Liverpool face another Bundesliga setback

Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. Monchengladbach have officially confirmed that their 21-year-old star midfielder will join fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Dahoud’s contract with his current club runs out in 2018. The deal has reportedly cost £10.3 million to Dortmund and player is expected to sign a five-year contract. BREAKING: Mahmoud #Dahoud will complete a move to @BVB this summer. More details: https://t.co/3NLCLuOLRv pic.twitter.com/ucyT1VVk5C — Gladbach (@borussia_en) March 30, 2017 The Syria-born footballer had refused to sign a…

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Chelsea set sights on Bundesliga star

Chelsea have joined the pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud, according to the latest report from the Sun. The report claims that the Blues will be competing against the likes of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund for the services of the 21-year-old in the summer. The box-to-box midfielder, who has played at the youth levels for Germany national team, has refused to sign a new contract with Monchengladbach and is expected to leave in the summer. The Blues already have two accomplished central midfielders in Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante,…

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Kolo Toure hailed on Twitter for his interview following his stinker in Champions League

It appears that age is slowly catching up with Celtic centre-back Kolo Toure. The 35-year-old, who has played for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool in his long and illustrious career, was at fault for both goals in the Hoops’ 2-0 Champions League defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach tonight. However, despite his poor performance in the game, the Ivorian won the hearts of everyone by giving an alarmingly honest interview following the game. The Ivorian admitted that he made mistakes in the game like a 16-year-old in the game…

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Liverpool hope to win race for Polish starlet, chance to land Bundesliga star fading

Liverpool and Napoli share a reported interest in Udinese’s Polish international Piotr Zielinski. Whilst Napoli have had an £11.7 million offer accepted for the player, Liverpool’s bid of the same valuation has been rejected, as reported by the BBC. Nevertheless the Anfield club remain optimistic of managing to agree a deal to sign Zielinski, who made a substitute appearance in Poland’s 1-0 Euro 2016 group stage win over Ukraine, since Liverpool is understood to be the 22-year-old’s destination. Should Zielinski join Liverpool, he would become their fifth major signing of…

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Liverpool ready to pay for Bundesliga starlet, involved in bidding war for Serie A winger

Liverpool are preparing a £25 million swoop for their top summer target Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. English newspaper The Guardian claims that the Germany Under-21 international is the main priority in the transfer market for Reds manager Jurgen Klopp following the arrival of Sadio Mane from Southampton. However, the Bundesliga club are not too keen on selling their talented 20-year-old in the same window as Granit Xhaka. Dahoud scored five goals and provided nine assists in 41 appearances in all competitions in his first full-season with Monchengladbach last year. Liverpool…

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Fans react as Arsenal announce first summer transfer [Tweets]

Arsenal have officially signed Granit Xhaka from Borussia Mönchengladbach. The 23-year-old Swiss midfielder signed in a reported £35 million deal. The Switzerland international, who scored six goals in 108 Bundesliga appearances, will join up with his new team-mates after Euro 2016, where Xhaka will play for his home country in a group with France, Albania and Romania. OK, let’s announce Xhaka… https://t.co/u8siwTRzUY #GunnerGranithttps://t.co/AqskUiGrX4 — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 25 mei 2016 On Twitter, fans from the Gunners voiced their opinion on their club’s first summer signing: @Arsenal #gunnergranit got me like pic.twitter.com/q4RBXGStUB —…

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Arsenal complete their first signing of the transfer window, fans react on Twitter

Arsenal have reportedly completed the signing of midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach. Multiple sources have confirmed that the Swiss international has undergone a medical in London ahead of a £30 million move. The quoted transfer fee reportedly contains £5 million in bonus clauses. The 23-year-old was linked with a move to the North London club for a better part of last season and if the latest reports are to be believed he will be plying his trade at the Emirates Stadium from next season onwards. Earlier on Friday, the…

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New arrival at Arsenal imminent, Gunners star shockingly linked with Manchester United

