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Daily Schmankerl: News and updates on Kai Havertz, Cengiz Under and Adrien Rabiot; Bundesliga predictions; Robert Lewandowski opens up; and MORE!

The tension is building...are you ready?

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Havertz is not going anywhere (RP Online)

Germany international Kai Havertz will not be leaving Bayer Leverkusen this summer according to Die Werkself sporting director Rudi Völler.

Völler also rejected speculation about a transfer from Kai Havertz in summer. The exceptional 19-year-old player has been linked with Bayern Munich, among others, for several weeks. “Kai will stay — no matter where we land at the end of the season. Of course, we prefer to stay a bit higher up in the table, but if we don’t reach our goals, we can still keep him.”

Under’s price is rumored to be €40m (Calciomercato)

AS Roma has reportedly set the price for winger Cengiz Under at €40m. Bayern Munich is said to be one of the primary suitors for the 21-year-old, with Arsenal, Chelsea, and Borussia Dortmund also reportedly in the mix.

So in addition to (Kostas) Manolas and (Edin) Dzeko, the other player who could leave is Cengiz Under. Roma have set the price (40 million) for the sale of the Turkish player. It’s a nice capital gain even if at the moment no official offers have arrived after initial inquiries by Bayern and Arsenal.

Rabiot close to making a move (Münchner Merkur)

There may be no player whose fate changed as much as Paris Saint-Germain outcast Adrien Rabiot when Real Madrid rehired Zinedine Zidane. Zidane is allegedly a fan of his fellow Frenchman and might be close to bringing him in:

Adrien Rabiot has apparently made a decision about his sporting future. According to the Spanish TV show El Chiringuito, the Frenchman wants to join Champions League winner Real Madrid. The main reason for this is said to be coach Zinedine Zidane. The Frenchman is considered a big fan of his compatriot and is looking for a long-term replacement for 33-year-old world footballer Luka Modric.

Rabiot, of course, has been linked with Bayern Munich at different points over the past few months, but that interest seems to have waned. The only other player who might have been as affected as Rabiot by Zidane’s hiring could be Bayern’s James Rodriguez.

Fox broadcasters for Der Klassiker (@KeithCostigan)

Fox will have Keith Costigan and Ian Paul Joy calling the game tomorrow.

Lego stadiums are pretty cool (@AwayDayJoe_)

Kovac channels Ricky Bobby (@FCBayernUS)

There is nothing better than a 47-year-old German of Croatian descent being linked to Will Ferrell for the second time in a week (which still may not be enough).

Of course, there was a matter of Kovac’s DFB-Pokal halftime speech which we hit in the BFW Live Blog:

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.

Lewandowski talks over his career (You Tube - DW)

Robert Lewandowski seems incredibly humble in discussing his career within this video below. I highly recommend taking the six minutes to view this.

The video is entirely in English as well, which Lewandowski seems to have a really good handle on. Hmmm...

(Don’t make me start a “Lewandowski to the Philadelphia Union grass roots campaign.)

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