Lewandowski: My era at Bayern is over, Mane to LEAVE Liverpool, Reds 'Son Heung-min plan – transfer latest

Lewandowski: My era at Bayern is over, Mane to LEAVE Liverpool, Reds 'Son Heung-min plan – transfer latest

May 30, 2022

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI has confirmed he is leaving Bayern Munich – saying simply: "My era at Bayern is now over."

He added: "Bayern's a serious club and I believe they won't keep me. I don't want to play there anymore – it's clear.

"A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don't stop me."

Liverpool's Champions League final defeat woes were further added to when Sadio Mane announced his imminent departure this summer.

The Reds ace is aiming for a new challenge with Bayern Munich reportedly set to be his likely destination.

However, Liverpool are not willing to waste anytime on finding the 2022 AFCON winner's replacement as reports suggest that they have their 'eye' on a free Ousmane Dembele transfer.

One man who Jurgen Klopp was reported to have been very keen on was Tottenham's Son Heung-min, but this move has been put on the backburner after Spurs qualified for the Champions League.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    Lenglet available on loan

    Barcelona have made defender Clement Lenglet available for a loan transfer this summer.

    Sport claim the Frenchman is not part of boss Xavi’s plans for next season.

    The news is a boost to Premier league trio Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle, who are all interested.

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    Newcastle steal Dan Ashworth

    Newcastle have swooped in to steal transfer guru Dan Ashworth from Premier League rivals Brighton.

    The 51-year-old will take up the role of sporting director for the money-mad Magpies.

    A statement from the Saudi-owned club read: "Newcastle United are delighted to announce that Dan Ashworth will become the club's sporting director after an agreement was reached with Brighton & Hove Albion to release him from his current contractual obligations with immediate effect.

    "The terms of this agreement will remain confidential between the clubs and are subject to Premier League approval.

    "Newcastle United will issue further information following the relevant approval process."

  • Joshua Mbu

    United contact with Watford over keeper

    Watford keeper Daniel Bachmann has revealed Manchester United have made an approach for him

    The Austrian international said he is honoured by the prospect of becoming David de Gea’s understudy at Old Trafford next season.

    Bachmann, 27, also said he received DEATH THREATS during the season as Watford headed towards relegation from the Premier League.

    Former United interim boss Ralf Rangnick, who has now left to coach Austria’s national side, is thought to have been behind the move for the keeper.

    Bachmann said: “There has been contact with Manchester United.  It hasn’t just fallen out of the sky. I don’t know whether the team boss [Rangnick] has a say in transfer matters.

    “Several clubs have shown interest in me – but the most intensive contacts have come from Manchester. It is a massive honour for a club like that to be interested in you.

    “I would be second choice behind David de Gea, who has been one of the Premier League’s best keepers for years.

    “But anything can happen in football.  The performance principle applies. As a result, even big stars can sit on the subs’ bench.”

  • Joshua Mbu

    Bale standing ovation

    Gareth Bale received a standing ovation in his final act as a Real Madrid player.

    The Welshman was introduced to the Bernabeu crowd for the last time as part of Real's Champions League final victory parade celebrations in Madrid on Sunday night.

    Many expected jeers for Bale because he was booed by Real fans on his previous appearance in the Spanish capital against Getafe on April 9.

    But the five-time Champions League winner, who was an unused substitute against Liverpool, finally earned the respect from the Bernabeu faithful as he was cheered after being called to the podium in the centre of the pitch.

    In response, Bale applauded the fans back in a rare sign of affection between the two.

    Bale leaves the 14-time European champions when his contract expires next month on a high after a glittering nine years since leaving Tottenham for £86million back in 2013.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Winks wanted in shock Sevilla transfer

    Sevilla are considering joining the race to sign Spurs star Harry Winks.

    Tottenham have told the 26-year-old midfielder he can leave this summer as he is not essential to boss Antonio Conte’s plans.

    The Spurs academy product, who has ten England caps, is valued at about £20million.

    La Liga giants Sevilla would offer playmaker Winks the chance to revive his career in a league that would suit his technical ability.

    Fulham and Everton have also been touted as possible destinations if he wants to stay in the Premier League.

    Southampton are also interested but the price could be prohibitive as they are prioritising other positions in this summer’s transfer market.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Boehly completes takeover

    Todd Boehly’s takeover of Chelsea is officially complete.

