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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern looking at Adrien Rabiot; Mats Hummels out of training; and MORE!

The Pairs Saint-Germain star midfielder has many potential suitors.

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Bayern keeping tabs on Adrien Rabiot? (The Mirror)

It does not seem as if Adrien Rabiot will extend his deal at Paris Saint-Germain and many big clubs have taken notice. After rejecting another contract extension from PSG, Rabiot is drawing the attention of some powerhouses...including Die Roten:

Adrien Rabiot has turned down a third offer of a contract extension from Paris Saint-Germain. The midfielder’s deal expires at the end of the season and that has attracted interest in him from the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona. That means PSG are desperate to tie him to fresh terms and recently offered him a salary worth €7.2million (£6.32m) a year.

City, Chelsea and Barcelona are just three of the many clubs that are keen to secure one of the most highly-rated players in Europe. Liverpool and Bayern Munich have both also been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old.

Rabiot is a talent for sure, but it would be shocking to see Bayern outbid the likes of Manchester City or Barcelona. The 23-year old’s contract with PSG expires next June, so there would be no transfer fee, but his salary is where Bayern would have to buck up.

Mats Hummels out of practice (@FCBayernEN)

After sustaining a head injury against Ajax, the center back is recovering.

Video of Weston McKennie’s game winner for Schalke (@brlive)

The USMNT player had a huge moment in the Champions League.

Ryan Johansson waffles on international career with Ireland; may choose Luxembourg (Pundit Arena)

Ryan Johannson, the Bayern prospect who has a Swedish father, an Irish mother, and was born in Luxembourg, is having second thoughts on his international commitment to Ireland may now choose to play for Luxembourg.

Bayern Munich starlet and recent Irish U19s call-up Ryan Johansson has stalled on committing to Ireland and has opted to continue his international career with Luxembourg.Johansson will choose Luxembourg, where he was born, over Ireland, a country that could perhaps fast track him to a senior call-up quicker than O’Neill’s side.

The 17-year old had appeared for the Irish U19s in a recent pair of friendlies against Wales, so his decision to stall on his international future will no doubt by a frustrating one for all involved in Irish football. The Bayern man has already played competitive underage football for Luxembourg. Therefore, if he then switched to play competitive underage football for another country, he would be bound to that nation for the rest of his career.

Despite being spurned, Ireland U19 manager Tom Mohan could still foresee a return to the Irish by Johansson as he told the Independent:

He’s not closing the door with us. It’s such a big decision so early, he’s keeping his options open and that’s it,” He’s a good lad and was happy in and around the camp and everything seemed good that he would be coming back in. We’ll not cut our ties with Ryan. We’ll keep monitoring him and see how he’s getting on and keep in touch with Ryan. He’s still a year young for U-19s so we will monitor the situation as it goes along.

A call for fan groups (BavarianFootballWorks.com)

We are trying something here at the Daily Schmankerl and need YOUR help. If you read my man Tommy Adams’ piece about his experience with the FCBNYC Fan Club (if you haven’t, SHAME ON YOU!), you could see how great the event was. So we want to highlight some of these wonderful groups that are out there globally and this is what we need from you:

  • Name of the group
  • Location
  • Year founded
  • Leadership (if you have people are kind of running the show)
  • Meeting place
  • Social media handles
  • Pictures

We have 7 clubs on board so far. I’d LOVE to be able to feature a different fan group every week this season. Maybe we can do it, maybe not...but only YOU can help decide the fate of this idea. Send your info to: barrelsportsblog@gmail.com.

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