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Daily Schmankerl: PSG leads race for David Alaba; Dominik Szoboszlai having trouble deciding on future; yet another Christian Eriksen swap rumor; Fiorentina wants Krzysztof Piatek; and MORE!

Another day, another rumor about Bayern Munich’s David Alaba.

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PSG the new leader for Alaba (Sport)

Per a report, Paris Saint-Germain has leapt ahead of Real Madrid, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus, Chelsea, and all of the other clubs hoping bring in Bayern Munich defender David Alaba.

Now it appears Paris Saint-Germain, a club that has also tested (Sergio) Ramos, is ready to incorporate the Bayern Munich central defender to its squad. According to the German magazine kicker, Alaba would require 20 million euros for the signing and another 20 million euros a year in fees, figures that separate the Madrid team from this signing and brings the Austrian closer to PSG, which has taken the lead.

Some rumors suggest that Alaba has tired of playing as a center-back and would be looking for a team in which to play in the midfield, as he does with the Austrian team. That is an option that Paris Saint-Germain could give him and that Madrid could not offer as they are looking for a player to reinforce their defense.

Then there was this gem about Chelsea, which loves scoping the Bundesliga for talent:

Chelsea, which has already amply demonstrated its economic capacity this summer, in which it has invested more than 220 million euros, would also be attentive to the movements of the 28-year-old footballer.

Zlatan goes full Zlatan again (@FutbolBible)

AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic gave every player on his squad a PS5:

Szoboszlai having a tough time deciding on his future (Transfer Market Web)

The list of potential suitors for RB Salzburg’s Dominik Szoboszlai is a virtual who’s who of major clubs. With RB Leipzig considered to be the frontrunner for obvious reasons, AC Milan, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Arsenal are all giving the 20-year-old some reason to hem-and-haw over who he eventually wants to sign with this winter or next summer:

Torn between moving to main-branch side RB Leipzig and accepting AC Milan proposal, Hungarian international midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai (20), likely to leave Red Bull Salzburg during next summer at the latest, has also been targeted by Arsenal (pursuing him in the recent past already), Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid, according to Sport. A 25 million euros exit clause is set upon him.

Davies pranking teammates (@FCBayern)

Alphonso Davies did not care that his teammates were on international break...he was going to prank them anyway:

LOL...another swap deal for Eriksen (Transfer Market Web)

You can’t make this stuff up...or maybe you can and that’s the problem. Everyone’s favorite Serie A transfer target is once again linked to a club in a swap deal. This time, it is Arsenal ready to make a play by offering Granit Xhaka to Inter Milan for embattled Dane Christian Eriksen:

Already tracked by a bunch of clubs all around Europe, Danish international midfielder Christian Eriksen (28, in the pic on the left), who might part ways with Inter Milan after just a year-long tenure, is growing into more and more of a major target for Arsenal. To this end, Gunners are planning to propose Italian club a swap deal, involving 28-year old Swiss international deep-lying midfielder Granit Xhaka moving on the other way around.

English club already hawking Bellingham (Sport Bild)

Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham has impressed many during his stint in Germany — including Chelsea:

According to information from “Eurosport”, Chelsea, in particular, is said to have put out feelers for the young star. The plan: Bellingham should be piloted to Stamford Bridge in 2022, should a transfer from Declan Rice (21, West Ham United) not be feasible next summer. Chelsea is looking for reinforcements for midfield headquarters because it is unclear how long world champion N’Golo Kanté (29) will wear the Blues jersey.

In any case, the Frenchman is always associated with other clubs. Real Madrid have expressed interest more than once in the past. In addition, Kanté is said to have fallen out with trainer Frank Lampard (42) because he is said to have refused to attend the wedding of a close friend.

Signing Bellingham would probably be very costly. His contract runs until 2023, Dortmund had brought him from Birmingham for 23 million euros. He has increased his market value significantly after eleven competitive appearances (one goal) this season.

Italian club eyeing Piatek (Transfer Market Web)

Fiorentina is taking a peek at Hertha Berlin striker Krzysztof Piatek:

According to La Nazione, Fiorentina management, out of Pedro having made clear to be unwilling to join back, being instead prone to keep playing for Flamengo, are planning to agree with the latter on the 18 million euros worth permanent-move transfer agreed upon, and reinvest it all on purchasing Polish international striker Krzysztof Piatek (25), still a major target of theirs. Former AC Milan and Genoa hitman joined Hertha Berlin last January, and is currently on a deal with German club until June 2025, while earning an almost 4 million euros annual salary.

Pep re-ups with Man City (@ManCity)

In a move that is not all that shocking, Pep Guardiola extended his contract with Manchester City through the 2022/2023 season.

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