Bayern Munich Move for Vancouver Starlet Hits Snag as Whitecaps Demand Hefty Fee for Winger

??Bayern Munich are keen to sign Vancouver Whitecaps starlet Alphonso Davies but could struggle in their pursuit of the winger due to the demands of his club.

Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk tweeted on 21 July that Vancouver want ‘a much higher transfer fee than 10m’ and that this would be ‘too much’ for the German champions.

??Davies has been earning admirers from all over the footballing world since becoming the first person born in the 2000s to play in the MLS in 2016. Despite being just 17 years old, the winger has already made 68 appearances for the Whitecaps and been capped six times by his native Canada.

The winger played for Canada in the 2017 Gold Cup and became the breakout star of the tournament, scoring three times en route to winning the Golden Boot and being named as the Young Player of the Tournament.

French Guiana v Canada: Group A - 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Davies’ rapid rise to stardom has seen him linked with a number of top clubs besides Bayern, with the likes of ??Manchester United, ?Chelsea and ??Liverpool also believed to have scouted the winger in recent times.

Bayern were thought to be leading the chase for Davies’ signature, though Falk’s tweet now seems to suggest otherwise as the Whitecaps seem intent on holding out for more money than the German side are willing to offer.

With the massive inflation of the transfer market in recent years, €10m seems a dreadfully small fee for Davies and the Whitecaps will be determined to get value for money on a player deemed by many to be a generational talent in Canadian football.


Robert Lewandowski Appears to Rule Out Man Utd Move as He Favours Real Madrid Switch

?Robert Lewandowski does not want to join ?Manchester United and his preferred destination is ?Real Madrid, though he would consider a proposal from Paris Saint-Germain.

That’s according to Polish journalist Tomasz Wlodarczyk, who appeared on the radio show ?Onet Rano to discuss the future of Lewandowski this week.

According to Wlodarczyk, Lewandowski does not want to join Manchester United and has issued a document stating as much. ?There have been rumours of United going in for Lewandowski but no concrete bid.

The Pole is more open to the possibility of joining PSG, and Bayern are anticipating that the French club could make a bid at any time.

However, Real Madrid would be Lewandowski’s dream move and they certainly have the cash to spare following on from the €110m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

Lewandowski is one of the few strikers in Europe who could come close to replacing Ronaldo’s strike rate at the Santiago Bernabeu. He has scored 151 goals in 195 games since joining Bayern in 2014.

Bayern Muenchen v Eintracht Frankfurt - DFB Cup Final

Some reports had claimed that Madrid were no longer interested after seeing Lewandowski’s poor performances for Poland at the World Cup, but Wlodarczyk dismissed these claims and said that Los Blancos would not be put off by just three matches.

Unlike the Premier League transfer window, which this year closes on 9 August before the start of the new season, the French and Spanish transfer windows remain open to the end of August as usual.

This could therefore be a transfer saga which goes on and on until the window closes.


Journalist Claims Arsenal’s Interest in Bayern Munich Ace is ‘Genuine’ But Doubts Move This Summer

Kingsley Coman has been surprisingly linked with Arsenal, as Unai Emery tries to secure an unstoppable winger before the end of the transfer market.

The Gunners have broken their piggy bank quite frequently over the last couple of months and have brought in some excellent additions to their squad. 

Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno, Lucas Torreira, Sokratis and Matteo Guendouzi have arrived in north London, with the Gunners spending a total of around £85m.

Bayern Muenchen v Paris St. Germain - AUDI Football Summit

Now, according to Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones, Emery has got his eyes on the Bayern Munich winger. 

Coman has already been put to the test in three different major European leagues. Following his adventures at Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, the 22-year-old moved to Germany and currently plays for the Bundesliga champions.

Despite having signed a contract last year that ties him to Bayern until 2023, Jones revealed that Arsenal are very interested in the talented Frenchman.

When replying to a fan, who asked on Twitter whether the Gunners were looking for a winger or not, Jones wrote: “Interest in Kingsley Coman is genuine. Not sure it will happen though.”

Coman, who is still at the beginning of his career and has plenty of years of football in front of him, already has a certain feeling with winning trophies. Since his debut in professional football back in 2013 with PSG, the 22-year-old has lifted a total of six league titles – that is, one every year.

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The Gunners are looking to bring Coman to the Emirates before the end of the transfer window and, considering the young Frenchman’s positive run in winning national leagues, it may make Arsenal fans dream of finally clinching the Premier League trophy.   


Inter Edge Towards Finalising a Deal for Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal & Set to Submit €24m Bid

??Inter are closing in on a deal for ?Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal after reviving their interest following Luciano Spalletti’s demand for reinforcements in the middle of the park, according to reports. 

Vidal, 31, is said to be eager to make the switch to Serie A after entering the final year of his contract with the Bundesliga giants, and Inter are now expected to make their interest official by tabling an offer.

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfB Stuttgart - Bundesliga

According to Italian outlet ?Sport Mediaset, Inter are to submit a bid worth between €23m and €24m for Vidal’s services over the coming week, however Bayern are holding out for up to €30m.

The Bavarian giants are hopeful of cashing in on the midfielder before his contract expires next summer, but Inter are unwilling to meet their valuation given Vidal’s situation.

The report claims the Serie A side’s sporting director Piero Ausilio has been in Munich over the past few days attempting to work out a deal for the former Juventus man, who is said to have made it clear that he wants to play his football at San Siro next season. 

Vidal – who has featured 124 times for Bayern over three seasons – however, took to Twitter to complicate matters further by suggesting he is preparing for next season in the Bundesliga. 

The Chile international wrote: “Prepared for the future!,” accompanied by a photo in a Bayern strip. 

Meanwhile, Inter are also ?edging closer to a deal for Atletico Madrid and Croatia full back Sime Vrsaljko – who is equally keen to return to Italy after spending two-years away following his move from Sassuolo. 


Bayern Munich Set to Finalise Record Deal for MLS Wonderkid Alphonso Davies

??Bayern Munich are set to complete a deal to sign Major League Soccer (MLS) wonderkid Alphonso Davies, according to reports in America. 

The 17-year-old winger, who plays for the Vancouver Whitecaps, is set to move to Bavaria for a $12m fee, according to US media outlet ?The Athletic. Should the deal go through, it would be a record transfer fee received by any MLS team since its inception in 1996. 

The Bundesliga champions may decide to let Davies remain on loan at the Whitecaps until the end of the season, before bringing him to Germany after his 18th birthday.

The winger made his professional MLS debut in 2016, becoming the second youngest player ever to play in the division at the age of 16. He has gone on to represent the Whitecaps 54 times in America’s top flight, and has found the net three times for his current club.  

Davies has also been recognised on the international stage, having been capped six times by Canada. Perhaps his finest career moment so far was representing his country at the Gold Cup twelve months ago, where won the tournament’s Golden Boot.

That tournament performance put him on the radar of various Premier League clubs, including ?Manchester United, ?Chelsea and ?Liverpool, but it appears Bayern Munich have won the race to sign the coveted 17-year-old. 

Canada v Costa Rica: Group A - 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Davies’ transfer is set to smash the record for the highest transfer fee received by an American team. The record was previously held by defender Matt Miazga, who moved from the New York Red Bulls to Chelsea for a $4.5m fee in January 2016.