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Daily Schmankerl: Lionel Messi wants Joshua Kimmich at FC Barcelona; Bavarian Loan Works; Eugenie Le Sommer’s gruesome cut; and MORE!

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Wednesday can’t get here fast enough.

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Kimmich coveted by Messi (Diario Gol)

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has his eyes on Bayern Munich in hopes of helping his squad land one of the top right backs in the world. That’s right, Messi wants Joshua Kimmich to join him in La Liga.

The name that is sounding strong at the Camp Nou is Kimmich’s. The young Bayern Munich player will be one of the departures of the Bavarian team this summer and they speak in Germany of him as one of the great pearls of the European future.

He wants to play in a team that opts for the great European titles and Bayern, in recent years, has been on the door step. In addition, his versatility like and much in the technical staff of Valverde. And it is that his natural position is right side, a position where they are looking for reinforcements in the market.

I mean...Kimmich wants to leave Bayern? That would seemingly be news to just about everyone. Anyway, Sportskeeda provided a little more info:

Lionel Messi reportedly has a say in the transfer business at Barcelona and he has recommended one more player to the board. The Argentine is keen on getting a right back and according to reports in Spain, has asked the club to sign Joshua Kimmich. Right now, they have Nelson Semedo as the only out and out right back with Sergi Roberto chipping in. The Catalan side are looking for one experienced defender who can solidify their defense even more.

No word yet on whether Messi made this decision before or after Kimmich’s shaved his sweets mustache. RIP KIMMICH ‘STACHE!

Cues Sarah McLachlan: “I will remember you, will you remember me?”

Bavarian Loan Works (Bavarian Football Works)

Back by popular demand, it’s time to check in on how Bayern’s loanees fared this weekend:

Marco Friedl, Werder Bremen: The Austrian left back did not play for Werder Bremen in the team’s 4-2 win over Schalke, but is said to be valued by Die Werderaner. As we reported last week, Werder Bremen would like to buy Friedl or at least extend his loan for another year.

Friedl’s loan with Werder ends in June 2019.

Timothy Tillman, FC Nurnberg: Tillman made his Bundesliga debut for Der Club and played 38 minutes in Nurberg’s 2-1 loss to Hoffenheim. Tillman’s effort off the bench earned him a 6.3 rating by WhoScored.com, but it at least showed some progress in being able to make it on the pitch for Nurnberg, which is struggling mightily.

Tillman’s loan with Nürnberg ends in June 2019.

Adrian Fein, Jahn Regensburg: Fein missed a seventh consecutive game with a muscle injury.

Fein’s loan with Jahn Regensburg ends in June 2019

Franck Evina, Holstein Kiel: Evina played 15 minutes in Holstein Kiel’s 3-2 loss to Darmstadt. Evina could be a player that makes an impact in the coming weeks for Die Störche. We’ll be monitoring his progress closely.

Evina’s loan with Holstein Kiel ends in June 2020.

Lyon player left a bloody mess on the pitch (@OL_English)

Somehow we think Lyon striker and France international Eugenie Le Sommer ended up worse off than anyone from the ultra fight on Saturday. Le Sommer suffered a bad cut after a clash of heads against Grenoble in the Coupe de France.

Even Le Sommer’s teammate had the “Damn girl...” look on her face.

Le Sommer, who is an awesome talent, was left with some major swelling and seven stitches to remember the on-field collision. The really unfortunate part is that Le Sommer had just returned to Lyon after suffering a hamstring injury. That comeback lasted only 28 minutes until Le Sommer suffered that horrific looking cut on her eye brow.

It’s not the return on the land that I wanted but the most important thing is to be in the final! for my part 7 stitches but I’m fine, thanks for your posts #coupedefrance #finale #whatELS

Lyon won the game 1-0. Le Sommer will have to pass concussion testing to get back on the pitch, but this is one tough player. Get well Eugenie!

Referee named for Wednesday (@FCBayernEN)

The referee for the Champions League showdown between Bayern and Liverpool will be Italian official Daniele Orsato.