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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is making long-term plans; Linda Dallman gets a new title; Christian Eriksen to Barcelona?; and MORE!

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski had himself quite a weekend, but he’s got his eyes on much more than the Bundesliga scoring record. The Polish Hitman wants to be fresh enough for another run at a treble.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga Photo by Lukas Barth-Tuttas - Pool/Getty Images

Lewandowski has his eyes on the long-term prize (Abendzeitung)

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s impressive start has everyone raving about his production.

“He’s making a goal out of almost every chance at the moment,” said manager Hansi Flick.

Defender Jerome Boateng went even deeper.

“He has everything: left, right, header,” Boateng said. “We felt that before at Dortmund, but now he’s on another level. That makes him the best striker in the world.”

One thing that Lewandowski also has going for him is his view of the long-term goals for the season. Per Abendzeitung, Lewandowski asked out of Saturday’s match against Eintracht Frankfurt in hopes of keeping himself fresh for Bayern Munich’s frantic schedule. This is especially impressive because Lewandowski had a minimum of 22 more minutes to add on to his hat trick against Die Alder.

At 32-years-old, we can summon the old adage of “with age comes wisdom” and the Bavarians are certainly better off for it.

Toni victim of armed robbery (Abendzeitung)

Former Bayern Munich player Luca Toni was the victim of an armed robbery last week at his home in Montale, Italy. Toni went to Instagram to detail how armed (and masked) criminals stole from his family. Toni was especially upset because the robbers “stole valuable and emotionally important items.” Toni did not go into detail about items, but was clearly unhappy about the whole situation.

Luckily, no one was hurt, but this is the third relatively-recent Bayern Munich connection — Franck Ribery and Douglas Costa have been the others — to be robbed or burglarized in Italy.

Barca keeping tabs on Eriksen, too? (Transfer Market Web)

Inter Milan’s Christian Eriksen is a pretty coveted guy these days. Apparently, we can add FC Barcelona to the mix of teams tracking him:

Already tracked by Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin, and PSG, Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen (28) has now been targeted by Barcelona FC as well, already making a move at him. As widely known, Arturo Vidal left Blaugrana to join Inter Milan, last summer.

Seeing Eriksen at Hertha Berlin would be ideal honestly.

Kabak to Liverpool? (Sport1)

Could Schalke 04’s Ozan Kabak be on his way to Liverpool? Maybe, but Die Königsblauen is going to try and maximize its investment in the young talent:

According to English media reports, start coach Jürgen Klopp’s club is preparing an offer of 22 million euros for Schalke’s Ozan Kabak. The Mirror writes that Liverpool are ready to make an offer this winter. The reigning Premier League champions are looking for a replacement for the injured defensive boss Virgil van Dijk (missing until the end of April due to a knee injury).

According to SPORT1 information, there have already been talks between Schalke and Liverpool in the past. But there was never an official offer. The Royal Blues want to keep their exceptional talent. Recently, sports director Jochen Schneider raved in the SPORT1 interview that Kabak is “certainly the greatest talent in Europe in this position.” didn’t know Phillip Quinn was stopping by the Schmankerl? Well, here he is to clue us all in some cool news:

Linda Dallmann named new captain of FC Bayern Kids Clubs (FCBayern)

Linda Dallmann has been named the first ever female captain of the FC Bayern Kids Club. She joins Thomas Müller in leading the Kids Club as he is the current captain on the men’s side.

The FC Bayern Kids Club has roughly 47,000 members ages 0-13 in only it’s tenth year of existence. Dallmann and Müller will be the dual face of campaigns for the Kids Club in the future. She will also write a monthly column based on her experiences as a professional player.

—Phillip Quinn

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