Filling in for Nayab this week, it’s been an absolute whale of a transfer window so far, but things are really heating up now. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Current club: Stoke City
Position: Right Wing
Rumored price: 15 million euros
Likelihood: Probably not. Stoke Sentinel reporting the rumor that Shaqiri will be Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s replacement, but the player himself denied any rumors of his departure from Stoke City.
Do we need him: To put it lightly, Dortmund need a winger. But if Gotze and/or Schurrle sign with the club the pursuit for Shaqiri will be over.
Current club: Santos FC
Position: Right Wing
Rumored price: 18 million euros
Likelihood: Calciomercato reporting that Juventus, Chelsea, and BVB are all in the hunt for #Gabigol. Dortmund look in prime position to sign the talented young Brazilian, but the competition is pretty brutal. We’ll see how this one plays out.
Non solo la #Juventus su #Gabigol, c'è anche il #Chelsea, ma bianconeri favoriti da rapporto con Doyen (che ha % cartellino). #BVB offre 18.— Matteo Pedrosi (@MatteoPedrosi) July 13, 2016
TRANSLATION: Not only #Juventus about #Gabigol, there's also the bianconeri #Chelsea, but favored by relationship with Doyen (% card). #BVB offers 18.
Do we need him: You mean another of the world’s most talented youngsters signing at BVB? Why of course. Not only will he be a star, but he will make Watzke and Zorc very, very rich in the future when Barcelona pays a billion euros (slight exaggeration) for him.
Some conflicting reports as recent as Friday morning flipping between "Gotze agreeing too terms with Dortmund" and "BVB executives denying negotiations with Gotze." The deal is looking more and more likely by each passing day and a reunion is very possible. With the number 10 shirt available, Gotze’s return is pretty necessary for Dortmund given its thin depth and lack of experience in midfield.
Kicker reported earlier this week that not only is a Gotze deal close, but so is one for Schurrle. The only issue with Schurrle is the pricetag: upwards of 30 million euros! For further thoughts on the matter, read here.
The Newcastle midfielder is looking to escape the recently relegated club, and Dortmund is his desired destination. But Sissoko might be a little too pricey for Dortmund to afford, especially with deals for Gotze and Schurrle on the horizon.
Ah, Croatia. The land of House Music and our next two transfer targets. Kovacic had himself a pretty decent showing at the Euros but has failed to make an impression at Real Madrid. He’s apparently a top priority for Dortmund. However, buying from Real Madrid is like going out to dinner in Times Square, New York City: VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE!
#Kovacic steht beim #BVB ganz oben auf der Liste als #Mkhitaryan Ersatz. #SportBild— Senfrock_BVB (@Senfrock) July 12, 2016
TRANSLATION: #Kovacic is in the #BVB at the top on the list as #Mkhitaryan replacement. #SportBild
Looks like he’ll be headed for AC Milan. Oh well, unfortunately the transfer window isn’t like Pokemon GO! Can’t catch ‘em all, I guess.
News on Friday stating Subotic is off to Middlesbrough for a fee of around 10 million euros given the center-back receives a work permit. You know what that means? Boro paid more for Subotic than BVB paid for Marc Bartra. Ha, classic!
New rumors saying the defender could be heading to Hamburg. Wolfsburg, Arsenal, and Tottenham have also reportedly inquired about him. But Hamburg seems most interested. The price? A whopping 20 million euros...for Ginter! I don’t think Dortmund should sell him but ultimately its not my decision.
#HSV bestätigt sein Werben um Matthias Ginter (22/Dortmund). Wird schwer. Auch Wolfsburg, Arsenal und Tottenham haben angeklopft.— BILD Hamburger SV (@BILD_HSV) July 15, 2016
TRANSLATION: #HSV confirmed his courtship of Matthias Ginter (22/ Dortmund). Will be difficult. Even Wolfsburg, arsenal and Tottenham have knocked.
That’s all for this week folks. Until next Friday, the comments are yours!