OFFICIAL: Bayern Munich has signed 23-year-old defender Omar Richards on a free transfer. The 23-year-old defender is joining on a free transfer from English second-tier club Reading and has signed a contract with the German champions until 2025. He will take the number 3 shirt. Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidžić: “We’re delighted Omar is coming to FC Bayern. Omar is a technically gifted player on the left side of defence. He finds good solutions going forward, he’s very alert and we trust him to play a good role in our team.” Omar Richards: “My move to FC Bayern is a great honour for me. A dream has come true. I’m proud to be wearing the shirt of one of the world’s biggest clubs. I hope I can help the team continue to be successful in the future. My thanks to the management at FC Bayern for their trust. Our conversations were very convincing. I can’t wait to be on the pitch for Bayern.
-Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund in contact over four playersAs per recent reports from the Daily Express, Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund have been in close contact over the past few weeks as they plot a number of two-way transfers.
The Blues are keen on signing Jadon Sancho, who is on Manchester United’s prime target list. They are also rumoured to be interested in Erling Haaland.
On the other hand, Tammy Abraham has only featured seven times under Tuchel, and it’s no secret he could leave the club before the start of next season. The last few games have not seen much of Callum Hudson-Odoi either.
Both the Chelsea academy players could move to the Bundesliga if talks between the two clubs advance. Also ￼Tammy Abraham and Jadon Sancho could move either way.
OFFICIAL: Zinedine Zidane has left Real Madrid
Real Madrid have confirmed that Zinedine Zidane has resigned as the club’s manager. Doubts over the his future had been growing after Madrid were pipped to the LaLiga title last weekend by rivals Atletico Madrid. Sportsmail reported earlier this month that Zidane would walk away from the club regardless of whether they secured the title after Zidane sensed for some time that he did not have the backing of Florentino Perez. In a statement, they said: ‘Real Madrid CF announces that Zinedine Zidane has decided to end his current stage as coach of our club.‘It is now time to respect his decision and show him our appreciation for his professionalism, dedication and passion in all these years, and for what his figure represents for Real Madrid. ‘Zidane is one of the great myths of Real Madrid and his legend goes beyond what he has been as a coach and player of our club. ‘He knows that he is at the heart of Real Madrid and that Real Madrid is and will always be his home.’
Jose Mourinho is ‘plotting reunion with Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard’ at RomaJose Mourinho wants to sign injury-plagued Real Madrid winger Eden Hazard as one of his first major additions at Roma. The Portuguese manager, who was sacked by Tottenham before the end of the season, is keen to work with the Belgian, who he coached at Chelsea between 2013-15 in his second stint at Stamford Bridge. According to Deportes Cuatro in Spain, Mourinho is plotting an audacious swoop for the 30-year-old. Hazard moved to Real Madrid for £130 million but has been a huge disappointment in the Spanish capital.He suffered initially with weight issues and has seemed cursed with injury problems. Hazard has made 30 LaLiga appearances out of a possible 76 so far and only managed to turn out 21 times this term. Over two years, he’s scored just five times and Real are understood to be running out of patience with him. Some reports suggest that the club would be willing to allow him to leave for free, to allow the absence of hiswage to free up some space financially.OFFICIAL: Antonio Conte QUITS as boss just weeks after guiding them to the Serie A title. Antonio Conte has quit as Inter Milan boss just weeks after masterminding their first Serie A title win in nine years – with the Italian said to have grown frustrated with the club’s lack of financial resources. Conte has enjoyed a superb two seasons with the the Nerazzurri, culminating in their winning of the Scudetto this campaign, thereby ending Juventus’ nine-year dominance of Italian football. He was reportedly hoping to spend big this summer in a bid to ensure the club retain their grip on the Scudetto, but the Nerazzurri are feeling the effects of the Covid pandemic and are being forced to cash in on a number of players.
Inter need to bring their wage budget down by 20 per cent, La Gazzetta dello Sport, with the club needing to sell a host of players – generating around £86.5m – in order to stay afloat, something that infuriated Conte after meeting chief Steven Zhang. A club confirmed Conte’s departure, thanking him for the ‘extraordinary job’ he had done during his time with the Serie A champions. ‘FC Internazionale Milano announces that it has reached an agreement for the consensual termination of the contract with the coach Antonio Conte. ‘The whole Club would like to thank Antonio for the extraordinary work he has done, which culminated in winning the nineteenth Scudetto. Antonio Conte will remain forever in the history of our Club.
-Bayern Munich defender deal to real madrid almost doneReal Madrid are planning to confirm the signing of David Alaba before the end of the week, as the Austrian defender looked at properties in the Spanish capital earlier. An announcement by Real Madrid confirming the signing of David Alaba looks increasingly imminent. As revealed by Gol TV, the Bayern Munich defender was in Madrid to look at houses with an advisor to his agent. However, according to sources close to Alaba who spoke to Diario AS, the Austrian “was not at the club.”
Providing all goes as planned, Madrid’s intend to announce the signing of Alaba before the end of the week. But whatever happens, no official presentation is expected until after Euro 2020. The idea of making the announcement before the Euros is to remove any pressure on the player regarding his future during the tournament.