Bayern Munich

  • Leverkusen star Havertz 'would suit' Bay...

    Kai Havertz would suit Bayern Munich as a potential signing, according to Joshua Kimmich. Havertz made his full Germany debut in a friendly against Russia on Thursday, setting up Serge Gnabry's goal in a 3-0 win for Joachim Low's side. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has been l...

    Leverkusen star Havertz 'would suit' Bayern Munich – Kimmich

    Kai Havertz would suit Bayern Munich as a potential signing, according to Joshua Kimmich. Havertz made his full Germany debut in a friendly against Russia on Thursday, setting up Serge Gnabry's goal in a 3-0 win for Joachim Low's side. The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder has been linked with a move to Bayern, who are thought to be keen to freshen up their side, with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery approaching retirement. And Bayern defender Kimmich feels 19-year-old Havertz would be a solid addition for the Bundesliga champions. "I cannot buy him, but Kai Havertz is a player who would suit us well," Kimmich told reporters. Havertz's performance also caught the eye of Germany coach Low. "He impressed me," said Low. "He is very secure on the ball and has good positioning going forward. "When he gets the ball, he always tries to bring the ball forward. You can see that in training as well." Germany are back in Nations League action on Monday when they host Netherlands in Gelsenkirchen. They will be relegated unless they win but will drop into League B regardless if Ronald Koeman's men beat world champions France on Friday. Havertz, a product of Leverkusen's youth system, has impressed for Heiko Herrlich's side this season, scoring six goals in all competitions so far. The 19-year-old has also registered four assists across the Bundesliga and the Europa League so far this term. Bayern have a number of talented young Germany stars on their books including Kimmich, Gnabry, Leon Goretzka and Niklas Sule.

  • Bayern are getting old - Coman concedes ...

    Bayern Munich attacker Kingsley Coman thinks the reigning Bundesliga champions are a solid group but are ageing and could be in need for some reinforcements. Bayern have reigned supreme over the Bundesliga for six straight seasons and entered this season looking to continue that...

    Bayern are getting old - Coman concedes club may be in need of new faces

    Bayern Munich attacker Kingsley Coman thinks the reigning Bundesliga champions are a solid group but are ageing and could be in need for some reinforcements. Bayern have reigned supreme over the Bundesliga for six straight seasons and entered this season looking to continue that dominance, but are off to a slow start to the campaign. The club currently sit fifth in the table on goal difference and find themselves seven points behind league-leaders Borussia Dortmund after losing to them in this season’s first Der Klassiker last weekend at the Signal Iduna Park. New head coach Niko Kovac has come under criticism for the start to the campaign, but Coman concedes the problems may well go beyond the manager. Bayern featured five starters age 30 or over against Dortmund with two more players in the XI age 29, and on average were 3.7 years older than their opponents. That age situation is something Coman admitted might need addressing. "We have a very good team, but it's true: It's ageing a bit," Coman said. "You must think about new players at the right time." The 22-year-old Coman also delivered an update on his own return to the field Coman was injured in August after being fouled in a match against Hoffenheim. Tests revealed a syndesmosis ligament tear in his left ankle, the same ankle he injured last season, which required surgery. However, Coman says he is on the mend and should be able to return shortly. "It'll take me two more weeks and then I'll be back," Coman said. Following the international break, Bayern returns to action against Fortuna Dusseldorf on November 24 before facing Benfica in the Champions League three days later.

  • 'What I did was wrong' - Ribery apologis...

    Franck Ribery has apologised after he was involved in an altercation with a reporter following Bayern Munich's Bundesliga loss to Borussia Dortmund. Bayern were beaten 3-2 last Saturday at Signal Iduna Park, despite twice leading through goals scored by former Dortmund striker R...

    'What I did was wrong' - Ribery apologises for reporter altercation after Klassiker defeat

    Franck Ribery has apologised after he was involved in an altercation with a reporter following Bayern Munich's Bundesliga loss to Borussia Dortmund. Bayern were beaten 3-2 last Saturday at Signal Iduna Park, despite twice leading through goals scored by former Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. Reports emerged after the game that Ribery had "pushed" and "slapped" journalist Patrick Guillou, who highlighted errors by the former France winger in his appearance on beIN SPORTS. Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed an incident occurred, and Ribery has now issued a public apology after meeting Guillou. "I've had an appointment with Patrick Guillou and it was good that he came to Munich," Ribery said in a video posted on Bayern's official website. "We talked together for a long time and about what happened after the match in Dortmund. "Of course, what I did was wrong. After the match, I was very emotional. "I said 'sorry' to Patrick and his family yesterday. And I hope that we can leave this behind – that's why this meeting was important for him and for me." Bayern are seven points behind Bundesliga leaders Dortmund following their Klassiker loss, which was sealed by a Paco Alcacer strike. The defeat increased the pressure on under-fire coach Niko Kovac, who replaced Jupp Heynckes for the 2018-19 season and came under scrutiny in October after a run of four games without a win.

