Team News: Bayern Munich Kingsley Coman (Hamstring Injury), Lucas Hernández (Torn muscle bundle) and Bouna Sarr (Patella problems) won’t be available for Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann. We are thinking that Bayern may well line up in a 4-2-3-1 system for this one, beginning the first half with Manuel Neuer, Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Matthijs de Ligt, Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Leroy Sane, Thomas Mueller, Jamal Musiala and Sadio Mane.
Chelsea are on the lookout for centrebacks following the arrival of Senegalese centreback Kolidou Koulibaly as a replacement for Antonio Rudiger with Tuchel keen on adding another highly rated star as his potential partner. With Cesar Azpilicueta as well on his exit, the London based heavyweights are considering to reshapen their backline, something which fans have been longing for a while.
Bayern Munich have signed 22 years old Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus as around €80 Million and agreed personal terms until June 2027. Celtic will sign Aaron Mooy on a free transfer from Shanghai after reaching full agreement in a contract until June 2023 with an option for further season.
Arsenal have completed the signing of Oleksandr Zinchenko as their 5th Summer signing after Jesus, Turner, Vieira and Marqhuinhos. Arsenal will pay Manchester City £30 Million transfer for Zinchenko who will sign 4 year contract until June 2026 after undergoing medical tests this week. Arsenal are hoping that Zinchenko will be able to play part in the US tour as he is in America with Man City.
Chelsea boss is allegedly keen on finalizing his transfers as fast as possible in order to give his signing ample time to settle in having already signed Raheem Sterling and Kolidou Koulibaly. The Blues have been heavily linked with several targets like Jules Kounde who's allegedly heading for Barcelona's move, Matthijs De Ligt who signed for Bayern Munich, Josko Gvardiol, Presnel Kimbepe and many more.
7 Officially Done Deals, Stars Complete Medicals Ahead Of Move, Frenkie, Maguire, Tel, Bremer, Cezar
Barcelona are in direct contacts with Chelsea to complete the signing of Cezar Azipilicueta with the negotiations at advanced stage as Azipilicueta has agreed personal terms until June 2024. Zinchenko has left Man City training camp to undergo medical tests at Orlando City ahead of £30 Million move from Manchester City to Arsenal on a 4 year contract.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is hugely frustrated by how the board ais handling transfer window having been heavily linked with several highly profiled players like Jules Kounde, Presnel Kimbepe and Matthijs De Ligt. After unconvincing results, the Germany tactician Thomas Tuchel came out and slammed new owner Todd Boehly for failing to sign his dream targets having only started Raheem Sterling and Kolidou Koulibaly.
The summer transfer window is reportedly halfway over, but prominent European teams are still vying for their ideal targets in an effort to bolster their rosters in time for the next campaigns. Chelsea hasn't fallen behind despite only adding two players to its roster so far, guys who Tuchel's team appears to be lacking in both the attacking and defensive areas.
Over the last three weeks it has been a busy period in the football transfer market. As the clock is ticking, days melting and minutes becoming seconds, teams are moving siwftly in strengthening their squads for Next season campaign. Some of the players that have been on the lame light for the last few weeks include Mathijis De Light and Zinchenko.
After signing Raheem Sterling and Kolidou Koulibaly, Chelsea's manager reportedly wants to complete his signings as quickly as possible to allow his new player plenty of time to adjust. The Blues have been widely associated with a number of targets, including Presnel Kimbepe, Josko Gvardiol, Matthijs De Ligt, Jules Kounde, who is apparently on his way to Barcelona, and many others.
Robert Lewandowski (photo Courtesy) Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich super striker is now set to join Barcelona who is supposed to start his paper works to sign on the deal till 2025 after the verbal agreement has been reached between Bayern and Barcelona. Robert Lewandowski is now set to fly to start his medicals at Barcelona.
New Bayern player Matthijs de Ligt. All contracts between clubs and players have been signed; the physical examination will take place the morning after the first portion. To join the team, Matthijs will take a plane to the United States. The Bayern director Oliver Kahn said this about Cristiano Ronaldo again: "A move would not fit into our ideology, as much as I love Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest players."
PDespite signing Senegalese centerback Kolidou Koulibaly, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is eager to bolster his defense. Several prospects, including Nathan Ake, Pau Torres, Jules Kounde, Josko Gvardiol, and Matthijs De Ligt, have reportedly been linked to Chelsea, but it seems like nothing more has occurred.
Every Barcelona's fan's dream has come true after Bayern agreed to sell their legendary foward Robert Lewandoski. Bayern had earlier considered Lewandoski to be untouchable. The Polish later made it clear that his time at Bayern had come to an end. He only considered joining Barca even though other clubs like Chelsea and Bayern were already rooting for him.
Manchester City are now reportedly favourites to sign Villarreal centre back Pau Torres this summer. Torres has been linked to Barcelona and Manchester City in recent weeks, and even Juventus as a Matthijs De Ligt replacement, but reports from Spain are suggesting Manchester City are now favourites,City are set to have strong squad depth due to injuries issues,Pau was linked to city before arrival of Nadhan Ake and he will cost Manchester city £50/60m this summer as star is ready to leave club he grew for.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is arguably surprising many by his ability to negotiate and complete deals having already signed Raheem Sterling and Kolidou Koulibaly for Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel's main priority has always been to strengthen his backline and therefore he's still hoping to add another marquee player to his pack of defenders with an aim of forming unbreakable backline.
Chelsea have been linked with Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus in this summer especially after the departure of Rudiger and the Denmark international Christensen on a free transfer. The pair in a huge blow to Tuchel joined both Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively after expiry of their contract. Meanwhile the blues haven't able to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus who was reported to have a release clause of £102m as per Sunsport report.
As the Netherlands international Matthijs de Ligt prepares to leave Juventus, The club is drafting a list of potential successors for his replacement. Negotiations between the club and Bayern Munich have now concluded, with an agreement for a deal worth up to €80 million (£68 million) incorporating add-ons.
Chelsea appears to have renewed their interest in Jules Kounde as Nathan Ake's negotiations with Manchester City failed. As Thomas Tuchel makes up for the loss of center-backs this summer, the Blues wanted Ake as a possible replacement. The first target was Kounde, but when talks broke down, Todd Boehly's team decided to shift their attention elsewhere.
Matthijs de Ligt to FC Bayern, here we go! Verbal agreement has been reached tonight as clubs have been in contact all day - final bid accepted by Juventus for package worth more than €80m 🚨🔴 #FCBayern De Ligt has already agreed personal terms and will sign until June 2027.