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Daily Schmankerl: Gareth Bale’s price; Toni Kroos at home with Real Madrid; Inter Milan to pursue Nicolas Pépé; and MORE!

The only roster more banged up than Fortuna Düsseldorf is BFW’s staff on a Saturday night.

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The price has been set on Bale (Calciomercato)

Real Madrid might be set on selling Gareth Bale, but if Bayern Munich, Manchester United, or anyone else wants to acquire the talented — but oft-injured — Wales international, it had better be ready to drop a whole of money.

Real Madrid has resolved to let Gareth Bale go. Los Blancos have set the Welshman’s price at €130 million and are hoping for offers from English clubs.

Live reaction:

I like Bale as a player, and his talent is really superb, but his injury history and age (29) warrant a much lower price.

Kroos not considering a move (SportBild)

There have been whispers that Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos has been looking to make an exit from Spain, but SportBild’s Christian Falk shot that rumor down quickly.

Inter to challenge Bayern for Pépé (Calciomercato)

Inter Milan might be willing to jump into the bidding for Lille winger Nicolas Pépé. Given some of rumored fees (€80m?!) we have seen associated with the 23-year-old, I’d say let him go to Italy.

Inter are the latest club to be linked with Nicholas Pépé, the Lille winger, according to Corriere dello Sport. Pépé has been a standout performer for Lille who have defied expectations this year, as they sit second in Ligue 1, despite flirting with relegation last season. Pépé has scored 19 for them this season, and as a result has been linked with a number of big clubs around Europe, most notably Milan and Bayern Munich.

Düsseldorf is banged up (@iMiaSanMia)

For as well as Fortuna Düsseldorf has played, it has a remarkable number of players injured this week.

Speculation on the knee woes of Hernandez (You Tube — 3CB Performance)

Newly-minted (not a kit joke) Bayern man Lucas Hernandez is in the midst of recovering from a lingering knee ailment. Some have speculated that the use of cortisone on his knee may have contributed to the issue.

This isn’t a typical YouTube conspiracy theory, but a very interesting look at how some treatments to help the player get back on the field might have had a detrimental effect.

Bayern among the leaders on average attendance over the past five years (@eMiaSanMia)

Ranking behind only Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United, and FC Barcelona, Bayern fans have certainly done their part to fill the seats at the Allianz Arena.

FC Bayern Frauen extend Damnjanovic (

Bayern’s Jovana Damnjanovic has extended her contract with the club for another three years. Damnjanovic is a 24-year-old Serbian national player, who came from SC Sand in 2017 will now play with Bayern through the 2021/2022 season.

I’m really looking forward to playing for FC Bayern München until 2022. I look forward to the development we will be making with the team over the next few years and look forward to being a part of it. We have big goals and we can work with the team and the conditions that Bayern offers us, achieve a lot. I will work with all my fighting spirit to achieve these goals.

Looking for some weekly Bundesliga predictions? I’ve got you covered (The Barrel)

If you are looking to kill some time this morning and want a brief preview on each Bundesliga match (along with some predictions that will most likely go up in flames quickly), I’ve got you covered here.

Bayern is now on TikTok (

I’m not going to pretend I know what Tik Tok is, but I will trust that there are far smarter people than me at Bayern who know it has some value to marketing the club.

FC Bayern München reaches more than 80 million fans via social media on eleven platforms — now another channel is added to the video-focused social network TikTok. Shortly before the top match against Dortmund the record champion launched his profile and has since recorded over half a million video views. At, users can find exclusive video clips about FC Bayern, its players and fans, and can use special filters. In addition, they can quickly and easily enter into dialogue with the association.

According to the motto “Make every second count”, more than 130 million people around the world use the TikTok app to share a maximum of 15 seconds of video clips with other users. The platform is particularly characterized by creative, colorful content and puts the user at the center.

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