Daily newspaper delicacies: Liverpool, Real Madrid against Bayern Munich around Benjamin Sesko?; Liverpool struggling with Borussia Dortmund over Karim Adeyemi?; FC Barcelona plays for Borna Sosa?; and more!

If Bayern Munich really want to make a run at Red Bull Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko, Bayern may need to outbid Real Madrid and Liverpool:

Bayern Munich are reportedly set to face stiff competition from Real Madrid and Liverpool in the race to land Benjamin Sesko in the summer.

According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Benjamin Sesko is the subject of Bayern Munich’s interest in a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Red Bull Salzburg striker is also a target for Real Madrid and Liverpool.

Benjamin Sesko has made great strides since joining Red Bull Salzburg from NK Domzale in July 2019. The Slovenian prodigy was initially loaned to sister club FC Liefering before returning to the Red Bull Arena last summer. And while he hasn’t established himself as a first-choice forward for the Austrian giants, the player has nonetheless impressed with his performances.

The 18-year-old has a solid record of nine goals and seven assists in 30 appearances in all competitions, contributing directly to a striker every 81 minutes. Sesko’s advances have not gone unnoticed as he has been targeted by some of the biggest clubs in Europe including Real Madrid, Liverpool and Bayern Munich.

Sesko is just one of a few possible contingency plans for Bayern Munich should Robert Lewandowski leave the club. Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland (we know… it is very unlikely), Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, VfB Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic and Bayer Leverkusen’s Patrik Schick were also mentioned.

Liverpool could be worried about their own pursuit of Red Bull Salzburg star Karim Adeyemi. Not only Borussia Dortmund is considered the leader, RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich could also be there:

Liverpool have been hit by the news that Bayern Munich have entered the race to sign striker Karim Adeyemi from RB Salzburg.

Adeyemi is in hot demand ahead of the summer transfer window. Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund have been battling for his signature and it’s just gotten more complicated. Bayern have joined the race and could be favorites to complete a deal.

Bayern dropped a klanger when they let Adeyemi slip through their fingers early in his career. He was once in the Bayern academy but then switched to SpVgg Unterhaching where he continued his development.

A move to Salzburg followed and the striker continued to flourish. So much so that Bayern are now willing to pay big bucks to get him back. Reports in Forbes claim Bayern will meet the asking price, trumping Liverpool and Dortmund. Salzburg want £38m and Dortmund have tried to negotiate that number down. Liverpool are also said to be in talks to bring him to Anfield. It was suggested they could exploit Dortmund’s reluctance to meet the asking price.

As many players, coaches and fans may not be ready for this yet, Bayern Munich needs to get back to work.

After a thoroughly disappointing elimination from the Champions League, Julian Nagelsmann must rally his troops to shake off their fear and work towards claiming another Bundesliga crown.

Tired, exhausted and probably a little bruised, Bayern Munich take on Arminia Bielefeld in a game Bayern must have to keep a stranglehold on the top of the table.

Let’s take a look at what’s available in this episode:

  • A quick chat about the aftermath of the Villarreal defeat.
  • A look at the placement of each team in the table and the current form of the teams.
  • A guess as to how Nagelsmann will line up his boys against Arminia Bielefeld.
  • A prediction about the game.

Having been beaten by both Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern Munich this season, FC Barcelona may be ready to scour the Bundesliga for talent. Here is some more information on Barca’s alleged interest in Borna Sosa from VfB Stuttgart:

What a week… and not in a good way. FC Bayern Munich edged out FC Augsburg but were subsequently ousted from the Champions League by Villarreal, experienced transfer announcements from several key players and might have thrown their hat back in the ring for a centre-back.

The big news, however, was the aforementioned UCL exit, which we will be talking and discussing. Otherwise, here’s what we have in store for this episode:

  • A close look at what Bayern Munich may need to do to challenge for the Champions League next season.
  • A personal heat check, where I stand with Julian Nagelsmann.
  • It’s decision time for a few key veterans. Should they stay or go?
  • Current news on the contract negotiations/transfer status of Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry.
  • FC Bayern Munich’s re-entry into the transfer market for a central defender. who can they get Who should they get?

RB Leipzig want to extend defender Marcel Halstenberg’s contract:

RB Leipzig apparently wants to extend its full-back Marcel Halstenberg. As the picture writes, the runner-up decided to keep the 30-year-old, whose contract expires in the summer, for himself.

Halstenberg recently returned after a long injury break. His coach Domenico Tedesco is considered a fan: “If I remember RB’s top-top-top games in the past, Marcel was always on the pitch. He has proven many times that he has a lot of quality. From my point of view, there is absolutely nothing to be said against extending the contract.”

Halstenberg himself, who has made nine appearances for the German national team so far, has indicated on several occasions that he might consider staying at RB. He has been playing for the club since 2015.

If you want to look at a player whose career was likely ruined by a transfer, you can only look at Borussia Dortmund’s Nico Schulz, who never joined BVB after moving from Hoffenheim. Now it looks like Schulz will have to find a new home after three years of fighting at Borussia Dortmund, where he rarely played:

Injury-prone Nico Schulz will leave Borussia Dortmund. However, it is unclear whether the 29-year-old left-back will actually leave. The very well-paid ex-national player is under contract until 2024.

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