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Daily Schmankerl: Borussia Mönchengladbach dealt blow with Michaël Cuisance transfer fail; Edinson Cavani talks relationship with Neymar; and MORE!

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It’s Friday and we’ve still got Michaël Cuisance heavy in the Bayern Munich news cycle...go figure.

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Another loser in Cuisance deal: M’Gladbach (Sport Bild)

When Michaël Cuisance’s transfer to Leeds United fell through because of an alleged issue with his medical exam, it was not just Cuisance and Bayern Munich who lost out, but Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Die Fohlen added a sell-on clause when they sent Cuisance to Bayern Munich in 2019, which would have amounted to €2.15 million if the Leeds United deal would have gone through. That revenue would have been a nice addition to Mönchengladbach’s balance sheet in today’s pandemic-ridden economy.

EA made him an offer he couldn’t refuse (Instagram — @ftbl)

I am not a gamer, but I do admire the graphics of modern games any time I see them. How tech companies are able to so closely recreate likenesses and movements is extremely impressive to me. Every now and again, however, they miss.

Just ask Everton manager and former Bayern Munich head man Carlo Ancelotti. Instead of actually looking like Carletto, he actually looks like a character you might find in Grand Theft Auto (or something) named Don Carlo.

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If you are going to do Carlo like this...at least put a cigarette in his hand. The avatar looks like it should be surrounded by henchmen ready to carry out an order.

Lewy talks leadership (Business Insider)

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski will be a featured speaker at Business Insider’s virtual conference with his speech focused on leadership and the challenges he faces in sports and in the board room.

“Self-discipline, strong will, perseverance, ability to make instant decisions and to draw conclusions from wins and losses are the desired traits of any athlete, and they are increasingly decisive to business successes,” Lewandowki said. “Both these domains also require a leader, a captain.”

What many people might not know is that Lewandowski is an investor in technology and real estate development projects, trading and service platforms, and products for athletes. Lewandowski’s investments include a stake in Movie Games, a computer games developer and publisher listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and Samurai Labs, which aims to detect and prevent online violence.

Lewandowski’s session is scheduled for October 23rd, at 18:25 CEST. If you are interested in tickets for the virtual event, click here.

No shock: Cavani and Neymar were not best buds at PSG (Sport Bild)

Former Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani likely won’t miss playing with Neymar now that the 33-year-old has moved on to Manchester United. Per Le Parisien (as captured by Sport Bild), the duo were not exactly best friends, but that did not prevent them from being able to be effective on the pitch.

“Yes, we are very different,” said Cavani. “When it comes to the team, we don’t all have to be friends or brothers. Within a team, I think it’s important to behave like friends on the pitch, to protect each other, and run for each other. Afterwards, you don’t have to go out for a (drink) with everyone or have dinner with everyone. What can’t be negotiated is respect and commitment on the pitch for your teammates.”

Cavani went on a little deeper regarding his relationship with the Brazilian star.

“We don’t share many things, we think differently, but that doesn’t prevent us from having a good relationship,” said Cavani, who admitted that he had “an argument” with Neymar during and after the game against Olympique Lyon and “even had a discussion” with him in the dressing room.

Mandžukić is still a free agent (Transfer Market Web)

Rumors circulated that AC Milan might have interest in Mario Mandžukić, but the Rossoneri have apparently cooled their jets on the Croatian:

Though having inquired about him months ago, AC Milan management, according to latest TMW rumours, are neither approaching former Croatian international striker Mario Mandzukic (34), nor any other free agent. On the other hand, Rossoneri are now focused on tying the knot on a deal extension with each powerhouse Hakan Calhanoglu and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Bayern extends deal with Coke (FCBayern.com)

If you are a Pepsi person, you are out of luck at the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich have extended their partnership with Coca-Cola. The agreement with the beverage manufacturer has been in place for over 50 years and is one of the longest in the German record champions’ history. Coca-Cola will continue to offer a wide range of non-alcoholic beverages at the Allianz Arena, with selected special offers for fans also included in the partnership.

“We are proud of our partnership with Coca-Cola, which has now lasted for over 50 years and is one of the longest in our club’s history” said Andreas Jung, FC Bayern executive board member. “Together we have written a story of success, and we are now adding even more chapters to this tale. FC Bayern and Coca-Cola — a cool taste with a dash of ‘Mia San Mia’. We look forward to continuing our partnership.”