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Daily Schmankerl: Is Bayern Munich pursuing Juventus outside-back Joao Cancelo?; Adrien Rabiot looks headed to Juve; A referee who DJs; Jerome Boateng’s new hair color; and MORE!

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Big thanks to Phillip Quinn for holding down the fort yesterday with his Daily Schmankerl. Today you get the vaunted Chuck Smith — John N. Dillon tag team. Some have compared us to the British Bulldogs, but we’re probably more like the Bushwhackers.

Bayern to make a play for Cancelo? (Calciomercato)

Is Bayern Munich interested in Juventus outside-back Joao Cancelo? At least one report thinks the Bavarians are going to try to outbid Manchester City.

Joao Cancelo is on the market and in the last couple of weeks, there have been rumors about his move to Manchester City. However, the deal has slowed down and other clubs could look to take advantage of this stall. One of these clubs can be Bayern Munich.

According to Tuttosport, the Bavarians are moving in a concrete way for the Portuguese full-back. After defensive signings of Pavard and Lucas Hernandez, the Germans would like to add another big defensive reinforcement to the team. The Bundesliga champions could take advantage of Manchester City’s hesitations but also their Financial Fair Play problems which could potentially lead to the exclusion of the English club from the Champions League.

Yeah, not feeling this one at all. Nothing against Cancelo, but he’s not needed. Why create a bigger logjam?

— Chuck Smith

Pep not heading back to Bayern — somehow this is new (Goal)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will not leave the Premier League to return to FC Barcelona or Bayern Munich because things in Manchester are just too good.

“What I like more is that I have proved that people who said we can’t play the same way in Germany or in the Premier League were wrong,” he said in an interview with Catalunya newspaper Ara. “With Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling or Aguero, all of them less than one metre 20! We have done it. We don’t concede many goals and we dominate positionally. We have the same ideas that we had when we trained the Barca youth team in the third division. I have everything here [at City], sincerely, everything I need. Working at home [in Spain], it is hard because the emotions are so intense and the press conferences harder.”

To confess, I, too, am not going to pursue the girl I dated in 8th grade, who I subsequently broke up with because I didn’t like the way she ran in gym class (True story — I have issues).

— Chuck Smith

Rabiot to Juve is nearly done (Transfer Market Web)

Disgruntled Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot has reportedly found a new home.

Left PSG on bad terms, on a free move, after six pro seasons, French international deep-lying midfielder Adrien Rabiot (24), according to Sky Sports, is undergoing medical for Juventus tomorrow, at JMedical Center, in Turin.

Yes — that was one sentence (impressive, right?). Anyway, it’s a shame that Rabiot has so many off-the-field issues. He has talent, but his attitude and baggage outweigh his potential at this point.

— Chuck Smith

Foes on the pitch, brothers off (@kingarturo23oficial)

It seems as if Arturo Vidal and James Rodriguez, both hailing from South American nations, have played each other in more high-leverage international games during and now even after their respective tenures at Bayern Munich than most teammates at Bayern. The latest match took place in the quarterfinals of the Copa America on Friday, when Chile eliminated Colombia after the scoreless match went to penalties. Chile eventually won 5-4.

But after the match, the two shared an intimate moment in the catacombs of the stadium.

I love you a lot little brother @jamesrodriguez10 with heart. you’re an ace
Blessings in everything!

James responded,

I love you, brother. All the best for you! Phenomenon.

And now former Bayern men themselves, Franck Ribery commented, “les frères,” and Rafinha, added an “Hermanos...!!!” of his own.

— John N. Dillon

Boateng looking pretty in pink (@FCBayernUS)

If you thought Robert Lewandowski’s silver locks or Javi Martinez’s bleach-blonde was wild, check out Jerome Boateng’s snazzy new hairdo:

Boa is having fun loving life with his darling two daughters. Keep smiling, Jerome!

— John N. Dillon

Better referee or DJ? You be the judge (@MikeDeanPoints)

Bundesliga referee Deniz Ayetkin like to DJ and got behind the “wheels of steel” at the Tropical Beach Festival. So, you tell us — should he stick to his day job?

— Chuck Smith