Tribal Football - Football News, Soccer News, Transfers & Rumours Latest Articles for Borussia Dortmund https://www.tribalfootball.com/clubs/borussia-dortmund Mon, 19 Aug 2019 02:47:51 +1000 http://www.tribalfootball.com/images/tribal-logo-rss.png Tribal Football http://www.tribalfootball.com <![CDATA[BVB accept Man Utd, Man City target Sancho planning to leave]]> <p>Borussia Dortmund are facing up to the prospect selling Jadon Sancho next summer.</p><p>The 19-year-old, who left Manchester City for 7million in 2017, has caught the eye of Europe's top clubs since making the switch to Germany.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/bvb-accept-man-utd-man-city-target-sancho-planning-to-leave-4293265?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Borussia Dortmund are facing up to the prospect selling Jadon Sancho next summer.

The 19-year-old, who left Manchester City for 7million in 2017, has caught the eye of Europe's top clubs since making the switch to Germany.

The Daily Mail says the new campaign is set to be the England international's last with Lucien Favre's side.

The Bundesliga club know they will struggle to keep Sancho beyond this season and have already started their search for a suitable replacement.

It is claimed that former side City and Manchester United are among the clubs who are set to join the race for the teenager, who is also attracting interest from other leading sides across the continent.

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<![CDATA[Inter Milan striker Lukaku has pop at Bundesliga ambition]]> <p>Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has had a pop at the ambition of Bundesliga clubs.</p><p>Lukaku feels German clubs should be spending more in the transfer market.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/inter-milan-striker-lukaku-has-pop-at-bundesliga-ambition-4293137?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has had a pop at the ambition of Bundesliga clubs.

Lukaku feels German clubs should be spending more in the transfer market.

He told T-Online: "The Bundesliga is one of the most interesting leagues because there are teams like Borussia Dortmund or Schalke 04, where you can see many young talents.

"I think the clubs of the Bundesliga should break the barrier. Perhaps a team should pay more than 100 million for a player. However, I also respect the fact that they want to grow players from their academies.

"These are the next big superstars.

"Witsel? Axel (of Borussia Dortmund) is one of my best friends and we talk to each other almost every week. It's a pity he didn't win the championship last season. But he's an ambitious player focused on winning the title."

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<![CDATA[BVB chief Watzke admits offer for Man Utd, Real Madrid target Sancho]]> <p>Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke admits they fought off interest this summer in Jadon Sancho.</p><p>Manchester United were one of the teams believed to be chasing the England wingers signature following his impressive performances for club and country. </p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/bvb-chief-watzke-admits-offer-for-man-utd-real-madrid-target-sancho-4292905?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke admits they fought off interest this summer in Jadon Sancho.

Manchester United were one of the teams believed to be chasing the England wingers signature following his impressive performances for club and country.

Watzke told Ruhr Nachrichten: "A chief of one of the super clubs asked me back in spring if there was a chance [to sign Sancho] but I told him straight away he should forget about it and he never contacted me again.

"He knew I meant what I said."

Real Madrid were also tracking Sancho's progress, and despite Watzke's firm stance on the 100 million-rated star, he conceded he will not be able to keep hold of him forever.

"There aren't many 19-year-olds with such a potential," he said. "He is also not a player from the region or one who would have any connection to it.

"When you have a player like Jadon Sancho, you must reassess the situation every single year. Everything else would not be honest.

"If a foreign player is not convinced that the club is right for him at the exact time, it just does not make any sense [to keep him]."

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<![CDATA[Lampard's biggest problem: The huge void this Chelsea struggle to fill]]> <p>COMMENT: We'll know more about this Chelsea dressing room by the end of the night. The ability is there. Even the experience. But after Sunday at Old Trafford, it's the mental strength of this team - as a unit - which is up for debate.</p><p>Yesterday, ahead of the Super Cup against Liverpool, Frank Lampard was pushed about Eden Hazard. And rightly so. A modern day great. In his prime. Of course his exit is going to be felt by Chelsea. But the manager, just as he did at Derby County, was quick with his demands. There'd be no moping about the Belgian's loss. No defeatism. The club is bigger than that.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/lampard-s-biggest-problem-the-huge-void-this-chelsea-struggle-to-fill-4292858?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> COMMENT: We'll know more about this Chelsea dressing room by the end of the night. The ability is there. Even the experience. But after Sunday at Old Trafford, it's the mental strength of this team - as a unit - which is up for debate.

