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Daily Schmankerl: Neymar wants out of PSG; plus transfer updates on Gareth Bale, Nicolo Zaniolo, Matthijs de Ligt, Joao Cancelo, Sebastien Haller, James Rodriguez, Kieran Trippier, Ante Rebic, and Mario Mandzukic; plus MORE Bayern Munich news!

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The Schmankerl is more loaded than I was last night watching the Los Angeles Dodgers smash the Philadelphia Phillies.

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Inter has first bid on Rebic rejected (Sempre Inter)

Eintracht Frankfurt already lost Luka Jovic to Real Madrid and Sebastien Haller is rumored to have agreed to terms with West Ham United (see below). Could Ante Rebic be the next piece of the “Big 3” in a position to leave town?

Sempre Inter cited a report from Sky Sports which indicated that Inter Milan had an initial bid of €30 million on Rebic rejected by Die Adler. Eintracht Frankfurt is looking for €40 million and now Inter must decide if it will match the demands of the Bundesliga club.

Inter have taken initial steps toward trying to sign Ante Rebic from Eintracht Frankfurt according to a report from Sky Sport Deutschland. The Nerazzurri submitted a €30 million offer but it is understood to have been knocked back by the Bundesliga outfit who have demanded a sum of €40 million for the 25-year-old. It now remains to be seen if Inter will submit another bid that matches the Eagles evaluation or if the two clubs could perhaps meet somewhere in the middle following some talks.

Rebic has also been linked to Atlético Madrid, which would seek to pair him Joao Felix for a new look offensive attack.

De Ligt deal getting done (Black & White & Read All Over)

Our sister site BWRAO is reporting that the deal between Ajax and Juventus for Matthijs de Ligt is finally getting done based on an Instagram post by Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Haller has agreed to terms with West Ham United (@Eintracht)

In what has to be another blow to its roster, Eintracht Frankfurt tweeted out this morning that Die Adler has agreed to terms with West Ham United and also that Haller is in England to complete his physical.

Eintracht and @WestHamUtd have agreed on transfer terms regarding @HallerSeb agreed. As a result, Haller has the clearance to complete the medical examination in London. Should this take a positive course, Haller will join the “Hammers”.

Spurs considering Bale (The Guardian)

Real Madrid has no plans for Gareth Bale, while Tottenham Hotspur just might have room for the Wales international. Tottenham is allegedly willing to pay €60 million for Bale, but it having issues figuring out how to pay Bale’s monstrous €665,000 per week salary.

It’s Gareth Bale’s birthday and among the popping corks and sounds of party horns being blown there is also talk of happy returns, chiefly a move back to Tottenham Hotspur, the club that helped transform Bale from a skinny, injury-prone sickly left-back into a goal-guzzling, thunderous inside-forward.

With Zinedine Zidane having placed Bale on a dusty shelf in a Real Madrid closet, Spurs have offered to refresh the Bernabéu coffers with £54m and then let off a few party poppers if they bring the 30-year-old back to N17. There is a snag, though. It says here Bale earns around £600,000 a week through wages and endorsements at Real and Spurs could, at best, match half of that.

Bale, of course, has been linked to Bayern Munich, but no serious overtures have been reported of late between the Bavarians and the 30-year-old.

Options for James looking dim (Calciomercato)

James Rodriguez is waiting to see what the future holds, but Real Madrid’s financial demands are limiting the potential options for the Colombia international. Specifically, Napoli might be getting price out of the market for James.

James Rodriguez has been heavily linked with a move to Napoli this summer. The Colombian attacking midfielder most recently spent a two-year loan spell away at Bundesliga side Bayern Munich but the Bavarian side chose not to purchase him permanently from his parent club, Real Madrid.

Corriere dello Sport are reporting that the Spanish giants have offered an ultimatum to Napoli, as they try to get a deal concluded. This could mean that no deal happens, with De Laurentiis unlikely to take nicely to Real Madrid’s bullish demands.

If Napoli bails, it could leave Los Blancos with a slim market for James, which could primarily include Atlético Madrid and PSG.

City closing in on Cancelo (Transfer Market Web)

Juventus outside-back has been linked to Bayern Munich, Manchester City, FC Barcelona, and Manchester United among others, but it looks like the Citizens could be ready to finalize a deal with the 25-year-old.

Despite not having offloaded Danilo yet, Manchester City management are eager to seal the deal with Juventus on Portuguese international right-back/winger Joao Cancelo (25). Set to be traded on an about 55 million euros, with add-ons on top of that, former Inter Milan and Valencia runner is also tracked by Barcelona FC, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United.

