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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich and Real Madrid to battle over RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai; Serge Gnabry pokes fun at Leroy Sane over Twitter; Another Christian Eriksen “swap” rumor; and MORE!

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Just one more game for Germany and then we get back to Bundesliga business with Bayern Munich.

Hungary v Iceland - UEFA EURO 2020 Play-Off Finals Photo by Laszlo Szirtesi - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Bayern still interested in Szoboszlai per Lothar (Goal)

RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai was once on Bayern Munich’s radar and might actually still be a part of Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidžić’s “shadow team” if Lothar Matthäus is to be believed:

Lothar Matthaus has suggested Bayern Munich have an interest in Dominik Szoboszlai, a player he has described as a ‘gem’ who is being compared to Hungarian great Ferenc Puskas.

“He is a gem,” Matthaus said in an interview with Abendzeitung. “He’s like Kai Havertz. “He could move to RB Leipzig in January, but I’m convinced that every top club in Europe has him on their list, including FC Bayern.”

Hmmm...very interesting. As much as I think Szoboszlai is a dynamic talent, where would he fit? Would it be as a wing? Would it be as the heir apparent to Thomas Müller? It is very difficult to see how Bayern Munich would use the young Hungarian in with the current roster, but stranger things have happened.

Eriksen involved in more swap rumors (Transfer Market Web)

With all of the swap deals that Inter Milan’s Christian Eriksen has been rumored to be involved in, he might as well join the 70’s-era Yankees bullpen. This time, Paris Saint-Germain is the rumored destination and Leandro Paredes is the player who would make the move to Inter:

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, PSG are suggesting Inter Milan a swap deal, having Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen (28, in the pic on the left) move in, and 26-year old Argentinian playmaker Leandro Paredes walk on the other way around.

I often wonder how players view all these rumors. Sure, they say it doesn’t bother them, but I can’t imagine being linked to roughly 10 teams is a lot of fun.

Gnabry can laugh at himself...and Sane (@SergeGnabry)

Serge Gnabry had a couple of bad misses against Ukraine, but was able to poke a little fun at himself and Leroy Sane in the process:

Los Blancos have entered the chat on Szoboszlai (Transfer Market Web)

Szoboszlai is obviously a fantastic talent (see above — and just friendly reminder that we knew about him years ago thanks to Brian Kellogg!) and it seems the entirety of Europe wants a piece of the Hungarian...including Real Madrid:

Meant to either join Italy (with AC Milan leading the race after him) or “motherhouse” branch RB Leipzig, Red Bull Salzburg and Hungarian NT prominent midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai (20), according to latest Spanish news, is growing into more and more of a major target for Real Madrid. A 25 million euros exit clause is set upon the 2000-born playmaker, tracked by Arsenal as well.

Any way, follow Kellogg on Twitter (@loggerfc)...he’s got a tremendous eye for talent (obviously).

McKennie stubs toe in interview (@alexlombardi_)

Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie stubbed his toe during a post-match interview after the United States drew Wales 0-0:

Bernat to move on from PSG? (Transfer Market Web)

Could former Bayern Munich reserve and current Paris Saint-Germain left-back Juan Bernat be on his way to Inter Milan?

Playing for PSG since September 2018, Spanish international left-back Juan Bernat (27) has been targeted by Inter Milan, according to Tuttosport. Former Bayern Munich and Valencia player might be very well parting ways with French giants next summer, on a free move.