Arsenal are closing on a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, according to reports in Germany. The Swiss international has long been linked with Arsenal and according to German news outlet Sport 1, his move to Emirates Stadium is imminent. The report claims that the deal between the clubs has been sorted out and will cost the North London club somewhere between £24 million and £32 million. The 23-year-old, who signed for Monchengladbach in 2012, has a deal until with 2020 with the Bundesliga club. In one of the…

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Arsenal agree deal in principle with Bundesliga star midfielder

According to Bleacher Report, Arsenal have agreed a deal in principle for Borussia Monchengladbach star midfielder Granit Xhaka. Bleacher Report Insider Dean Jones revealed that talks between the Gunners and the Switzerland international have been going on for at least one month and that a personal agreement has been reached. However, Arsenal still have to come to terms with the 23-year-old’s club, who are said to value Xhaka at £35 million. Wenger has made a new defensive midfielder one of his top priorities to bolster his squad for next season…

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Arsenal speed up pursuit for midfielder, interested in high-profile striker

Arsenal have maintained a long-term interest in Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. According to the latest report from Daily Mail, the Gunners have stepped up their pursuit of the Swiss international, and the move is expected to be finalized when the German transfer window opens on July 1. The report also claims that there remains a difference in the valuation of the player by both clubs, but the Bundesliga club expect their player to depart in the summer. The Gunners have reportedly bid £20 million for the 23-year-old, but Monchengladbach…

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Liverpool compete with Dortmund for midfielder, also interested in Sevilla star

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. The Guardian claims that the Reds are competing with Borussia Dortmund for the signing of the highly rated 20-year-old. The Under-21 Germany international has broken through in the Monchengladbach squad this season and has already attracted the attention of major European clubs with his performances. He has scored four goals and provided seven assists in 28 league appearances this season. Monchengladbach are also set to lose another midfielder in Granit Xhaka this summer, possibly to Arsenal, and might not…

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Chelsea hand trial to “non-League Riyad Mahrez”, talented defender refuses early loan return

Leicester City are steamrolling towards a shock Premier League title win, with Riyad Mahrez’s Player of ther Year performances leading the Foxes from the start of the season. The Algerian joined the Foxes for just £375k during the winter transfer period in 2014. Now, The Daily Mail has revealed that Chelsea are looking to copy Leicester’s winning strategy by handing a trial to Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, a player who has earned the nickname of the ‘non-League Riyad Mahrez.’ The 20-year-old joined Lewes FC from Farnborough in the summer of 2015 and has…

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Liverpool leading the race to sign “young Schweinsteiger”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has extensive knowledge of the Bundesliga, and he is once again planning to bring a Bundesliga star to Anfield. The Reds have already confirmed the summer signing of Schalke defender Joel Matip and according to the latest reports their next target is Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka. Klopp is said to be a big fan of the Swiss international since his days at Borussia Dortmund and has identified the 23-year old as a potential transfer target. German publication Bild, via talkSPORT, claims that the Merseysiders are…

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Man City vs Borussia Monchengladbach – Match preview and team news

Still with the hope of finishing top of the pile, Manchester City round off their Champions League group campaign with a home clash against Borussia Monchengladbach. It was a tight game for City in their last European outing away to Juventus, but unless the Italian champions lose away to bottom side Sevilla, the narrow 1-0 defeat in Turin appears to have made all the difference and they face another tricky last 16 assignment. All the same, it has still been a much more convincing Champions League campaign so far from…

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Borussia Monchengladbach vs Man City – Match preview and team news

The mystery of Manchester City in Europe is still very much alive, and they will desperate to improve a run of three defeats in four games in all competitions by getting the better of Borussia Monchengladbach. Last season’s Premier League runners-up came into their opening Group D match at home Juventus knowing that they faced a tricky examination, but had taken maximum points from five Premier League games to take their winning run in domestic football to 11. Furthermore, they had not conceded a goal, but for whatever reason on…

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