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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern interested in Alvaro Morata (!?); Golf cart hijinx galore; Thomas Müller gets “Soprano’d”; and MORE!

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One week until Bayern kicks off the second half. Who else is counting down?

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Bayern interested in Alvaro Morata? (Calciomercato)

Could Bayern Munich just be trolling Chelsea at this point?

According to what has been reported by Cadena Cope, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Monaco and Atletico Madrid are the four teams left in the race for Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata.

Sevilla were amongst the interested yet Chelsea’s demands put them off, leaving just the big four aforementioned clubs in the race. Monaco are already working on bringing Morata’s compatriot and Chelsea teammate Cesc Fabregas to France; as they look to recover their season, so this could be an option.

Barcelona and Bayern Munich, meanwhile, could take a chance on a forward who definitely has the ability - just takes some effort unlocking it. Morata’s future is all up in the air - if Eden Hazard leaves Chelsea, Morata may not be allowed the luxury. Chelsea were also in the running for Gonzalo Higuain but a January deal now seems unlikely and, therefore, the chances of Morata staying in West London rise by the day.

Thomas Müller gets the “Sopranos” treatment (@FCBayernUS and @HBO)

HBO celebrated the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos with a Twitter stunt where it would provide “Sopranos-style” names for anyone that chimed in.

Of course, the FC Bayern US Twitter account got in the mix by throwing out “Müller.”

Bayern bride-wurst?! Um, I’m not gonna go there.

Medical cart runs over player’s foot (@SportsFarm)

Rafinha’s future may be with Flamengo, but if he moves back to Brazil he had better be careful if he goes down on the pitch. Clearly the person driving didn’t get the message that the player was already injured.

Per Sports Illustrated:

Bernardo, a player for Trindade AC’s Under-20 side, was on the field in pain with an injury during the team’s Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior match against Brazilian club Flamengo on Sunday. The medical cart came out to help the player, but then the driver accidentally ran over Bernardo’s foot.

The GOAT of all golf cart action at a sporting event is this one, though:

A little known fact about this video is that current Miami Dolphin and former New England Patriot Danny Amendola’s dad was one of the people caught up in this melee (at least according to former NFL player and current broadcaster Ross Tucker).

Were these freak accidents or is the the old Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive (based on the short story, “Trucks”) coming to life????

Lukas Podolski hits the ice for a nutmeg (@Podolski10)

Grassroots effort for Kurt Landauer statue is in motion (@Kurt_Landauer_)

Anyone interested in the movement to build a statue to honor former Bayern player and team president Kurt Landauer should see the tweets below. For those unfamiliar with Landauer, we posted two links from past posts below about one of the most important people associated with the club’s history.