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Daily Schmankerl: Updates on Timo Werner, Adrien Rabiot, and Lucas Hernandez; a fascinating video on Paco Alcacer; plus MORE!

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Yup, there is still one more day until Bayern plays.

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Juve enters the fray for Werner (Corriere dello Sport)

Juventus might have its eyes on RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner.

The future of Timo Werner (22) would also be of interest to Juventus. The contract for the center forward of Leipzig and Germany expires in 2020. (RB Leipzig) s doing everything possible to bind it until 2024 and has offered Werner a new contract in which, in addition to doubling the engagement from 3.1 to 6 million euros =, a 70 million resignation clause would be set valid for 10 clubs: with Juventus also with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, and PSG.

Aside of Juventus’ interest in Werner, the report above also laid out the complete list of teams that would be eligible to activate a release clause for Werner should he accept a new deal with Leipzig.

Manchester United...always Manchester United.

Agent for Hernandez speaking out (Calciomercato)

Manuel Garcia Quilón, agent for Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, had this to say about his client:

He has many proposals, but stays where he is. I said long ago that Lucas would be became a world-wide central defender and now has succeeded. A player of his level has proposals from all over the world, but he is currently an Atletico player and will continue to play there.

Paco Alcácer ROOTS: The Spanish striker reborn in Germany (DW)

DW has released a near-seven minute documentary on Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer. The story follows him from his time as a youth player, through dealing with his father’s death the night he made his Valencia debut, to a failed transfer to Barcelona, to his current story in Dortmund. It’s a great little documentary.

Rabiot throws some shade at status with PSG (adrienrabiot_25)

The exiled midfielder made light of his current standing with the first team.

Bayern 2nd place in Red card Index for China (FCBayern.com)

The club’s popularity is no joke, especially in China.

When it comes to digital activities in China, FC Bayern showed once again they were among the best in their craft in 2018. In the China Digital Football Index “Red Card”, an annual study by the Shanghai-based Mailman Group, the German record champions came second overall with 61 points behind Real Madrid, who had 75. Compared to the previous year, FCB improved in the standings by one spot and edged Manchester United into third place with 58 points. This makes FC Bayern one of only two clubs to be ranked in the top 3 for the eighth year running.

FC Bayern’s digital presence in China played a decisive role in the advancement to second place, and the Reds have the highest average interaction rate of all clubs on the social media platform Weibo. Moreover, Bayern won the additional award “Best Offline to Online activation” for a music competition (China Youth Music Competition) for German and Chinese musical talents, which was held in the Allianz Arena, the Pudu Temple in Beijing and at Tongji University, FC Bayern’s partner university.

In addition, FC Bayern are the first club to offer high-quality live streaming and Chinese commentaries on Sina Weibo, and since October 2018 are also the first club to have had a mini-game on Wechat. FC Bayern have also launched an account on the Douyin platform and their own Berni account on Sina Weibo.

The Shanghai-based Mailman Group is one of the leading digital sports marketing agencies in China. This year, the China Digital Football Index came out for the seventh time. It compares the digital activities of European football clubs in China.