NEW YORK Christian Pulisic has thrilled American fans, given a new attacking option to U.S. national team coaches and become one of the brightest young stars in Europe with Borussia Dortmund. “You could already see that he was a great talent,” said Gündogan, who currently plays for Manchester City but was a mainstay in the Dortmund squad last season, when Pulisic made his breakthrough. Already turning heads at youth level both for his club and internationally, Gündogan and his fellow pros at Dortmund came away immediately impressed by one thing in particular.
Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez has suggested his club would be interested in signing Manchester United target Kylian Mbappé. The 18-year-old forward Mbappé is currently playing in the south of France for Monaco, as a crucial role in taking the club to the quarterfinal of the Champions League. According to The Independent, the Frenchman is among the targets José Mourinho’s Manchester United is considering if it cannot lure Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid in the summer. But Pérez has now suggested Spanish giant Real Madrid would be keen on bringing the young striker to the Santiago Bernabéu. “A Mbappé-[Karim] Benzema striker partnership? Anything is possible,” Pérez said, as quoted
Cologne say they rejected a bumper offer of 50 million euros ($54 million) from China for prolific French striker Anthony Modeste -- but admit he could move to the English Premier League. The 28-year-old has scored 22 of Cologne's 37 goals this season to leave his side sixth in Germany's top flight. Modeste's contract runs until 2021 and Cologne vice president Toni Schumacher said: "We are happy that we have turned down the offer from China.