Yesterday, ahead of the Super Cup against Liverpool, Frank Lampard was pushed about Eden Hazard. And rightly so. A modern day great. In his prime. Of course his exit is going to be felt by Chelsea. But the manager, just as he did at Derby County, was quick with his demands. There'd be no moping about the Belgian's loss. No defeatism. The club is bigger than that.

I agree I was a huge fan of Hazard, one of the best in world football, over his time at Chelsea one of the most productive and a leader," Lampard began.

"You can't replace him individually. But the good news and the positive news is that we have a group that can step up. The answer is that as a team we have to find a way to carry on. Hazard, Terry, Drogba... move on."

A good response. Nigh perfect. An almost impromptu call to arms. Yes, Hazard is gone, but this creates opportunity. The chance for a new great to emerge.

But what was skipped over in yesterday's presser was the departure of a second foundation of this team: David Luiz. A different personality to Hazard, but of similar influence. Indeed, it can be argued of a greater importance than the Belgian off the pitch and in and around the club.

Hazard was long gone. But Luiz, no matter Lampard's faint attempts to keep hold of his former teammate, was an unexpected blow. The manager may believe he has better options available. And on Luiz's bad days, it's an easy argument to make. But like Hazard, with Luiz goes the experience of League titles, European Cups and all the know-how needed to lift such trophies.

With Luiz in the team, Manchester United may've still beaten Chelsea on Sunday. But it would never have been by such a scoreline. It certainly would not have been a game which saw the visitors collapse so feebly after United's second goal. He'd have had Lampard tearing his hair out, but Luiz would be charging up the pitch, chasing a goal, trying to shift the game's momentum. And all with the backing of his teammates - as they'd seen him do it before.

Even with Sunday's result, come the following morning, Luiz would not have allowed his young teammates to dwell on it. He'd be the one to pick everyone up. To move on, as Lampard stated yesterday.

But now a void exists. On the pitch, it was Hazard the players would turn to in tough times. Off it, Luiz could be relied upon to keep spirits high when individuals were low. Now they're both gone and Lampard will need to find new "leaders" to step up to fill the breach.

Sunday was never a 4-0 game. Indeed, if Chelsea had scored first, they would've left with something - even the win. As they showed on the day, these young players are good enough.

Get that early goal and suddenly the belief surges. 'I do belong on this stage'. 'We can win this together'. But when Anthony Martial struck United's second, the heads dropped. The shoulders slumped. And Lampard's gameplan was forgotten. The talent was there, but the experience of working their way back was non-existent. And the manager knows, the only way of fixing that is to keep playing his kids.

Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham, both fresh from the Championship, didn't look out of place for the first hour. Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma were as strong at the back as Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof were for United. But it's having those 'go-to' personalities when the game is against them that Chelsea missed on Sunday.

More than anything, this will be the biggest challenge Lampard will need to overcome. On paper, no Blues player jumps out at you as a potential John Terry or Didier Drogba. As individuals, they have the ability and potential to compete at such a level, but in terms of leadership it just isn't there.

One potential bright light is Christian Pulisic. USA captain at 20, three years a first teamer with Borussia Dortmund, the summer arrival has the personality to help fill the leadership void. Indeed, this column would argue Lampard was mistaken to hold the American back on Sunday given his form in preseason.

Wednesday night in Istanbul is as good a time as any to hand Pulisic his chance. Like his teammates, he has the ability, even the experience. But more importantly, at this stage in the team's development, he can offer some on-field leadership.

In Istanbul against Liverpool - and for silverware. It doesn't get much tougher, especially on the back of a 4-0 drubbing. We'll know more about Pulisic - and Lampard's young team - by the end of the night.

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<![CDATA[REVEALED: Solskjaer's No1 Man Utd transfer target]]> <p>Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho this summer, it has been revealed.</p><p>The London Evening Standard says vice-chairman Ed Woodward failed to sign Solskjaer's top target this summer.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/revealed-solskjaer-s-no1-man-utd-transfer-target-4292367?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to sign Borussia Dortmund attacker Jadon Sancho this summer, it has been revealed.

The London Evening Standard says vice-chairman Ed Woodward failed to sign Solskjaer's top target this summer.

United chief Woodward delivered three signings for Solskjaer in the forms of Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire.

