“Regardless of our league position, we’re always looking for new players. “It’s possible that we do sign somebody this winter, but then again we could go into the second half of the season with the same team and look to do something next summer. “If you do anything then it’s got to be a top alternative to what we’ve already got here.” Leverkusen slipped up for the first time at home on Sunday, losing 1-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt to fall seven points adrift of league leaders Bayern Munich with a game to go before the midway stage of the season. De Bruyne has made eight appearances this season, with four of them as a starter. Press Association Bayer Leverkusen’s director of sport Rudi Voller says it is “no secret” that his club are in the hunt for Chelsea’s Kevin de Bruyne. The Belgian impressed in the Bundesliga last season during a season-long loan at Werder Bremen, and amid talk the Blues could be set to loan him out again this winter, Leverkusen are one club keen on signing him. “We made no secret of our interest in Kevin De Bruyne right from last summer,” Voller told Germany’s Sky Sport. “There are many clubs interested in him.
Last Updated: 9th August, 2020 10:20 IST Mercedes F1 Team ‘badly Treated’ Vis-a-vis Ferrari, Unlikely To Sign New Deal: Toto Wolff Mercedes F1 team chief Toto Wolff says the six-time Constructors’ champions have been ‘badly treated’ in negotiations for the Concorde Agreement. WATCH US LIVE Written By Also Read | F1 Reserve Drivers 2020: Full List Of Reserve Drivers Of Each Team Amid COVID-19 CrisisAlso Read | US Home Of F1 Gets Its Cash Payment From Texas(Image Credits: Mercedes F1, Pete Windsor Twitter Handle) 1 month ago Bottas leads 3rd practice for British GP ahead of qualifying First Published: 9th August, 2020 10:20 IST Vettel is first out 🤜🤛 Followed closely by LeclercFollow the action 👉 https://t.co/LpbrMcOApM#F170 🇬🇧 #F1 pic.twitter.com/my8brH05hh— Formula 1 (@F1) August 8, 2020 Mercedes is not ready to sign the proposed Concorde Agreement, team chief Toto Wolff said on Friday ahead of Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. Wolff told reporters that Mercedes, who have won six Constructors’ Championships in a row, have allegedly been mistreated in discussions about the new commercial deal. The Concorde Agreement has been discussed by F1 owners for quite some time now. With the current commercial deal ending this season, it is imperative that a new deal should be signed sooner than later. The proposed agreement sets out the terms under which teams will share revenues moving forward. The proposed deal runs through the 2026 season.Also Read | Perez To Miss 2nd F1 Race After Positive Coronavirus Test Sujay Chakraborty LIVE TV COMMENT Mercedes F1 team chief Toto Wolff blasts F1’s Concorde AgreementDespite several teams agreeing with the proposed deal, Toto Wolff says the deal needs “more cleaning up” before the F1 team can consider signing the deal. Wolff believes the Mercedes F1 will be the “biggest victim” of the deal in terms of revenue loss. Wolff even said that Mercedes, who have current world No.1 Lewis Hamilton in their ranks, has not been appreciated through negotiations.”We are happy with a more equitable split of the prize fund, the way success is rewarded and possible for everybody, we agreed to,” Wolff said during Friday’s press conference. “We are I would say the biggest victim in terms of prize fund loss in all of that. Ferrari has maintained an advantageous position. For Red Bull, it balances out with Toro Rosso (now AlphaTauri). So it’s us that are hurt the most.”Also Read | Perez Could Return To F1 Racing After Coronavirus QuarantineA number of other F1 teams including the likes of Ferrari, McLaren and Williams have stated that they are ready to sign the new Concorde Agreement. Wolff still believes most teams are not happy with the proposed deal but have chosen to not speak about it publicly. “I think most of the teams, if not 90%, are of the opinion that it needs cleaning up, that there are clauses that are critical that need to be discussed around governance and certain commercial aspects,” he said, as quoted by Sky Sports F1. Formula 1 issued a statement, acknowledging Mercedes’ reluctance in signing the deal. F1 insists that the team have engaged with all teams in a “collaborative” manner. They further add that despite Mercedes’ unwillingness to sign the Concorde Agreement, the deal “will not be delayed any longer.” F1 has set a deadline of August 12 for the final discussions before “moving forward” with the proposed deal. Mercedes racers will be the favourites to win Sunday’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone. Six-time world champ Lewis Hamilton, as well as Valtteri Bottas, have comfortably topped the timesheets in both practice sessions. Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will the others to have an eye out for Sunday. FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND 1 month ago Lewis Hamilton puts off signing new Mercedes deal due to ‘other people losing jobs’ 1 month ago Gallo, Choo homer as Rangers avoid sweep in San Francisco 1 month ago Hamilton sets new track record and takes pole at British GP in Silverstone 1 month ago Kevin Magnussen refuses to take a knee for Black Lives Matter due to ‘political angle’ SUBSCRIBE TO US