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Daily Schmankerl: More Mats Hummels news; Bayern and Arsenal looking at Barca prospect; and Timo Werner to Liverpool?

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Manchester United also scoping Bayern center back (Birmingham Mail)

It isn’t just Chelsea taking a look at Bayern Munich veteran Mats Hummels. The Blues may have some competition from within the Premier League.

Manchester United are reportedly rivalling Chelsea for Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels. The German international, 30, is no longer a guaranteed starter for Bayern, who are six points behind Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga table.

United, now managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the departure of Jose Mourinho, are expected to strengthen their back-line in the next couple of transfer windows. Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof, both Mourinho signings, have largely failed to live up to expectations, though fellow centre half Chris Smalling has penned a new deal.

Bayern and Arsenal eyeing FC Barcelona talent (FOX Sports Asia)

Bayern and Arsenal are both reportedly taking a close look at FC Barcelona midfielder Lucas de Vega.

Bayern Munich and Arsenal are preparing a raid on a promising Barcelona youngster and have apparently made an advancement as well. 18-year-old Spanish central midfielder Lucas de Vega is attracting interest from the two heavyweights, Spanish publication AS reports. Born in Brazil, De Vega plays for Barcelona under-19 side after having joined them earlier this year in July.

Eligible to play for both Spain and Brazil, he can play as an attacking midfielder and a second striker as well. However, his contract with the Catalan club runs out next year which has prompted both Arsenal and Bayern to make a move.

Liverpool “planning” on brazen move for RB Leipzig star (TalkSport)

Liverpool is supposedly in the planning stage of a roster re-organization that would allow the club to make a strong play for RB Leipzig star Timo Werner.

Liverpool are willing to let Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi leave the club in January to make space for the signing of Timo Werner, according to reports. Werner, the RB Leipzig and Germany forward, was linked with a move to Anfield last week, as Liverpool have sent scouts to watch him on the orders of Jurgen Klopp. An £88million (€97million) price tag has been mooted, and Liverpool are already planning how they can fit the 22-year-old in their squad. And, according to Sports Illustrated, space will be made for Werner by the departures of Sturridge and Origi – two forwards who have been awarded little playing time this season.

After watching Liverpool decimate Arsenal yesterday, the thought of Werner’s pace and relentlessness joining that attack is a bit scary. Werner has allegedly been on Bayern’s radar for quite a while, but no serious overtures have taken place between Die Roten and Leipzig. The cost for Werner that was referenced in the story appears to be pretty high compared to other values we’ve seen placed on Werner.