Douglas Costa makes Juventus move permanent in €46 million deal

Serie A holders Juventus will pay out the remaining €40 million to activate an option for a permanent transfer of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, as confirmed by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. The 27-year-old has played a bit-part role in Juventus’ Serie A campaign after joining on loan in the summer, starting just five games

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UEFA reveal incredible Team of the Century

UEFA have named their Team of the Century, boasting some of the most decorated players in football history. The XI was determined by the number of times a player had been voted in the annual UEFA Team of the Year. Without further ado, here is UEFA’s official Team of the Century. Iker Casillas UEFA Team

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Sandro Wagner hands in transfer request for desired Bayern Munich move

Hoffenheim striker Sandro Wagner is keen on a return to boyhood club Bayern Munich, reportedly handing in a transfer request according to German tabloid Bild. The Bavarian giants view Sandro Wagner as an ideal backup for Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. Interestingly, these latest findings contradict the player’s own remarks from last year, when he claimed

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European heavyweights prowling for Schalke star Leon Goretzka

A host of European giants are monitoring the progress of Schalke 04 midfielder Leon Goretzka after the German international’s sparkling form in the Bundesliga. The likes of Barcelona, Arsenal, Tottenham and, of course, Bayern Munich have been listed as admirers of the 22-year-old, who is approaching the final six months of his contract. That’s according

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Emre Can free to leave Liverpool in the summer after contract negotiations break down

Germany midfielder Emre Can looks likely to leave Liverpool on a free transfer in the summer after negotiations to renew his contract broke down, according to The Daily Mail. Reports suggest that the Bayern Munich youth product demanded a release clause in his new contract, something Liverpool are unwilling to offer. Liverpool now face the

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Bayern Munich draw Borussia Dortmund in German Cup Round of 16

Bayern Munich’s road to German Cup glory has met another monumental hurdle after drawing holders Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16. With former Bayern Munich man Stefan Effenberg present to draw the Round of 16 fixtures, Die Bayern were handed consecutive cup fixtures against a formidable opponent – having edged their way past RB

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Bayern Munich could be without Manuel Neuer until April

Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer could face six months on the sidelines as he recovers from surgery on his broken foot. The 31-year-old suffered a hairline fracture of the metatarsal in his left foot in a training session before undergoing successful surgery last month. “There’s tissue repair going on inside the foot –

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Jupp Heynckes named Bayern Munich manager until the end of the season

Bayern Munich have officially announced Jupp Heynckes as their manager until the end of the season following the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti. This will be Jupp Heynckes’ fourth spell as Bayern Munich manager, most recently having left the club after winning a historic treble in 2013 – the Bundesliga, German Cup and UEFA Champions League.

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Thomas Tuchel favourite to land Bayern Munich job

Former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is leading the race to fill the void left from Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking at Bayern Munich, according to the official Bundesliga website. Unattached and living in Munich, Thomas Tuchel is accustomed to Bundesliga football, having spent a total of seven years managing Mainz and Borussia Dortmund in the German

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Franck Ribery out until the New Year with knee injury

Bayern Munich will be without French winger Franck Ribery for the rest of the year after the Bundesliga side confirmed cruciate ligament damage for the 34-year-old. Franck Ribery was helped off the field in obvious discomfort at the hour mark of Bayern Munich’s 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin. While the 81-time capped French international won’t

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Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked from Bayern Munich following a 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League. The Italian manager had only been with the Bavarians for one full season, where he guided them to a Bundesliga title, but went no further than the Semi-Finals of the German Cup and Quarter-Finals of

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Chelsea pre-season schedule and squad updates

Defending Premier League champions Chelsea recently begun their stretch of pre-season friendlies, kicking things off in Beijing against the last side they played in competitive competition: Arsenal. The Blues cruised to a 3-0 win over their FA Cup Final adversary from last season in a game that saw essentially their regular starting XI in place,

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Liverpool pre-season schedule and squad updates

Liverpool have kicked off pre-season with a victory against Tranmere Rovers and a stalemate with Wigan Athletic, and now look forward to the Premier League Asia Trophy in Hong Kong. Several first-team regulars had the opportunity to stretch their legs in the two friendlies thus far, such as Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson,

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PSG still in the race for Alexis Sanchez

French newspaper Le Parisien claims that Paris Saint-Germain’s pursuit of Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is far from over. PSG sporting director Antero Henrique has reiterated his desire to land the Chilean superstar by contacting Sanchez’s agent within the last week, reports Le Parisien. Alexis Sanchez is in the last year of his Arsenal contract and

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Pepe Reina set for Premier League return

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina is on the verge of a return to the English Premier League, according to James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph. The report suggests the World Cup winner is close to a Manchester City move after Napoli rejected an opening bid of £2.6 million, but that a deal should be struck

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Renato Sanches in possible loan switch to AC Milan

Portuguese prospect Renato Sanches is the latest player on AC Milan’s radar, with the Italians hoping to secure a loan deal for the Bayern Munich midfielder. German media giant SportBild reported confirmation of the rumour from Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge himself, who was quoted as saying, “I can confirm AC Milan are interested in

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Juventus secure deal for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa

Douglas Costa has finally completed his move away from Bayern Munich by joining Italian champions Juventus. Sky Sport Italia have reported that the Brazilian joins Juventus on a two-year loan deal worth €6 million, with the Champions League runners-up holding an obligation to purchase for another €40 million depending on the meeting of certain criteria.

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James Rodriguez joins Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal

Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez will link up with Bayern Munich over the summer following an agreement for a two-year loan deal. The Bavarians swooped in with stealthy efficiency to clinch the services of a player whose future has been up in the air for some time, and came to a head when the

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Juventus closing in on wantaway Bayern Munich winger

Juventus are preparing a €45 million offer to Bayern Munich over the purchase of Brazilian winger Douglas Costa. The player’s agent has met with Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta in Turin to discuss personal terms, with Bayern Munich reportedly asking for €50 million. Juventus will hope their rapport with the Bavarian giants will help ease the

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Bayern Munich complete the signing of Serge Gnabry

Bayern Munich have announced the signing of former Arsenal man Serge Gnabry, who joins the club on a three-year contract. Gnabry, 21, impressed in his first season in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen, scoring 11 times from 27 appearances. The German international activated a release clause in his contract just a few days ago, with

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2017/18 UEFA Champions League Draw Pots

Manchester United’s Europa League victory did more than just earn them a spot in the group stages of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League. The 2-0 triumph over Ajax in Stockholm boosted United’s European coefficient high enough to place them in pot two, which helps them avoid being drawn in the same group with the likes

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Alexis Sanchez drops a massive hint on his future

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has added another cloud of uncertainty over his future with the club shortly after The Gunners enjoyed a 2-0 victory over Manchester United. Sanchez has been the rare shining light in a mostly underwhelming season for Arsenal, who are currently 6th in the Premier League and hold an outside chance of

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Cristiano Ronaldo trolled by Peter Crouch and Bayern Munich after modelling Tweet

Cristiano Ronaldo is known not only for his football career, but his modelling one as well. The Portuguese star is definitely capable of having a career of fashion and he clearly wants everyone to know that. Ronaldo often posts some of his modelling pictures on his Twitter account and while some people like them, others

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Xabi Alonso talks about the different tactics that Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola like to use [Video]

Xabi Alonso is without a doubt one of the best defensive midfielders that have played the game in the last decade and it’s not surprising that he’s been part of great teams – Liverpoo, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. Furthermore, he has a lot of managers, including two of the most popular names at the

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