Manchester United draw PSG in Champions League, Liverpool to face Bayern Munich

Manchester United have drawn Paris Saint-Germain in the last 16 of the Champions League, while Liverpool will face Bayern Munich and Tottenham will take on Borussia Dortmund. Manchester City were drawn against Bundesliga side Schalke, meaning three of the four English teams will face German opposition. Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the city of Madrid, with Juventus drawn against Atletico. Holders Real Madrid must overcome Dutch side Ajax, while Barcelona will take on Lyon and Roma will face FC Porto. The first legs of the last-16 ties will be split…

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UEFA president dismisses possibility of breakaway Super League

Proposed plans for a breakaway European Super League are “fiction” – according to the two most powerful officials in European football. Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin and Andrea Agnelli, the chairman of the influential European Club Association (ECA) which represents over 200 leading teams, say they are “united” – despite recently leaked documents claiming secret talks had been held over the creation of a new elite league. “The Super League will not happen. It is in a way a fiction now or a dream,” said Ceferin. Agnelli, who is also chairman…

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James Rodriguez out for several weeks with LCL tear in knee

Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez faces several weeks on the sidelines following a knee injury in training Tuesday. The club said Rodriguez partially tore the Lateral Collateral Ligament in his left knee and requires at least 10 days of rest before undergoing treatment. A timetable for his return is unavailable. Bad news ☹@jamesdrodriguez has suffered a partial LCL tear in his left knee and will be out of action for several weeks 🚑 Get well soon! #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/psCkd2Wxd2 — FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) November 14, 2018 The 27-year-old remained in Germany for the international break…

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Bayern Munich apply to host the Champions League final again

Bayern Munich will apply to host the 2021 Champions League final at the Allianz Arena. The Bundesliga champions and five-time Champions League winners last hosted the final in 2012, losing to Chelsea on penalties. “I am now allowed to confirm that Bayern Munich, along with the city of Munich, will officially apply to host the 2021 Champions League final,” said chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in an statement released on Wednesday. “Despite the defeat and enormous disappointment against Chelsea in 2021, we’d still love to have another ‘Home Final’. München bewirbt…

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Bayern blocked Lewandowski sale after ‘several offers’

Robert Lewandowski claims he received “several offers” in the close-season but never expected Bayern Munich to sell him, even after he criticised the club’s hierarchy. The Poland striker made public his unhappiness at the Allianz Arena in August as he accused Bayern of failing to provide adequate support during a brief slump in form last season. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain were reportedly interested, but Bayern held firm in their stance against a sale, despite the 30-year-old’s insistence on airing his grievances. Lewandowski admits he never anticipated he would be…

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Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus hits out at Lewandowski and James

Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthaus has described James Rodriguez and Robert Lewandowski as “players who only think of themselves” in an attack on Bayern Munich’s underperforming stars, while giving his backing to embattled coach Niko Kovac. James was given his third Bundesliga start of the season against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday but both he and Lewandowski failed to impress as the German champions slipped to a 3-0 home defeat. Bayern are fifth in the Bundesliga table after a run of four games without a win and Matthaus took aim at…

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Corentin Tolisso suffers knee injury in costly Bayern victory

Bayern Munich have been handed a significant blow as Corentin Tolisso suffered a knee injury during the club’s 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. The World Cup winning midfielder sustained an injury to his right knee in a tackle with Leverkusen’s Kevin Volland shortly before half-time. James Rodriguez replaced Tolisso and scored Bayern’s third goal in the 89th minute, as Kovac’s side made it three wins from as many Bundesliga games. Tolisso was not the only Bayern player injured as right back Rafinha was also forced off with ten…

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Barcelona complete signing of Arturo Vidal for £27m from Bayern Munich

Barcelona have completed the signing of Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich in a £27m deal after agreeing personal terms with the Chile midfielder. The 31-year-old, who moved to Germany in 2015 from Juventus for £32m, met Barça officials last week and passed his medical after being granted permission to leave by the new Bayern manager, Niko Kovac. Italian side Inter Milan were considered frontrunners for Vidal’s signature but Barcelona swooped in to make the midfielder their fourth summer signing following the arrivals of Clement Lenglet from Sevilla and the Brazilian…

