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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern linked to Ricardo Rodriguez and a young Turk; one Boateng moves on; UEFA and DFL are evolving; and MORE!

There is plenty of news to cover in the Schmankerl today, so grab a coffee and buckle up!

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Bayern linked to Swiss outside back Ricardo Rodriguez (

As Juan Bernat’s future is uncertain, Bayern Munich is looking for a potential depth player to back-up David Alaba. Enter Swiss international and A.C. Milan man, Ricardo Rodriguez, who has been rumored as a candidate to join Tottenham Hotspur.

“It is absolutely not true that he’s leaving and we have not had any contact with Tottenham,” his agent Gianluca Di Domenico told “If Tottenham were to call me over the next two weeks, that’d be different, but as of today there has been no contact. I don’t know why these things are written. Ricardo has a great rapport with Coach Gennaro Gattuso and the only reason he’d consider leaving would be an offer from a top European club that can win the Champions League.” According to reports, the candidate is Bayern Munich and a proposal could arrive soon.

New Bundesliga kits on display (

The new Bayern kit is pretty solid, but Eintracht Frankfurt’s is sharp as well. Give them a look and tell us what you think.


Which Bundesliga side has the best new kit?

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  • 70%
    Bayern Munich
    (221 votes)
  • 10%
    Eintracht Frankfurt
    (33 votes)
  • 5%
    Borussia Dortmund
    (17 votes)
  • 4%
    Schalke 04
    (13 votes)
  • 0%
    (3 votes)
  • 3%
    Hertha Berlin
    (11 votes)
  • 2%
    Werder Bremen
    (8 votes)
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    One of the others (tell us who)
    (6 votes)
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Bayern linked to Turkish youngster (SportWitness)

Always on the lookout for new talent, Bayern has its eyes on 15-year old Omer Faruk Beyaz, an attacking midfielder who is also on the radar of Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Turkish website Ajansspor report Manchester City are showing an interest in Fenerbahce youngster Omer Faruk Beyaz. The 15 year old attacking midfielder is currently seen as one of the best youth players in Turkey and Ajansspor have reported the player is drawing interest from Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. Beyaz plays for the Turkey U17 national team and scouts from the three interested clubs are currently keeping a close eye on him.

Grab a partner to shower before watching the World Cup in Samara (@MoscowTimes)

This makes me ecstatic SB Nation did not send the Bavarian Football Works staff to Samara to cover the action.

This video is still terrific (@FCBayernUS)

When Bayern last visited the United States, Arturo Vidal and Xabi Alonso stepped up to challenge some “young neighborhood toughs” (sorry, couldn’t avoid the Arrested Development Steve Holt reference) in New York.

Boateng signs with Serie A side Sassuolo (@eintracht_eng)

Well, at least one Boateng is on the move as Kevin-Prince Boateng has left Eintracht Frankfurt for Serie A’s Sassuolo.

DFL Board approves use of technical aids (

In a move that will mirror the use of tablets on NFL sidelines, the Bundesliga is undergoing a tech revolution to help with tactics and medical issues.

From the start of the upcoming 2018-19 season, technical aids and electronic communication will be allowed in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 on both benches in the “technical zone” for coaching and tactical purposes as well as to help injured players. Receipt and use of data on professional footballers generated by the electronic performance and tracking system will also be permitted in the technical zone during matches in future. Use of small, portable mobile devices such as tablets will be possible for coaching and tactics, along with communication between the “technical zone” and, for example, a member of the training staff in the stands. From a medical perspective, one aim of the innovation is to enable faster diagnosis and communication between team staff treating an injured professional on the pitch, and colleagues on the bench. The number of devices used per team is limited to three.

UEFA amending rules to add substitutions (Kicker)

In move that is probably long overdue, UEFA is altering its rules to allow teams an extra substitution during extra time scenarios.

In the competitions of UEFA such as Champions League or European Championship will be allowed in extensions a fourth substitution. In the junior sector, UEFA goes one step further: under certain circumstances, a fifth substitution will be possible. So the fourth substitution is introduced among others in Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup and European Championship and corresponding competitions of women. Explicitly, the association pointed out that the total of four changes can also be used if the maximum of three changes has not been made in regular time.

Thomas Tuchel amassing a Parisian army (Football Italia)

The talent level at Paris Saint-Germain is already pretty high, but Thomas Tuchel is trying to make sure there are no weaknesses, so he’s reportedly bringing in Italian goalkeeping legend, Gianluigi Buffon.

Reports in France insist Gianluigi Buffon will sign for Paris Saint-Germain today, but the presentation will be on Monday as Les Bleus are playing today. It was reported in Italy that Gigi would take his medical on Monday morning, before being presented at the Parc des Princes. According to L’Équipe though, the former Juventus goalkeeper will actually take his medical today and sign his contract, which will be one year with an option for a second.

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