Spanish Report Claims Arsenal Could Make Shock Summer Move for Bayern Munich Star

Arsenal are preparing to make a shock summer move for Bayern Munich star player Robert Lewandowski, according to a report from Spanish outlet ?Mundo Deportivo.

Lewandowski has been heavily linked with a summer move away from the Allianz Arena since January and has reportedly told Bayern that he wants to leave the club and, more specifically, join Real Madrid. 

Reports emerging from Spain this week claimed that two meetings had taken place between Lewandowski’s new agent Pini Zahavi and Los Blancos officials and that an agreement had been reached between the two parties which would see Lewandowski join Real on a two-year deal. 

However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has since personally informed Bayern Munich that there is no truth behind the claims made by Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, according to the Munchner Merkur.

Perez stated to the Bundesliga side that there had been no contact whatsoever between the player and the club and, moreover, no agreement had been discussed let alone reached. 

The Gunners are loosely claimed to be another clubs who are interested in signing the Poland international in the summer, even after having spent £52m on Alexandre Lacazette in the summer and a further £56m on Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January. 

Lewandowski has scored 100 goals for Bayern since he arrived from rivals Dortmund in 2014. This season, the 29-year-old has notched 23 goals in 21 Bundesliga starts. The former BVB man is still contracted to the Bavarian club until the summer of 2021 and so will cost potential suitors a hefty amount should he leave at the end of the season. 

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Louis van Gaal Reveals How Close He Was to Bringing Robert Lewandowski to Old Trafford

?Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that he attempted to sign Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski during his time at Old Trafford. 

In a reveal-all interview with German publication ?SportBild, Van Gaal spoke of his admiration of the Polish forward as well as his sometimes difficult relationship with his former Man United players. 

Van Gaal arrived in Manchester as the replacement for David Moyes in the summer of 2014. During his two year tenure at the club, the Dutchman signed the likes of Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, and Angel Di Maria. 

But one player he failed to bring in was perennial goalscorer Robert Lewandowski, admitting: “He is currently the best striker in the world. I also wanted to train Lewandowski and wanted to bring him to Manchester United.”

“The price was not a problem for Manchester United, but Bayern did not want to let him go.”

Lewandowski arrived at Bayern in the same summer that van Gaal moved to Manchester. The Poland international had already signed a pre-contractual agreement with Bayern after deciding to leave Borussia Dortmund. 


Robert Lewandowski has since gone on to become Bayern Munich’s highest scoring foreign player in history. However, the 29-year-old could be on the move again after it ?was reported that he has agreed to a summer move to Real Madrid. 

The former United boss also revealed that the he did not always get along with his players while at the club. Van Gaal used to send e-mails to his players to discuss their progress, but often these messages would go unread by the players. 

“That’s true, too,” He added. “But this testifies to their unprofessionalism and I have then addressed them. I already did that with the emails at Bayern. My conviction is that a full professional also wants to live professionally. Like Arjen Robben. He read the emails.”

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Jupp Heynckes Left Disappointed As ‘Excellent’ Leipzig Claim First Ever? Win Over Bayern

Bayern Munich manager Jupp Heynckes admitted that RB Leipzig “deserved to win” in his side’s 2-1 defeat at the Red Bull Arena on Sunday.

Sandro Wagner deputised for Robert Lewandowski in Saxony and the Germany international had put Bayern into an early lead with a well placed header.

However, goals from Naby Keïta and Timo Werner either side of half time saw Die Roten Bullen secure their first win over the reigning Bundesliga champions in the clubs short nine-year history.

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We faced an excellent opponent today. We have to acknowledge that,” Heynckes told Bayern’s official website

“Leipzig were really aggressive and ran hard to press us. We didn’t play as well as in recent weeks. 

“Leipzig deserved to win. There are always games like today when you’re not at your best and don’t defend well.”

The Bavarians could have secured their sixth straight Bundesliga title this weekend, but results elsewhere left Bayern knowing they would have to wait another week before they are crowned champions.

Heynckes’s side still have a comfortable 17 point lead at the top of the league table, while RB Leipzig bolstered their hopes of securing Champions League football next season with the victory on Sunday and are now just two points away from the top four.

