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Daily Schmankerl: Thomas Müller as Secret Santa; Philippe Coutinho is a money pit for FC Barcelona; AC Milan eyeing Mario Mandžukić; Florian Wirtz extends with Bayer Leverkusen; Renato Sanches to Liverpool?; and MORE!

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Okay, this break is already getting old. No Bayern Munich = bad times.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Müller as Secret Santa (Bundesliga)

Bayern Munich star Thomas Müller would be great fulfilling some Secret Santa duties, eh? If you wanted a sneak peek at what that might look like then here you go! The Bundesliga’s 442oons has a little video that pits the Raumdeuter as jolly ol’ Saint Nick delivering presents to the good boys of the Bundesliga:

I’m going to apologize in advance if that song gets stuck in your head all day.

Coutinho is draining Barca’s budget (@BarcaUniversal)

Man...if I am FC Barcelona and sitting in a huge financial hole, I am telling Philippe Coutinho to take a seat for the rest of the season:

More, Barca reportedly really wants to off-load Coutinho:

Wirtz officially inked new deal with Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball)

Bayern Leverkusen and phenom Florian Wirtz have agreed on a contract extension through the 2022/2023 season:

Sanches to LFC done? (Sky Sports)

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches is close to making a change per the Daily Mirror (as captured by Sky):

Liverpool have reached an agreement with Lille to sign their Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches for £18m, according to reports in the Mirror. The Portugal international, 23, has a contract with the Ligue 1 club until the summer of 2023.

Milan eyeing Mandžukić (Transfer Market Web)

Could AC Milan be looking to bring in free agent Mario Mandžukić? Here’s what we know:

Turned down by the player twice, AC Milan management, according to Sport Mediaset, are on their way for a further run at 34-year old Croatian striker Mario Mandžukić. Recently linked to a Bayern Munich move back, former Juventus hitman has been a free agent since early July.

I am all for a Mandžukić-Zlatan Ibrahimović pairing. Will happen? Probably not, but man it would be fun.

Bayern extends Beats partnership (FCBayern.com)

Bayern Munich has extended its partnership with through June 2021.

“FC Bayern München and Beats both have a terrific sound. We are delighted that we will continue our partnership and equip our players with the first-class products of this global brand,” said FC Bayern München AG marketing director Andreas Jung. “FC Bayern and Beats are continuing their successful strike partnership - and that sounds good.”

Bayern Munich and Beats have had a relationship since 2015.