessen wolle man Neuzugang Tanguy Nianzou Spielzeit geben. Außerdem hänge eine Entscheidung auch davon ab, ob Corentin Tolisso bei den Münchnern bleibt. Laut dem Bericht soll sich der FC Bayern aber bei Tottenham Hotspur nach Tanguy Ndombele erkundigt haben.

BVB wohl mit Interesse an Real-Juwel Reinier

Erst kürzlich ist bekannt geworden, dass Bayer Leverkusen Interesse an Real Madrids Top-Talent Reinier haben soll. Nach Information von “Spox” und “Goal” könnte der Offensivspieler die Nachfolge von Kai Havertz antreten, der Berichten zufolge kurz vor einem Wechsel zu Chelsea stehen soll. Doch nun bekommt die Werkself wohl Konkurrenz aus Dortmund.

Wie die spanische Zeitung “AS” berichtet, sollen nun auch der spanische Erstligist Valladolid und der BVB Interesse am 18-jährigen Brasilianer bekundet haben. Im Raum stehe ein einjähriges Leihgeschäft. Erst im Winter wechselte Reinier für knapp 30 Millionen Euro vom brasilianischen Erstligisten Fluminese nach Madrid. Bei Real kam das Talent lediglich dreimal bei der zweiten Mannschaft zum Einsatz und erzielte dabei zwei Tore und bereitete ein weiteres vor.

Kovac könnte Wolf von Hertha BSC nach Monaco locken

Bei der angestrebten Verpflichtung von Marius Wolf könnte Fußball-Bundesligist Hertha BSC Konkurrenz durch den einstigen Trainer-Wunschkandidaten Niko Kovac bekommen. Laut eines Berichts der “Bild”-Zeitung (Freitag) soll der gebürtige Berliner Kovac den 25-Jährigen zu seinem neuen Club AS Monaco locken. Demnach habe sich der Coach schon im Umfeld von Wolf umgehört, ob sich der schnelle Außenspieler ein Engagement im Fürstentum vorstellen könne. Kovac hatte Wolf bei Eintracht Frankfurt einst zum Leistungsträger entwickelt, beide gewannen 2018 auch zusammen den DFB-Pokal.

Wolf war in der Vorsaison von Borussia Dortmund an die Berliner ausgeliehen und besitzt beim BVB noch einen Vertrag bis 2023. Allerdings gilt er als Wechselkandidat und Hertha hat Interesse, Wolf fest zu verpflichten. Laut verschiedener Medienberichte ist dem Hauptstadtclub die Ablöse zu hoch, deswegen wurde die Kaufoption über 20 Millionen Euro nicht gezogen. Interesse an Wolf besteht aber weiterhin. Hertha soll jedoch nicht mehr als fünf Millionen Euro für die Dienste des gebürtigen Coburgers ausgeben wollen.

Union Berlin angelt sich wohl japanischen Nationalspieler

Union Berlin hat die vergangene Saison auf dem elften Tabellenplatz beendet. Damit die Berliner auch in der kommenden Saison wieder die bestmögliche Platzierung im Oberhaus erlangen, soll Verstärkung her. Wie die japanische Zeitung “Sports Nippon” berichtet, ist Union am japanischen Nationalspieler Keita Endo dran. Der Transfer soll fast fix sein. Der 22-Jährige ist Spezialist für die Flügel, sein aktueller Marktwert liegt bei rund 1,3 Millionen Euro Laut dem Medium soll Eno jedoch erst einmal auf Leihbasis kommen, ob es eine Kaufoption geben wird, sei noch unklar.

Zweitligist Regensburg leiht Werder-Verteidiger Beste aus

Der SSV Jahn Regensburg leiht Jan-Niklas Beste vom SV Werder Bremen aus. Wie der Fußball-Zweitligist aus der Oberpfalz am Donnerstag mitteilte, wurde die Ausleihe des 21-Jährigen für zwei Jahre vereinbart. Der in der Jugend bei Borussia Dortmund ausgebildete Linksverteidiger spielte zuletzt für den FC Emmen in den Niederlanden. Beste war im Sommer 2018 von Borussia Dortmund an die Weser gewechselt. Bei Werder kam er 28-mal in der Regionalliga zum Einsatz.

Bild: Augsburg löst Vertrag mit Kapitän Baier auf

Fußball-Bundesligist FC Augsburg trennt sich laut “Bild”-Zeitung von seinem Kapitän Daniel Baier. Demnach wird der bis Juni 2021 laufende Vertrag aufgelöst. Der 36-Jährige war im Jahr 2010 nach Augsburg gekommen, gehörte allerdings unter dem neuen Trainer Heiko Herrlich nicht mehr zum Stammpersonal.

Neben dem Mittelfeldspieler haben laut der “Bild” auch Andreas Luthe (33), Gregor Teigl (29), Fabian Giefer (30) und Julian Schieber (31) keine Zukunft mehr in Augsburg und können sich nach neuen Vereinen umsehen. In Tobias Strobl, Rafael Gikiewicz und Daniel Caligiuri hat der FCA in diesem Sommer bereits drei erfahrene Bundesliga-Profis ablösefrei verpflichtet.

