Bayern Munich keep tabs on teenage Barcelona star Pedri

The summer transfer window was unlike any other; check out all the major offers and find out how we ranked the biggest signings. And just because the window is closed until January doesn’t mean the rumors won’t continue. Here are the latest gossip and speculation.

TOP STORY: Bayern could pay Barca’s huge Pedri clause

When Barcelona put a € 1 billion release clause on Pedro’s latest deal, it was assumed that any club considering signing the midfielder would be scared of the amount.

However, COMME reports that Bayern Munich have shown interest in the 18-year-old and his entourage knows the Bavarians are ready to quadruple his salary.

Naturally impressed with the Spain international, Bayern are set to make him the most expensive signing in history – surpassing the € 80million paid to Atletico Madrid for Lucas hernandez in 2019.

The Golden Boy Award winner – the first at the club since Lionel Messi won it in 2005 – has become a key player for the club and the country since arriving from Las Palmas in the summer of 2020.

Nonetheless, with Bayern’s interest being serious, the club realize that there may be times when Pedri has to leave Barcelona due to his precarious financial situation.

This comes from the fact that Bayern’s offer could go a long way in providing respite in this regard – even if it would hurt Xavi Hernandez’s side on the pitch.

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08:00 GMT: Paris Saint-Germain has contacted Zinedine Zidane in case of potential departure of the manager Mauricio Pochettinosources told ESPN’s Julien Laurens.

The former Real Madrid manager is the club owners’ No.1 candidate if they lose Pochettino to Manchester United.

Zidane, 49, is available after leaving the Bernabeu last summer after his second term with Real Madrid – winning 190 of his 301 managerial matches and winning three Champions Leagues and two LaLiga trophies. The France World Cup winner is keen on the PSG job if it becomes available, sources said.

Sources told ESPN’s Mark Ogden that Pochettino has yet to fully settle at PSG since joining them in January and that the post at United – left vacant after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure at the weekend. -end last – is the one who would make him consider a return to the Prime Minister. League.

As for Zidane, PSG think his pragmatic approach and his management of men are perfectly suited to the star-studded Parisian team which includes Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

PAPER GOSSIP (by Danny Lewis)

– Borussia Dortmund are preparing a package to try to persuade Erling Haaland stay put another year, as reported by Air Sports Germany. The main part of that will be a salary increase for the Norway international, according to the report, with the contract confirming that the striker’s exit clause will be triggered in 2023, rather than in the summer of 2022 as is expected to happen. .

– Chelsea are confident to extend Mason mount contract after making a breakthrough in talks with the midfielder, according to Football Insider.

The academy graduate has recently been linked with players like Manchester City, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich with suggestions he is no longer happy at Stamford Bridge. However, he was offered an improved contract to keep him beyond 2024, when his current contract ends.

– Fiorentina hope to sign Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamaca replacing Dusan Vlahovic, Calciomercato reports, with the Serbian appearing increasingly likely to leave in January or at the end of his contract in the summer of 2022.

Another report from the Italian release adds that The Viola turn to Sassuolo again as they aim to bring Domenico Berardi to occupy the wing – although they may be put off by demands of 30 million euros. With this in mind, Lille Jonathan Ikoné is considered an alternative.

– In an interview with Mundo Deportivo, La Masia graduate and Benfica left-back Grimaldo admitted he would like to join Barcelona.

The Spaniard said: “Barcelona have always been my home and I’m not going to close my door. I won’t deny it, I will always bring his heart. I grew up there and this is one of the dreams I have had ever since. I was small. « 

– Lazio hope to sign Bodo / Glimt Erik Botheim in the January transfer window, suggests Calciomercato. They will be looking to get rid of Vedat Muriqi to help secure the deal which could cost around € 10million, with the still highly regarded Kosovar international in Turkey having previously represented Fenerbahce among other Turkish Super Lig teams.

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