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Daily Schmankerl: Renato Sanches to Fenerbahce?; Updates on Neymar and Arjen Robben; James Rodriguez has not spoken with Zinedine Zidane yet; Women’s World Cup coverage; and MORE!

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Ask and ye shall receive (Transfer Market Web)

Disgruntled Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches might be considered a transfer bust by some (okay, I admit it — it’s me!), but the 21-year-old might have even turned off his most ardent supports with his most recent outburst.

According to Bild, Sanches made his displeasure about the club known verbally at Bayern’s last friendly match against SpVgg Lindau when he said, “Thank God just 45 more minutes of Bayern Munich!”

Perhaps Sanches will get his wish if he favors a move to Turkey to play for Fenerbahce.

Not really capable of becoming an actual powerhouse for Bayern Munich, since summer 2016, Portuguese international midfielder Renato Sanches (21) might leave German giants for good. To this end, according to A Bola, former Benfica and Swansea City playmaker has been targeted by Fenerbahçe. The 1997-born is still on a deal with Die Roten until June 2021.

Sanches still has potential, but it is probably time to think he will need to move elsewhere to realize it.

Former Werder Bremen forward Max Kruse, who was rumored to be a target of Bayern at one point, is also allegedly considering an offer to join the Turkish club.

Neymar to Barca looking more likely (Sport)

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar might be heading back to FC Barcelona, albeit for a lot less of a salary than what he makes at PSG (It’s okay, he’ll still be insanely rich).

According to Sport sources, we can exclusively reveal that Neymar has agreed personal terms with Barça. If an agreement is reached between the two clubs, Neymar would earn almost 50% less than he currently does with PSG. His contract with the French club is €3,069,520 per month, around €100,000 a day. He’s the second best paid footballer in the world after Lionel Messi.

Neymar will earn around €24m per season which is similar to what he was on previously at Barça. For the Brazilian and his representatives, the priority is to restore his name amongst the best in the sport - not earn more than anybody else.

James and Zidane have yet to speak (Squawka)

The relationship between Real Madrid coach and former Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez could be categorized as “frosty” on a good day. With the news earlier this month that James would be re-joining Los Blancos this summer, you would think that the Colombia international and the French legend would have at least exchanged pleasantries.

That has not been the case. In fact, even with all of the rumors swirling regarding possible moves to Napoli and Juventus, James and Zidane have not even texted each other.

Real Madrid outcast James Rodriguez admits he is powerless in deciding his Los Blancos future as he confirms talks with Zinedine Zidane are yet to take place. The Colombia playmaker fell out of favor with the Frenchman during his first stint at the Bernabeu helm and has subsequently spent the past two seasons on loan with Bayern Munich. Speaking after Colombia’s 1-0 win against Paraguay in the Copa America, James said: “Right now I am thinking about the Copa America and I don’t know where I’ll be going. The decision depends on the club. I think there are some people inside the club who decide a lot and I can’t do anything. I have not spoken with Zidane.”

Regardless, Napoli is trying to woo James by giving him Diego Maradona’s retired number 10 jersey per AS.

It’s a move that could well divide opinion among the famously passionate Napoli support, but the Serie A side are so eager to entice James Rodríguez to the San Paolo that they are considering bringing Diego Maradona’s number 10 shirt out of retirement and handing it to the Colombian playmaker.

Robben and Eindhoven getting cozy (Transfer Market Web)

PSV Eindhoven’s recruitment of Bayern Munich legend Arjen Robben might be paying off.

Asked again about his future, Dutch star winger Arjen Robben (35), leaving Bayern Munich after a whole decade, seems more and more likely to land back to his home country. Here are Robben’s latest words on the subject: “I know Van Bommel is keeping PSV door open for me. We’ve been in touch with each other all the time, maybe even more lately. Anyway, I haven’t made up my mind about keeping on or not yet”.

Falk flexes again! (@cfbayern)

The latest Falk Master Flex diss track is out and this time the Sport Bild chief takes aim at a Get France Football News report that @iMiaSanMia tweeted out.


I am all in favor of passing on Lille’s Nicolas Pepe by the way.

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Women’s World Cup rundown (@FOXSoccer)

If you aren’t watching the Women’s World Cup, you are missing some great action. Here is yesterday’s recap from the knockout round:

Leverkusen making a play for Bayern player’s brother (Transfer Market Web)

Lucas Hernandez will officially be making his way from Atlético Madrid to Bayern Munich in just a few days, but could his brother Theo be making the same trek from Spain to Germany? Bayer Leverkusen has been linked to the 21-year-old and things might be getting serious. Die Werkself will reportedly try to outbid Inter Milan, AC Milan, Napoli, and AS Roma for the left-back.

Tracked hard by a bunch of Italian clubs, including Inter Milan, AC Milan, Napoli, and AS Roma, French-Spanish left-back Theo Hernandez (21), according to Corriere dello Sport, has been targeted by Bayer Leverkusen as well. German club are meanwhile in talks with Real Madrid on another man to be placed away as a loanee, Martin Odegaard.

The Mia San Mia Song (You Tube — FC Bayern Munich)

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