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Daily Schmankerl: City demandeth £100m price of Bayern Munich for Jesus, Barcelona joins suitors for Havertz, United ready to pay for Jadon Sancho

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The Sun reports that Bayern Munich has genuine interest in Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, but the Citizens will not part with him for less than a transfer fee of biblical proportions. Meanwhile, Barca wants Havertz, and United is ready to break the bank for Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.

Manchester City v TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - UEFA Champions League Group F
The Passion of (Gabriel) Jesus.
Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images

ManCity refuseth to deliver Jesus unto Bayern for fewer than £100m pieces of silver (The Sun)

Verily I say unto you, The Sun claimeth that Bayern Munich be “keen on striker Jesus, 22,” although he hath signed a covenant with Manchester City that bindeth him until the year 2023. Yet Jesus crieth out, “My Coach, my Coach, why hast thou forsaken me?” And lo, Bayern hath hearkened unto his cry. But the children of Manchester demand one hundred million pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Manchester did value.

Manchester City v Aston Villa - Premier League
Jesus ascendeth up to heaven above the children of Aston Villa.
Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

But Bayern are also keen on striker Jesus, 22, despite the Brazilian signing a new long-term deal last year. Jesus, a £28.6m buy from Palmeiras in 2016, hit his 50th City goal in last Saturday’s 2-0 win at Crystal Palace. And he also starred in yesterday’s 3-0 Premier League victory over Aston Villa, which sent City back to second spot.

Even so, superstar striker Jesus has still started just FOUR league games this season. It has not gone unnoticed by both Bayern and Paris Saint-Germain.

The Etihad top brass will listen by telling any interested clubs that [Jesus] is NOT going anywhere. And they would not even entertain anything less than four times the price they paid for him.

Bundesliga is crazy, guys

After the Sunday matches, Gladbach stormed back to the top of the Bundesliga table trouncing Eintracht Frankfurt 4-2, while Wolfsburg and Augsburg parted in a draw. It had seemed that João Victor had scored the winner for Wolfsburg, but the goal was ruled just offside on VAR review. So Bayern Munich drops to second place, and SC Freiburg (!) to third.

Barcelona joins race for Kai Havertz (Calciomercato)

The Kai Havertz sweepstakes for next summer is off to a roaring start. Besides Bayern Munich and Juventus and Manchester United, now Barcelona also plans to make a push to sign Leverkusen’s star.

Now, as has been reported by Spanish portal fichajes.net, Barcelona have joined the race for the highly-rated German and are ready to go head-to-head with the other interested parties in an attempt to sign him.

This may put an end to Juventus' interest, with reports suggesting that the Bianconeri are not prepared to enter a bidding war for Havertz's signature, instead wishing to focus allocation of funds on more cost-effective options, in addition to signing a star striker considered the 'next Ronaldo'.

Manchester United ready to pay big for Dortmund's Jadon Sancho (Mirror)

Manchester United are prepared to meet Borussia Dortmund's demands as they attempt to sign Jadon Sancho.

England international Sancho will have at least a £100million price tag slapped on him by Dortmund - but United will not be put off by the huge fee in their pursuit.

The winger moved to the Bundesliga giants in 2017 after his chances of getting game time at Manchester City appear nearly non existent, having early been a part of the Watford academy.

During his time at Dortmund, Sancho has scored 18 times and made 30 assists in 68 appearances to earn his place on many European giants' transfer wish lists.

Sancho has previously been linked with Real Madrid - who are still searching for a Cristiano Ronaldo replacement.

Carolin Simon powers the Frauen to a 3-0 win over Jena with spectacular long-range goal

Ron-Robert Zieler sent off for a nut shot

Here’s what SportBuzzer had to say about the incident:

Zieler was astounded after the game that Hannover 96 still conceded the 3-3- by Hendrik Weydandt after going up. The yellow-red was also frustrating. “My first ejection in the league,” Zieler said afterward to SportBuzzer. “I wanted to punch the ball over the cross bar, but there came Gordon from my blind spot and of course I hit him. The referee has to give me a yellow for that.

Jan Oblak extends Gadget-arm to save Atletico

Jan Oblak pulled of an incredible save to deny Athletic Bilbao a goal against Atletico. Check it out:

Per SportBible,

Incredibly, the former Benfica shotstopper has saved 18 out of the last 19 shots he has faced in all competitions for Atleti — with only Valencia skipper Dani Parejo beating him with an 82nd minute free-kick in last week’s 1-1 draw.

Mesi: “No, not that Ronaldo. The other one.”

Balotelli punts photographer’s camera (Instagram)

In Mr. Lovati’s words, Balotelli “used the camera as a ball” when he was subbed off in the 72nd minute of Brescia’s 3-1 loss to Genoa minutes after collecting a yellow card. Lovati complained to Brescia’s manager and says he intends to have the damage assessed by Canon’s center in Milan.

Thiago Motta’s coaching debut: three subs, three goals (AFP)

Thiago Motta made a statement in his coaching debut for Genoa in Serie A yesterday. Trailing Brescia 0-1 in the second half, Motta put on three subs, one by one, and all three scored.

Thiago Motta got off to a winning start as Genoa coach with a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Brescia on Saturday in a match where all of his team’s goals came from substitutes.

Colombian Kevin Agudelo came off the bench after the break and pulled the westerners level after 66 minutes on his Serie A debut.

Christian Kouame acrobatically added a second on 75 minutes and Goran Pandev, who previously played alongside Motta at Inter Milan, adding the third four minutes later to give Genoa their first win in nearly two months.

The 37-year-old Motta retired from the game last year after playing for PSG for the past six and a half years.