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Daily Schmankerl: Arjen Robben mulling what’s next; Manchester City and Manchester United moving in on Luka Jovic; Robert Lewandowski is inspiring today’s youth; and MORE!

Could the Dutch legend be heading home to the Netherlands?

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Robben pondering his options (Sport Bild)

Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben is going to take his time to ensure he is comfortable and ready with his decision on what is next for him and his family. The 35-year-old reportedly has garnered some interest from a few clubs of late including Benfica, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven and FC Groningen.

According to Sport Bild information, Portugal’s top club Benfica Lisbon is among those interested in the free attacker; initial talks have already taken place. Ajax Amsterdam, Robben’s former club PSV Eindhoven and FC Groningen are also said to have kept an eye on him.

Jovic headed to the Premier League? (Transfer Market Web)

Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic was thought to be headed to Real Madrid, but now Manchester City and Manchester United might be in pursuit of the 21-year-old Serbia international.

While Real Madrid seem to have stepped back, Serbian international striker Luka Jovic (21), according to latest UK news, is tracked hard by both Manchester City and Manchester United. Eintracht Frankfurt rising hitman, however, might end up staying put.

Jovic, at one point, was considered a prime target for Bayern.

Gunners and Bayern competing for Upamecano? (TEAMtalk)

RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano had a very strong season and has opened up the eyes of teams like Bayern and Arsenal.

Arsenal are interested in the signing of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano this summer, according to the latest reports. However, ESPN now claim that Leipzig have become aware of interest from Arsenal with Unai Emery looking to reinforce his defense with youth options.

Reports from German outlet Bild have stated that Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are also after Upamecano, but had learned of a hefty release clause. It is reported that any interested suitor would have to pay around £88million to guarantee his signing, though the ESPN reports suggests Leipzig may consider cashing in should the player push for a move.

Hazard to Madrid is getting hot (

It would be a major upset if Chelsea star and Belgium international Eden Hazard did not sign with Real Madrid.

Expected by the whole of Europe’s football world, Eden Hazard’s signature at Real Madrid could come just after (yesterday’s) final.

It would only be a matter of time. Eden Hazard is expected to officially become a Real Madrid player very soon, when he could announce his departure from Chelsea after (yesterday’s) final. After several years with the Blues, and many calls from the feet of Real Madrid over the seasons, the Red Devil could join Zinedine Zidane’s group in Spain as early as next week.

This won’t help end the speculation (right at about the 1:05 mark):

Lewy has a big fan (@FCBayernUS)

Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski has millions of fans, including 18-year-old United States U-20 international and Hannover 96 U-19 player Sebastian Soto.

Onyekuru might fancy longer stay in Turkey (All Nigeria Soccer)

Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru played with Galatasaray this season and if he has his way, he might be there longer. The 21-year-old had been linked with Bayern, Borussia Dortmund, Marseille, and Sevilla, but had this to say:

My desire is to stay at Galatasaray. If Everton listen to me, then I will gladly stay at this great club. But of course, this is something which can be decided between the two clubs.

Tuchel does not bite tongue on interest in Weigl (Bleacher Report)

Thomas Tuchel did an interview at the French Open with Boris Becker and did not hold back on his desire to make a move for Borussia Dortmund defensive midfielder/fill-in center back Julian Weigl:

Of course [we’re interested in Weigl]. Julian is always an interesting player.

Our friends at Fear The Wall, however, captured some info from Michael Zorc that states that BVB has no intentions of letting Weigl walk.

No. Julian has a long contract with us and we have absolutely no intention of changing anything about that.

Rose introduced as M’Gladbach coach (kicker)

Marco Rose was introduced as Borussia Monchengladbach’s new coach. The 42-year-old former RB Salzburg coach will be taking over a team that suffered through a collapse in the Ruckrunde, but still was able to clinch a spot in the Europa League for next season.

We will also try to take over the things that were done well. I believe that the team has a lot of potential to play. Now we will try to work on the squad together in the club. We’ll try to bring some dynamism to it. But I also think that we have guys in the squad who can bring this game to the pitch. And who knows: Maybe one or the other will turn out to be a pressing machine during training.

Bundesliga breaks down scoring by country (@Bundesliga_EN)

Did you ever wonder which country (outside of Germany) had players score the most goals in the Bundesliga (from 1963 through today)? I had never pondered this question, but found the results fascinating.

Kroos drops trailer (@ToniKroos)

If you were interested in a trailer for Real Madrid star and 2014 World Cup winner Toni Kroos’ documentary, here you go (it’s in German obviously):

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