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Bayern will not become Barcelona, insists Robben

Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Goal.com

The Netherlands winger has stressed the European champions will continue to develop in their own particular style under their new coachBayern Munich star Arjen Robben insists his side will not attempt to emulate Barcelona under the stewardship of Pep Guardiola. The former Blaugrana boss took the reins at the Allianz Arena after Jupp Heynckes departed at the end of last season, with Guardiola ...Full Story »

Thiago: "I gave it a lot of thought, but Pep convinced me"

Posted Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by Marca.com

After being officially introduced as a Bayern player, midfielder Thiago Alcántara confirmed what we all already knew: that his arrival owed a lot to Pep Guardiola, whom he termed "influential" in his career. Having duly passed a medical, Thiago faced the media, when he admitted that the new Bayern boss had played a big role in his decision. "I haven't had any other coach like Pep Guardiola...Full Story »

Dortmund close in on Korean starlet Ryu

Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by Fox Sports

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are reportedly close to sealing a deal for talented Korea Republic youngster Ryu Seung-woo. Ryu, who currently plays for Chung-Ang University in Seoul, recently starred for the South Koreans in the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, scoring two goals in the group stage to help his side reach the knockout round, where they were ultimately eliminated in the last eight ...Full Story »

Thiago: Guardiola was key to Bayern move

Posted Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by Fox Sports

Thiago Alcantara has revealed the chance to link up once again with coach Pep Guardiola was one of the main reasons he signed for Bayern Munich. The European champions completed the signing of the highly-rated versatile midfielder from Barcelona on a four-year contract for an initial fee of 20million euros (£17.3m), with add-ons taking the total amount to 25m euros (£21.6m). After ...Full Story »

Dortmund set to make fourth summer signing

Posted Monday, July 15, 2013 by Goal.com

The club's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed they are working to bring one more player to Signal Iduna Park this transfer window Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed the Champions League runners-up are looking to bring in another player based outside of Germany. Jurgen Klopp's squad has already been bolstered by attackers Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a...Full Story »

Bayern beat Man United to Thiago signing as Barca accept £22m fee... and he even agrees to waive payments to force through move!

Posted Monday, July 15, 2013 by Dailymail

Manchester United have lost out in the race to sign Thiago Alcantara after the Spaniard agreed to join Bayern Munich from Barcelona for £22million. The midfielder will sign a four-year deal with the Champions League winners and undergo a medical in the coming days. The deal also included an agreement that the two clubs play a friendly at some point in the next four years while Tiago has w...Full Story »

Ribery: I deserve Ballon d'Or

Posted Sunday, July 14, 2013 by Goal.com

The winger says he couldn't do anything more to win the prize with his efforts last season and expects to be crowned the world's best player Franck Ribery claims he deserves to win the Ballon d'Or for his role in Bayern Munich's treble-winning campaign last season. The France winger, along with team-mates Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and Mario Mandzukic, was nominated for the Uefa Best Player...Full Story »

Lahm: Gotze made logical move

Posted Saturday, July 13, 2013 by Goal.com

The 29-year-old feels the former Borussia Dortmund midfielder does not deserve to be criticised for making the switch to the Allianz Arena Philipp Lahm believes that Mario Gotze made the right choice in leaving Borussia Dortmund for Bayern Munich this summer. The right-back, 29, captained the Bavarians to the treble last season and says that the club are a great place for young players to ta...Full Story »

Guardiola's system is weird - Ribery

Posted Friday, July 12, 2013 by Goal.com

The Frenchman says the new boss is testing different formations at the Allianz Arena as the Bavarians step up preparations for the new season Bayern Munich attacker Franck Ribery has claimed that Pep Guardiola's coaching methods are "weird". The Bavarians are currently in Trentino preparing for their first season under their new coach and the 30-year-old says the Spaniard is trying out new s...Full Story »

Bayern will pay Thiago's release clause

Posted Friday, July 12, 2013 by Marca.com

Done and dusted. Guardiola's request has been granted by Bayern, the German club setting the wheels in motion to sign Thiago Alcántara. According to the RAC1 station, the German club's representative, Karl Heinz Rummenigge, has already approached Barcelona and announced Bayern's willingness to pay the release clause in full. Spanish radio station Cadena COPE had previously stated that T...Full Story »

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