Xavi and the five players he wants to transform Barcelona

Barcelona are still looking for a replacement for Ronald Koeman who was fired last week. According to several Spanish media, Xavi Hernández is highly relevant to take over as the new coach, and negotiations are said to be ongoing between Barça and the club icon’s Qatari club Al Sadd.

In other words, there is much to suggest that Xavi will return to Barcelona soon, and already now the former star midfielder is said to have identified five dream signings.

Spanish Sport reports that Xavi wants to bring in Kingsley Coman from Bayern Munich, and according to El National, the wish list also consists of Erling Braut Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Jules Koundé (Sevilla) and Dani Olmo (RB Leipzig).

Recruitments that, however, can be difficult to complete. Barcelona is in an economic crisis and has billions in debt. Pogba has an expiring contract with United and can be recruited as boss this summer, but other players on the wish list are coveted names in the market and would cost many millions to row in port.

The German giant shows interest in Tieleman

Youri Tielemans, 24, has had great success in the Leicester jersey in recent seasons and has previously been linked with a move to the big clubs in the Premier League. Now comes information that indicates that another major European club has joined the fight to link up with the Belgian’s services.

According to Calciomercato, Bayern Munich are now showing interest in recruiting the 24-year-old. Something that is not strange, says Brandon Rodgers. When the Leicester coach was recently asked about Tielemans, he was full of admiration for the talent.He develops and does very well. He joined us in January 2019 and has developed into a top midfielder in Europe, says Rodgers according to the Daily Mirror and continues:

“He will only get better. He is incredibly professional, one of the best I have worked with. His attitude to train is at the highest level. He develops and that is what you want to see young players do.”

Leicester are now said to be trying to extend Youri Tieleman’s contract, which expires in the summer of 2023. The 24-year-old has played a total of 122 matches in the PL club and has been noted for 20 goals and 22 assists.

Arsenal interested in Denis Zakaria

Denis Zakaria, 24, played the entire match when Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated Bayern Munich 5-0 in the German Cup on Wednesday night. The Gladbach midfielder’s contract with the club expires next summer and now German Bild reports that Arsenal have Zakaria on their wish list.

The London club can try with a bid already in the January window, but if it turns out to be too difficult, Arsenal want to sign a pre-contract with Zakaria which is valid from 1 July.

The Swiss national team player came to Mönchengladbach from Young Boys in the summer of 2017 and has scored eleven goals in 136 appearances since then.

Newcastle eying one of Germanys greatest talents

Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz, 18, is ranked as one of the greatest talents in Germany. The 18-year-old has impressed during the start of this season with six goals and six assists in eleven games, which has attracted interest from several big clubs around Europe.

Now the German newspaper Bild states that Newcastle is following the German midfielder. The English club has just got a new owner who can possibly strengthen significantly in January to save the club in the Premier League.

Wirtz currently has a contract with Bayer Leverkusen until the summer of 2026.

Bayern München is looking at Oshimen

Napoli’s attacking star Victor Osimhen, 22, joined last year from Lille and has scored goals in Italy during the start of this season. The Nigerian has so far scored nine goals and an assist in eleven appearances this season.

Now Calciomercato states that Bayern Munich is keeping an eye on the 22-year-old striker. However, Napoli is said not to want to sell for less than 100 million euros, just over one billion kronor. Osimhen currently has a contract with Napoli until the summer of 2025.

“Bidding war” expected to break out for the talents signature

It has previously been written that clubs such as Newcastle as well as the giants Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been in contact with Porto winger Luis Diaz’s representatives. Now another team is said to have entered the race for the 24-year-old.

It is Goal who, with reference to the Italian Gazzetta dello Sport, writes that Chelsea have inquired about the status of the Colombian’s future. The site further writes that a “bidding war” is expected to break out next year, 2022.

Luis Diaz, whose contract with the Portuguese club extends until the end of June 2024, has this season scored a goal in three matches in the Champions League and four hits in five appearances in the league.

Los Blancos is falling behind in the chase for Haaland

Erling Braut Haaland, 21, is hot on the market after scoring 70 goals and 19 assists in 69 games in the Dortmund shirt. Previously, several big clubs have been rumored to be in the fight to tie up the Norwegian next summer.

One of the clubs interested in Haaland is Real Madrid. Now, however, Spanish AS states that “Los Blancos” has slipped behind in the fight for the 21-year-old. Instead, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are said to be more eager to sign the attacking star.

According to reports, Real Madrid want to recruit PSG star Kylian Mbappé, a signing that would make it difficult to also recruit Erling Haaland to the club.

Barcela want a reunion with former La Masia player

Dani Olmo has taken a different path to the top of world football. After leaving Barcelona’s academy for the Croatian big club Dinamo Kiev in his teens, he has through Dinamo gone to RB Leipzig and then get a call up to the Spanish national team.

But now a return to Barcelona may be underway. According to the German newspaper Sport Bild, the Spanish big club is interested in recruiting the now 23-year-old Olmo. This will be a loan for the rest of the season, which can cost up to ten million euros, and then lead to a mandatory purchase of the midfielder for 60 million euros.

Olmo has missed part of the season due to a muscle injury, which he is currently working on coming back from. So far, there have been three appearances for Leipzig this year, where he was noted for an assist.

Manchester United and Manchester City are also said to be interested in Olmo.

Says no to contract extension with Leicester, opens up for leaving

Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans, 24, was crucial in the clubs FA Cup title this spring and has been rumored to several big clubs in recent months. In September, the Belgian opened up for a move.

I’m open to everything. The transfer window has just closed, but I want to keep the doors open, Tielemans told Sky Sports.

The British 90min now reports that Tielemans has nobbed Leicester’s latest offer for a new contract and that he is considering his alternatives. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid and Bayern Munich are all said to be showing interest in the midfielder.

Barcelona are also said to want to sign the 24-year-old, but the club’s finances make it “almost impossible” to complete a signing, according to Barcelona newspaper Mundo Deportivo. Tielemans is valued at approximately €55 million, according to MD.

Tieleman’s current contract with Leicester expires in 2023.

Lewandowski on the only club which he can leave Bayern for

Robert Lewandowski, 33, has been a goal machine for Bayern Munich in recent seasons. During the summer, the Polish national team striker was surrounded by relocation rumors that placed him in several big clubs, with Manchester City being talked up as a potential alternative.

Now Spanish AS reports that Robert Lewandowski has only set his sights on one club in case he should leave Bayern Munich – and that is Real Madrid. However, the Spanish big club would need to buy the 33-year-old, whose current contract extends until the summer of 2023.

Lewandowski has scored a total of 307 goals in 339 matches in Bayern Munich since joining the club ahead of the 2014/2015 season.