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Daily Schmankerl: Leroy Sané refuses to comment on Bayern Munich; Real Madrid rejects initial bid from Napoli for James Rodriguez; Women’s World Cup coverage; News on Christian Fruchtl’s future; and MORE!

The morning has defeated me 13-0.

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Los Blancos stiff-arm initial offer for James (Calciomercato)

Former Bayern Munich midifelder James Rodriguez is likely seeking a quick resolution to what should be a brief return to Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli are eager to help the Colombia international make that stop a quick respite, but Los Blancos have reportedly shot down Napoli’s first offer for the 27-year-old.

Real Madrid have rejected Napoli’s first bid for James Rodriguez, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. The Colombian star wants to leave the Bernabeu and Real Madrid are looking for suitors who are open to spending €50 million to secure the services of the former Bayern Munich star.

Ancelotti’s initial offer was reportedly a loan arrangement, but Real Madrid was having none of that. Florentino Perez wants to make any transaction regarding James a permanent move.

Carlo Ancelotti is in contact with James Rodriguez as he wants to make sure Napoli will be the next stop of his career. Real Madrid’s request is clear: James costs €50 million and can’t leave on loan.

Früchtl’s exit looking more likely (

Bayern Munich youth goalkeeper Christian Fruchtl is considered one of the best young prospect in Germany. With Manuel Neuer showing top form of late, however, the 19-year-old is still unlikely to break into the lineup for the record champions.

Because of that, Fruchtl might be considering a move and Mainz 05 and Fortuna Düsseldorf are both interested. Also, Bayern is heavily considering sending Fruchtl on a loan to FC Augsburg.

According to unanimous media reports, Früchtl is about to take a two-year loan to a Bundesliga club. FC Augsburg, in particular, supposedly is very interested in signing the current U-19 national goalkeeper. The first talks have supposedly already taken place. Mainz 05 and Fortuna Düsseldorf have also been linked to the 1.93-metre goalkeeper.

Sané addresses “The Bayern Situation” (@cfbayern)

Manchester City star and Germany international Leroy Sane directly addressed his rumored transfer to Bayern Munich by choosing not to address it.

(I’m not going to lie, when I typed “The Bayern Situation”, all I have been able to think about since is Pulp Fiction’s “The Bonnie Situation.” Anyway, carry on.)

The “#ThoMats Challenge” is coming back! (@FCBayernEN)

The next edition of the ThoMats Challenge is due to be released today and will feature Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, and tennis star Alexander Zverez.

Women’s World Cup rundown (@FOXSoccer)

Here is yesterday’s action from the Women’s World Cup:

Jill Roord is leaving Bayern this summer for Arsenal, but that didn’t stop her from scoring the game-winner.

  • Sweden’s weather-delayed 2-0 win over Chile — 90 in 90:
  • The 13-0 beatdown that the United States put on Thailand — 90 in 90:

Here is today’s lineup:

Both Germany vs. Spain and France vs. Norway should both be excellent contests.

Thauvin rips off tremendous goal (@UnivisionSports)

Marseille winger Florian Thauvin had been linked to Bayern earlier this year and has been showing off his skill while playing for France. The 26-year-old had this awesome effort against Andorra.

ICYMI: Germany’s 8-0 win over Estonia (Bavarian Football Works)

We hit Germany’s 8-0 hammering of Estonia yesterday (which, as mentioned above, was not even the worst blowout of the day). Tell us what you thought about the match.

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