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Reports: Manchester City to once again break the bank in the summer

Manchester City spent an astronomical amount of money on signings last summer. The impact of a fruitful summer was obvious for everyone as the Citizens comfortably lifted the Premier League title this week. Under the current ownership, City have won three league titles, but European success has eluded them. Pep Guardiola was signed to fix that, but the Spaniard too has failed in first two attempts. However, City’s ownership hasn’t given up on the Spaniard, and they are prepared to bankroll another busy summer for their manager. According to the…

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Sevilla vs Manchester United – Betting Tips and Predictions

Sevilla are definitely the least-fancied team at this stage of their tournament. However, they fully deserve their spot against Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich following their heroic performance against Manchester United in the last round. Both sides will play the first leg of their quarterfinal tie at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Tuesday. Sevilla have been underwhelming in La Liga, and they sit in the sixth spot. However, they have lived up to their reputation in Europe once again and find themselves amongst eight best sides in Europe. On Saturday, Los Rojiblancos came…

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Bayern Munich vs Besiktas – Betting Tips and Predictions

Bayern Munich will resume their European challenge with a home tie against Besiktas in the first leg of the last-16 tie on Tuesday. The Bundesliga giants will be favourites to win their tie against the Turkish side, who are making their debut in the knockout stages of the competition. Bayern were drawn together with Paris Saint-Germain and both clubs ended the group stage with 15 points. Bayern could only manage the second spot due to an inferior head-to-head record. However, the German club are currently on an 11-game winning run…

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Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint Germain- Betting Tips and Predictions

Bayern Munich welcome high scoring Paris Saint Germain in the Allianz Arena in Munich. Although a win in this game will see Bayern Munich level on points with PSG, the Bavarians will have to settle for second place due to PSG’s superior goal difference.  Unai Emery’s men have scored 24 goals and conceded once resulting in a +23 goal difference. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, have scored 10 goals and conceded 5 times thus a +5 goal difference.  Bayern will try to avenge the 3-0 defeat they suffered in…

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United targeting big January signing, Ozil advised against move and more

Manchester United are set to launch a big January move for Tottenham left-back Danny Rose, according to the latest reports. The Express cites a report from TuttoMercatoWeb which claims that United are set to go head-to-head with Chelsea for the services of Rose in the winter transfer window. United have been linked with the England international in the past, and as per the report, Jose Mourinho is set to renew his interest in the 27-year-old. The full-back is still recovering from a serious knee injury which he sustained at the…

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Hazard to stay in London, but Sanchez might seal his exit in January

Chelsea star Eden Hazard could agree to a new deal with the West London club following the upcoming international break, claims the Express. The Belgian has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but the Blues are committed to secure his long-term future. The report claims that the Premier League champions are prepared to make Hazard the highest-paid player in the league by offering him a new £300,000 a week deal. The star player has supposedly given up on his dream of playing for Real, and he is…

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Jose Mourinho prefers Bayern star over Ronaldo

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t want to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, Spanish publication Marca has claimed. The Portuguese star is reportedly unhappy in Spain and wants to leave Real this summer. Various reports have suggested that United could launch a serious bid for their former player. However, Mourinho is reluctant to sign Ronaldo due to his fractured relationship with the player from his days at Bernabeu. The United manager also thinks that a world-record move for the 32-year-old won’t make financial sense for the Red Devils. United…

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Chelsea eye a shocking move for Bayern Munich star

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Chelsea are eyeing a shocking move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to the latest reports. Maciej Iwanski, a leading journalist and broadcaster working for Poland’s biggest television network TVP, earlier today reported that Chelsea and Manchester United have enquired about the availability of Poland international. To make things clear: Chelsea AND ManUtd are checking on R.Lewandowski. Bayern calm, has the player contract until 2021. RL would choose CFC — Maciej Iwanski (@IwanskiMaciej) June 20, 2017 Now, Daily Mirror has followed up on that story and has claimed that…