But the transfer window started with Sancho at the top of the Norwegian's shopping list.

Sancho was linked with a move to Manchester United earlier in the summer amid Solskjaer's hunt for firepower.

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<![CDATA[BVB defender Delaney: Chelsea now have Pulisic X factor]]> <p>Borussia Dortmund defender Thomas Delaney concedes they'll miss Christian Pulisic this season.</p><p>Pulisic left Dortmund this summer for Chelsea, where he has shone in preseason.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/bvb-defender-delaney-chelsea-now-have-pulisic-x-factor-4292322?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Borussia Dortmund defender Thomas Delaney concedes they'll miss Christian Pulisic this season.

Pulisic left Dortmund this summer for Chelsea, where he has shone in preseason.

Delaney lamented, "We will miss him, because he has the X-factor.

"At least I do not know many players who can free themselves from three opponents like him."

The Dane also said, "When we reach our top performance, we play very good football. But we have to become even more stable."

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<![CDATA[Real Zaragoza to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa]]> <p>Real Zaragoza are set to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa.</p><p>The Japan international is on the brink of joining Zaragoza, reports El Heraldo.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/real-zaragoza-to-sign-borussia-dortmund-midfielder-shinji-kagawa-4292257?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Real Zaragoza are set to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

The Japan international is on the brink of joining Zaragoza, reports El Heraldo.

The midfielder, 30, spent last season on-loan with Besiktas, where he scored four goals and produced assists.

Kagawa, formerly of Manchester United, could sign for Zaragoza today.

Zaragoza coach Vctor Fernndez recently told fans "we'll sign an internationally recognised star".

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<![CDATA[Delaney backing ex-BVB teammate Pulisic to succeed at Chelsea]]> <p>Thomas Delaney has backed former Borussia Dortmund teammate Christian Pulisic to succeed at Chelsea.</p><p>The 58m summer signing will be expected to fill the void left by Eden Hazard this season.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/delaney-backing-ex-bvb-teammate-pulisic-to-succeed-at-chelsea-4292243?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Thomas Delaney has backed former Borussia Dortmund teammate Christian Pulisic to succeed at Chelsea.

The 58m summer signing will be expected to fill the void left by Eden Hazard this season.

And Dortmund midfielder Delaney thinks Pulisic can cope with the pressure.

"Yeah, I'm pretty sure he will be a success," Delaney said. "He's got big shoes to fill in terms of Eden Hazard, of course, but as far as I know him, he's a hungry player with a high level, and it seems like he has the support from the manager and the club, which every player needs.

"This guy can pull things out of the hat at any time, which is always a great skill to have. I think the Premier League will enjoy him."

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<![CDATA[Newcastle chasing new striker deal after Schick rejection]]> <p>Newcastle United are chasing a new striker signing today.</p><p>It's broke in Italy that Roma centre-forward Patrik Schick has turned down an offer from the Toon.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/newcastle-chasing-new-striker-deal-after-schick-rejection-4292058?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Newcastle United are chasing a new striker signing today.

It's broke in Italy that Roma centre-forward Patrik Schick has turned down an offer from the Toon.

Instead, reports Sky Italia, Schick is set to enter talks with Borussia Dortmund.

The striker had an offer to move to Tyneside on a season-long loan.

But Schick has made it clear he only wishes to leave for BVB.

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<![CDATA[Napoli join Man Utd in race for Ajax attacker David Neres]]> <p>Napoli have joined the race for Ajax attacker David Neres.</p><p>De Telegraaf says Napoli are in contact with Ajax for the Brazil international, though are not alone.</p><a href='https://www.tribalfootball.com/articles/napoli-join-man-utd-in-race-for-ajax-attacker-david-neres-4291949?utm_source%3Dmediafed%26utm_medium%3Drss-feed%26utm_campaign%3DFeed-Latest%2BArticles%2Bfor%2BBorussia%2BDortmund'>Read more on Tribal Football</a> Napoli have joined the race for Ajax attacker David Neres.

De Telegraaf says Napoli are in contact with Ajax for the Brazil international, though are not alone.

Manchester United and Atletico Madrid are also interested in Neres, though United will have to act fast given the Premier League deadline falls on Thursday.

In January, Ajax refused an offer of 30m from Borussia Dortmund and a 43m bid received from Guangzhou Evergrande was also returned to the sender.

Ajax are insisting on 60m to sell Neres this month.

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