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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee has two suitors; Lionel Messi to MLS?; PSG wants Jan Oblak; Thomas Tuchel reaches free agency; and MORE!

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We’re getting closer to the second half of Bayern Munich’s season!

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Zirkzee heading away on loan? (Transfer Market Web)

With playing time almost impossible to come by, Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee might finally get the loan assignment that he has been wanting as both FC Köln and Feyenoord are reportedly interested:

According to Sky Sport Deutschland, Dutch U-21 international striker Joshua Zirkzee (19) is likely to be loaned out by Bayern Munich during upcoming winter window. To this end, the 2001-born, currently on a deal with German giants until June 2023, is tracked by both Feyenoord and FC Köln.

FC Köln’s interest in Zirkzee has been well-documented, but Feyenoord fell off the of the radar after failing to bring in Zirkzee last summer (despite what the player claimed). Perhaps the Dutch club is ready to get back in the running? Regardless, it seems that just about everyone agrees that it is time for Zirkzee to leave Bavaria in hopes of getting more game time and subsequently proving himself.

The Spider-Man meme never gets old to me (@FCBayernUS)

Sometimes statistics are just crazy. Plus, I love the Spider-Man meme:

Messi to MLS? (@FabrizioRomano)

Could Lionel Messi leave FC Barcelona for...Major League Soccer? Uh, maybe:

Serious question...if Messi is going to make that leap, shouldn’t he just buy one of the teams?

Tuchel a free agent (@cfbayern)

Former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is now officially free agent after agreeing to a €6 million severance package with the French club:

Bild, meanwhile, is already prognosticating where Tuchel could land and the German publication is thinking the 47-year-old could be headed to the Premier League:

According to BILD information, PSG and Tuchel have agreed to terminate the contract. Tuchel (annual salary around 7.5 million euros) is to receive a severance payment of 6 million euros. This means that Tuchel is free for a new club and could attack again in winter. The coach is eager for a new challenge. Maybe in England!

The troubled Chelsea FC (only 25 points, out of the European seats) will play against Aston Villa on Monday evening (6:30 pm, live in the ticker at bild.de ). If there was another defeat two days after the 1: 3 in the London derby at Arsenal, coach Frank Lampard (42) would shake.

Tuchel to Chelsea? Hmmm...given how the season is going for Germans there, maybe Tuchel should take a hard pass. Antonio Rudiger is unhappy, Frank Lampard won’t play Timo Werner in a central role after excelling there earlier in the season, and Kai Havertz can’t convince Lampard he deserves more playing time.

My eyes! (@danielstory85)

Now, I cannot unsee this.

PSG eyeing Oblak (Transfer Market Web)

Paris Saint-Germain is reportedly planning on taking a run at Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak:

Turning 28 on January 7, Slovenian star goalkeeper Jan Oblak is still a major target for Paris Saint-Germain, ready to have a further winter run at him during next summer window. So far, however, Atletico Madrid aren’t prone to discuss an exit of his at all, though a nearly 3-digit bid might turn the tables on the outlook. Playing for Colchoneros since 2014/15, Oblak is currently on a deal with Spanish giants until June 2023.