IThe turning point in the transfer theater about Eintracht Frankfurt’s star striker Randal Kolo Muani: According to consistent media reports, the 24-year-old attacker, who went on a training strike with the Bundesliga club, is now probably going back to his homeland to the French record champions Paris Saint-Germain. An official confirmation from the clubs was initially pending.
After the deal had actually already burst in the afternoon when Eintracht broke off the negotiations, PSG increased its previous offer of around 90 million euros again in the evening and was apparently successful with the offer. While the transfer period in the Bundesliga ended at 6 p.m. on Friday, the transfer window in France only ends at 11 p.m.
According to “Bild” information, Paris is transferring almost 95 million euros for Kolo Muani, whose contract with Hessen runs until 2027. The runner-up went on a training strike on Wednesday to force the change and also missed Thursday’s playoff second leg against Levski Sofia (2-0) in the Conference League.
For Frankfurt, Kolo Muani was a sporting and economic transfer hit. The striker, who came on a free transfer from FC Nantes in 2022, was not only the third-best scorer with 15 goals in his first and last Bundesliga season, but also the striker with the most scorer points with a further 16 assists. Now Eintracht can also look forward to a record income.
Osnabrück agreed with Cuisance
Second division promoted VfL Osnabrück signed former Bayern Munich professional Michael Cuisance on the last day of the transfer deadline. The 24-year-old Frenchman will come on loan from the Italian second division club FC Venice for a year, the Osnbrücker announced on Friday evening.
Cuisance switched from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Bayern Munich in 2019 as a great talent for eight million euros. However, the former French junior international was unable to assert himself at the German champions. After a loan to Olympique Marseille, he moved to Italy in January 2022.
Werder sign Borré
A day after the departure of national striker Niclas Füllkrug, Bundesliga club Werder Bremen signed the Colombian Rafael Borré. The 27-year-old comes on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt for a year. Werder confirmed the corresponding reports from “Bild” and the transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano on Friday.
Werder had sold the top scorer in the Bundesliga, Füllkrug, to Borussia Dortmund on Thursday and were looking for a successor. Borré was recently courted by FC Valencia in Spain. Due to a lack of sporting perspective, he wanted to leave Frankfurt.
Stach brings Mainz ten million euros
Anton Stach’s move from Bundesliga club FSV Mainz 05 to league rivals TSG 1899 Hoffenheim finally came about shortly before the end of the transfer period. On Friday, Mainz gave the 24-year-old midfielder clearance to move to TSG, with whom Stach signed a contract until June 30, 2027. According to media reports, the transfer fee should be around ten million euros.
Mavropanos replacement for Stuttgart
Shortly before the end of the transfer period on Friday, VfB Stuttgart signed defender Anthony Rouault. The 22-year-old comes on a year-long loan from French Cup winners and Europa League participants FC Toulouse. According to media reports, the Swabian Bundesliga team has a purchase option for the central defender.
Frankfurt holt Raebiger
SpVgg Greuther Fürth and Eintracht Frankfurt have agreed on the transfer of midfielder Sidney Raebiger. The 18-year-old wanted to change, said the second division club from Franconia. “We have now reached an agreement with Eintracht,” said sporting director Rachid Azzouzi. Fürther did not provide any information about the financial terms of the change. Raebiger is said to be used primarily in the regional league team at Eintracht. He received a professional contract from Hessen for the current season.
From Tottenham to Augsburg
FC Augsburg loaned out a defender shortly before the end of the transfer period. Japhet Tanganga joins from English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. The 24-year-old Englishman is moving to Augsburg with a purchase option. This is said to be 5.5 million euros. Both clubs have agreed not to disclose the exact financial modalities, as the Augsburger announced. Tanganga had played 27 Premier League games before his move.
Liverpool reject 175 million euros
Liverpool FC have rejected an offer for their top striker Mohamed Salah. As reported by the broadcasters BBC and Sky Sports, among others, the Saudi soccer champion Al-Ittihad is said to have offered the Reds around 175 million euros.
The Reds have given the club, where ex-Liverpool pro Fabinho and former Real Madrid star Karim Benzema play, a definitive refusal, according to the reports. The striker is not for sale. Previously, coach Jürgen Klopp had once again ruled out a change from Salah in a press conference on Friday. “Our attitude remains the same,” said Klopp. “There’s absolutely no doubt about that.”
n recent weeks there has been repeated speculation about Al-Ittihad’s interest. Mohamed Salah is considered the most famous Arab footballer and is therefore particularly sought after in the Gulf.
French to Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt has strengthened their squad with French U21 international Niels Nkounkou. The 22-year-old left-back is moving from second division club AS St. Etienne to the Bundesliga club, with whom he signed a contract until June 30, 2028 on Friday. The transfer fee should be around 7.5 million euros.
After completing his training in Marseille, Nkounkou already gained some experience abroad. In England he played for Premier League club Everton, then for Belgian first division club Standard Liège and the following season for Cardiff City in England’s second division.
Bayern lends talent to Wanner
FC Bayern is loaning Paul Wanner to SV Elversberg. The 17-year-old midfielder is expected to gain match practice with the newly promoted second division. Wanner went through all youth teams at FC Bayern from the U14s. In January 2022 he made his professional team debut.
Zoller is now working in the neighborhood
FC St. Pauli has signed Simon Zoller. The attacker and VfL Bochum had previously terminated the contract by mutual consent after four and a half years.
Zoller should improve Hamburg’s last goalless attack. Coach Fabian Hürzeler’s team had played 0-0 in the league three times in a row.
