The Bundesliga Transfer Rumour Mill-Six Days Until the Window Shuts

With the Bundesliga transfer window shutting on Monday at 18:00 CET, the transfer rumour mill is cranking up a gear or two with players being linked with moves both into and out of the Bundesliga. So, just who is going where?

Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund to PSG)

Despite recently losing his rag a little on Twitter to deny transfer rumours linking him with Paris St Germain, those rumours of Guerreiro being tempted by the French champions persist.

Bild are reporting that PSG are willing to offer the Portuguese a lucrative €8 million per year salary and pay Dortmund a €25 million transfer fee. However, any deal is very much dependent on the Parisiens selling Neymar and Julian Draxler in order to comply with financial fair play regulations.

Guerreiro has been offered a three-year deal by BVB with a salary increase to a reported €5 million. Despite the player’s protestations, this story may not reach a conclusion until the transfer window closes.

Marc Roca (Espanyol to Bayern Munich)

Bayern Munich’s summer spending my not be over yet with the Bavarians still being linked with Spanish defensive midfielder Marc Roca from Espanyol.

With the arrival of Philippe Coutinho grabbing all the headlines, the interest in Roca seemed to have cooled, but French publication L’Équipe are reporting that Bayern have finally agreed to pay the €40 million release clause for the 22-year-old and personal terms will be a formality.

Roca has made 79 appearances for the Catalan club and has been capped seven times by the Spain U-21 side. Bayern are reported to be offering a five-year contract.

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Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke to Werder Bremen)

The transfer of Nabil Bentaleb from Schalke to Werder seems to be nearing its conclusion with the Grün-Weißen confirming their interest in the player.

“I can confirm that we are interested and that talks are taking place, but nothing is yet decided” admitted manager Frank Baumann. “The player can imagine switching to Werder. It would be great if it works out, if not we will have to decide if we look for another solution.”

The 24-year-old Algerian international seemingly has no future with the Königsblauen after twice being suspended and fresh start at Werder under Florian Kohfeldt could be just the thing to kick start his career.

Schalke signed him for €23 million from Tottenham in 2016, but are believed to be willing to accept €13 million for his signature. An initial loan with an obligation to buy looks the likely outcome in this transfer window.

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Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich to Fenerbahce)

According to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, Fenerbahce is keen on signing Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich before the end of the current transfer window. The report further indicates the Turkish club has already held talks with the German champions and have proposed a one-year loan deal for the German defender.

World Cup-winner Boateng has slipped down the pecking order at Bayern with the arrivals of both Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez and despite insisting he would stay and fight for his place, he now like Mats Hummels, might be on his way.

Italians Inter and Napoli were also linked with the 31-year-old center-back, but both have signed other defenders.

Patrik Schick (Roma to RB Leipzig)

Hot on the heels of Timo Werner finally signing a new contract at RB Leipzig, die Roten Bullen may be about to sign another striker.

A one-year loan with the option of a €28 million transfer has been agreed according to Goal. With Atletico Madrid’s Nikola Kalinic apparently on his way to Rome, the 23-year-old will be allowed to move to the Bundesliga and link up with Julian Nagelsmann at the Red Bull Arena. Schick, a Czech international joined Roma in 2017 after an impressive season with Sampdoria in which he scored 11 goals in 32 appearances.

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Felix Uduokhai (Wolfsburg to Augsburg)

Having signed both Stephan Lichtsteiner and Tin Jedvaj, FC Augsburg are still reportedly interested in the acquisition of VfL Wolfsburg defender Felix Uduokhai.

Former Leipzig trainr Ralf Hasenhüttl had reportedly wanted to take the defender to Southampton, but failed with a €15 million bid. Augsburg now feel they can succeed with a season-long loan for the 21-year-old, who is familiar with Fuggerstädter coach Martin Schmidt from his time with die Wölfe.

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Mathew Burt

A year spent living in Bremen got Mathew hooked on the Bundesliga with regular visits to the Weser Stadion getting in the way of his studies. Back in the UK now, he still keenly follows the Grün-Weißen and German football in general. Follow him on Twitter @matburt74.

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