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Juventus join Manchester United in pursuit of Bundesliga star

Juventus have joined Manchester United in the pursuit of Bayern Munich star Renato Sanches. United were interested in signing the Portugal international last summer but he eventually joined the German champions for an initial £30m transfer fee. However, the 19-year-old has failed to make an impression in his debut season in Germany and managed just six league starts for Carlo Ancelotti’s side. German publication Kicker has claimed that Bayern are aiming to recoup their investment by selling Sanches this summer. According to the recent reports, United’s interest in the player…

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Manchester United urged to make a summer raid on Arsenal

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has urged the club to make a Robin van Persie-esque move for Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez in the summer. The Chilean star has just over one year left in hid deal with the Gunners, and he has seen himself linked with a number of major European clubs recently. Van Persie signed for United from Arsenal in similar circumstances in the summer of 2012 and led the club to a record 20th league title in his first season. Giggs believes that Sanchez can have a similar…

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Manchester United set to acquire top target in the summer

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Manchester United are set to trigger the release clause of Atletico Madrid ace Antoine Greizmann. United have been after the France international for quite some time, and now the Telegraph claims that they are ready to plot a £85 million summer bid for the 26-year-old. Recent reports in Italy had reported that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are favourites to sign Greizmann, but the latest report from the English daily claims that United are confident of getting their man. Paul Pogba is supposedly trying to convince his national teammate that the…

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Manchester clubs compete for German star

Manchester United and Manchester City are battling it out for Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich, according to German publication Kicker. The report claims that both Manchester clubs and two La Liga clubs have made solid enquiries for the 22-year-old in the recent past. The Germany international has emerged as a top talent since joining Pep Guardiola-led Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig in 2015. Guardiola’s close ties with him might give City an edge in the pursuit, but Bayern would be reluctant to part with a talent such as Kimmich. However,…

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Bayern Munich lead race for top Manchester United target

Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are currently leading the race to sign Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann. The often-reliable journalist claims that Atletico have identified Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette as their number one target as they remain susceptible to lose Griezmann in the coming window. The France international has a lot of clubs interested in services including Premier League side Manchester United. However, Di Marzio claims that Bayern currently favourites to sign him in the summer. The latest development will surely be…

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Champions League outright odds – Who’s the favourite for glory in May?

We have reached the serious territory in this year’s edition of Champions League. Last week, the draw for the quarter-finals took place, and it resulted in some mouth-watering fixtures. Current holders Real Madrid were drawn against another favourites Bayern Munich, while, in a repeat of 2015 final, Barcelona will play Italian giants Juventus. In another promising tie, Borussia Dortmund will take on high-flying Monaco and Premier League champions Leicester City will face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid. In the betting market, Barcelona, who produced a mammoth comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in…

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Premier League heavyweights battle for Bundesliga star

Premier League big boys Chelsea and Manchester City are battling it out with each other for the services of Juventus-owned Kingsley Coman. The Sun claims that both clubs have been involved in negotiations with Juventus for the signing of talented forward, who is currently plying his trade at Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal. The report speculates that both clubs are prepared to splash out huge money on the France international and have already made £43million bids for him. Bayern still remains favourites to sign the 20-year-old on the…

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Gotze out for the season

Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder, Mario Gotze, will not play this season according to news on the club’s official website. The German international was diagnosed with a metabolic disorder back in February, and news coming from the club today has stated that he will, at best, be able to join training by the early summer. Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke was positive about the World Cup hero’s condition. “BVB wishes Mario Götze a fast recovery,” he said. “Also in the name of their ten million fans.” Gotze moved to league rivals Bayern…

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Manchester City to raid Bayern Munich in the summer

Pep Guardiola-led Manchester City have been linked with a couple of key Bayern Munich players in the space of last 24-48 hours. According to the latest report from Manchester Evening News, City have made an initial offer of £52million to Juventus for the services of Kingsley Coman. The young winger is in the second year of his two-year loan deal at German giants Bayern Munich. Bayern reportedly have a clause to buy the 20-year-old on a permanent deal at the end of his loan for £18million. Current Premier League leaders…

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