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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich looking to extend Kingsley Coman; Bayern allegedly ousted by Manchester City last summer for Yan Couto; PSV Eindhoven’s Yorbe Vertessen dreams of Bayern and City; and MORE!

Here we go! The last game before the winter break as Bayern Munich visits league leader Bayer Leverkusen.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Lokomotiv Moskva: Group A - UEFA Champions League Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Coman to extend deal (

Per French website, Bayern Munich is reportedly looking to extend the contract of Kingsley Coman. Coman, who has been one of the squad’s best players this season, could be extended through the 2024/2025 season:

Coman is untransferable. Better, the 24-year-old should initial a new contract until June 2025 in the coming weeks. This is excellent news for the winger who passed through Juventus Turin. Freed from recurring injuries, he will be able to continue to shine, in order to win new trophies with his club, but also to validate his place in the group of 23 players selected by Didier Deschamps in the French team for the Euro in June.

It would certainly make sense that Bayern Munich would be looking to extend Coman. The source seems a little dodgy, but hey, this is the Schmankerl after all.

Vertessen dreams of move to Bayern or City (Sport Witness)

Sport Witness captured a report from Dutch outlet Het Nieuwsblad where PSV Eindhoven youngster Yorbe Vertessen stated that he dreams of a move to Bayern Munich or Manchester City.

“I have a healthy ambition and dream of a future in Germany or England, where Manchester City and Bayern Munich are the teams of my heart,” Vertessen said.

Who is Vertessen? Well, he’s a 19-year-old Belgian, who recently made his Eredivisie debut and plays mostly center-forward, but has also played right-wing. If you want to see some of his skills, here you go:

Why Couto selected City over Bayern and Barca (Sport Witness)

Manchester City fullback Yan Couto committed to Pep Guardiola’s club last summer, but was fielding offers from some mega-clubs — including Bayern Munich — before signing with the Citizens.

Couto, who is on loan at Girona through the end of this season, admitted that many top-tier clubs were after him.

“The (U-17) World Cup was over and big clubs came after me, Barcelona, ​​Bayern and City. ​​I had made my choice”, Yan Couto told ESPN Brazil.

Couto’s cost to Manchester City was only €6 million, but the language barrier he faced with Bayern Munich was likely a bigger obstacle for the Bavarians than any monetary figure — transfer or salary related.

“Bayern had language difficulties and Manchester City had made a proposal for me to borrow and I didn’t like it very much,” Couto said. “I was about to close with Barcelona, ​​who said I would go to the main team. But City came up with another proposal that I would go to the top team and train with Guardiola. This was very important and remarkable. I was impressed enough. I think it was the best decision for me.”

The 18-year-old eventually signed with the Premier League side on a €6 million move from Coritiba.

Bayern fans raise 113K for charity (

Bayern Munich fans raised an impressive €113,000 for people in need by purchasing “virtual tickets” for Wednesday’s victory over Wolfsburg.

“FC Bayern thanks all the fans for their generous donations,” said club president Herbert Hainer. “You have all helped so that people in need can now enjoy a nicer Christmas because they can look forward to the future with a little less worry. In this pandemic in particular, it’s important to not lose sight of those who are not doing so well. We’re delighted our FC Bayern family has shown such solidarity with our fans all over the world in this crisis. Thanks also go to SpVgg Unterhaching and its president Manfred Schwabl, who initiated the campaign. Clubs have an important social responsibility and our fans have once again shown their heart.”

Neymar played video games during FIFA awards (Globo Esporte)

Neymar had no time for the FIFA awards. He was busy hitting up a little gaming by playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

I did question my life choices when seeking out this video so I could screencap it.

Stindl and Jantschke (@borussia_en)

Borussia Mönchengladbach inked both Lars Stindl and Tony Jantschke to contract extensions through the 2022/2023 seasons:

Hummels not happy after loss to Eisern Union (@NeloFCU)

Borussia Dortmund was upended by Union Berlin 2-1 yesterday and Mats Hummels was a bit perturbed after the game:

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