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Transfer Rater: Alexis Sanchez to Bayern

 By Mark Lovell

Renato Sanches' future, Philipp Lahm's replacement among questions facing Bayern

Carlo Ancelotti explains Bayern Munich have their sights set high in all competitions following a few key transfers.
After an underwhelming 2016/17 with Bayern, the FC panel debate rumours linking the Portuguese teenager with Milan.
The FC panel break down James Rodriguez's move to Bayern Munich and wonder if this puts them in pole position to win the UEFA Champions League.

Five pressing issues for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich as they prepare for the new season in China and Singapore.

1. Stick or twist with Renato Sanches?

Sanches, 19, winner of the 2016 Golden Boy award and Young Player of the Tournament at the 2016 Euros, arrived with the loftiest of expectations but he has struggled to deliver since his move last summer from Benfica. After a woefully disappointing opening campaign, Sanches was declared "one of the flops of the season" by former Bayern legend...

 By Mark Lovell

Colombia star James Rodriguez follows Bayern Munich route after Adolfo Valencia

James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on loan, becoming the second Colombian to represent the Bavarian giants.

You might have heard Colombian star James Rodriguez is a Bayern Munich player.

In fact, Bayern's social media team tweeted young James expressing his pride at being the first Colombian ever to play for the club, before quickly backtracking, deleting that erroneous tweet, instead quickly offering the consolation their new signing was more than happy to be the second.

So, who is that first Colombia international to pull on the Bayern shirt?

Well, Adolfo Valencia is also remembered quite fondly in...

 By Mark Lovell

Bayern a perfect spot for James Rodriguez to revive his club career

The FC panel break down James Rodriguez's move to Bayern Munich and wonder if this puts them in pole position to win the UEFA Champions League.
FC's Bundesliga expert dissects James Rodriguez's move to Bayern Munich and why it isn't so far-fetched.

"Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles."

That is some decent advice for the legendary James Bond in Ian Fleming's Casino Royale and also perhaps words of caution for another famous James, James Rodriguez, ahead of his move to Bayern Munich following a largely disappointing spell at Real Madrid.

Subject to a medical, James will sign a two-year loan deal at Bayern with an option for a permanent transfer -- eerily similar to the Kingsley Coman...

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Trending: James Rodriguez loaned to Bayern, Lukaku fee may be record

FC's Bundesliga expert dissects James Rodriguez's move to Bayern Munich and why it isn't so far-fetched.
Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku interview each other for ESPN FC and discuss all things related to their summer holiday in Los Angeles.
Adrian Healey checks in from Los Angeles, where Romelu Lukaku and Man United began training Monday ahead of the ICC.
Man United correspondent Rob Dawson says Jose Mourinho is still actively targeting players despite having just landed Lukaku.
ESPN FC's Adrian Healey reports from UCLA as Manchester United have their first training session ahead of the ICC's kickoff.
Alexis Nunes discusses her interview with Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, and explains why Pogba pushed her in the pool.

Tuesday's latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC's What's Trending...

BAYERN MUNICH: Real Madrid star James Rodriguez has joined Bayern on a two-year loan deal with an option for a permanent deal subject to a medical, both clubs have announced.

- WATCH: Before the loan was announced, Raphael Honigstein gave ESPN FC TV his thoughts on the potential James deal.

- Bayern Munich forward Serge Gnabry, who just joined the club last month, hopes to leave on loan to gain more...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Bayern Munich to bid for Real Madrid's James Rodriguez

Paul Mariner and Alexis Nunes dissect the questions looming over Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
Thomas Lemar notched nine goals and 10 assists in Ligue 1 last season. Is he off to Arsenal?

The football world is awash with gossip. Transfer Talk is monitoring the whispers ahead of all the summer moves. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here.

TOP STORY: Ancelotti eyes Rodriguez reunion 

Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring Real Madrid's James Rodriguez to Bayern Munich and, according to a report in Colombia, "an offer will be coming over the next few hours."

Javier Hernandez Bonnet, sports director for Colombia's Caracol TV, said on Monday that Ancelotti wants to reinforce...

 By Chris Wright

Bayern Munich trio have fun at photoshoot by photobombing fans

While keeping the sponsors happy can often be tiring for many professional footballers, it certainly appears as though Bayern Munich's players managed to have fun during a recent promotional photoshoot.

Thomas Muller, Franck Ribery and Javi Martinez all attended the event, during which Bayern fans queued to have their photos taken in a mock-up of the dressing room at the Allianz Arena.

The trio's mission was to photobomb the unsuspecting fans by assembling in the background of the photos without...