The summer transfer window is open, and more and more potential changes are emerging or taking place. Transfer news and rumors on Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A, Primera Division, Ligue 1 and the rest of international football from July 11th.
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Alexander Nübel is apparently about to say goodbye to FC Bayern. As reported by Sport Bild, the 26-year-old goalkeeper was released from the medical check in Munich scheduled for Thursday.
According to the report, two clubs are up for debate as buyers for Nübel. It is said to be VfB Stuttgart and an unnamed club from other European countries.
In Germany, only VfB is currently a serious option for the keeper. His most important criterion should be the guarantee of a regular place, so Nübel estimates the chances of this to be the highest for the Swabians. A final decision should be made within the next two days.
Nübel, who moved from Schalke 04 to the Isar in 2020, is still under contract with Bayern until 2025. He was loaned to AS Monaco for the past two seasons.
VfB Stuttgart has strengthened itself again for the coming season. The Swabians signed the attacking man from league rivals SC Freiburg and gave him a contract until 2026. According to media reports, the 23-year-old South Korean international costs up to four million euros.
“His footballing skills make our offensive game much more variable, and Woo-Yeong is an asset for us with his ambition and his team-oriented nature,” said sporting director Fabian Wohlgemuth about VfB’s new number 10 and added: “Last but not least, despite his relative already had considerable Bundesliga experience at a young age.”
Borussia Mönchengladbach has signed the Frenchman as a replacement for national player Jonas Hofmann. The 26-year-old offensive player comes from the first division club Stade Brest and has a contract until 2028. The fee should be between six and eight million euros.
Honorat could replace Hofmann “in terms of position and profile,” new coach Gerardo Seoane said on Sunday: “Jonas may have a few qualities that Franck doesn’t have – he has others for that.”
The midfielder is leaving Hertha BSC after just six months and moving back to the Turkish club MKE Ankaragücü. A fee of 350,000 euros is under discussion, Cigerci will sign in Turkey until 2025.
“We have found a good and fair solution for all sides,” said Hertha sports director Benjamin Weber. Cigerci (31) played eleven games for Hertha in the second half of last season. The former Wolfsburg and Gladbacher had already played for the Berliners from 2013 to 2016.
Rick van Drongelen
The central defender changes from Union Berlin to the Turkish Süper Lig promoted Samsunspor. The 24-year-old was last loaned to Hansa Rostock, the second division would have liked to keep the Dutchman. According to a report in the Ostsee-Zeitung, the defender was too expensive for Hansa.
Van Drongelen, whose contract ran until 2025, has not played a single competitive game for Union since signing in the summer of 2021. “Even if I wasn’t able to show myself as planned here at Union, I will have fond memories of the time and the people,” he said.
Niclas filling jug
Bayer Leverkusen are said to be interested in signing Niclas Füllkrug. As reported by Bild and Sport Bild, the striker is one of three candidates to replace striker Patrik Schick, who is due to be out by the end of October.
Full pitcher is under contract with Werder until 2025. Most recently, the 30-year-old was also associated with the Italian first division club AC Fiorentina.
After four years at Bayer Leverkusen, the left-back is moving to Spanish Premier League returnees UD Las Palmas on a free transfer. The 28-year-old Dutchman has received a contract with the club from the holiday island of Gran Canaria until 2025. Sinkgraven followed his coach Peter Bosz from Ajax Amsterdam to Leverkusen in the summer of 2019, and last season he was only on the pitch twelve times.
The eleven-time national goalkeeper is moving to the top French team Olympique Lyon. The 30-year-old, who was most recently active for German champions Bayern Munich, has signed with the Division 1 Feminine champion until 2025.
Benkarth played for Bayern for five years, but had lost her place there to Maria Luisa Grohs. As expected, the 2013 European champion and Rio Olympic champion was not considered for the World Championships in Australia and New Zealand (July 20 to August 20).
Mickey van de Ven
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, poker between Tottenham Hotspur and VfL Wolfsburg could soon come to an end. It is not yet known how high the exact fee for the Dutchman should be. However, Wolves have in the past called for a price tag of at least €40m for the 22-year-old centre-back.
David Datro Fofana
Union Berlin have loaned Fofana from Chelsea for a year. According to Bild, Union did not secure a purchase option for the Ivorian. “The club has worked hard for me for a long time and I want to repay that with good performances,” said Fofana on the Union website.
