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Daily Schmankerl: Reports speculate on Erling Haaland moving to Bayern Munich or Liverpool; Arsenal closing in on Dominik Szoboszlai; and MORE!

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An international break for this weary Bayern Munich squad might just be what the doctor ordered.

Borussia Dortmund v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Friedemann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images

Haaland to Bayern in 2023? (Tz)

Borussia Dortmund star striker Erling Haaland has every physical attribute and every skill needed for long-term success. Will his future include a spell with Bayern Munich? Some are already speculating the Bavarians’ one-time target will eventually find his way to Munich:

So, the team in Munich team already had the Norwegian top talent on the screen when he was still playing for Molde FK. But Haaland is said to have been too expensive for the Bavarians. Last winter, they refrained from making him an offer because he was almost certain to be a backup for Lewandowski — and his advisor Mino Raiola also insisted on fixed playing time for his youngster. These would not have been guaranteed at FC Bayern.

The rumors about the 75-million-euro clause for summer 2022 have been circulating in the media for quite some time. But the example of David Alaba has shown that early planning is becoming increasingly important in Bavaria. Haaland as a person is likely to be discussed more often again on Säbener Strasse. And perhaps a transfer in the third attempt will be a good idea.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again...there is no better post-Robert Lewandowski plan than Haaland.

Or Haaland to Liverpool in 2023? (Rousing the Kop)

Obviously, Bayern Munich won’t be the only power club looking closely at Haaland:

Erling Haaland showed his potential value to Liverpool with a great goal against Bayern Munich. Reports link the Reds with a move for the 20-year-old.

Of all the teams linked with Haaland, I haven’t seen many with Liverpool as the destination (though there is at least one story that read more like pure speculation than an actual report). Regardless, Borussia Dortmund fans had better buckle up. Haaland’s upcoming “saga” is going to make Leroy Sane’s move to Bayern Munich look like a Cliffs Notes version.

Is Szoboszlai headed to the Premier League? (Transfer Market Web)

One time Bayern Munich target and current RB Salzburg star Dominik Szoboszlai might be headed to England for a stint with Arsenal:

Though still tracked by AC Milan, Inter Milan, and Lazio, Hungarian international midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai (20) is allegedly getting closer and closer to join Arsenal. While his agent, Matyas Esterhazy, told Forbes the 2000-born is very unlikely to join Rossoneri, RB Leipzig, on their hand, might still try to fetch him from the Salzburg branch.

Haaland wishes Kimmich well (@ErlingHaaland)

We all knew Joshua Kimmich was a bit crazy, but when he sacrificed his meniscus in an attempt to slow down a hard-charging Erling Haaland, it was just confirmation that the man is insane.

Despite being the recipient of Kimmich’s foul, Haaland was sorry to see the Germany international go down with an injury.

Maybe Haaland was just getting into his future captain’s good graces?

Leverkusen to extend deal for Wirtz (Transfer Market Web)

Bayer Leverkusen is hoping that Florian Wirtz will stick around longer than Kai Havertz did:

Standing out from Bayer Leverkusen first-team ranks, 17-year old attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz, branded as “the next Kai Havertz”, is reportedly meant to be signed on a further and improved long-term contract soon. The 2003-born recently made his German U21 NT debut.

Lewy still leads (@Bundesliga_EN)

Robert Lewandowski is still atop the Bundesliga top scorer list:

Thiago's son Gabriel still prefers his old Bayern kit (@scout_linhardt)

Like he always does, Thiago Alcantara’s son Gabi was at home cheering for his dad in the high stakes Liverpool game against Manchester City -- albeit in his old Bayern jersey.

You can take Gabi out of Bayern but you cannot take Bayern out of Gabi!