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Daily Schmankerl: News on Robert Lewandowski’s new deal; Bayern Munich, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur looking at AS Roma’s Cengiz Ünder; Inter Milan chasing Arturo Vidal; Updates on Neymar, Mario Mandzukic, Emre Can, and Philippe Coutinho; plus MORE!

It’s time to start gearing up for Mainz!

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Lewandowski’s new deal expected to be announced (Bild)

The long-awaited contract extension for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is expected to be announced today or tomorrow per multiple reports. The deal is expected to push Lewandowski’s salary to over €20 million per season and run through the 2023 season.

Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi has arrived in Munich to finalize the deal per Bild (behind the Bild+ paywall).

Bayern checking on Ünder before deadline (Transfer Market Web)

Bayern Munich is reportedly keeping tabs on AS Roma winger Cengiz Ünder, but has some company as Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also watching the 22-year-old:

Hardly leaving AS Roma to date, Turkish international winger Cengiz Ünder (22), a powerhouse for the Italian club, has just been inquired about by three clubs: Arsenal, Bayern Munich, and Tottenham, according to Il Messaggero. Recently tracked by more top sides, the 1997-born is currently on a deal with Giallorossi until June 2023.

Ünder has been an “on-again, off-again” target for Bayern Munich. If a deal was made prior to this transfer window closing, it would be an absolute shocker.

Another day, another Neymar proposal (Sky Sports)

The latest proposal from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain looked like it might get the deal done, until Ousmane Dembele decided he didn’t want to make a move:

Paris Saint-Germain has also rejected FC Barcelona’s latest bid for superstar Neymar. Sky can confirm reports from France. Basically, both clubs could actually agree on a deal: 130 million euro transfer plus Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele.

In the late evening hours on Wednesday, however, it became increasingly clear that Dembele was not convinced by a change to PSG. The former Dortmunder insisted to stay in Barcelona. For this reason, Paris again demanded more than 200 million euros for Neymar — a sum that Barca was unable to raise so far. A source from Neymar’s environment told Sky, “PSG is now trying to hold the king.”

This is all just absurd.

Can to PSG? (Transfer Market Web)

Is Juventus midfielder Emre Can on his way to PSG? Maybe but we now know that Mario Mandzukic is not:

According to latest TMW rumours, PSG management, just turned down by Mario Mandzukic, are now focused on pursuing German international centre-back/half-back Emre Can (25). The player might end up leaving Juventus after just one season, since Bianconeri boss Maurizio Sarri doesn’t seem too thrilled with his style and features, and is rather relying on older and more experienced midfielders, such as Sami Khedira and Blaise Matuidi.

The interesting part of this note was really that Mandzukic spurned a move to Paris.

Falk flexes the Rebic rumor (@cfbayern)

The Summer of Flex is nearing an end, but our man can’t stop...won’t stop. Bild reporter Christian Falk took care of that pesky rumor surrounding Bayern Munich’s alleged interest in Eintracht Frankfurt forward Ante Rebic:

Falk was referencing the quotes by Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who killed off any hope for a move (as captured by tz):

Nonsense! You must not believe everything that comes from other clubs.

Inter has not stopped chasing Vidal (Transfer Market Web)

Inter Milan is still trying to get FC Barcelona to sell Arturo Vidal:

Despite having scored a lot of signings this summer, Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is eager to work again with Chilean international midfielder Arturo Vidal (32). Playing for Barcelona FC since last summer, former Juventus and Bayern Munich man is now quite unlikely to leave, unless someone else joins his department at Blaugrana.

Inter has been after Vidal for quite a while and probably offers more playing time than the 32-year-old will get for Barca. It is hard, however, to say just how much the Catalans are looking to make from a sale of the former Bayern Munich midfielder.

Behind the scenes with Coutinho (@FCBayernUS)

If you wanted to take a look behind the scenes with how Philippe Coutinho made the transition from FC Barcelona to Bayern Munich, we’ve got you covered thanks to @FCBayernUS:

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