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Daily Schmankerl: News on Luka Jovic, Sven Ulreich, Dominik Szoboszlai and Nicolas Pépé; Thomas Müller names his new colt after a goalkeeper; and MORE!

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Have we mentioned that we cannot wait for the Bundesliga to start back up?

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Barca is not the only Spanish team scoping Jovic (El Confidencial)

Real Madrid is kicking the tires on Eintracht Frankfurt star and Serbia international Luka Jovic.

Jovic is accumulating more suitors as the season progresses. There are more teams besides Barça that want to strengthen their offence. He is one of those young strikers who are on the radar of the big clubs and in Barcelona it is feared that other clubs have conveyed their interest to the player’s agent and to Eintracht Frankfurt. Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and even Real Madrid are presented as the obstacles that the Azugrana club has to overcome.

Bayern Munich, ready to reshuffle its roster, can leave the bid if it finalizes the signing of Timo Werner (23). In Germany, it’s already thought to be sealed with the Leipzig. Real Madrid, engaged in a reconstructing its personnel and in need of a forward, has not ceased to follow Luka Jovic.

Bayern to battle Inter for Szoboszlai? (FCInterNews.it)

Bayern has been linked to RB Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai in the past and could be battling Inter Milan to secure the Hungary international’s services.

In Hungary they haven’t seen such a strong player for a long time, perhaps decades. Dominik Szoboszlai has just come of age. In fact, the eyes of Bayern Munich have settled on him and are following his progress.

Juventus and AC Milan are also said to be tracking the 18-year-old.

The Alaba rumors are already peaking (Sports Mole)

The minute it was announced that Lucas Hernandez was headed to Bayern, the global soccer media immediately jumped on the “that means David Alaba is leaving Munich” train. In the real world, Hernandez is expected to primarily play center-back, while also providing depth at left-back. But that does not stop the rumors from swirling.

Barcelona are reportedly considering a swoop for Bayern Munich’s versatile full-back David Alaba as a long-term replacement for Jordi Alba. The Austria international has racked up close to 350 appearances for Bayern during his near-decade in their senior ranks, being used mainly at left-back but also in defensive midfield and on the wing. Alba admitted last week that he will consider a move away from the Allianz Arena, with Arsenal a club that holds a special place in his heart.

According to France Football, however, Arsenal could be trumped to the 26-year-old’s signature by Barcelona, who are looking to bring in cover for Alba. In the longer term, it is hoped that Alaba can take the place of 30-year-old Alba, with doubts remaining over the Spaniard’s future.

Ulreich for sale? (Transfer Market Web)

In what seems like an odd rumor, might Bayern be looking to sell off #SvenTheWall?

Not satisfied with his performance as a backup for Manuel Neuer, Bayern Munich management are planning to put German goalkeeper Sven Ulreich (30) up for sale, ahead of next summer. Former Stuttgart goalie, a potential market target for several Bundesliga mid-ranking sides, is still on a deal with Die Roten until June 2021.

A report by fussballeck.com had some contradictory information as it states that Ulreich is the unhappy one in the relationship.

Apparently, Bayern Munich is looking for a new substitute goalkeeper behind national keeper Manuel Neuer. Sven Ulreich seems increasingly dissatisfied with his role as clear number two behind the world champion. Now, according to the Italian portal Calciomercato.com, the Munich has come up with a goalkeeper from the Premier League.

That aforementioned goalkeeper that has caught Bayern’s eye is allegedly Newcastle United’s Martin Dubravka.

Atletico Madrid dealings not done? (Calciomercato)

Could Bayern be looking at another deal with Atletico Madrid?

According to Goal.com, Bayern Munich has offered 35 million euros to Atletico Madrid for the Portuguese winger Gelson Martins, 23, currently on loan at Monaco.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard the name Gelson Martins associated with Bayern.

Müller names colt after goalkeeper (@iMiaSanMia)

Nope, this little fella is not named “Marc-André.” Thomas Müller’s new colt is named “Manuel” after the one and only Manuel Neuer.

Pepé might not be worth his price tag (kicker)

The €80m cost associated with Lille winger Nicolas Pepé certainly seems a bit high. Now whispers indicate that Bayern could be balking at the price.

Nicolas Pepé (23) from the OSC Lille has scored 17 goals already in the 2018/19 season, so the player has attracted the interest of many clubs — also, as repeatedly reported, of Bayern. However, despite the scoring of the wing-striker, (Bayern Munich’s interest) is outweighed by the cost concerns.

ICYMI: The Audi Summer Tour for the International Champions Cup (Bavarian Football Works)

So, yeah, some things went down yesterday. In the event you were overwhelmed by the Lucas Hernandez, Timo Werner, or Kai Havertz craziness, you might have missed the news that Bayern is travelling to United States.

Below is the slate of games with times and locations for Bayern during its time on the International Champions Cup tour this summer:

  • July 17th at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles, California: Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal
  • July 20th at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas: Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid
  • July 23rd at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri: Bayern Munich vs. AC Milan