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Daily Schmankerl: Renato Sanches does NOT seem happy with Bayern Munich; Christian Eriksen wants a new challenge; Dominik Szoboszlai likely staying put; and MORE!

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At some point, Bayern will have to figure out how to manage the Renato Sanches situation.

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Sulking Sanches uncertain on future in Munich (Münchner Merkur)

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches offered a parting shot before heading out of Germany on holiday. It does not take any reading through the lines to see that Sanches is not happy and wants to move on:

I said goodbye on Wednesday with Niko Kovac. Whether it was only for the summer break or for ever, I do not know at the moment. I don’t want another loan. Should I really go, then completely. I don’t know if it makes sense to try again in Munich. I didn’t play enough, I’m disappointed. Sometimes I would have asked myself: Why is it that all the young players like Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry, Kingsley Coman play, except me? I showed during training that I’m a good player. I think I got the least chances from the young players.

It seems as if Bayern has been trying to find a way to keep Sanches, but the more this drags on, the more it seems like the right thing to do for both parties is to move on.

Bayern scoping Romagnoli? (Transfer Market Web)

Does Bayern have interest in AC Milan center back Alessio Romagnoli? At least one report thinks so. Juventus, Chelsea, and Manchester United are also allegedly in the mix.

While being about to announce Maurizio Sarri as new manager, Juventus are again planning a move on Italian international center-back and AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli (24). While Rossoneri are doing their best to keep him in, the AS Roma-farmed player is still tracked by Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United as well.

Neuer comments on Sane rumors (Manchester Evening News)

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has heard the rumors linking Manchester City’s Leroy Sane to the Bavarian club. In typical Neuer fashion, the 33-year-old did not offer much insight as to what is going on:

At such a stage there are always rumors. Leroy is experienced, he is well advised and knows for himself what he wants. I didn’t talk to him about it.

Salzburg starlet Szoboszlai might be staying put (Transfer Market Web)

The agent for RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai does not think his client is going anywhere yet.

Interviewed by LaLazioSiamoNoi.it, Matyas Esterhazy, agent of RB Salzburg and Hungarian NT midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai (18), addressed with rumors having several clubs keen on him, stated: “Dominik is one of European football main prospects right now, that’s for sure. Of course big clubs are displaying some interest in him. He’s grown up a lot, and I’m sure there’s a lot more to see from him. Milinkovic-Savic? It’s great to see Dominik compared to such a top player. However, I think it’s really soon to talk about a departure from Red Bull.”

James shrugs off talk on future (Transfer Market Web)

When asked about his future and the possibility of landing in Italy with Juventus or Napoli, James played coy.

Juventus or Napoli? I don’t know, maybe I’d rather land to Medellin. Anyway, I’m fine, and I’m just focused on Colombia, for the time being. We’ll see what happens next.

Die Mannschaft players get all wet during team building (@FCBayernUS)

Max hints a transfer (kicker)

FC Augsburg outside back Philipp Max opened up on his future:

Since 2015, I have always been told by the clubs that FCA is a springboard for me. There are a few topics between me and Augsburg that I think a lot about. These are internal matters, which we will discuss in the coming weeks.

Max has been one of Augsburg’s star players and might need to land somewhere with a higher profile if he ever wants to have a chance to break in with Germany’s national team.

German 5th division manager makes tremendous protest (@AiTinpot)

Eriksen wants a new challenge (The Guardian)

Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen looks like he is headed out of England. With Real Madrid heavily linked to the Denmark international, Eriksen wants a “new challenge.”

Christian Eriksen has confirmed the worst kept secret at Tottenham – that he wants to take on a new challenge at another club this summer. The 27-year-old Denmark midfielder, who has been at Spurs since 2013, has one year to run on his current contract and has shown no inclination to renew for another cycle in north London. Daniel Levy, the chairman, has quoted £130m for him, which might seem like wishful thinking but it offers an impression of where he is drawing the lines for negotiations.

Real Madrid and Bayern were the teams linked with Eriksen just a few weeks ago. Eriksen had to this to say to Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet (as captured by The Guardian):

I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new. I have the deepest respect for everything that is happening at Tottenham and it would not be something negative to stay. But I have also said that I would like to try something new. I hope that something will be decided this summer. That is the plan. In football you never know when there could be a decision like that. It could be at any point. The best thing is always for it to happen quickly but in football things take time.

Bayern hoops team to participate NBA G League International Challenge (@areaNewYork)

The FC Bayern Munich basketball team will compete in the NBA G League International Challenge — a basketball exhibition tournament comprised of teams from around the world. The competition will be held at the Antel Arena in Montevideo, Uruguay for the first time from September 18th through September 22nd.

Bayern President of the Americas Rudolf Vidal is excited for the team’s opportunity:

Since opening FC Bayern’s first international office in New York, we have been working to grow the brand and form mutually beneficial partnerships with prestigious organizations like the NBA. In order to bring the club closer to our fans in the Americas we have previously brought our legends, coaches and soccer teams to visit. Having our basketball team in the region is another fantastic landmark.

Other teams include the USA’s NBA G League Elite Team (a team of top talent from the NBA’s minor league outfit), Argentina’s San Lorenzo, Brazil’s Flamengo and Uruguay’s Men’s National Team.

Lopetegui lands (kicker)

Julen Lopetegui was briefly linked to Bayern during the height of the #KovacOut movement, but the Spanish coach is now at Sevilla.

What has been haunting the Spanish media yesterday is now official: Julen Lopetegui is the new coach of Sevilla, the former coach of the Spanish national team and Real Madrid signed a three-year contract, according to the Andalusian club. On Wednesday, the successor of Joaqui Caparros will be officially presented.