Bayern Munich’s newest signing,
Bayern Munich’s newest signing,
Bundesliga champions ?Bayern Munich have officially unveiled their Champions League kit
The German giants were one of six teams, including the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus whose kits were designed in coalition with fans, in what adidas described as “the ultimate expression of fan creativity.”
Bayern Munich are set to kick-off the new 2017/18 season against Bayer Leverkusen on August 18 at the Alianz Arena, where they look to defend their Bundesliga title and take their new Champions League strip to the final of the European competition for the first time since 2013.
To many people’s surprise, ?Arsenal beat German giants Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly match in Hong Kong.
Traditionally the Gunners struggle, and struggle badly against the Bavarians – last season they dumped them out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage 10-2 on aggregate.
Many were dubious about the Emirates club’s decision to face off against Bayern yet again, where another thumping in pre-season could easily have destroyed morale before the start of the Premier League campaign.
But that wasn’t to be the case as the Gunners went on to win the game after Alex Iwobi forced extra time with a late equaliser.
David Alaba, Renato Sanches and Juan Bernat all missed their spot-kicks in the resulting penalty shootout, while Aaron Ramsey, Nacho Monreal and Iwobi all converted for Arsenal.
But it was probably Bayern who had the last laugh, as they took to Twitter to sneak in a cheeky dig alluding to the sides’ recent results. They said: “Well, you can’t win them all! Iwobi equalises in injury time, penalties to follow.”
Well, you can’t win them all! ?
Iwobi equalises in injury time, penalties to follow… #FCBARS
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) 19 July 2017
It was all in good nature though as after the game Bayern’s cheeky social media manager wished the Gunners good luck for the upcoming season.
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Internazionale are reportedly ready to table a bid of
The signing of Vidal would constitute a huge statement by Inter, following the acquisitions of Milan Skrinar and Borja Valero this summer. Rivals AC Milan, also under new ownership, have already added nine high-profile names to their roster this summer and now, the ball is in Inter’s court to match their arch nemesis’ ambitions.
Bayern Munich will look to offload Renato Sanches this summer after just one season in Bavaria following his £35m from Benfica last year.
The 19-year-old midfielder arrived with a glowing reputation following his exploits with Portugal at Euro 2016, but in his 25 appearances for the German champions, he failed to notch a goal or an assist.
Now, Carlo Ancelotti is keen to sell the teenage prospect and is optimistically seeking to make a profit, despite his awful debut campaign.
Bayern Munich say they will sell 19-year-old midfielder Renato Sanches for £42m. Won UEFA award for best young player at Euros last summer
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 19, 2017
AC Milan and Manchester United are the two most-interested parties, with the latter missing out on his signature last summer.
However, the price tag set by Die Roten could put off Jose Mourinho’s side and may leave Milan – who have embarked on a huge spending spree – as the frontrunners to pry him away from his Allianz Arena nightmare.
Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said that Sanches will struggle for minutes next season if he stays, saying to ?TMW:
“I’m not the coach but I think Renato needs continuity. I can confirm the interest of AC Milan, but the deal did not go through after contacts last week.
“If a club is interesting in asking for a Bayern player they should know there are important economic figures [involved].
“I have a feeling Milan are not ready to meet our demands. Though we say it would not hurt if a proposed £42m came for him…”