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Daily Schmankerl: Luka Jovic is not leaving Real Madrid for Eintracht Frankfurt, while Ante Rebic is staying put; FC Barcelona to make loan offer on PSG’s Neymar, while Juventus lurks; Florian Thauvin to AS Roma?; and MORE Bayern Munich news

So many hours in the day and so little coffee to get me through the morning.

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Jovic not going back to Frankfurt; Rebic to stay (kicker)

The band is unfortunately not getting back together at Eintracht Frankfurt. Real Madrid will not be loaning Luka Jovic back to Germany, but on the bright side for Die Adler, Ante Rebic will be staying put:

Eintracht Frankfurt will not be recalling Luka Jovic (21) for the time being after the 60-million-euro transfer went to Real Madrid. Fredi Bobic explained that “the rumor that SGE wants to lend the young Serb right back” was “nothing at all”. Ante Rebic (25), on the other hand, will remain in Frankfurt: “It is not planned that we sell him,” said Bobic.

There are some reports, however, that indicate that AC Milan could make a run at Jovic:

Barca to make loan bid on Neymar, while Juve stalks the situation (Sky Sports)

With some outside-the-box thinking, FC Barcelona is reportedly going to make a loan offer to Paris Saint Germain for Brazil international Neymar:

Barcelona are expected to make a loan offer to Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar, which will come with an obligation to buy the forward, according to Sky sources. The Brazilian has been linked with a return to Camp Nou throughout the summer, but Sky Sports News understands no formal offer has been made by Barcelona. It is understood PSG want a cash bid as well as players as part of any deal on offer. Their La Liga rivals Real Madrid also remain in talks with the French club to sign the world’s most expensive player.

According to Transfer Market Web, however, Juventus could be jockeying for position on Neymar:

According to both AS and Mundo Deportivo, Juventus are turning into a serious rival for both Barcelona FC and Real Madrid on signing Brazilian star winger/forward Neymar (27) from PSG. To this end, Italian giants offered French ones the rights on Argentinian international forward Paulo Dybala (25), tracked by the latter regardless, with cash on top of that. Neymar, however, might even end up staying put, for the third season in a row.

Demeble makes Barca irate (Barca Blaugranes)

There was at least some clamor by pockets of the Bayern Munich fan base for the club to bring FC Barcelona forward and former Borussia Dortmund man Ousmane Dembele to Bavaria this summer. Maybe passing on Dembele was not such a bad idea:

Dembele supposedly was traveling to Senegal to spend the weekend with his brother, and went so far as to spend the night in the airport to catch his flight. Dembele told Barcelona doctors that he felt nothing after the game and then went on to the airport to catch his flight.

He then spent the weekend in Senegal and showed up for training on Monday like it was no big deal. Dembele was then forced to leave training citing his hamstring was uncomfortable. After the tests took place it was determined that Dembele had suffered a hamstring tear and would be out five weeks.

The implication is that Dembele lied about his injury, so he could leave for the weekend.

Falk flexes on Ribery-to-Bayern rumor (@cfbayern)

Another day, another strong flex by our guy:

Klopp praises Coutinho acquisition (Bild)

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp took a break from pumping his fist, hugging players, and making crazy facial expressions to comment on Bayern Munich’s acquisition of FC Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho:

He’s a great player, a great boy. We were reluctant to hand him over, but Barcelona forced us with money, so to speak. He is a player who can change games in a positive way. It’s not that nice for Dortmund, but it’s a great transfer for Bayern and the Bundesliga.

Not everyone is a fan of Coutinho, however:

Gregoritsch headed to Bremen or M’Gladbach? (kicker)

FC Augsburg talent Michael Gregoritsch is being vague about his future with Die Fuggerstädter as he is rumored to have drawn interest from Werder Bremen or Borussia Mönchengladbach:

The future of Michael Gregoritsch remains uncertain. The Austrian avoided a commitment to FCA and answered the question of his future: “It is in the hands of the club.” Bremen said the rumored transfer of 13 million euros too high. Only if Augsburg changes, this topic could be open again. Something similar would probably apply to Gladbach. Borussia has been said to be interested in Gregoritsch, now new rumors are coming up.

Thauvin to Rome? (Transfer Market Web)

It has been quite a while since we saw any Florian Thauvin-to-Bayern Munich rumors, but that does not mean that the winger is definitely staying at Olympique Marseille. It looks like AS Roma would be in the running to land the France international and 2018 World Cup winner:

According to Corriere dello Sport, French international attacking midfielder/winger Florian Thauvin (26), who might leave Olympique Marseille on an about 43 million euros transfer fee, has been targeted by AS Roma, in spite of the player being currently having an ankle injury. Heavily linked to Arsenal, Bayern Munich and AC Milan before, Thauvin is currently on a deal with French club until June 2021.

Welcome to Project Bavarian Mayhem: 2020 (Bavarian Football Works)

The first rule about Project Bavarian Mayhem: 2020 is that we will always talk about Bavarian Mayhem in the Daily Schmankerl. #BavarianMayhem2020

Maybe I’m a little too excited about the potential of this.

Robben has big plans (@brfootball)

Arjen Robben knows exactly what is on his agenda for retirement:

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