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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich 2018 retro kit leak, Inter and AC Milan to battle for Arturo Vidal

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Adidas FC Bayern München 2018 Retro Jersey Leaked (Footy Headlines)

Adidas will release a stylish 1950s inspired Adidas Bayern München jersey. Looking at the pictures, the jerseys will be white and have red sleeves. Best of all, no sponsor logos! Take that, capitalism.

Milan and Inter in a duel to sign Arturo Vidal (Tuttosport)

According to this report by reputable (okay, not really) Italian media outlet Tuttosport, both AC Milan and Inter have entered the race to sign Arturo Vidal. They cite Leon Goretzka’s purchase as the catalyst for this decision, stating that it could make Bayern consider a sale of the Chilean midfielder.

Bayern Munich's David Alaba: "Franck Ribery's been one of the most important people in my career" (Bundesliga.com)

Bayern Munich star David Alaba hails has teammate Franck Ribery as a "role model" for him at the club. Considering the fact that this could be Franck Ribery’s last season at the club, this is a fine story that everyone should read.

′Football needs to decide what its fans are worth′ (DW)

More than 20,000 Borussia Dortmund supporters boycotted their team's Bundesliga game against Augsburg in protest at Monday night football. They feel left behind by the commercialization of the game. This long-form article takes a hard look at the major questions facing German soccer.

Reds and Blues training together?! American Bayern prospect Timothy Tillman occasionally trains with 1860 Munich’s Christian Köppel (Bild)

It turns out that both young men train at the fitness studio of Lukas Kruel, who is none other than Douglas Costa's personal trainer. Many of Bayern’s Brazilian and Latin players see him regularly, including Juan Bernat, Rafinha, and Javi Martinez. Now and then, Tillman even catches a session together with Köppel. The two have a big duel coming up in the Regionalliga, as Bayern are chasing 1860 for the lead.

Kingsley Coman's syndesmosis surgery a success (FCBayern.com)

The club has announced that Coman's ankle surgery was a success, but the fleet-footed winger will indeed be sidelined for several weeks at the least.

Bayern possibly interested in PSG youth prospect Yacine Adli (France Football)

According to France Football, Bayern Munich and Juventus Turin both have scouted the 17-year-old PSG prospect. The midfielder has not yet signed a professional contract, but PSG are racing to ensure that he does not leave their academy.

Sky Sports’s Guillem Balague speculates that Bayern may pursue Juan Alvaro Morata if Robert Lewandowski goes to Real Madrid (Sky Sports)

The Morata-Lewandowski is buried rather far down the page. Take it for what it’s worth—which is probably nothing, but there you go.

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