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Bale to Bayern rumours are 'rubbish' - agent

ESPN FC's Sid Lowe says it's still early, but he fully expects Real Madrid to make a big push to generate money from player sales this summer.
Alejandro Moreno examines Real Madrid's projected starting XI for next season and says additional signings are still needed to bolster the squad.
Steve Nicol decides which players Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid should keep around or part ways with in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Bayern Munich have not made an approach to sign Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid, the player's agent Jonathan Barnett told ESPN FC on Monday.

The Wales international is reportedly one of the players expected to leave the Spanish giants this summer, and is considered surplus to requirements since the return of Zinedine Zidane as coach.

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Reports in Spain had suggested Bayern were prepared to match Bale's wages in order to take the player on loan as...

Source: Bayern out of running to sign De Ligt

Raphael Honigstein joins the crew to weigh in on Borussia Dortmund's signings, and questions whether or not they've done enough to win next season's Bundesliga title.
Gab Marcotti joins the ESPN FC crew to shed some light on Bayern Munich's up-and-down season, citing an aging roster as a problem moving forward.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice to lead Bayern Munich to their first German Cup title since 2016 with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the final.

Bayern Munich have withdrawn from the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

The German champions had been encouraged to pursue the 19-year-old Ajax captain after initial positive talks but recently informed the centre-back in a telephone conversation that more pressing priorities in the transfer market ruled out a bid for him.

Manchester United and Barcelona are thought to be leading the chase for the Netherlands international, while Juventus are also interested.

Source: Arsenal want Leipzig's Upamecano

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as joint top scorers in the league in Arsenal's 3-1 win at Burnley.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice to lead Bayern Munich to their first German Cup title since 2016 with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the final.

Arsenal are targeting the signing of RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, a source close to the Premier League club has told ESPN FC.

While there has been no official bid for the 20-year-old Frenchman -- a member of the Bundesliga's meanest defence last season -- the German side have been made aware of the Gunners' interest.

Leipzig are in the midst of attempting to renew the former Valenciennes player's existing contract beyond 2021 but might consider a sale in case Upamecano pushes for a move.

Arsenal's...

Boateng should leave Bayern Munich - Hoeness

Gab Marcotti joins the ESPN FC crew to shed some light on Bayern Munich's up-and-down season, citing an aging roster as a problem moving forward.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice to lead Bayern Munich to their first German Cup title since 2016 with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the final.
German Cup final: Robert Lewandowski (85') RB Leipzig 0-3 Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has told Jerome Boateng the defender's best option would be to leave the club.

Boateng joined Bayern from Manchester City in 2011 but has been linked with a move away from Allianz Arena. He was an unused sub during the 3-0 DFB Pokal victory over RB Leipzig on Saturday and did not join in the postmatch celebrations.

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"He must seek a new challenge, it's better for him," Hoeness said. "I'd advise Boateng to...

Sources: City want Sane stay with Bayern keen

The FC guys mention Manchester United's '99 treble winners and Arsenal's '98 side when questioning if Man City are the best team of the Premier League era.
ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes joins the party in Manchester to get the fans' thoughts on City's treble-winning season and Vincent Kompany's departure.

Manchester City are ready for a battle to hang onto Leroy Sane with Bayern Munich pushing to sign the Germany international, sources have told ESPN FC.

The Premier League champions want to keep Sane but the 23-year-old winger has just two years remaining on his contract with a new deal remaining unsigned.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness has confirmed their interest in Sane as they look to replace Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, but has also said they will not spend more than €80 million on a...