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Daily Schmankerl: Uli shuts down Lewy talk; Müller has written a book; and MORE!

It’s Monday....again. But we have lots to laugh at in today's Schmankerl.

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The Bayern Munich news is starting to slow as the World Cup excitement builds. We’ll stay on top of it all in the Daily Schmankerl.

The tug o’ war continues as Uli maintains Bayern will not sell Robert Lewandowski (@Sky_Torben)

Just when you thought it was safe for this to all die down for a few weeks as the World Cup takes over, Uli Hoeneß came back blastin’.

Another declaration by Uli @Hoeneß at #fcb_basketball regarding @lewy_official:
“A 200 million price tag is nonsense! Robert will not be sold and is playing for us next season. Everything has already been said about that.” @SkySportDE @SkySportNewsHD @FCBayern

There is so much posturing going on by both sides on this that it’s almost maddening.

Did Juventus buy Douglas Costa only to sell him to Pep? (Football Italia)

Juventus just paid (well, started paying) Bayern €40M for Douglas Costa on top of the €6M they paid for the Brazilian’s one-year loan last season. Now, however, Pep Guardiola is allegedly ready to pony up €100M to bring the winger to Manchester City.

Manchester City are ready to offer €100m for Juventus wide attacker Douglas Costa, according to Sport Mediaset. The report suggests Pep Guardiola is eager to bring the Brazil international to England, after Manchester United had failed in their attempts to snatch him away. Juve only just activated their option to buy from Bayern Munich for €40m this week, having paid €6m for the one-year loan. He is now under contract with the Bianconeri until June 2022. If Manchester City were indeed to offer €100m, Juve could use that money to make their own bid for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – another Manchester United target. In his debut Italian campaign, Douglas Costa contributed six goals and 14 assists.

Buying Costa for €100M or more would be about the Pep-iest of all Pep moves, but I am not sure this report holds any water.

Thomas Müller has written a children’s book (@esmuellert_)

Thomas Müller is looking to show off his talents off the pitch and has written a children’s book based on his journey in soccer to his “dream club,” Bayern Munich:

Now available: my first children’s book “My Way to My Dream Club” . The book, from the publishing house Friedrich Oetinger, is intended to make reading fun for young beginning readers and tells my story, how I came from TSV Pähl to Munich.

Timothy Tillman could be headed for a stay in Dallas (

Our SB Nation sister site,, is speculating that German-American prospect Timothy Tillman could be up for a loan assignment to FC Dallas.

With that last rumor in mind, there’s a good chance FC Dallas could be lining up a loan for Timothy Tillman, a German-American in Bayern’s youth ranks.

Tillman will almost assuredly not break into Bayern’s roster permanently this upcoming season, but it would be an interesting move to send him on a loan to the MLS rather than a German side. The partnership between the two clubs does make the scenario plausible.

With none of the wings outside of Roland Lamah being particularly productive, there’s a good chance Tillman would quickly find his way into the rotation for FC Dallas. Another benefit of Tillman coming to Dallas for his parent club is that FCD would offer better assurance in management continuity than a 2 Bundesliga team or a Division 1 team in another European league where a bad string of results in a month can often be the impetus for a manager getting terminated.

I have issues (@FCBerni12)

I look at this picture and I can’t help but think that about Berni stumbling through that display like Frank the Tank crashed through the table of gifts before falling into the pool in Old School.

Hello darkness my old friend...

Mats Hummels winning Twitter once again (@matshummels)

When FC Koln put out a “Caption this” tweet, it may not have expected one of the subjects of the picture to chime in.

The king stay the king.

Leon Goretzka channels “The Boss” (@leon_goretzka)

This Instagram post leads me to think that Leon Goretzka had a friend that was big baseball player back in high school and he could throw that speedball by you and make you look like a fool, boy.

#home #derdickeonkelwollteunbedingtmitaufsbild

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