    The American takes ownership from controversial former owner Roman Abramovich, who was sanctioned by the UK government over his ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

    Boehly said: “We are honoured to become the new custodians of Chelsea Football Club.

    “We’re all in – 100% — every minute of every match. Our vision as owners is clear: we want to make the fans proud.

    “Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the Club for the long-term and build on Chelsea’s remarkable history of success.

    “I personally want to thank ministers and officials in the British government, and the Premier League, for all their work in making this happen.”

    The consortium also includes Hansjörg Wyss, founder of the Wyss Foundation, and Mark Walter, co-founder and CEO of Guggenheim Capital.

    Credit: PA
  • Joshua Mbu

    Hammers eye Onana

    West Ham could potentially move for Lille midfielder Amadou Onana.

    The Hammers are in the market for a midfielder following the exits of Mark Noble and Alex Kral.

    Tomas Soucek's form at times last season was also a cause for concern.

    But according to Foot Mercato, West Ham would face competition from Arsenal and Monaco for Onana's signature.

  • Joshua Mbu

    Tolisso confirms Bayern exit

    Corentin Tolisso has confirmed his exit from Bayern Munich.

    The Frenchman will leave at the end of next month when his contract expires.

    Tolisso spent five years with the German champions.

    On Twitter, he said: "A new page is turned…

    "A big THANK YOU for these 5 beautiful years which brought me so much on a sporting and personal level!

    "I wish the best to @fcbayern for the years to come!"

  • Joshua Mbu

    Man Utd ‘very close’ on Nunez transfer

    Erik ten Hag looks set to secure the first signing of his reign at Manchester United with 22-year-old Darwin Nunez, according to reports.

    An agreement between United and Benfica is said to be 'very close' for the striker according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

    The report claims Nunez is a 'priority' target for Ten Hag as he tries to find a striker to bolster The Red Devils in attack.

    Nunez scored 34 goals in all competitions this season for The Eagles as they came third in the Primeira Liga in Portugal and progressed into the Champions League quarter-finals.

    Perhaps the most striking metric Nunez can boast though is his colossal Expected Goals over-performance in the league this season.

    Nunez struck 26 times in 28 games from an xG rating of just 15.73, meaning he scored nearly 11 more goals than an average striker would have.

  • Alex Cole

    Jose Enrique wants Raphinha for Liverpool

    Ex-Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique has stated Raphinha would be an incredible backup option to star Mohamed Salah.

    When discussing the Reds line up with bettingexpert, Enrique said: “The other position that will need strengthening, is definitely a backup for Salah.

    “I don’t think Salah has a proper backup in that position.

    “So for example Raphinha for Leeds would be an incredible option for Liverpool.

    “I’m not sure who they are looking for, but Salah needs it as well.

    “For example at this time around, when Salah hasn’t been as good, with the AFCON and getting eliminated from the World Cup, the contract situation.

    “Then you could have a player, like Raphinha, coming in and pushing him.”

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    Lewandsoski announces decision to leave

    Robert Lewandowski, 33, has announced that his time at Bayern Munich may be over.

    The lethal striker said he DOESN'T want to stay.

    Lewandowski said: "My era at Bayern is over. I don’t see any possibility to continue playing for this club anymore.

    "Bayern are a serious club and I believe that they will not keep me just because they can.

    "I don’t want to play there anymore. A transfer is the best solution. I hope they don’t stop me."

  • Alex Cole

    Benzema’s Mbappe stance

    Karim Benzema has spoken of Kylian Mbappe’s decision to stay at PSG and snub a move to Real Madrid.

    The pair could have been strike partners at Los Blancos, had he decided to move to LaLiga.

    However, he opted for a mega pay day at PSG worth a reported £300m.

    He told Telefoot: “I would have liked him to be able to fulfill his dream of playing for Real Madrid, being together. He chose PSG, we must respect him.

    “It is his choice, he has many responsibilities. We will enjoy playing together in the national team. Everyone makes their own decisions.”

  • Alex Cole

    Bellerin to Roma?

    Roma are reportedly eyeing up a shock swoop for Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin following his impressive loan spell at Real Betis.

    The 27-year-old is facing an uncertain future at the Emirates with the player not believed to be in Mikel Arteta’s plans.