  • Wagner: Bayern are Germany's best team '...

    Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner dismissed any suggestions the club were rebuilding, saying the Bundesliga champions have "by far" the best team in Germany.  Borussia Dortmund have made a fine start to the season and are four points clear atop the table and seven ahead of Bay...

    Wagner: Bayern are Germany's best team 'by far'

    Bayern Munich forward Sandro Wagner dismissed any suggestions the club were rebuilding, saying the Bundesliga champions have "by far" the best team in Germany.  Borussia Dortmund have made a fine start to the season and are four points clear atop the table and seven ahead of Bayern after winning a thrilling Der Klassiker on Saturday. Bayern, on the other hand, are off to a slow start and sit fifth in the league table, having picked up just six wins in 11 matches.  Despite that, Wagner feels Bayern are better than Dortmund and all other challengers in the Bundesliga, and the Germany international urged his team to respond and win the league title. "It's crazy when you look at the league table. We are fifth, which can't be the aspiration of Bayern Munich or us players," he said. "We have to win the Bundesliga title this year, anything else would be a disappointment. We have the best team by far, in Germany. "Of course, Dortmund have played a couple of good games, but in my opinion we are the better team. "Therefore, every single player needs to have the ambition to become a German champion. To say it's a rebuilding phase or similar is rubbish. "We have to win the Bundesliga." History is not of the side of Bayern. Bayern have won six successive titles, with Borussia Dortmund the last side to break their dominance with victory in 2011-12.  But the club have never come back to win the title after trailing by such a distance at this point in the season, heightening pressure on new boss Niko Kovac. And while Wagner believes Dortmund have played "a couple of good games", BVB are actually on pace for one of their best seasons in the Bundesliga.  Only twice have Dortmund earned more points through 11 matches than the 27 they have picked up this season and this campaign marks just the second time the club have reached this point in the season unbeaten.  Both clubs get a bit of time to get things right over the international break, with Bayern set to return to league action with a clash against Fortuna and Dortmund set to take on Mainz. 

  • Bayern star James out for several weeks ...

    James Rodriguez faces several weeks on the sidelines after Bayern Munich announced the midfielder has a knee injury. The Colombia international has started five Bundesliga games and was an unused substitute for Saturday's 3-2 Klassiker defeat away to Borussia Dortmund. That los...

    Bayern star James out for several weeks with knee injury

    James Rodriguez faces several weeks on the sidelines after Bayern Munich announced the midfielder has a knee injury. The Colombia international has started five Bundesliga games and was an unused substitute for Saturday's 3-2 Klassiker defeat away to Borussia Dortmund. That loss left the champions seven points behind their rivals and news of James' injury deals a further blow to under-pressure head coach Niko Kovac. Bayern confirmed on Wednesday that James has sustained a partial lateral collateral ligament tear in his left knee in training on Tuesday, an injury that will keep him out for several weeks. "James' knee will initially be rested for 10 days before he begins treatment and rehabilitation," a club statement read. James, 27, is therefore expected to miss the rest of 2018 and will not be able to play any further part in Bayern's Champions League group campaign. Bayern have taken 10 points from four matches with group games at home to Benfica and away to Ajax to come. Kovac, under fire after Bayern's slow start under his leadership, last month denied reports of a rift with James, who is on loan at the club from Real Madrid. "We have a lot of international players. There will always be cases where one player plays and another doesn't," Kovac said. "James is a player of extraordinary quality and is important for the club. He's proved that several times, but I can't play with 12 men. He will play as many games as others."

Leagues
  • EPL
  • La Liga
  • Bundesliga
  • Serie A
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
Clubs
  • Real Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Manchester United
  • Arsenal
  • Bayern Munich
  • Liverpool
  • Chelsea
  • Manchester City
  • A.C. Milan
  • Juventus
  • Inter Milan
menu