- Schmelzer possibly missing a few weeks
While there is no real confirmation about Marcel Schmelzer’s injury, multiple outlets are suggesting that he might miss 3-4 weeks with torn ligaments in his ankle. The injury occurred during a training session in China.
There are currently no plans to buy another left back even though Raphael Guerreiro is injured and Schmelzer might miss an extended period of time. Felix Passlack and Erik Durm can also play at left back and Dan-Axel Zagadou has been getting some minutes at the position during the friendlies on the Asia-tour.
- Transfer rumors
While there aren’t a lot of BVB-news right now, let’s take a look at the rest of the Bundesliga and some transfer rumors:
VfL Wolfsburg: kicker is reporting that the wolves asked Manchester United about a possible loan of Anthony Martial....no I’m not kidding, this is actually a real thing. However in the same report they also suggest that there is no real chance of it happening but hey, at least they tried right?
Bayern München: It looks like they are trying to offload Renato Sanches, the talented 19-year-old midfielder has not found a lot of success in Munich’s staked midfield and it doesn’t seem like Ancelotti values him very much. With the arrival of Corentin Tolisso and possibly Leon Goretzka next summer there is simply no room for him in the FCB squad. The Bavarians are reportedly asking a fee over 40€ million for him.
Bayer Leverkusen: Leverkusen had a buys summer so far, selling the likes of Toprak, Calhanoglu and Papadopoulos while buying Bender and Kohr. Now it seems like they might lose their star striker with Chicharito being linked with a move to West Ham. The Premier League club has apparently made an offer of 15€ million for the striker who is willing to move back to England.
Werder Bremer: Max Kruse played extremely well in 2017 and some teams have taken notice. The 29-year-old who has a release clause of just 15€ million is being linked with a move to Spartak Moscow. It would be a tough loss for Bremen to lose both of their best players this summer after already losing Serge Gnabry.
Daily Buzz: There are rumors about a possible Neymar-transfer to PSG for 220€ million and a club like AC Milan who has absolutely 0 success in recent years is now able to spend 190€ million with the help of their Chinese investors (and they’re not done). The market is out of control, this begs the question, should there be some sort of cap for transfer fees or possibly a salary cap like in American sports?