    Bellerin is on his way back to North London after his loan at Betis came to an end.

    SunSport understands that the player’s £100,000-a-week wages are a major stumbling block in Betis signing him on a permanent deal.

    And this has seen Roma eye up a move for the player as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his backline.

    According to Calciomercato, Bellerin is seen as someone who could provide competition for Rick Karsdorp.

    They claim that Betis’ struggles to bring Bellerin back has seen Roma look to steal a march on Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

    Roma are prepared to back the Special One in the market and have promised him defensive reinforcements after he guided them to Europa Conference League glory.

  • Alex Cole

    Neuer’s the GOAT

    Bayern Munich bizarrely announced Manuel Neuer’s new contract with the goalkeeper stood next to a goat.

    The 36-year-old has extended his contract until the summer of 2024 after another trophy-laden spell with Bayern.

    Club captain Neuer guided the team to a tenth-straight Bundesliga title.

    On his contract extension, Neuer said: “The journey continues!

    “I am delighted to have extended my contract with FC Bayern today until 2024.

    “It makes me proud to be part of this club since 2011 and now for two more years.

    “My motivation is extremely high to win more titles together with you and the team – especially after the not perfect last season.

    “I am ready, because you know: I’ve still got a bit of space left!”

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    Happy birthday Eddie Nketiah!

    Eddie Nketiah is 23 today.

    And Nketiah is set to celebrate his birthday by signing a new long-term deal at Arsenal soon.

    It will see him net £100,000 a week, according to reports.

    An impressive end to the season from the youngster saw him score five goals in eight games.

    The Gunners striker is out of contract this summer, and according to sources, Nketiah and Arsenal have changed their respective stances.

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    Gareth Bale transfer odds

    Gareth Bale is leaving Real Madrid – and Betfair think he's heading back to the UK with Cardiff.

    Bale collected a winners medal after Saturday's Champions League success over Liverpool at the Stade de France in Paris.

    And that was undoubtedly his last action for Los Blancos after agent Jonathan Barnett confirmed his client would leave the Bernabeu after a turbulent eight-year spell.

    The 32-year-old has barely featured this season, making just four starts and three substitute appearances in all competitions.

    His departure has been inevitable for months given his contract expires in June.

    However, a future in football or early retirement hinges on whether or not Wales qualify for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

    Barnett recently told Portuguese outlet Record: "Gareth is leaving Real Madrid, but we have to wait for what Wales do. Is it more likely to return to England? I think so, but we'll have to wait and see if Wales qualify."

    Betfair odds

    • Cardiff – 3/10
    • Any MLS Club – 6/1
    • Tottenham – 9/1
    • Newcastle – 11/1
    • Rangers – 16/1
    • AC Milan – 16/1

    Not Mad about Richarlison

    Fresh from Champions League success, Real Madrid will not try and sign Everton striker Richarlison.

    The Brazilian is likely to be sold this summer after the Toffees endured a difficult campaign.

    But he won’t be moving to Los Blancos, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

    The Italian journalist says Real Madrid are analysing centre forward targets, but the 25-year-old isn’t one of them.

    Raphinha wants to join Man Utd, according to reports

    Lots of Raphinha talk this morning…

    The Brazilian wants to join Leeds' arch-rivals Manchester United instead of Barcelona, reports claim.

    The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Elland Road after playing a mjor role in keeping the Whites up.

    Raphinha chipped in with 11 goals and three assists from 35 Premier League games to help Leeds beat the drop on the final game of the campaign.

    It is believed that the forward will now cost in excess of £40m following their 2-1 win against Brentford.

    And according to the Daily Express, Raphinha may favour a switch to Old Trafford should he decide to depart Leeds.

    They claim that Bruno Fernandes could be key in Raphinha's decision, with the pair playing together for a year at Sporting Lisbon.

    Raphinha opened up on their excellent relationship last year during an article he wrote for The Players' Tribune.

    Jose Enrique wants Raphinha for Liverpool

    Ex-Liverpool full-back Jose Enrique has stated Raphinha would be an incredible backup option to star Mohamed Salah.

    When discussing the Reds line up with bettingexpert, Enrique said: "The other position that will need strengthening, is definitely a backup for Salah.

    "I don’t think Salah has a proper backup in that position.

