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Daily Schmankerl: HSV investor bashes Bayern over Jann-Fiete Arp move; Ivan Rakitic likely headed to Inter Milan; Gareth Bale’s price is outrageous; and MORE!

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HSV investor takes aim at Bayern on Arp deal (Abendzeitung)

Not everyone was excited for Jann-Fiete Arp to join Bayern Munich. Hamburger SV investor Klaus-Michael Kühne is irate at Bayern, who apparently just bullies other Bundesliga clubs into selling their top talents.

Billionaire Klaus-Michael Kühne is anything but happy about the transfer of top talent Fiete Arp to Bayern. In SportBild, the investor in Hamburger SV now exercises massive criticism of the people of Munich.

“I consider it a blatant decision to sell a talent again to the ‘Bayern enemy’, who can do nothing better to take the best players and talents from Bundesliga clubs.”

Rakitic likely to join Inter (Münchner Merkur)

The on-again, off-again rumors about Bayern’s interest in FC Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic appear to be winding down and the Bavarians look like they will take a pass on the 30-year-old midfielder. Inter Milan is apparently the leader to land the Croatia international.

Ivan Rakitic of FC Barcelona was long considered as a possible transfer target of Bayern. Now another top European club has come between them. The odds of a summer transfer of Ivan Rakitic to FC Bayern Munich are evidently bad. The Croatian superstar from FC Barcelona will probably move to Inter Milan.

According to Spain’s AS, Inter-CEO Giuseppe Moratta and his sporting director Piero Ausilio have already met with the Barcelona officials for secret negotiations. According to reports, FC Barcelona is asking for about 45 million euros for Rakitic. Inter Milan is said to be ten million below the Catalans’ threshold with its offer, but according to the sports paper, FC Barcelona is willing to include bonus payments in the transfer fee. That would be the end for Rakitic at Bayern Munich.

Bale’s cost probably too high for Bayern (Münchner Merkur)

If Bayern wants to pursue Real Madrid star and Wales international Gareth Bale, it had better have some extra coin in the reserve.

The often bumpy relationship of Gareth Bale and Real Madrid could come to an end in the summer. Real boss Florentino Perez wants to sell the Welshman according to a report by Telemadrid. 120 to 150 million euros would put a potential customer on the table. Beyond that, Perez regrets not having sold Bale last summer. Bavaria has been associated with Bale again and again in recent months. The German record champion could — provided the report is true — strike now.

PSG joins hunt for Hudson-Odoi (The Guardian)

Chelsea man and Bayern target Callum Hudson-Odoi has a new, deep-pocketed suitor: Paris Saint-Germain.

Paris Saint-Germain have hunkered down alongside Bayern Munich and got on their marks in “the race” to sign Callum Hudson-Odoi from Chelsea this summer, although Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard, Emma Hayes, Laurent Blanc or whoever else is unveiled as the club’s new manager next week may decide they’d like to keep the young winger at Stamford Bridge.

Mane’s house robbed during Bayern match (Daily Mirror)

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane had a frustrating day on the pitch when he squared off against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, but it got worse once he got home. The star’s home was broken into.

Sadio Mane’s house was burgled during Liverpool’s Champions League draw with Bayern Munich. The Senegalese forward was playing at Anfield when a number of people forced entry into his Merseyside home in Allerton between 6pm and 11:45pm. The Liverpool Echo reports watches, mobile phones and car keys were stolen during the incident.

Mane is the latest in a long line of North-West based footballers who have been targeted by thieves in recent years. They have often struck when the stars have been in action with Dejan Lovren also targeted during a Champions League match back in November, reports the Liverpool Echo.

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