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Daily Schmankerl: Chelsea’s Timo Werner gaining fans in England; Robert Lewandowski is scoring at a ridiculous rate; Transfer rumors on Christian Eriksen and Marcus Forss; plus MORE!

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Blue sweat suit or not, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is scoring like crazy.

Chelsea FC v Stade Rennais: Group E - UEFA Champions League Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Getty Images

Werner earning praise in London (Sport Bild)

Chelsea forward Timo Werner has eight goals and three assists in 12 games across all competitions this season and the Germany international is gaining more fans with each appearance.

One of those new fans is former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Hasselbaink, who prefers to see Werner lineup centrally, described the former RB Leipzig star as “one of the most dangerous attackers in the Premier League.” Despite admiring Werner’s goal scoring prowess, Hasselbaink is quite adamant that Werner must play in the middle and not at left-wing.

“He knows where the goal is,” said Hasselbaink. “I like him in the center of the square. There he is deadly. If he comes from the left, he doesn’t have the technique to beat players and be clever.”

Hansi Flick, of course, is one who thinks Werner can play on the flank or centrally in a raumdeutering role. For now, though, Werner seems to be excelling and winning over the Premier League skeptics.

Add another team to Eriksen’s list of suitors (Transfer Market Web)

It looks like Napoli is also interested in Inter Milan’s Christian Eriksen:

Already tracked by Barcelona FC, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin, and PSG, Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen (28), according to latest Italian news, has grown into an item of interest for Napoli as well. A swap involving resident out-listed hitman Arek Milik might be arranged upon former Tottenham playmaker, even linked to a Spurs move back.

Should Juve sell Ronaldo (Sport Bild)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hefty salary might be making him an inconvenience with Juventus:

Italy’s top club Juventus Turin may not be able to afford another season with superstar Cristiano Ronaldo due to the slump in revenue during the Corona crisis. This is reported by the Spanish newspaper “Sport.” Therefore, the Portuguese player should be for sale in the summer.

Ronaldo earns around 31 million euros a year at Juventus, almost four times as much as defender Matthijs de Ligt, who collects the second most from the “Old Lady.” In addition, Juve wanted to use the opportunity to flush part of the Ronaldo transfer fee back into the coffers a year before the contract expires (until summer 2022). The Italians paid Real Madrid €117 million in 2018. The aim is to prevent a transfer-free move in 2022.

A contract extension with the 35-year-old is meanwhile excluded for financial reasons. The Portuguese player has convinced with goals (71 in 94 games) and performance, but so far he has not been able to lead Juve to the hoped-for Champions League triumph. Now the brief Ronaldo era in Turin could come to an abrupt end...

It feels like Ronaldo is in no-man’s land with that salary. Who will be able to afford anything close to that? Well, TransferMarketWeb.com has an idea:

Bianconeri are determined to gain a 3-digit transfer fee from former Real Madrid star’s sale, which Manchester United, PSG, Los Angeles Galaxy, and Inter Miami, are among the clubs interested.

Maybe Manchester United and PSG could afford something remotely close to what Ronaldo is getting paid, but there can’t be any way that an MLS club could pony up that much in my estimation. The star would have to take a steep, steep pay cut.

Lewy is scoring at an alarming rate (@WhoScored)

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been absolutely dominant this season. How dominant? Take a look below:

Forss to the Bundesliga? (Transfer Martket Web)

Union Berlin has scored more goals than any other club in the Bundesliga except Bayern Munich, but Die Eiserne is not content with its offense. Union Berlin is reportedly taking a peek at Brentford center-forward Marcus Forss:

According to TeamTalk.com, Finnish international striker Marcus Forss (21), currently on a deal with Brentford until June 2023, has been targeted by Union Berlin. The 1999-born has recently been inquired about by Borussia Dortmund as well.