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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich is out on Juventus star Paulo Dybala; Benjamin Henrichs rumors hit with a Flex; Bayern getting more serious on Lille’s Nicolas Pepe?; Rafinha looking good with Flamengo; plus MORE!

Seriously, I am still cracking up over the Barca-Stranger Things tweet.

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Bayern abandons Dybala pursuit (Calciomercato)

Bayern Munich had been rumored to have interest in Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala several times over the the past year, but now it appears that the Bavarians have ended their flirtation with the Argentina international.

Despite the rumors in recent weeks, Bayern Munich have decided to abandon their pursuit of Paulo Dybala, who now looks set to remain at Juventus this upcoming season. The Argentinian was named as one of the potential replacements to Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, who both retired at the end of the season. However, instead, the German side have decided to focus on other targets, as reported by Bild.

Henrichs rumor becomes the latest Flex victim (@cfbayern)

According to Bild chief Christian Falk, those rumors linking AS Monaco outside-back and Germany international Benjamin Henrichs to Bayern Munich are not accurate.

At least one outlet is also reporting that Monaco does not want to sell Henrichs anyway.

⚽ Monaco: Jardim does not want to sell Benjamin Henrichs

Coutinho to Anfield or United? (The Sun)

Philippe Coutinho is likely on his way out of FC Barcelona and both Liverpool and Manchester United are said to have interest in the Brazil international. Jurgen Klopp’s club may have the early edge on securing a transfer according to The Sun.

Liverpool are set to beat Manchester United in the race to sign Philippe Coutinho by offering the chance to resign their former star on loan, according to reports. The Brazilian has been strongly linked with a return to England after failing to discover his Reds form in two seasons at Barcelona. The midfielder joined the Spanish club in a shock £145million deal but is set to be sold to free up cash for the La Liga giants’ £200m pursuit of former star Neymar. Coutinho has now given his approval to a sensational offer from Liverpool to take him on a two-year loan with the option to buy at £88m, according to Calciomercato.

Rafinha settling in (@Flamengo)

It looks like Rafinha is quite at home with Flamengo and is wasting no time in asserting himself.

Bayern and Pepe getting more serious? (Transfer Market Web)

With the situation surrounding a move to Bayern looking more bleak for Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, the Bavarians might have shifted focus to acquiring Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Napoli, PSG, and Atlético Madrid are also seriously interested in the 24-year-old per the report.

According to latest German news, Bayern Munich are getting closer and closer to sign Ivorian international winger/forward Nicolas Pepé (24). Lille star, set to leave on an about 55 million euros fee, is tracked by 5 more clubs: Arsenal, Liverpool, Napoli, PSG, and Atletico Madrid.

I legit laughed at this (@Barzaboy)

For you Stranger Things fans out there:

I give season three of Stranger Things a big thumbs up by the way. It was really well done once again (NO SPOILERS!).

Bayern core team remains in Munich (@cfbayern)

Sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic, finance chief Jan-Christian Dreesen, and president Uli Hoeness have opted to stay in Munich to work on transfer rather than travel to the United States for the Audi Summer Tour/International Champions Cup.

Bayern linked to youth player (@swearimnotpaul)

Goal’s Ronan Murphy is citing a report from kicker that Bayern Munich is interested in signing VfB Stuttgart striker Leon Dajaku. The plan for Dajaku would be to join Bayern II.

Here is a video of some Dajaku highlights if you care to take a gander:

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