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Daily Schmankerl: Report on Bayern Munich interest in Eintracht Frankfurt’s Ante Rebic is refuted; Bayern and PSG scoping Juventus’ Miralem Pjanić; Borussia Dortmund’s Thorgan Hazard out for “weeks”; Barca’s latest monster offer for Neymar; and MORE!

The transfer window is getting closer to an end, will Bayern Munich make any more moves?

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Bayern inquiry on Rebic is rubbished (

Earlier in the week, we had a story about Bayern Munich making a late inquiry on Eintracht Frankfurt star Ante Rebic. One German outlet is refuting the news saying that the Bavarians have no interest in Rebic, no matter what Calciomercato is reporting:

The rumors that the 25-year-old is a topic at FC Bayern Munich are currently not true, according to information. Ante Rebic has always been associated with FC Bayern Munich since coach Niko Kovac’s change in the summer of 2018. But at no time did the Munich team follow this trail more closely.

This time, too, the rumors spread by the Italian online portal Calciomercato are — so far at least — not true. This is what learned from Eintracht Frankfurt. In addition, this coincides with the information provided by the optimally networked sports picture reporter Christian Falk, who marked the speculations on Twitter as “not true.”

Damn it...we are getting Falk flex-ed even when we don’t post his tweets. Anyway, seems to think that Rebic wants to leave and also indicated that Inter Milan has Rebic on its list of potential transfers. The issue with Inter is that the club is already working hard on a deal for Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez, which could be a done deal per some reports.

Bayern and PSG scoping Pjanic? (Calciomercato)

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain are both said to be eyeing Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanić, who is 29 and quite expensive:

He is unsellable in Maurizio Sarri’s mind, but not in Juve’s. Not because Pjanic is an easy player to replace, but rather because the budget needs some help. In fact, no one is unsellable, except for Ronaldo. Therefore, the Bosnian midfielder, who is essential to the project of the manager, could leave this summer if a great offer arrives. As a result of this, a few big clubs have added Pjanic to their list of targets.

According to Tuttosport, PSG are evaluating the midfielder. Leonardo has expressed his appreciation for the Bosnian and the contacts between PSG and Juventus are continuous (there was also talk of Emre Can and, above all, Paulo Dybala). In addition to the French side, Bayern Munich have also shown interest in the former Lyon man, who was brought to Italy by Roma in 2011. However, the contacts here are less intense, though there is interest, as added by the newspaper.

The Bianconeri have slapped an €80m price tag on the midfielder. At this figure, although there are only a few days left of the transfer window, Pjanic could leave Juventus.

MOAR MIDFIELDERS...I guess. For €80 million, I can’t see Bayern Munich making a move on Pjanic.

Eriksen turns down another deal as vultures circle (Transfer Market Web)

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen has reportedly turned down another contract extension from the club as Juventus, Real Madrid, and Atlético Madrid all are waiting on the fallout:

According to Daily Mail, Danish international midfielder/winger Christian Eriksen (27), playing for Tottenham since 2013/14, has just turned Spurs extension offer down. Currently on a deal with Champions League defending runner-ups until June 2020, former Ajax pitcher is still tracked by three clubs, namely Juventus and both Madrid giants.

Hazard to miss “weeks” (

The injury bug has bitten Borussia Dortmund for the first time as Thorgan Hazard will miss “weeks” with a rib injury per the club website.

Neymar almost set to leave? (Transfer Market Web)

Paris Saint-Germain might finally be ready to let Neymar walk (or roll if you brush up against him) away to FC Barcelona for a cool nine-figure fee + Ousmane Dembelé and Nelson Semedo:

According to Le Parisien, PSG are planning to accept letting Brazilian star winger/forward Neymar (27) leave for good, as long as Barcelona FC are good to offer them a 3-figure cash amount, as well as Ousmane Dembelé and Nelson Semedo as bargaining chips. Meanwhile, Real Madrid might still go for a last-minute blitz on O’Ney.


Plattenhardt to the Premier League? (Transfer Market Web)

Hertha Berlin’s Marvin Plattenhardt is reportedly being eyed up by Watford:

Playing for Hertha Berlin since 2014/15, German international left-back Marvin Plattenhardt (27), according to, is becoming more and more of a main target for Watford. Hornets have allegedly started talks with Bundesliga side already.

Trying....trying...can’t stop the feeling...ah, here we go (Beware NSFW language, but legendary Marvin-related content):

Zverev rocks Bayern kit on tennis court (@AlexZverev)

Tennis star Alexander Zverev is enjoying his custom Bayern Munich jersey:

Werner is pretty good (@WhoScored)

He has a lot of haters (especially on Twitter as I found out), but RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner is pretty good:

Bayern commits to long-term joint venture with HRG Germany (

FC Bayern München and HRG Germany have extended the contract for the joint venture FC Bayern Tours GmbH through June 30th, 2022. Jan-Christian Dreesen, Deputy Chairman of the Board of FC Bayern München AG had this to say:

For 16 years FC Bayern Tours has been an important partner on the side of FC Bayern München, who reliably supports us with our travel logistics and organizational challenges.

Essentially, FC Bayern Tours organizes all travel arrangements for Bayern Munich, which includes the first-team, reserves, youth teams, and organizational personnel. In addition there are travel and event offers for sponsors, fans, VIPs and media as well as business travel management and holiday travel per the release. Katja Schüßler, Managing Director of HRG Sports Europe and HRG Germany explained why the deal was good news for her company:

We are delighted that we will stay in contact with FC Bayern München in the long term. The continuation and expansion of our partnership is for our employees, on the one hand, confirmation of their good performance and, on the other hand, the motivation to continue to tackle the tasks at the highest level.

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