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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and PSG eyeing Real Madrid’s Lucas Vazquez?; Arjen Robben says goodbye; Napoli eager to get James Rodriguez; Kai Havertz could be “one of the best”; and MORE!

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Bayern looking at Vazquez but Gunners are in pole position (AS)

Bayern Munich is reportedly taking a gander at Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez, but it looks like Arsenal could be leading the race to land the 28-year-old. Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan are also allegedly in the mix.

Real Madrid and Arsenal are currently involved in a negotiation process that could see the winger move to North London. At present the English side are tabling a bid which totals 35 million euro (32 plus add-on’s) as Madrid embark on their bid to cash in on players deemed to be surplus to requirement after their lavish outlay on the likes of Hazard, Jovic and Ferland Mendy. Despite interest for the winger’s services from clubs such as PSG, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich, a potential move to Arsenal is an attractive proposition for Vazquez with Arsenal manager Unai Emery a long-time admirer of the Spanish international.

Havertz could become “one of the best” (kicker)

When assessing the state of Germany’s youth international teams, Hoffenheim director of football Alexander Rosen sees some very good prospects for the future. In particular, Rosen is enamored with Bayer Leverkusen ace Kai Havertz.

For example, if I see a Kai Havertz (born 1999, ed.) - he might become one of the best we’ve ever had, and he actually comes from a weaker year.

Overall, Rosen thinks big things are ahead for Germany.

I see the senior national team well positioned for the future.

Italians getting impatient on James deal (Transfer Market Web)

Napoli really wants Colombia international James Rodriguez in the fold, but things are moving at a snail’s pace. The Serie A-side is eager to get the deal done and have James in house as soon as possible to prepare for next season.

Eager to seal the deal with Real Madrid, Napoli owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, is trying to speed up on James Rodriguez’s transfer talks. Almost 28-year-old Colombian star attacking midfielder, who left Bayern Munich ahead of two seasons spent with German giants, and has been giving his go to a move to Italy for weeks by now, is now likely to be traded on a 42 million euros worth mandatory buy-back loan spell.

Robben’s top 10 goals (@FCBayernUS)

Despite lingering injuries that hampered for most of the 2018-2019 season, Arjen Robben’s retirement announcement yesterday was stunning in some respects. The 35-year-old Dutchman is a true legend of the game and @FCBayernUS put together a nice little compilation of his goals.

What’s my favorite you ask (okay, you didn’t)? Well, I celebrate the guy’s entire catalog. This one was not a significant as his Champions League-title securing tally, but it was damn impressive nonetheless because of the sheer will it took to make it happen:

If you want a breakdown of his UCL game-winner, here you go:

Tell us you favorite Robben-related memory in the comments below.

Davies at the plate (@FCBayernUS)

I will say that his stance was a little odd, but the end result was not too shabby. Can we get a measurement on his exit velocity and launch angle?