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Daily Schmankerl: Spanish outlet claims Harry Kane favors Bayern Munich over Real Madrid; James Rodriguez rumors galore; and MORE!

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Not sure anyone should be pre-ordering those Harry Kane jerseys just yet.

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It’s happening...PEAK SCHMANKERL (Don Balon)

At Daily Schmankerl headquarters, we are nearing self combustion as we have reached “Peak Schmankerl.” I repeat, we have reached “Peak Schmankerl.” Not only does this rumor include our favorite publication (Don Balol), but also England’s most dangerous scorer. When combined, it’s a lethal mix.

Per The Don, Bayern Munich is not only in the running for Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane, but the leader in the clubhouse.

On this occasion, (Harry) Kane has made the decision to leave the team if it does not qualify for the next edition of the Champions League. There is also another scenario in which the English striker would seek a different destination and that includes the departure of Mauricio Pochettino. What is clear is that he will go to a club other than the Premier League, because his heart belongs to the Spurs.

Among the interested clubs is the Bavarian giant. Bayern Munich is looking for players who can form a new backbone, as there are several veterans that have announced this will be their last season. Coupled with this is that the offensive performance has been lesser compared to other campaigns.

On the other hand, Real Madrid is among the clubs attentive to the attacker’s decision, but they are aware that they are not favorites. For Kane, Munich is a club that ensures greater continuity.

As we have reached this stage...it’s time to make a decision.

Poll

After this news, should we just blow up the Daily Schmankerl?

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  • 19%
    Yes - you peddle garbage for fun and I’m offended.
    (106 votes)
  • 14%
    Yes - I, too, cannot believe The Don just dropped that hammer. There is no return from this. In fact, "THERE’S NO EASY WAY OUT!"
    (78 votes)
  • 18%
    No - you have to work to be done. Arjen Robben is still not a member of the Philadelphia Union.
    (101 votes)
  • 46%
    No - how else am I going to kill some time at work each day?
    (249 votes)
534 votes total Vote Now

Los Blancos “ready” to include James as part of deal for Eriksen (AS)

Real Madrid reportedly would like to use James Rodriguez as part of a deal to obtain Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen.

Real Madrid’s pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen has taken a fresh twist, with Los Blancos now understood to be keen to offer a part-exchange deal involving James Rodríguez - whose future at Bayern Munich remains unresolved - in a bid to lower Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s starting price in talks over the Dane.

Wait a second...Arsenal is also back in on James? (The Independent)

Just yesterday, James’ camp allegedly dispelled any and all transfer rumors regarding the Colombian, but that won’t stop Arsenal according to The Independent.

Arsenal have investigated the possibility of signing James Rodriguez on an initial loan deal, with intermediaries having made contact. The Colombian star is currently on an extended loan at Bayern Munich, and set to return to parent club Real Madrid at the end of the season.

The European champions want to sell James on a permanent deal at that point, with that having attracted interest from Arsenal as well as Napoli. All clubs have would favor an initial loan now, something it is believed that Bayern would not be averse to.

James himself is understood to want to fight it out for his place at Madrid at the end of the season, but that may prove futile if the Spanish side – as expected – sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in the summer. Sources close to the Bernabeu hierarchy say they would prefer James going to Spurs to potentially smooth an Eriksen signing, with the Dane out of contract in 2020.

Kimmich has been pretty efficient in the final third this season (@WhoScored)

Bayern put its own spin on the “10 Year Challenge” (@FCBayernUS)