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Arturo Vidal can inspire Bayern Munich to Champions League glory

Genuine all-rounders are rare in soccer. Second strikers, No. 10s, inverted wingers and holding midfielders; trequartistas, registas and liberos; positions are specific and players are bracketed by increasingly defined criteria. But some bespoke players do possess those multifaceted traits, like Arturo Vidal. It’s what makes Bayern Munich’s acquisition of the […]

Juventus confirm Arturo Vidal’s departure to Bayern Munich

Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that midfielder Arturo Vidal is set to leave the club. “We’ve always said we won’t sell players unless the players indicate that’s what they want,” Marotta said. “That’s how it was. [Carlos] Tevez asked to return home to Argentina. [Andrea] Pirlo made some assessments, and decided […]

Manchester United reach agreement to sign Bastian Schweinsteiger

Manchester United appear poised to sign Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger after Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed an agreement was in place between the two clubs. Bayern had made clear their desire to keep the 30-year-old World Cup winner, who has spent his entire career with the club to date, […]

Bastian Schweinsteiger transfer to Manchester United is ‘imminent’, says report

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is poised to sign a three-year deal with Manchester United for a reported fee of €20 million, according to the German publication Bild. Although the paperwork has yet to be finalized, Bild is claiming the transfer is “imminent”. Just yesterday, Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge […]

Bastian Schweinsteiger flattered by interest from Manchester United

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that Bastian Schweinsteiger is "flattered" by reported interest from Manchester United, and says he plans to hold talks with the Germany midfielder soon. United boss Louis van Gaal is understood to be keen on signing the Germany captain this summer and Rummenigge says […]

Pep Guardiola asked to be Barcelona’s guest of honor at the Champions League final

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola will be invited as Barcelona’s guest of honor at the Champions League final in Berlin. Earlier today, Barcelona vice-president Jordi Cardoner revealed that Guardiola, along with former bosses Terry Venables, Johan Cruyff and Frank Rijkaard, will be asked to attend the June 6 final in […]

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Pep Guardiola: Bayern Munich’s Champions League match against Olympiakos ‘a final for us’

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola insists Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Olympiakos is effectively ‘a final’ for the Germans in the battle to finish top of the group. Both Olympiakos and Bayern have nine points in Group F, but Guardiola’s Bavarians lead the table with an overwhelming goal difference and […]