Verliert Freiburg gleich zwei Leistungsträger an einen internationalen Top-Klub?

Sie sind jung und wurden beim SC Freiburg herangezogen. Nun könnten sowohl Robin Koch als auch Luca Waldschmidt den SCF im Sommer verlassen. Waldschmidt wurde bereits bei einigen Klubs, unter anderem Chelsea, gehandelt. Doch laut dem Nachrichtensenden “TVI 24” sind sowohl Koch als auch Waldschmidt bei Benfica Lissabon im Gespräch.

Der Top-Klub hätte die beiden Spieler gerne in einem Paket, dafür aber günstiger. Für Waldschmidt müsste eine Ausstiegsklausel in Höhe von 23 Millionen Euro bezahlt werden. Für Koch wären es auch mindestens zehn Millionen Euro. Benfica hofft auf eine Gesamtablöse von 30 Millionen Euro.

Kovac lockt wohl Kostic und Jovic nach Monaco

Trainer Niko Kovac will seine früheren Frankfurter Schützlinge Filip Kostic und Luka Jovic zum AS Monaco locken. Das zumindest berichtet die “Sport Bild”. Demnach habe der 48-Jährige bereits mit Monacos Sportdirektor Paul Mitchell die Kaderplanung für die anstehende Saison begonnen und die beiden serbischen Nationalspieler als Wunsch-Transferziele ausgemacht. Jovic wechselte im Sommer 2019 für 60 Millionen Euro von Eintracht Frankfurt zu Real Madrid, konnte bei den “Königlichen” jedoch nicht überzeugen. Der 27-jährige Flügelspieler Kostic ist noch bis Sommer 2023 vertraglich an den Klub aus der Main-Metropole gebunden.

Hannover will Weltmeister Zieler durch Esser ersetzen

Zweitligist Hannover 96 will mit Michael Esser als Stammtorwart in die Saison 2020/2021 gehen. Das berichtet zumindest der “Kicker”. Demnach sei Cheftrainer Kenan Kocak nicht überzeugt vom aktuellen Schlussmann der 96er, 2014-Weltmeister Ron-Robert Zieler. Esser, der laut “Bild” auch bei Bundesligist Union Berlin im Gespräch ist, ist aktuell vereinslos. Zuletzt stand der 32-Jährige bei der TSG Hoffenheim unter Vertrag.

Aufsteiger Leeds United will Edinson Cavani verpflichten

Nach dem Aufstieg in die Premier League will Klub-Besitzer Andrea Radrizzani Leeds United mit einem prominenten Neuzugang verstärken. Für eine Verpflichtung von Superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic, um den die “Whites” bereits im Januar gebuhlt hatten, sei es nun “zu spät”, sagte Radrizzani bei Sky Sports Italia. Über den ablösefreien Edinson Cavani denke man jedoch noch immer nach. “Abgesehen von seiner Qualität könnte er mit seiner Physis helfen, aber ich habe noch nicht mit dem Trainer (Marcelo Bielsa, Anm. d. Red.) darüber gesprochen”, erklärte der Klubboss.

Loris Karius wohl vor Wechsel nach Frankreich

Der frühere Bundesliga-Torwart Loris Karius steht angeblich vor einem Wechsel in die französische Ligue 1. Der britischen BBC zufolge ist der HSC Montpellier an einem Transfer des 27-Jährigen vom englischen Meister FC Liverpool interessiert. Karius, der vor seinem Wechsel 2016 nach England beim FSV Mainz 05 gespielt hatte, war zuletzt für zwei Spielzeiten in die Türkei an Besiktas Istanbul ausgeliehen. Nach einem Streit um Gehaltszahlungen im Mai kehrte er aber vor Saisonende nach Liverpool zurück.

Leihe mit Kaufoption: Gladbach holt Leipziger Hannes Wolf

Borussia Mönchengladbach leiht Mittelfeldspieler Hannes Wolf für die Saison 2020/21 von RB Leipzig aus. Zudem sichern sich die Fohlen eine Kaufoption für den 21-jährigen Österreicher.

Wolf war erst im Sommer 2019 für zwölf Millionen Euro von RB Salzburg nach Sachsen gewechselt. Der Offensivakteur gilt als Wunschspieler von Gladbach-Trainer Marco Rose, der mit ihm bereits in Österreich zusammengearbeitet hat.

FC Bayern verleiht Abwehrtalent Mai an Darmstadt

Der FC Bayern München hat den Vertrag mit Lars Lukas Mai um ein Jahr bis zum 30. Juni 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. Mai war im Sommer 2014 von Dynamo Dresden nach München gekommen. Mit den Amateuren des FC Bayern stieg der 20-jährige Abwehrspieler 2019 in die 3. Liga auf und wurde dort mit seiner Mannschaft auf Anhieb Meister.

Hertha BSC wohl an Werder-Torwart Jiri Pavlenka interessiert

Hertha BSC ist immer noch auf der Suche nach seinem Stammtorwart der Zukunft. Nun interessieren sich die Hauptstädter einem Bericht der “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.

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