- Several BVB players miss practice but Piszczek announces return
Witsel, Weigl, Toprak and Philipp have missed Dortmund’s training today. As expected Maximilian Philipp will be out for a longer period, Weigl and Toprak are still not back in training after they missed last Saturday’s game with the flu. There’s no statement why Axel Witsel has been out today but it could just be a precautionary measure.
Lukasz Piszczek also missed today’s training session however the right back announced that he will be back soon. In an interview with Polish outlet Przeglad Sportowy Piszczek said that he’ll be “back in training next week”, the comments were from last Sunday which hints that he would join the team this week. However it’s still unclear when exactly he’ll be able to play again.
- Did BVB make an offer for Eggestein?
The Eggestein-to-BVB rumors have been consistent for the last few weeks, the player’s contract runs out in 2020 and Bremen would have to sell him this summer if they want to avoid losing him for free. According to Bild Borussia Dortmund have now made an offer for the central midfielder.
However Maximilian Eggestein’s agency have already denied those reports to Deichstube. According to them the 22-year-old did not yet receive any official offer from the black and yellows.
- Gündogan refuses to sign new deal
Ilkay Gündogan has so far refused to sign a new contract with Manchester City, which means the central midfielder could be forced to leave the Premier League leaders this summer. Pep Guardiola’s message was pretty clear, either he signs an extension or he’s no longer welcome in Manchester.
This is interesting because there are probably not many other clubs that could pay a higher or even similar salary than Manchester City, so this could be about something else rather than just money. Could a return to BVB be an option?
Daily Buzz: Would you take Gündogan back and do you think BVB has a realistic chance at getting him?