Bayern Munich are not willing to pay Juventus’ valuation for Chelsea target Matthijs de Ligt this summer, according to reports in Germany. The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge this summer. However, the latest reports stated that Chelsea were handed a significant blow in their pursuit of the Dutch international, with Bayern Munich joining the race to sign him.
Derby County are reportedly set to do ‘whatever it takes’ to gain compensation for losing youngster Lee Buchanan to Werder Bremen, according to the Derby Telegraph. Despite the Rams not being able to sign new players or extend expiring contracts at the time due to their administration status, it was reported by Alan Nixon in May that the club had taken up the one-year option on his deal to keep the left-back at Pride Park until the summer of 2023.
Back to the grind! Prince Albert of Monaco returns to royal duties after celebrating 11th wedding anniversary with Princess Charlene
Prince Albert arrived in Germany today to attend a climate change summit The International Coral Reef Symposium will see 1,000 scientists gather The event will discuss how pollution and overfishing is affecting the ocean Prince and Princess celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary at the weekend Prince Albert II of Monaco looked statesman-like as he signed the Golden Book on a visit to the German town of Bremen today.
Some supporters feel a move to Germany is good for the Super Eagles forward while others think he is headed elsewhere Reports that Nigeria and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is being considered by Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich as a possible replacement for Robert Lewandowski have divided fans online. According to Dario Sports, Bayern have opened negotiations with Napoli for Osimhen with Polish striker Lewandowski having expressed his desire to leave the Bavarian giants this summer.
Schalke 04 are reportedly set to sign Maya Yoshida on a free transfer. Schalke 04 are reportedly closing in on the signing of former Southampton centre-back Maya Yoshida. According to Fabrizio Romano and Sky Germany, Yoshida is set to fly to Germany tomorrow to go through a medical ahead of the transfer.
Katharina Fritsch on Germany’s use of alphanumeric codes instead of stamps, and Jane Gregory on appreciating handwritten letters In terms of making stamps ready for the future, Royal Mail is missing a trick (‘Eventually it will just be a barcode, won’t it?’ Why Britain’s new stamps are causing outrage and upset, 4 July).
Chelsea ‘interested’ in versatile defender – ‘Could leave’ this summer, ‘talks about future have taken place’
With talk from Germany that Bayern Munich have joined the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus, an exit would be expected from the Bavarian side to make room. It’s no secret that Chelsea have been trying to reach an agreement with the Serie A side for the Dutchman, but as the reports suggest the centre-back wants the move to the Bundesliga, other options need to be looked at at Stamford Bridge.
Surging European energy prices caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has left Germany with its first trade deficit in over three decades, official figures released today revealed. German imports outstripped exports for the first time since 1991, generating a €1bn (£862m) trade deficit in May, according to the country’s statistics agency.
| 4h ago As the social affairs, youth, family, seniors and equality minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Aminata Toure has pledged to fight for more diversity in politics. She's the first Black member of a German state government. Aminata Toure became the first Black member of a state government when she was sworn in as the social affairs, youth, family, seniors, integration and equality minister in Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein in June.
EU countries pump out one-fifth more carbon dioxide per person than the UK, on average, a damning new analysis has indicated. And Germany is one of the continent’s worst offenders, producing almost 60 per cent more per head. Pro-Brexit think tank Facts4EU highlighted the data, lifted from Oxford University’s Our World in Data and based on the Global Carbon Project.
ARSENAL continue their pre season schedule in Germany against second tier Bundesliga side FC Nurnberg THIS FRIDAY. The Gunners are looking to build on their staggering 5-1 victory over championship outfit Ipswich. Where Eddie Nketiah stole the headlines by grabbing a hat-rick at London Colney . However Nurnberg may prove to be tougher opposition as the gunners will be in unfamiliar surroundings.
May’s €1bn deficit came as rising prices, falling demand and supply chain disruption hit industrial base Germany has recorded its first monthly trade deficit since 1991 amid soaring inflation and supply chain disruption weighing on the country’s industrial base. Figures from the country’s statistics agency showed a surge in the value of imports and modest decline in exports had pushed Europe’s largest economy into a trade deficit of €1bn (£860m) in May.
| 6h ago German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is under pressure to ease spiraling inflation. His plan is to come up with measures at a meeting of business leaders, trade unions and politicians. But they have very different ideas. Olaf Scholz is gathering leaders of trade unions and business associations at the chancellery on Monday to begin what officials call a "concerted action" to get Germany's spiraling cost-of-living crisis under control.
| 5h ago Many women's football teams have taken on the fight for equal pay, but Germany's stars want to take a different approach. Their focus is on equal conditions and avoiding the pitfalls of the men's game. The German national team are very vocal when it comes to championing gender equality, but they want to forge their own way forward instead of simply following the men's model.
Uniper, which is Germany's biggest buyer of Russian gas, issued a profits warning last week, withdrew its financial forecasts for the year and said it was in talks with the German government about a possible bail-out. Russia's war on Ukraine has sparked a spike in oil and gas prices and threatens to tip a number of European economies heavily dependent on Russian gas into recession.
European shares rose on Monday on gains in oil and gas companies, while investors awaited eurozone inflation data after a red-hot consumer price report last week cemented the case for an interest rate hike by the European Central Bank (ECB). The continent-wide STOXX 600 index was up 0.7% after falling last week on worries about a potential global economic slowdown.
Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel objected to the European Central Bank's promise of fresh support for the bloc's indebted south at an emergency meeting last month, reviving a divide between the ECB and its biggest shareholder, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. ECB policymakers pledged to buy more bonds from debt-laden countries at an unscheduled meeting on June 15 to contain a widening spread between their borrowing costs and Germany's as the central bank prepares to raise interest rates.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has gathered top employer and labor union representatives at his Berlin office to seek ways of addressing the impact of rising prices while preventing a spiral of inflation in Europe’s biggest economy German Chancellor Olaf Scholz gathered top employer and labor union representatives at his Berlin office on Monday to seek ways of addressing the impact of rising prices while preventing a spiral of inflation in Europe's biggest economy.
For the first time in a generation, the country has an export deficit The Soviet Union had only just collapsed. John Major was still a relatively fresh-faced Prime Minister. And the internet consisted of a few desktop computers linking together a handful of laboratories. The world was a very different place when Germany last posted a trade deficit way back in 1991.