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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich linked with every midfielder on Earth (and a Barcelona player)

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Bayern considering move for Barcelona's Jasper Cillessen amid concerns over Manuel Neuer's Fitness |

Well this one’s pretty interesting (and unlikely). Manuel Neuer is the best goalkeeper in the world, but if he’s injured then Bayern Munich will need some options. However, Bayern just recently extended Sven Ulreich and he’s been performing admirably thus far. While Jasper Cillessen is a quality player, there’s no reason for the German champions to spend big on a goalkeeper who may well become third choice. Take this rumor with a pinch of salt.

Bayern Munich looking at Schalke’s Max Meyer | TZ

Another bit of gossip to be filed under the “unlikely” category. While it’s true that Meyer is young, German, and has a contract that’s expiring in the summer, Bayern Munich has more than enough midfielders on the squad already. Unless someone we don’t know is being sold, Meyer is not coming to Munich (except for away games).

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski eyes all-time Bundesliga home goalscoring record |

Robert Lewandowski has his sights set on breaking the Bundesliga’s all-time record for scoring in consecutive home matches when Bayern Munich welcome Hertha Berlin to the Allianz Arena on Matchday 24.

Zidane could let Isco go to Bayern - Fussball -

Another midfield rumor, this time it’s Isco. Seriously, Bayern isn’t gonna buy Isco. We have James. To be fair to Bild, they’re just quoting AS, so they’re not (wholly) responsible for this garbage. Still, Bayern are gonna rival Arsenal and Barcelona for Isco’s signature? In what world?

Bayern Munich's Thiago set for Wolfsburg comeback |

Thiago Alcantara could return against the Wolves after a three-month injury layoff. We are all glad.

Referee Deniz Aytekin explains the “candy” incident in Frankfurt - DFB-Pokal - kicker

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