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Daily Schmankerl: Joshua Zirkzee to move in January?; Fatty Footballers (!?); Pep Guardiola wants to extend with Manchester City; and MORE!

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Another busy week is ahead for Bayern Munch as RB Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund await.

Bayern Muenchen II v SV Waldhof Mannheim - 3. Liga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

A January move for Zirkzee? (Sky Sports)

On Friday, we reported the latest news on Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee, who apparently — and unfortunately — is starting to develop a bit of a reputation on Säbener Strasse. Sky Sports went a step further than Friday’s news and is speculating that a move in 2021 might be just what Zirkzee needs:

At another Bundesliga club or abroad, Zirkzee could stabilize his performance and thus gain valuable experience for his future with FC Bayern. After all, his contract there runs until 2023 - enough time to take off on a new high.

Hopefully, this is a wake-up call for Zirkzee. For his part, Zirkzee is at least talking like he’s ready to compete (per a recent interview with Algemeen Dagblad via Sport Bild), but definitely left the window open for a move.

“Who says I won’t get any game minutes? It’s up to me to tackle the competition,” said Zirkzee. “If that’s the case, I can always stay. If not, we still have the winter break.”

Zirkzee’s performance on Saturday against FC Köln was better, but still lacking. He clearly needs more seasoning and a loan might be the best option for all parties.

Footballers “bulked up” (futbol_instante09)

This is tremendous:

What is your favorite fatty?

Not for nothing, but I’ve seen Fat Erling Haaland at the end of every dive bar I’ve ever entered...and you know what...that’s a good thing! Next time I walk in, I’m buying him a beer.

And you know what...Robert Lewandowski doesn’t even look truly plump! Not even tech wizardry could put enough pounds on him to make him look like the Average Joe!

Guardiola wants longer stay with Man City (kicker)

Former Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola wants to stay with Manchester City even after his contract expires at the end of the 2020/2021 season.

“I am incredibly happy here and am looking forward to being in Manchester,” said Guardiola. “I hope I do a good job this season to stay longer.”

It would appear, however, that FC Barcelona might make a last ditch effort to bring Guardiola back to La Liga.

After President Josep Bartomeu’s departure from FC Barcelona, ​​Guardiola is associated with his ex-club.

ICYMI: Alaba’s contract negotiations getting ugly (Bavarian Football Works)

Late Sunday, the news broke regarding Bayern Munich’s removal of its latest offer to David Alaba. With an October 31st deadline in place, the Bavarian front office withdrew its offer from Alaba, which now puts the negotiations in limbo.

With a limited budget and a roster overflowing with center-back and left-back options, Alaba’s leverage is extremely limited. That said...there is time, but it’s waning. If Alaba wants to move on, this is just about the best breaking point he can ask for. If he wants to stay, however, he is going to have to drop his demands.

Kimmich love (@FCBayernUS)

Bayern Munich’s social media team out a little love for Joshua Kimmich’s goal-scoring prowess:

Strong mustache game (@FCBayernUS)

I, for one, was a HUGE fan of Kimmich’s mustache last year. I hope all the fellas rock the ‘stache this November.