Oliver Ruhnert, the managing director of the Berliners, added: “David’s pace and his flexible attacking qualities are of great interest to us. We want another dangerous player who will give our attacking game additional impetus.” The 20-year-old striker only moved to London from Norway’s FK Molde in the winter for €12m.
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The Danish striker from RB Leipzig could be drawn to England. As the Daily Mail reports, Premier League relegated Leeds United are interested in the 29-year-old’s services.
Poulsen has been with the Red Bulls for ten years and even played 36 games in the 3rd division.
Fenerbahce have a new centre-back. The 28-year-old Ghanaian previously played in Ligue 1 at RC Straßbourg and joins on a free transfer after his contract expired. Fener has signed Djiku to a three-year deal.
Negotiations between the Bayer Leverkusen central defender and Tottenham Hotspur are said to have slowly picked up speed. Representatives of the 24-year-old from Burkina Faso were in London to discuss a possible contract. This is reported by the journalist Sacha Tavolieri.
The right-back’s deal with FC Bayern is probably on the brink. After tough transfer negotiations with Manchester City, those responsible for Bayern are said to be skeptical about an agreement with Thomas Tuchel’s alleged dream player – so writes the kicker.
In addition, Munich is said to fear that the 33-year-old Englishman will only use the negotiations with the German record champions to get a better contract with City.
After seven loans in eight years at Chelsea, the ex-Augsburg has finally found a permanent club. The 29-year-old has signed a three-year contract with PAOK Thessaloniki in Greece on a free transfer.
According to the sports channel Alkass, the 28-year-old has a lucrative offer from Qatar. However, an engagement of the attacking midfielder in the desert is rather unlikely.
Born in Berlin, Mukhtar has been under contract with Nashville SC in Major League Soccer for three and a half years and is one of the best players in the league in the USA. Last year he was even the first German to be voted MLS Most Valuable Player (MVP).
According to Sky, there is a verbal agreement between the German U21 national striker from Bundesliga relegated Hertha BSC and Eintracht Frankfurt. The SGE apparently does not want to pay more than four million euros with bonuses for a transfer of Ngankam.
The 22-year-old had previously said in an interview on the YouTube channel of former junior international Bilal Kamarieh that he ruled out a move to Hertha rival Union Berlin. The Iron also competed for the striker.
Long associated with VfL Wolfsburg, the Czech left-back is moving to Benfica. The 22-year-old brings in a whopping 14 million euros for his previous club Slavia Prague. His new contract in Portugal is for five years.
Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg and the talented striker go their separate ways. The South Korean returns to his hometown club Pohang Steelers.
The Wolves had previously agreed to an early end to the two-year loan with 1. FC Nürnberg, for whose second deputy the 21-year-old had played since last summer. Hong switched to the Wolfsburg U19s in January 2021 and has meanwhile been loaned to the Austrian partner club SKN St. Pölten.
According to Sky, Bayer Leverkusen are in advanced negotiations for a backup of their new left-back Alejandro Grimaldo. The aim is a loan with a subsequent purchase option. The 19-year-old Englishman currently plays for Liverpool U21s.
Lazio is said to have contacted Hertha about the Belgian. That reports the journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. But many other clubs are said to be interested in the 25-year-old winger. The Berlin Kurier names a number of twelve potential customers.
According to a report by Fanatik, Galatasaray are keen to consider signing the Spanish midfielder. Thiago is currently under contract with Liverpool FC and is not averse to a move to Turkey. The Istanbul have probably already made a good offer for the 32-year-old.
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The captain of the German U21 national team is about to move to Inter Milan. The 22-year-old is scheduled to complete his medical check-up in Milan today. Arriving at the airport on Monday evening, the centre-back told reporters and fans in attendance: “I’m very happy to be here. I’m ready. That’s all I can say.”
Bisseck previously played in Denmark at Aarhus GF and is to be transferred to Inter for the seven million euros stipulated in the release clause. As the Gazzetta dello Sport writes, the German should sign for five years.
World champion Pierre Littbarski (63) leaves VfL Wolfsburg. “I had a really nice and varied time and it’s not easy for me to say goodbye now,” said “Litti”, who was recently brand ambassador for Wolves: “I got to know many facets of the club and we also have each other as a family I’ve always felt very comfortable here in Wolfsburg. But now I’m starting a new chapter and I’m looking forward to the occasional return to VfL.”
Littbarski, world champion in 1990, came to Wolfsburg in 2010 as an assistant coach under Steve McClaren. In February 2011 he was interim head coach before Littbarski became Felix Magath’s assistant. He also worked in the club’s scouting and has been a club representative since 2018.
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