Bundesliga transfer targets: Sancho, Werner & top 25 stars to watch as German football restarts

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    Leon Bailey | Bayer Leverkusen

    In 2018, Bailey was a rumoured target for some of Europe's biggest clubs as well as a possible England international. It turned out that the winger was never eligible for the Three Lions, while a move to Chelsea never materialised.

    He has been inconsistent in the Bundesliga for Bayer Leverkusen, but on form can be one of the most dynamic wingers in the world.

  2. Philippe Coutinho Bayern Munich 2019-20
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    Philippe Coutinho | Bayern Munich

    Brazilian playmaker Coutinho is on loan at Bayern from Barcelona and has shown glimpses of the talent that earned him the nickname 'the Magician.'

    Currently injured, the former Liverpool star is expected to return for the final weeks of the Bundesliga season where he will look to put himself in the shop window after being linked with a return to the Premier League.

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    Maxi Eggestein | Werder Bremen

    Eggestein has been at Werder Bremen since he was 14, but may have to leave the club to play top-flight football next season if they cannot escape the relegation zone.

    An all-round midfielder, he has been tipped for a spot in the Germany international squad, while his agent revealed that his future is undecided due to Werder's current precarious league position.

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    Emil Forsberg | RB Leipzig

    Forsberg has been with RB Leipzig since they were in the second tier back in 2014-15, but has not been a guaranteed starter since Julian Nagelsmann took over the team.

    He has regularly been touted as a signing for Premier League clubs and may finally make that long-awaited move at the end of the season, admitting in April that he has thought about a new challenge.

  5. Marko Grujic Hertha Berlin 2019-20
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    Marko Grujic | Hertha Berlin

    Grujic still has desires of playing for parent club Liverpool, but may find it difficult to break into their squad despite some positive performances on loan at Hertha.

    The midfielder's contract at Anfield runs until 2023, but the Reds may be willing to sell him if he does not fit Jurgen Klopp's long-term plans. Hertha would be happy to retain his services, but would face competition in the transfer market if he becomes available for a permanent switch.

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    Erling Haaland | Borussia Dortmund

    Haaland only arrived at Borussia Dortmund in January, but already the teenage striker is being linked with a move to Real Madrid.

    His rise has been meteoric, scoring more than a goal a game at Red Bull Salzburg to prompt Dortmund into activating his release clause. He has not slowed down in the Bundesliga either, with 12 goals in his first 11 games in all competitions for the title challengers.

  7. Achraf Hakimi Borussia Dortmund 2019-20
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    Achraf Hakimi | Borussia Dortmund

    Versatile defender Hakimi is in his second season on loan at Dortmund from Real Madrid. This season, he has played both right and left-back as well as on the right wing, and even netted doubles in the Champions League against both Slavia Prague and Inter.

    A threat going forward, he has provided 10 assists in the Bundesliga and could be in the middle of a tug-of-war between Madrid and Dortmund, with Bayern Munich also lurking nearby.

  8. Amine Harit Schalke 04 2020
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    Amine Harit | Schalke

    Harit's current concern is finishing the 2019-20 Bundesliga season rather than rumours of a move to Barcelona, but the fact that the Catalan side are interested indicates the potential that the Morocco international has.

    He has a €60 million (£53m/$65m) release clause and Schalke are sure to reject any offers lower than that as David Wagner attempts to form a side that can challenge for the top four every season.

  9. Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen 2019
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    Kai Havertz | Bayer Leverkusen

    Havertz became Bayer Leverkusen's youngest-ever player and youngest-ever goalscorer in 2016 and has gone from strength to strength since.

    Despite being just 20, the attacking midfielder has already played more than 100 Bundesliga games and is regarded as one of the best young talents in world football. Leverkusen know they will not be able to keep hold of him for long, but it may take an offer of over €100 million (£88m/$108m) to pry him away.

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    Daichi Kamada | Eintracht Frankfurt

    Much was made of Eintracht Frankfurt's change in personnel last summer as Ante Rebic, Sebastien Haller and Luka Jovic all left for bigger teams. People wondered where the goals would come from without their attacking trident, and the answer has been that it would take a team effort to replace them.

    Japanese attacking midfielder Daichi Kamada has yet to score in the Bundesliga this season, but is joint top scorer in the Europa League with six goals, including a double away at Arsenal and a hat-trick against Red Bull Salzburg.

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    Streli Mamba | Paderborn

    Forward Mamba only signed for Paderborn last summer, but with the club on the brink of relegation to the 2. Bundesliga after just one season in the top flight, could find himself on the move again in 2020.

    Despite playing in a struggling side, the 25-year-old has proven he can compete against the best the Bundesliga has to offer with goals against both Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund before the winter break.

  12. Philipp Max FC Augsburg 2019
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    Philipp Max | Augsburg

    Max came to prominence in 2017-18 when he led the Bundesliga in assists along with Bayern Munich duo Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich. Then playing as a left-back, Max was tipped as a potential dark horse for Germany's World Cup squad, but after Joachim Low decided to leave him at home he fell off the radar somewhat.

    Now playing as a left winger for Augsburg, he has added more goals to his game and has admitted that he is ready to take the next step to a bigger club.

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    Weston McKennie | Schalke

    USMNT midfielder McKennie is 'Mr. Versatile' for Schalke, playing in the middle of the park, out wide as well as at centre-back and right-back.