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RB Leipzig 2-1 Bayern Munich: Timo Werner Shines as Red Bulls Upset German Giants

RB Leipzig secured their first ever win over Bayern Munich with a deserved 2-1 victory at the Red Bull Arena, a result that was made possible thanks to a brilliant performance from standout duo Timo Werner and Naby Keïta.

Jupp Heynckes made six changes to his side that cruised past Be?ikta? in midweek, the most notable of which was replacing Robert Lewandowski with Sandro Wagner.

The Bavarians still have one hand on their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title but defeat against Leipzig has scuppered their dreams of being crowned champions in Der Klassiker after the international break.


Ralph Hasenhüttl also made half a dozen changes from his side that travelled to Saint Petersburg on Thursday, with star man Werner starting the game from the bench – although an injury to Marcel Sabitzer forced the 22-year-old striker into action early on.

RB Leipzig remain outside of the top four in the league table but after seeing Bayer Leverkusen drop points against FC Köln on Sunday, Die Roten Bullen will be confident of securing Champions League football next season.

A rare mistake from Joshua Kimmich almost offered Leipzig winger Bruma a clear sight of goal just five minutes into the game. 

Clever link-up play between James Rodríguez and Thomas Müller then allowed Bayern to create their first opening of the match. 

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The Colombian midfielder was able to float the ball into an unmarked Sandro Wagner and the Germany international made no mistake with his header, placing the ball beyond an outstretched Péter Gulácsi.

A goal shy Yussuf Poulsen had a golden chance to quickly bring Leipzig back on level terms after racing onto the end of a through ball from Dayot Upamecano. However, the Dane scuffed his half-volley and Bayern recovered quickly to clear the danger.

Bruma was kept out by an acrobatic Sven Ulreich just before the half-hour mark, with Timo Werner seeing a goalbound effort cleared off the line by Niklas Süle soon after.

Despite seeing Poulsen waste another outstanding chance for the hosts before the break, Naby Keïta was able to squeeze the ball underneath Ulreich following a goalmouth scramble to claw Die Roten Bullen back into the game at half time.

Leipzig star Werner then completed the turnaround just 10 minutes after the restart. The young striker raced onto a pass from Keïta and drove the ball into the far corner of the net, beyond the outstretched leg of Ulreich.

Gulácsi was soon called into action to keep the hosts narrow lead intact, impressively keeping out a thunderous effort from Mats Hummels before Arturo Vidal sent a close-range header sailing over the crossbar.

Bayern saw hopeful appeals for a penalty waved away by the referee in the last few minutes of the game – a decision which the official stuck to after consulting the Video Assistant Referee.

Although a couple of half chances fell the way of the visitors before the final whistle, Heynckes’ side were unable to take any of the opportunities and were made to suffer just their third defeat of the season in Saxony.



Joshua Kimmich Reveals Aim to Become Bayern Munich Captain After Signing Contract Extension

Joshua Kimmich has admitted his intention to one day become the captain of Bayern Munich.

The 23-year-old signed a five-year contract extension with the the club earlier this month, which will extend his stay in Bavaria to 2023.

Kimmich has proven a precocious talent since arriving at Bayern from RB Leipzig in 2015. He has moved from midfield to full back, a demonstration of his versatility, and is considered by many the natural successor to Philipp Lahm.

“Becoming the captain of Bayern is my big goal,” he told TZ. “But you have to work hard for it and consistently deliver good performances, that’s my ultimate target.”

Kimmich remains one of the younger members of Bayern’s squad, however, and still looks towards his more experienced teammates for guidance.

He has credited winger Arjen Robben, now 34-years-old and in his ninth season at Bayern, for his impact on youngsters at the club.?

“He demonstrates this absolute professionalism to the young players” said Kimmich. “He is always very, early on the training ground and prepares for each session intensively. 

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“Young and older players can learn from this. Arjen still has that unbridled ambition to win, that will, every game, to be fully engaged in training.”

Robben has publicly praised Kimmich, describing the full back as his “new right foot”. “This is definitely an accolade,” Kimmich added. “He said that about Philipp. They played together for eight years. I try to play in my own way.”

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