Stuttgart’s top performer Sosa before change
Croatia international Borna Sosa is about to move from VfB Stuttgart to Ajax Amsterdam. The transfer fee for the full-back should be between eight and ten million euros. Former VfB sports director Sven Mislintat has been working as technical director in Amsterdam since this spring.
Sosa has been playing in Stuttgart since 2018. The 25-year-old is one of the top performers in Swabia, but has repeatedly been considered a change candidate in recent years. His contract with VfB runs until June 30, 2025.
1. FC Union makes the Bonucci coup perfect
After Robin Gosens and Kevin Volland, Union Berlin has signed the third big name in a short time. Long-time Italian national player Leonardo Bonucci is moving from Serie A club Juventus Turin to Köpenick on a free transfer, as the Champions League participant announced on Friday. The 36-year-old Italian is said to have signed a one-year contract with an option for another season.
“He has proven his qualities both nationally and internationally over many years. We are convinced that with his mentality and flexibility he will expand our options in defense and raise the level again,” said Oliver Ruhnert.
Bonucci is one of the most successful active players in Italian football. The 2021 European champions won nine league titles with Juventus and lifted the trophy four times. In 2017 he joined AC Milan for €42m but returned to Turin just a year later.
“It is something special for me to go abroad for the first time in my career. At Union I have the opportunity to continue playing at the highest level and to use my experience to support the team on their way in three demanding competitions. I’m really looking forward to this new station in my career,” said Bonucci.
FC Bayern: “Last minute” decision at Palhinha
FC Bayern’s preparations for the top Bundesliga game against feared opponents Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday are overshadowed by the recent hectic activities on the transfer market. “We try to complement and strengthen our team. It seems to be a last-minute decision,” said coach Thomas Tuchel on Friday about the intended signing of the Portuguese João Palhinha.
The 28-year-old from FC Fulham should become the purely defensive six in the Munich squad desired by Tuchel. More than 50 million euros are said to be due for Palhinha.
Werder has its sights set on the successor to the jug
Werder Bremen have their sights set on Colombian Rafael Borré from Eintracht Frankfurt as the successor to international striker Niclas Füllkrug. This is reported by BILD. Bremen have made an offer for the 27-year-old attacker and are on the verge of an agreement with Frankfurt.
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Werder had sold the Bundesliga top scorer Füllkrug to Borussia Dortmund the day before. Borré is also being courted by FC Valencia in Spain and would like to leave Frankfurt due to a lack of sporting prospects.
Bayern is selling substitutes at double the price and wants Bella-Kotchap
Ryan Gravenberch’s transfer from Bayern Munich to Liverpool is nearing completion. As reported by the “Liverpool Echo”, among others, there has been a breakthrough in the negotiations. According to this, the Dutch national player should switch to the team of coach Jürgen Klopp for around 40 million euros. “The Athletic” reported that the 21-year-old will complete the medical on Friday.
Gravenberch, who came from Ajax Amsterdam for 18.5 million euros a year ago, was unhappy with his time in Munich. Neither under Julian Nagelsmann nor under Thomas Tuchel did he get beyond the status of reserve player.
In return, the club has entered poker for national player Armel Bella-Kotchap. Actually, the A English Premier League climbers have already agreed with Borussia Dortmund on a transfer of the 21-year-old defender.
The former Bochum player has a contract with Southampton until the summer of 2026, but is likely to pursue other sporting goals after relegation from the Premier League.
What will become of the striking Kolo Muani?
PSG boss Nasser Al-Khelaïfi does not yet see an agreement on the transfer of Eintracht Frankfurt star striker Randal Kolo Muani to Paris Saint-Germain. “It’s no secret that there is an interest. But Frankfurt and we are still far apart, very far,” he told Canal+ on Thursday evening.
Frankfurt’s sports director Markus Krösche had previously made a similar statement on the sidelines of the play-off second leg in the Conference League against Levski Sofia. A transfer fee of at least 100 million euros for the 24-year-old Kolo Muani is under discussion. “We have our ideas, they have their ideas. We are in talks and will see what happens,” said Krösche. “Either we agree – or we don’t.” The vice world champion did not show up for Frankfurt’s final training session for the game against Sofia on Wednesday and was also absent from the 2-0 win. The following message could also influence the transfer.
Paris has signed the French Bradley Barcola for the attack. The U21 international, who will turn 21 on Saturday, comes to PSG from league rivals Olympique Lyon and isn’t exactly cheap either. There is talk of a transfer fee of 45 million euros plus possible bonus payments of up to five million euros.
A Brazilian in Rostock
Second division side Hansa Rostock strengthens its squad with the Brazilian Junior Brumado. The striker comes on a year-long loan from Danish first division side FC Midtjylland. “With him we get a physically strong striker who will strengthen us both qualitatively and in terms of width,” he said of the 24-year-old.
Brumado moved to Midtjylland from his home country in early 2019. From January to July 2020 he was loaned to Silkeborg IF for half a year. In 48 first division games in Denmark he scored ten times.
Hanover is strengthening
A win from four games suggests that Hannover 96 should still be able to do a little more. From now on, midfield talent Christopher Scott should help. The 21-year-old is on a one-year loan from Belgian champions FC Royal Antwerp. Hanover receives a purchase option. The German-Ghanaian played in the youth teams of Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich before moving to Belgium.
In addition, the second division is interested in striker Andreas Voglsammer. The 31-year-old played for Union Berlin, Arminia Bielefeld and 1. FC Heidenheim, among others, and is to be signed by English second division club FC Millwall.