Bayern Munich Five transfers that could define summer, featuring reported Arsenal and Liverpool targets Published 2 years ago on May 1, 2016 By Thomas Norris Share Tweet Prev1 of 5NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browse The domestic football season is coming to an end but the excitement does not. The summer transfer window offers as much entertainment as the season itself. All Premier League clubs will be keen to add to their squads for the new season so let’s take a look at the stories that will dominate the gossip columns throughout the window. Mats Hummels Embed from Getty Images The German international has ‘signed’ for Manchester United around ten times in his career according to the press. Every transfer window there is a new rumour surrounding the Borussia Dortmund centre back, United the common destination in most of the stories. A defender of the highest quality, Hummels has made 297 appearances for the club since moving from Bayern Munich in 2008. But it looks like it’s finally time for the boy who left Munich to return as a one of the best centre backs in the world. In a statement issued by Dortmund, they have announced that Hummels has requested to leave in the summer to return to his old club. Having joined on the cheap in 2008 Dortmund are set to make a very nice profit if he does leave. Bayern are yet to comment on the situation and have not made an offer but no doubt it will be well in excess of the €4 million he was bought for. Prev1 of 5NextUse your ← → (arrow) keys to browse Related Topics:Bayern MünchenBorussia DortmundEden HazardLeicester CityManchester CityMario GotzeMats HummelsN'Golo KantéPep Guardiolatransfers Up Next Does the future of this Liverpool star lie at Anfield? Don't Miss Will these Chelsea kids get a chance under Antonio Conte? Thomas Norris Continue Reading You may like Liverpool 4-3 Manchester City: Three talking points from Anfield Are Manchester City potential 2017/18 Champions League winners? Three talking points as Manchester City’s victory over Manchester United kept them on course for the title Three talking points as Eden Hazard inspired Chelsea’s fightback against Newcastle United Could Manchester City become the best team in Premier League history? Three talking points from Manchester City’s 2-0 win over in-form Leicester Bayern Munich Done Deal: Swansea City sign Renato Sanches from Bayern Munich on season-long loan Published 5 months ago on August 31, 2017 By William Pearson In a summer transfer window full of crazy and unexpected moves, Swansea City may have just put the icing on top of the cake as the South Wales outfit have secured a deal for Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches. Paul Clement has well and truly proved the old cliché ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ and utilised his contacts from his time as the German side’s assistant coach to push a deal through. Who is Renato Sanches? The Portuguese midfielder originally made a name for himself coming through the Benfica youth system as child, being signed up in 2006, and since then he moved from Benfica ‘B’ to the first-team. During his solitary season playing in Portugal he quickly became a key member of their starting eleven, featuring six times in the Champions League, and he alerted the attention of Europe’s elite. But it was Bayern Munich who secured a lucrative deal for Sanches last summer, setting the Bundesliga side back £27.5 million, and it was thought that he would be the next big young midfielder. It hasn’t quite worked out like that in the past 12 months though, starting just four league matches all season, and a spell in the Premier League may be what’s needed for him to rejuvenate his career. What is the deal? The two sides have come to an agreement – as reported on Swansea’s official website – that sees Sanches arriving on a season-long loan at the Liberty Stadium, completing the necessary paperwork yesterday. Where will he fit in at the Liberty? With talisman Gyfli Sigurdsson leaving in a £45 million move to Everton, there’s a distinct lack of attacking prowess in the Swansea City midfield and this is where Sanches is worth his weight in gold. He is a stereotypical box-to-box midfielder, having excellent technical ability and skills when in possession of the ball and always loking to use his power try drive forward and influence attacks. And alongside that boss Clement knows that he’ll bring his endless work-rate to the Swans, adding much-needed defensive steel to a somewhat limp current side with his natural tough-tackling play. Continue Reading Bayern Munich How Twitter reacted to Swansea City signing Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches on loan Published 5 months ago on August 31, 2017 By Jake Jackman Swansea City have confirmed the arrival of Renato Sanches on a loan deal from Bayern Munich. Sky Sports report that the Swans will pay a loan fee in excess of £2 million to take the midfielder to the Liberty Stadium for a year. This is a remarkable deal by the club and underlines the contacts that manager Paul Clement has in the game. The Swansea manager will have worked with the 20-year-old for a short period last season at the Allianz Arena before he took the job in the Premier League. He worked at Bayern Munich as the assistant to Carlo Ancelotti and the Italian has now done his close friend a favour by letting him have one of the most exciting young midfielders on loan for a season. Bayern Munich want the midfielder to gain regular first-team football as he has now reached a key stage in his development. It was a frustrating