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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern scoping Liverpool’s Bobby Duncan; Sandro Wagner speaks on future; James Rodriguez back in Germany; and MORE!

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A new hope or a trip to the dark side? Only Bayern can control how it comes out against Benfica tomorrow...

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Bayern eyes the cousin of Steve Gerrard (Daily Mail)

Someone calm Tommy Adams down, Bayern Munich is taking a close look at the 17-year old cousin of Steven Gerrard, Bobby Duncan.

Liverpool starlet Bobby Duncan is the latest English youngster to be targeted by the Bundesliga. Duncan - the cousin of Anfield legend Steven Gerrard - is being tracked by Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig, among others. The 17-year-old arrived from Manchester City in the summer and has enjoyed a successful start to life at Liverpool - even training with Jurgen Klopp’s first team.

Duncan is a center forward and had previously spent time in the Manchester City Youth Academy prior to moving to Liverpool. Back in 2016, Duncan really made his mark on the international scene when he became the first English player to score a hat trick against Brazil.

Sandro Wagner speaks on his future with Bayern (Football London)

With rumors swirling that Crystal Palace and West Ham could make a play for Bayern striker Sandro Wagner, the soon-to-be 31-year old addressed his approach to the rest of his career.

I have signed my contract in full awareness here for two and a half years and I’m going to go through with that too! I’m a guy who gives gas (gives everything). Since the summer I give even more gas, because I just want to have the last years of my career again in full throttle. I feel good in Munich. Every time I come to Säbener Straße, I know what I’m doing for it for. This is my club, since childhood. That’s why I have no other thoughts.

First Thiago, now Wagner. Anyone else want to commit to Bayern for the next couple of years. Admittedly, this is a refreshing trend of players wanting to stay rather than wanting to get out.

Matthias Ginter suffered a fractured eye socket and jawbone (@DFB_Team_EN)

Borussia Monchengladbach has been on a tear in the Bundesliga, but will be facing some time without its top defender, Matthias Ginter. Ginter, who has also seen his role with Die Mannschaft expand a bit over the past few months, could be out of action for while. No estimated return date has been released.

Bayern has a new “Member Number 1” (FCBayern.com)

94-year old Otto Schweizer received a special recognition from Bayern:

It was a belated, yet even more special, birthday present given to Otto Schweizer on Saturday ahead of the home game against Fortuna Düsseldorf. The man from Munich received a certificate as member number 1 two weeks after his 94th birthday. In addition, senior vice-president Prof. Dr. Dieter Mayer and deputy vice-president Walter Mennekes presented him with a bouquet of flowers and a number one shirt with his name on it. Schweizer has been a member at FC Bayern since January 1939 and was also a volunteer for twelve years.

No real reason to post this...(@iMiaSanMia)

...except for it looks like James is taking a leak in the parking lot (He’s not, but who among us has not assumed this position in a parking lot at some point?).

I suppose it is also noteworthy that James is back in Germany in an effort to continue his rehabilitation as well.

Looking to catch-up on the Bundesliga action from the weekend? I’ve got you covered (The Barrel)

For a capsule-style recap of the Bundesliga’s weekend fixtures, just click here.