It’s been a stellar week for those of German persuasions in the Football Transfer Tavern after we watched the two Bundesliga sides dismantle Barcelona and Real Madrid in this week’s Champions League semi-final first legs and with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola moving to Munich at the end of the season some feel that this is the start of a period of German dominance in Europe.
News reported by Mail Online suggests that the new Bayern boss is already preparing his squad for next season and the paper suggests that former Chelsea star Arjen Robben has been made available for transfer by the Bundesliga champions.
The 29-year-old Dutch international has been put up for sale by Guradiola as he looks to make his mark with Bayern and he is ready to listen to offers which will surely attract attention from a whole host of Premier League clubs including Manchester United.
Robben has already had a successful three-year spell in England with Chelsea before signing for Real Madrid in a £24 million move in August 2007 and a move back to Stamford Bridge looks a likely option especially if Jose Mourinho returns to the London side.
His future at the Allianz Arena looks grim after Bayern captured brilliant 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Mario Gotze last week and Robben has expressed his displeasure at being left out of the side in recent weeks.