Borussia Dortmund’s squad is currently on the way to China for two pre-season matches against Manchester United and Manchester City as well as marketing purposes. But the squad is still not finalised, with more business to come.
Here’s a round-up of the latest transfer rumours.
Jakub “Kuba“ Blaszczykowski
Linked with: Wolfsburg, West Ham, Liverpool, Hertha
Sources: sportowefakty.wp.pl, WAZ, Kicker
Fee: Est. €5m-€10m
Kicker wrote that it is already decided that Kuba will leave the club this summer, but his agent stated that there will be talks with BVB when he’s back in Dortmund (August 1). His agent also confirmed interest from several clubs in case Dortmund should indeed decide to let him go.
As we reported earlier, a deal for Subotic with Middlesborough fell through due to health problems.
Sources: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Kicker, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
First it was Süddeutsche Zeitung to report that a deal that’ll take Götze back to Dortmund was as good as done for €23m and an announcement could be expected this week already. Shortly afterwards, Bayern’s chairman Rummenigge confirmed on live TV, before Bayern’s friendly against Man City, that he expects “everything to be solved tomorrow.” Kicker later also reported that the transfer is basically a done deal for €26m.
Sources: Süddeutsche Zeitung, Kicker, Bild, Sport Bild
After Kicker and also Bild reported a “major breakthrough“ on Tuesday, it was almost expected that a deal would be announced before Dortmund’s take-off to China. Now Süddeutsche Zeitung are reporting that it’s still unclear whether a deal can be struck with Wolfsburg. The article says that Dortmund already have a lot of options for the wing positions but “would still welcome a German international like Schürrle“. All German outlets agree that BVB and Schürrle have found an agreement on a five-year-contract, though.
Source: Rheinische Post
Fee: €25m and more
Bayer Leverkusen executive Jonas Boldt told local paper Rheinische Post that the two clubs haven’t had contact in weeks regarding a transfer of centre-back Ömer Toprak. He added: “That means the issue is over. We never wanted to sell him and we’re pleased that he’s staying here. Even if Dortmund come to us with 25m euros, that won’t change anything.” It’s widely considered a fait accompli that Toprak will join BVB for €12m next year, when his release clause comes into effect.