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Daily Schmankerl: An Alvaro Morata update; Chelsea battling with Bayern for Adrien Rabiot; and MORE!

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More details on possible Morata-to-Bayern move (Daily Express)

Friday we had a Schmankerl piece on Bayern Munich’s interest in Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata. The Daily Express provided some additional insight into a potential deal which would entail a loan of the striker from The Blues to Die Roten.

The German club last week came under fire from Chelsea chief Maurizio Sarri for saying they wanted to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi, but that won’t stop them chasing Morata. Morata’s days at Stamford Bridge appear to be coming to an end as the Blues are currently scouring the market for a new striker. Top of their list is Juventus hitman Gonzalo Higuain, who is currently on loan at AC Milan.

Morata has struggled for goals since his £60m move to Chelsea, and Express Sport understands the German champions are contemplating offering him a way out of the club.It’s understood the Bavarians are keen to bring him in on loan until the end of the campaign, when they’ll assess whether or not to pursue a permanent deal for his services.

A move to bring in Morata — even on loan — would seemingly mean that Sandro Wagner’s days in Munich could be numbered. At 26, the former Real Madrid man would create a logjam at striker for Bayern behind Robert Lewandowski. With minutes already scarce for Wagner, a deal for Morata would likely put some truth behind the rumors that Wagner has been at least exploring a potential move.

Bayern may have competition from a familiar face if it wants Rabiot (Münchner Merkur)

Adrien Rabiot has been among the most polarizing of Bayern’s list of “rumored” transfer targets, but Chelsea appears to also have a keen interest in the 23-year-old.

FC Bayern has a strong interest in Adrien Rabiot of Paris St. Germain, but the list of competitors has grown by another well-known club. As reported by the sports newspaper “L’Equipe” (France), Chelsea FC is intensifying its efforts in acquiring the midfielder. The “Blues” allegedly also plan a transfer in the winter, because they are looking for a replacement for Spanish ex-world champion Cesc Fabregas, who went to Monaco.

Hummels thinks Van Dijk is the world’s best center back (@matshummels)

Always one to interact with fans on social media, Bayern’s Mats Hummels answered a question regarding who he thought the best center back in the world was. His response was someone who the Bavarians will become familiar with very shortly: Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk.

Bundesliga’s Top 10 Funny Moments (Bundesliga You Tube)