first season in the Bundesliga for Sanches and he now gets the opportunity to test himself in another league. The Premier League will suit his physicality and energy in the middle of the park. It won’t have been in his plans to go on loan to a club like Swansea, but he will relish the opportunity to play regularly. It is thought that Sanches was keen to move to Swansea over other clubs, due to his existing relationship with Clement. He joined Bayern Munich last summer for a fee of £28 million and that shows the standing he has in the European game. It is a huge coup for Swansea and one that will excite the supporters. Last summer, Sanches was named the Young Player of the Tournament at Euro 2016 as he helped Portugal to win the competition. He showed a maturity beyond his years and established himself as one of the best young midfielders in the game. The last year hasn’t gone as well as he would have hoped, but he now has the opportunity to further his development in England. Here is how Twitter reacted to the news: ?? pic.twitter.com/DEGkCees5y — Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) August 31, 2017 https://twitter.com/SaucySonaldo/status/902862630246866944 Reports that Renato Sanches to Swansea on loan is a done deal. It's not what you know, it's who you know. pic.twitter.com/GtXA7gBEUg — Coral (@Coral) August 30, 2017 Renato Sanches is on the verge of completing a loan move to Swansea! pic.twitter.com/e0LHKJXPmf — Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) August 30, 2017 When you hear Renato Sanches is close to joining Swansea on loan… pic.twitter.com/5R3bQrYyjI — Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) August 30, 2017 Swansea fans were understandably excited by the signing: Now it's official I can start to celebrate Sanches signing! What a coup! Insane signing, great work by the club! Can't wait to see him play. — Guto Llewelyn (@GutoLlewelyn) August 31, 2017 Renato Sanches signing for Swansea. https://t.co/so76vFNB32 — Bobby (@BobbyGardiner) August 31, 2017 Paul Clement at the announcement if we do sign Renato Sanches pic.twitter.com/wn0Mf11syj — Jack Evans (@Jevski7) August 30, 2017 Supporters of other clubs were jealous of the signing: For once I'm jealous of other clubs transfers, Jese and Renato Sanches in particular #SaintsFC — Nat Harvey (@Nat_sfc_harvey) August 31, 2017 Paying €8.5m for a one year loan is insane but I'm still very jealous of Swansea if they get Renato Sanches — Reubdolph Pinder?? (@MarcoReubs) August 31, 2017 God I wish West Ham were going for Renato Sanches, especially if no Carvalho deal! — Sam Hunt ? (@SHunt_92) August 30, 2017 Just heard Swansea are close to singing Renato Sanches. Wish @WBA would sign a world-class midfielder from a major European club ?… #wba — Moz (@Pardiola_) August 30, 2017 Continue Reading Bayern Munich Chelsea look to Bayern Munich for latest wing-back target – Is a move likely? Published 5 months ago on August 31, 2017 By Sam Leveridge As Chelsea prepare for a potentially busy deadline day, German newspaper Bild suggest that one potential arrival could be Bayern Munich full-back Rafinha. What would Rafinha bring to Stamford Bridge? One thing that the 31-year-old can offer in abundance is experience. As a winner of the Bundesliga and Champions League with Bayern Munich, he could help the more inexperienced members of Chelsea’s squad as they return to Europe’s elite competition this season. He also offers versatility. It is most likely that Rafinha will take up a wing-back role if he does move to Stamford Bridge, but Antonio Conte will be keen on the fact that he can play on either flank. He can also play as a central defender if required, and that could encourage Chelsea to make a move for him. The Brazilian also shares a number of attributes with both Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses. In particular, his impressive range of passing and crossing will appeal and he is a clear threat when bombing down the flank on the attack. Is a move likely? Bayern are hugely reluctant to sell their man as Carlo Ancelotti feels that he is a reliable second choice right-back. With Philip Lahm having retired, he has also picked up the reigns as the experienced veteran in the Bayern defence, which carries huge importance on and off the field. However, it’s not yet clear if the Brazilian is content with such a role. Having played just 23 minutes so far this season, he may be keen to move abroad and have a go at the Premier League as, at his age, it could be his last opportunity to do so. Chelsea could well pursue a move for him. It’s clear that wing-back is one of their top priorities this summer as they look to add cover and competition for Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses. With only 10 months left on his contract at the Allianz Arena, they could be in a strong negotiating position. Rafinha to ChelseaReader Rating2 Votes0.8 1.5Transfer LikelihoodThe Boot Room's VerdictHe may be on a list of Chelsea targets, but it seems unlikely that he would be a priority. With only hours left and Bayern not willing to sell, it seems unlikely. Continue Reading Football News 24/7 Advertisement Trending Stoke City6 days ago Tom Edwards: A ray of light for Stoke City supporters in a difficult season Arsenal7 days ago Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Three talking points from Stamford Bridge Fulham7 days ago Why it is déjà vu for Slavisa Jokanovic at Craven Cottage Chelsea5 days ago Why Andreas Christensen is the future of Chelsea’s defence Liverpool4 days ago Are Liverpool potential 2017/18 Champions League winners?