An exclusive transfer round-up from Bundesliga insider Christian Falk, featuring Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Liverpool and more.
Chelsea have a big advantage in the Youssoufa Moukoko transfer race
Liverpool have between £200-250m to spend in the summer
And plenty more on Dortmund, Barcelona, Manchester United and Newcastle
Evan Ndicka has an offer from Frankfurt – a three-year extension specifically. I think there’s a good chance that he’ll sign this contract but there are many clubs interested at the moment, one of them is Arsenal. It’s not so concrete that Frankfurt are really afraid of losing him.
I’m not sure if Dortmund want to keep Raphaël Guerreiro anyway. It isn’t clear how serious Atlético’s interest is. I think Dortmund knows that Guerreiro won’t sign a new contract, so Atlético could fit.
A move to Barcelona could happen for Benjamin Pavard. Pavard changed his agent – his new agent is Pini Zahavi – and if you see Pini’s friends, there are always two clubs.
One is Chelsea. When he’s talking about Chelsea he’s often talking in terms of ‘us’ and ‘we’, so he’s really close. He’s living in London, so that’s why there were many rumours in the past around Pavard and Chelsea.
[Benjamin Pavard walks away from the World Cup trophy – photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP via Getty Images]
But the other club, and a big friend of his, is Joan Laporta’s Barcelona. He’s always got a bit of back and forth with him; we saw it with Robert Lewandowksi and at the end it worked. So yes, it’s true – Barcelona and Pavard, there is a connection at the moment. If they do it, it will depend a bit on Bayern Munich.
Alphonso Davies is the future. The bosses at Bayern Munich won’t sell him to Real Madrid. There’s no price on him, so no, no they won’t.
Nobody knows when Manuel Neuer will return or how he’ll return, so Yann Sommer sees a big chance at Bayern. It’s a dream for him and he’s got a guaranteed six…