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Daily Schmankerl: Paulo Dybala not on Bayern Munich’s radar; Kevin De Bruyne wants Leroy Sane to stay with Manchester City; Juventus’ Mario Mandzukic to Manchester United?; Schalke’s Alexander Nübel to Bayern for free in 2020?; and MORE!

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De Bruyne wants Sane to stay (Sky Sports)

Manchester City star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne made his plea for Leroy Sane to stay in England.

I don’t know what is going on behind the scenes, but obviously Leroy is unbelievable. If he goes it would be bad for us because he’s one of the best young players in the world. If he wants to go, that’s his ambition. I cannot really talk about it, but if you want to buy him, your going to have to pay up I guess.

How much will someone have to pay? According to Raphael Honigstein’s piece for Spiegel, City will not consider a deal for under €150 million:

The player would be “not for sale” — and certainly not to the Bavarian capital for the regularly quoted 100 million euros, said an official. Only “from 150 million euros” would (Manchester City) consider a deal.

ICYMI: The latest podcast has dropped! (Bavarian Football

It’s been a while, but “We’re back...YOU KNOW IT!” Tom Adams and I broke down the International Champions Cup games against Arsenal, Real Madrid, and AC Milan, while also touching on a few Leroy Sané-less transfer rumors (life comes at you fast!). Give us a listen and go to the post for the podcast to drop in your comments.

United looks likely to score Mandzukic (Daily Mail)

Juventus forward and Croatia international Mario Mandzukic looks like he’s headed to Manchester United.

Manchester United are on the brink of completing the signing of Mario Mandzukic from Juventus. The Croatian striker has agreed personal terms with United until 2022 and will earn £6.2million a year — a 35 percent increase to the wage he was on at Juventus. United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Mandzukic as the ideal replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who is still expected to leave before Thursday’s deadline.

In addition, Transfer Market Web had the following information:

According to both Italian and UK news, Manchester United management, while not tracking Paulo Dybala anymore, are sealing the deal with Juventus on former Croatian international striker Mario Mandzukic (33). Leaving Bianconeri after four seasons, former Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich hitman agreed with Red Devils on a 3-year deal, including a 6.5 million euros annual salary.

Self-induced “Flex” action (@cfbayern)

Well, it finally happened...the moment we have all been waiting for...Bild’s Christian Falk “Flexed” himself.

Cancelo to City for Danilo plus cash (Daily Mail)

Juventus would allegedly like Danilo and €29.8 million from Manchester City for Joao Cancelo. Pep Guardiola’s potential move for Cancelo has been lingering for weeks now and could finally be going down.

Manchester City are close to finalizing a deal for Juventus full-back Joao Cancelo that would see Danilo go the other way. Juventus want £27.4million for Cancelo plus Brazilian utility defender Danilo from City. Further talks are expected on Monday to close terms for 25-year old Cancelo who can play in both full back positions.

Dybala currently not an option for Bayern (Münchner Merkur)

Paulo Dybala was allegedly close to a move to Manchester United, but things have seemingly fallen through — at least for now. Could there be a window for Bayern to get back in the mix? Sure, but it does not look likely at this point:

As the Telegraph reports now, Manchester United seems to have finally decided against a commitment from Dybala. The main reason is therefore the excessive salary demands of the Argentinean. The 25-year-old wanted to receive ten million euros a year from the Red Devils. Three million more than in his current contract with the Old Lady. Since United apparently did not want to meet Dybala’s salary, the English have now moved away from a transfer.

So how is it going with Paulo Dybala? The midfielder still has a contract with Juve until 2022. However, the developments since last season — just recently flirting with a transfer to Manchester United — indicate that the Argentine stands ready to leave the Old Lady. Dybala is a top-class player, who is said to have already been on the list at Bayern. Despite expressions of interest in May, the 25-year-old does not seem to be an option during this transfer window for the people of Munich. The focus is completely on Leroy Sané of Manchester City.

Nübel again linked to Bayern (Münchner Merkur)

Jochen Schneider came onboard as Schalke 04’s sporting director in March and is still feeling the pain of mistakes from the previous regime. Specifically, Schalke’s failure to extend the contract of Alexander Nübel last year is becoming very painful as he could leave for Bayern Munich on a free transfer next summer.

The chances they will get Alexander Nübel on a free transfer in the summer of 2020 rise for FC Bayern Munich. Schalke sports director Jochen Schneider now told Bild that the Miners missed to extend the goalkeeper. “He was ready for a long time to extend his contract on Schalke. The club did not do it last season — for whatever reason, but now it seems to have arrived very late to the goalkeeper,” complained Schneider, who has been S04 sporting director since March.

Nübel has been linked to both Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig as well as Bayern.

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