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Daily Schmankerl: Does Bayern Munich have plans for a Timo Werner/Kai Havertz 2020 ticket?; PSG and Napoli hunting for James Rodriguez; Renato Sanches staying put?; Cengiz Under and Steven Bergwijn news; and MORE!

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A Werner/Havertz run in 2020? (@cfbayern)

Sport Bild chief Christian Falk tweeted earlier today that Bayern Munich is planning to pursue RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner and Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz in 2020. At that time Werner would be a free transfer, while Havertz is expected to be much more expensive.

Should the 20-year-old Germany international continue his current career trajectory and progression, Havertz could have a nine-figure price tag.

As Falk noted, Werner is still an option for Bayern this summer, but there could be some financial issues regarding commitments to other transfers that might preclude the Bavarians from making a move in the coming weeks.

Carlo really wants James, but PSG is lurking (Goal)

Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti is holding out hope that Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez will make the move to Italy:

I don’t know if he’ll come, but we hope so. I know him very well, he can play in all the midfield positions. I used him as a left winger, as a number 10 and or even on the right. His position on the pitch isn’t a problem. He’s adaptable, he can play in many positions. As for the number 10 shirt, the important thing is that he puts on the Azzurri jersey. His number isn’t important. However, he needs time and patience.

Should discussions break down between Real Madrid and Napoli, however, Paris Saint-Germain would be willing to make an offer for the Colombia international according to Falk Master Flex:

Sanches might be staying put (tz)

Due to its thin roster, Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches might not get his wish to exit Bavaria.

Will Renato Sanches leave Bayern in the summer? The Portuguese player wants to get away and has made it clear with heartfelt words. Bayern is still hesitating. Renato Sanches made in his locker room outburst and more than made it clear that he no longer wants to play for Bayern. But as “kicker” reports, the Portuguese player has to say goodbye to his transfer thoughts for the time being. Because the roster at FCB is still too thin, Sanches must therefore not transfer — although there were some requests for the midfielder.

DiMarzio confirms Bayern’s interest in Under (

Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio confirmed Bayern Munich’s interest in AS Roma winger Cenguz Under. The 21-year-old has been linked to Bayern several times of late and could be an alternative to Manchester City’s Leroy Sane and FC Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele should the Bavarians fail to secure either of those players.

Cengiz Under is of interest to Bayern Munich. It is a priority for the German club to reinforce their winger positions and they have Dembele and Sane in mind. The Turkish winger is the third name on this mini-list, but if they find it difficult to sign the first two it is very possible that they would strongly pursue him.

Bergwijn’s agent is willing to wait at least a little while for Bayern (ESPN FC)

The agent for PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn has no issue with waiting around for Bayern Munich to make a decision on who they want to sign this summer. Despite a previous report from Sport Bild that indicated that Bergwijn wanted a decision this week, agent Fulco van Kooperen told ESPN FC otherwise:

We have never never said we are losing patience. Bayern are a great and huge club and it’s great they like Steven. They can take all the time they need. On the other side, it’s not a secret there are more clubs which like him.

Koscielny to skip U.S. tour (

Per a statement released by the club, Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will not be joining his teammates for the International Champions Cup tour in the United States. Arsenal’s release was terse and oozed irritation:

Laurent Koscielny has refused to travel to the US for our pre-season tour. We are very disappointed by Laurent’s actions, which are against our clear instructions. We hope to resolve this matter and will not be providing any further comment at this time.

Arsenal, of course, is set to square off against Bayern Munich on July 17th in Los Angeles, California.

Lewy’s champagne spin on the ”Bottle Cap Challenge” (Instagram — @rl9)

Just in case you somehow missed this, Robert Lewandowski doing Polish Hitman-type things:

Behind the scenes with Hernandez (@FCBayernEN)

If you wanted a behind the scenes look at Lucas Hernandez’s “first day” with Bayern Munich, here you go.