Brazil defender Dante is set to miss Bayern Munich’s opening pre-season warm-up tournament at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday after picking up an injury while playing beach football on holiday. Bayern face hosts Moenchengladbach, Hamburg and Augsburg in a mini-tournament as the German champions begin their preparations for the new Bundesliga season on August 14 when they host Hamburg in Munich. Centre-back Dante, 31, picked up a leg injury while playing footvolley — a popular mix of football and beach volleyball — at home in Salvador, Brazil. “Dante trained a lot on holiday and also played a bit of football, where he suffered a small tear in a muscle,” explained Bayern Munich’s director of sport Matthias Sammer. It means Spain international Javi Martinez is the only fit centre-back Bayern coach Pep Guardiola currently has at his disposal as Dante recovers from the minor set back. Bayern are set to present their team on Saturday in Munich before travelling to Moenchengladbach with […]

Juventus are set to make a €7 million offer for Bayern Munich centre-back Dante. Juventus are reportedly planning to make a move for 31-year old Bayern Munich defender Dante. The Brazilian was one of Bayern’s important players during their treble-winning campaign under Jupp Heynckes in 2013. After the arrival of Guardiola, Dante continued to be a first-team regular but his performances have deteriorated towards the end of the season. Bayern Munich might be ready to offload the centre-back for around €7 million and Bild reports that Juventus are ready to cough up the amount for the defender. It is also believed that Juventus might have to fend off interest from Manchester United to sign the Brazilian. The Serie A champions are looking for reinforcements in the defencefollowing the injury woes of Andrea Barzagli. Dante joined Bayern Munich from Borussia Mönchengladbach for a fee believed to be in the region of €4.7 million. The Brazilian became an instant favourite of the […]