    He told Goal and DAZN that his goal is to play in the Premier League, and if he continues on his current trajectory it will be difficult for the Royal Blues to keep him at the club.

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    Evan N'Dicka | Eintracht Frankfurt

    In an Instagram poll in April on who would be Arsenal's best signing, N'Dicka voted for himself. Whether that was a transfer hint or not, the Eintracht Frankfurt defender would make a solid addition to their backline, having played at both centre-back and left-back for the Eagles this season. 
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    Yussuf Poulsen | RB Leipzig

    Denmark forward Poulsen's statistics will never be the most impressive as the RB Leipzig frontman is more likely to do the dirty work in attack and bring team-mates into play rather than find the net himself. After scoring 15 Bundesliga goals last season, he has reverted to type and has just three league goals to his name in 2019-20.

    However, he is the perfect strike partner and has helped Timo Werner challenge Robert Lewandowski for the top scorer crown thanks to his tireless play. Since Julian Nagelsmann's arrival, he has not been a guaranteed starter and may look elsewhere to further his career at 25.

  16. Milot Rashica Werder Bremen 2020
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    Milot Rashica | Werder Bremen

    Kosovo international Rashica is on the radar of both Liverpool and RB Leipzig, according to the president of his home country's football federation.

    It is no surprise that such clubs have been linked, as well as Borussia Dortmund, as Rashica's performances have been one of the few positives for Werder Bremen in 2019-20. His club are in the relegation zone as things stand and the winger could be available for a cut-price fee if Bremen go down.

  17. Marcel Sabitzer RB Leipzig 2019-20
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    Marcel Sabitzer | RB Leipzig

    Sabitzer had never scored more than 10 goals in a season before 2019-20. This season he has 15, thanks in part to a Champions League double over Tottenham which helped Leipzig reach the last eight of the competition for the first time in their history.

    Sabitzer's breakout campaign has not gone unnoticed and he played it cool when responding to rumours that Spurs were interested in signing their conqueror.

  18. Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund 2019-20
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    Jadon Sancho | Borussia Dortmund

    Sancho was named the best teenager in the world in 2019 in Goal's NxGn list and has only improved with age. Now 20, the England winger is sure to leave Borussia Dortmund for one of Europe's giants in the next few transfer windows.

    He topped the Bundesliga asissts chart last year by setting up 18 goals for team-mates and is on target to break that personal best, having provided 14 assists already in 2019-20. He has already improved on his goal tally from last season too, with 14 goals in 23 Bundesliga games so far in this campaign.

  19. Jonathan Tah Leverkusen 2020
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    Jonathan Tah | Bayer Leverkusen

    Germany international defender Tah has been a rock in Leverkusen's backline for the past five years, but only turned 24 in February.

    The centre-back is powerful in the air and clever on the ball and could be available for €40 million (£35m/$43m) due to a release clause in his contract.

  20. Marcus Thuram Borussia Monchengladbach 30102019
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    Marcus Thuram | Borussia Monchengladbach

    The son of legendary France defender Lilian Thuram, forward Thuram is finding success at the other end of the field. Instead of preventing goals, he is scoring them for Borussia Monchengladbach, and has netted 10 goals in all competitions so far this season.

    A summer arrival in Gladbach, he could earn the Foals much more than they paid for him after joining for €12 million (£10m/$13m) from relegated Guingamp.

  21. Corentin Tolisso FC Bayern
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    Corentin Tolisso | Bayern Munich

    Tolisso is expected to leave Bayern Munich this season despite having broken their transfer record just three years ago. Injuries have greatly affected his impact in the Bundesliga and there is a fear that he may have played his last game for Bayern after undergoing ankle surgery.

    Two goals in the Champions League group stage this season show what he is capable of, but he would be a risky signing for any team due to his injury history.

  22. Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig 2019-20
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    Dayot Upamecano | RB Leipzig

    One of the most in-demand defenders in football at the moment, Upamecano is available for €60 million (£53m/$65m) thanks to a release clause in his contract.

    His agent thinks that might be too expensive for many interested clubs, such as Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid, but Leipzig do not want to see him leave on a free transfer in 2021 when his contract expires.

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    Luca Waldschmidt | Freiburg

    Despite being the top scorer at the 2019 European Under-21 Championship, Waldschmidt is an under-the-radar name for many football fans as he plays for Freiburg rather than one of the popular German clubs.

    His time in the Black Forest region could soon come to an end as clubs look to find bargains in the transfer market, and Freiburg's sporting director has even commented on rumours that Chelsea are interested.

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    Timo Werner | RB Leipzig

    Werner has regularly flirted with Liverpool in the media and the feeling is mutual with the Reds interested in the RB Leipzig forward.

    He has 21 goals in the Bundesliga this season and would be an excellent acquisition for many top teams, but Champions League quarter-finalists Leipzig are hopeful they can keep their talisman, having been able to rebuff Bayern Munich's advances last summer.

  25. Denis Zakaria | Borussia Monchengladbach
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    Denis Zakaria | Borussia Monchengladbach

    Zakaria sees Patrick Vieira and Paul Pogba as his role models, while Lothar Matthaus thinks the Gladbach midfielder plays like Toni Kroos.

    Those are big shoes to fill, but the Switzerland international has been living up to the billing for Gladbach, making the team tick in midfield and is the most important player in Marco Rose's Champions League contenders. It should come as no surprise that Arsenal and Manchester United are interested in the 23-year-old.