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Daily Schmankerl: Thiago to Santa remembered; Bayern still looking at Aaron Ramsey; Galatasaray wants Franck Ribery; and MORE!

Happy Holidays from the Daily Schmankerl!

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Thiago’s Santa pass in all its glory (@FCBayernUS)

This time of year brings back a lot of memories for people. Whether it is great moments from childhood, fond remembrances of lost loved ones, or just some reminiscing about the great times you’ve had with friends and family, the end of December typically produces some nostalgia.

Well, for Bayern Munich fans...some will think of one of the great moments in club history: When Thiago Alcantara led a streaking Santa Claus with a perfect pass.

Galatasaray eyeing Franck Ribery (Sport Bible)

Franck Ribery has been spectacular of late and he will almost certainly be looking for a new home after this season as Bayern is looking to change its guard. One of his former clubs, Galatasaray, would love to bring the legend back.

According to Fanatik (via Daily News), Galatasaray are planning to meet with their former star to try and lure him back to the club. The Turkish newspaper has said that the Süper Lig side will reportedly offer him a one-and-a-half-year deal. However, Galatasaray are keen to push through for a deal in January.

According to Bild, the former France international will not be allowed to leave the Allianz Arena until the summer. The former Marseille star scored a brace in a 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday. Following the match, he didn’t rule out the possibility of him staying at the club.

“Yes, of course,” he told Sky News (via Goal). “My situation is not easy to assess. But I just work, I’m having fun and I’m performing. What will happen next season, we’ll see. I can say that this is my last year and it is good like that. The club moves on and I may move on. It is the end of a very good and long period. I won’t stop completely yet.”

Oh, and per AZ, Ribery is going to be a father for the fifth time as well. Not a bad week for the Frenchman.

Bayern still monitoring Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey (Daily Mail)

Excited by the prospects of possibly finding Aaron Ramsey under your tree?

Bayern Munich are continuing to monitor Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey with the Welshman set to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks. Ramsey is poised to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer when his contract expires after 10 years at the club. His next destination remains unknown but Sportsmail understands Bundesliga giants Bayern are interested in taking him to Germany.

A message from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (@FCBayernEN)

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.

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