    "So for example Raphinha for Leeds would be an incredible option for Liverpool.

    "I’m not sure who they are looking for, but Salah needs it as well.

    "For example at this time around, when Salah hasn’t been as good, with the AFCON and getting eliminated from the World Cup, the contract situation.

    "Then you could have a player, like Raphinha, coming in and pushing him."

    Arsenal 'need' Raphinha the most, says Johnson

    Glen Johnson spoke to Bettingodds about Raphinha and which Premier League clubs could benefit from signing the Leeds star.

    Johnson said: “If you had asked me six months ago, I’d have probably said Liverpool. But seeing as they signed Diaz, it’s turned out to be a strengthener.

    "Yes, I am a fan of Raphinha, but you would take Diaz instead.

    "Chelsea have got a few players similar that are costing a lot of money and haven’t really struck form yet.

    "Probably Arsenal need him the most.”

    Rice could join Chelsea, says Johnson

    Glen Johnson spoke to Bettingodds about the potential of Declan Rice heading across London to join Thomas Tuchel's team.

    Johnson said: "On a personal level for him, we know how close he is to Mason Mount, so if Mason Mount commits to a new long-term deal then we know how much of a pull Chelsea will be to Declan.

    "It’s another fantastic club and despite the fact they won’t win the league next season, that move may be a lot more appealing to him than Manchester United, if Manchester City or Liverpool don’t get the deal done."

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      United not good enough for Rice, says Johnson

      Glen Johnson claims that Declan Rice should only leave West Ham for a team challenging for the Premier League title next season.

      The former West Ham defender spoke to Bettingodds about the England international's future.

      Johnson said: “"I don’t think that he will end up at Manchester United and no disrespect to Manchester United because it’s a fantastic club and I’m sure they’ll come back and fight for titles in the coming years but City and Liverpool are absolutely miles ahead of anyone at the moment and I’m sure they’d want Declan as well.

      "Why would you go to a team that isn't going to compete for the league next season?

      "If he goes to Liverpool or City then he’s going to win something next season. I can’t believe that Manchester United would be his first pick."

    • Alex Cole

      Tchou good

      Aurelien Tchouameni has confessed his love for both Liverpool and Real Madrid – in a blow to Manchester United.

      The highly sought-after Frenchman gave his take on both Champions League finalists before they faced off in France.

      When asked about joining either Liverpool or Real Madrid ahead of the Champions League final, he told CNN: “I like both: I can watch Spanish games and English games.

      “It’s different to play in Spain and it’s different to play in England, but at the end, for me, it’s just a matter of adaptation.”

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      Nunez and Timber targeted

      New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is reportedly plotting a double transfer raid of Darwin Nunez and Jurrien Timber.

      The new Old Trafford chief has already set his sights on fresh talent as he looks to rebuild the team.

      Ten Hag is now wasting no time in recruiting talent, with the Mirror reporting that the club has identified two priorities.

      Benfica striker Nunez caught the eyes of fans this season as he hit 26 goals in 28 league games for Benfica, and has been heavily linked with the Manchester side.

      While ten Hag wants Ajax defender Timber to join him from his former club, with the 20-year-old valued at £35 million.

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      Transfer news

      Aurelien Tchouameni has confessed his love for both Liverpool and Real Madrid – in a blow to Manchester United.

      The highly sought-after Frenchman gave his take on both Champions League finalists before they faced off in France.

      When asked about joining either Liverpool or Real Madrid ahead of the Champions League final, he told CNN: “I like both: I can watch Spanish games and English games.

      “It’s different to play in Spain and it’s different to play in England, but at the end, for me, it’s just a matter of adaptation.”

      Juventus have reportedly offered Angel Di Maria a one-year contract after the 34-year-old decided to quit PSG.

      The Argentine is set to leave Paris after seven years, with the club celebrating another Ligue 1 title as he departs.

      Di Maria chipped in five goals and seven assists in his final season before a potential move to Italy.

      Calcio report that Juventus have offered him a one-year contract worth £6.7 million, with the option of an extension.

      Barcelona will have to cough up £40million for Leeds’ Raphina after the Premier League side survived relegation, according to reports.

      Jesse Marsch’s team pulled off a dramatic final day rescue job to lift themselves out of the bottom three at the expense of Burnley.

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