Atleti wants Trippier (The Mirror)

Days after being linked to Bayern Munich, Tottenham outside-back Kieran Trippier is drawing interest from Atlético Madrid.

Atletico Madrid are pushing hard to land England ace Kieran Trippier from Spurs for £25million. Right-back Trippier, 28, has 16 caps and made 36 starts for Tottenham last term, including the Champions League final. But boss Mauricio Pochettino is willing to sell World Cup hero Trippier, who has lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad.

Go for it Atleti (please!).

Neymar wants out of PSG (The Guardian)

The situation between Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain is not looking amicable.

For the second time in a week, football-playing brand Neymar has told PSG that he doesn’t want to be there. His body language has said as much for the past 12 months so he needn’t have wasted his breath. But with Barcelona having just splashed out £107m on Antoine Griezmann, what options has he got? As Al Pacino said in Carlito’s Way: “When you can’t see the angles no more, you’re in trouble, baby, you’re in trouble.”

The Guardian makes a good point...where the hell can Neymar go and what club can afford to purchase him and then pay him? Last week, FC Barcelona was kicking around a 3-for-1 deal, but the financial reality of what it would take to get a deal done for the Brazil international seems to have overwhelmed any potential bidders.

Richards back on track (@eastmamba)

Chris Richards is undoubtedly one of Bayern Munich’s top young players and the United States youth international is getting ready to join Bayern II on Wednesday. Richards had a phenomenal U-20 World Cup, but did sustain a knock to his ankle. As he took an extended break, Richards seems to be back in good health and seems energized to start the new campaign (or invade Gotham City):

Unfortunately, Richards’ presence in Germany means that he won’t be joining the first-team in the U.S. for the International Champions Cup.

Prediction: Richards is going to have an incredible first half of the season and by December we could see some big name club knocking on Bayern’s door asking for a young and talented center-back, who is closing in on being ready for first-team football (if he isn’t already).

Friedl talks over his emotions in playing his first UCL match (Bild)

Werder Bremen outside-back and former Bayern Munich prospect Marco Friedl recently gave an interview to Bild and one of the questions he was asked was “When was the last you cried?” Friedl went back to November of 2017 to give his admission:

That was one day after my first Champions League match with Bayern in Anderlecht (22 November 22, 2017). That’s where I realized that first. That was also an emotional moment for my family. I used to sit in front of the TV with my parents and dreamed of playing along. When I stood on the pitch at the anthem, I had goose bumps everywhere.

While the quote above was the only Bayern-specific part of the interview, Friedl did open up and talk about a lot of what makes him tick and gave some insight into his personal life as well. He seems like a really humble and centered kid. Good luck to him in the future at Werder Bremen (sorry Markopolo!).

Spurs chasing Zaniolo (The Guardian)

AS Roma’s Nicolo Zaniolo is one of Italy’s brightest young stars and Tottenham Hotspur is eager to bring in the player. As the two clubs discuss AS Roma’s attempt to try and bring in Toby Alderweireld, the Spurs are making it known that they want Zaniolo.

With Roma having sent Franco Baldini to London for talks over signing Toby Alderweireld, Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear he wants the 20-year-old Nicolò Zaniolo to be sent to Spurs as part of the deal. Pochettino is trying to beef up his squad with a few big lads before the new season and the Italian ticks all the right boxes – he’s a whopping 6ft 3in tall and has a left foot like an anvil.

Bayern Munich reportedly had a bid for Zaniolo rejected back in April, but has been rumored to still be keeping tabs on the talent. Juventus has also been closely linked to Zaniolo of late as well.

Mandzukic drawing interest from England (The Echo)

Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic had been linked to both Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, but now Everton could be jumping in the mix to land the 33-year-old.

Everton remain open to offers for the £20m rated Cenk Tosun and Marco Siva’s desire to bring in a new centre-forward could hinge on the sale of the Turkey international as the club look to add quality to their forward line. Silva would ideally like to recruit an experienced targetman and is a fan of Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic but the club need to slash their wage bill and it remains to be seen if there would be room for a player of the 33-year-old’s stature, should their interest go any further.

For those still hoping for Mandzukic to return to Bayern, things look a bit bleak:

Die Werderaner interested in Bayern II’s Wriedt (Fussball Transfers)

Werder Bremen has some interest in Bayern II striker Kwasi Wriedt.

According to FT information, various clubs from the Bundesliga signal interest in Wriedt, including SV Werder Bremen. As a reminder: In spring, Hertha Berlin and Norwich City had already extended their antennae.

This makes sense (@misterbayern)

I’ll be damned...@misterbayern (if that is your real name?) nailed this:

Bravo (@Bayern_Art)