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Daily Schmankerl: Comment on the Champions League HERE!; More Florian Neuhaus-to-Bayern Munich speculation; Another Corentin Tolisso to Inter Milan for Christian Eriksen rumor; FIFA wars; and MORE!

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Bayern Munich is just one day away from its Champions League showdown with Lokomotiv Moscow.

Borussia Moenchengladbach v FC Internazionale: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images

More Neuhaus-to-Bayern smoke (TZ)

Tz decided to jump in and keep the fanning the flames of the rumors that would see Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Florian Neuhaus transfer to Bayern Munich:

With players like Timo Werner or Kai Havertz, FC Bayern couldn’t or didn’t want to be active in the summer. Nevertheless, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is still on the lookout for German stars. And currently there is one who is extremely prominent. We are of course talking about Gladbach’s shooting star Florian Neuhaus. Such a player almost automatically moves into Bayern’s focus. And with Neuhaus it even makes double sense. After all, the 23-year-old is from Bavaria!

In the meantime he is an absolute top performer among Die Fohlen, impresses with his achievements, and above all with his personality. A real leader is growing up! According to Sport Bild, Bayern should already have him on their radar — and coach Hansi Flick should also be a big supporter of Neuhaus.

One thing that has been curious in Flick’s tenure is how the names of players that he wants always leaks out. Werner, Havertz, and Tiago Dantas were specifically said to be players that Flick wanted. He only got one of the three.

Will Brazzo relent and get Neuhaus?

Eriksen for Tolisso swap rumors still swirling (Sempre Inter)

And you all thought you were done with hearing about out-of-favor Inter Milan midfielder Christian Eriksen. This report is another one that states that Bayern Munich is considering a swap deal of Corentin Tolisso for Eriksen. Most in the BFW community think it’s nonsense, but here we go again:

Christian Eriksen is almost certain to leave Inter in the upcoming January transfer window according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Corriere dello Sport. A whole array of clubs have been linked with the struggling Danish national team player and as per this report Bayern Munich are among them. The reigning German champions and UEFA Champions League holders are thinking about making a swap deal offer for Eriksen in which they would offer French midfielder Corentin Tolisso in return. Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and several Premier League clubs have all also been linked with potentially moving for the former Tottenham Hotspur player.

Tolisso’s spot behind Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka is not the most ideal for the 26-year-old, who probably should be looking for a club where he can always be in the starting XI. On the other hand, it’s Bayern Munich and injury gods are always looking to show their wrath, so maybe there will be plenty of playing time for Tolisso in Germany anyway.

Kabak to Milan? (Transfer Market Web)

At one point, Schalke 04 center-back Ozan Kabak was linked to Bayern Munich, but now AC Milan is rumored to be in pursuit:

According to latest Italian news, AC Milan are leading the race towards Turkish international center-back Ozan Kabak (20). Meant to leave Schalke 04 on an about 15 million euros transfer fee, former Stuttgart and Galatasaray wonderkid is still tracked by a bunch more clubs, including A-listers such as Liverpool and PSG.

Bavarian Ref Works (@iMiaSanMia)

Sandro Schärer, a 32-year-old Swiss official, will be the head referee for the Bayern Munich vs. Lokomotiv Moscow match:

Richards working with his idol must be cool (@FCBayernUS)

Jerome Boateng was one of the players that Chris Richards grew up modeling himself after, so it must be pretty cool to look across the training ground every day and see him:

Madrid to go after Dybala (Transfer Market Web)

Paulo Dybala has almost transferred for about three years now Apparently, Real Madrid is yet another destination for the one-time (alleged) Bayern Munich target:

According to AS, Real Madrid are planning a summer move on Argentinian international forward Paulo Dybala (27), as long as Mauricio Pochettino is named Blancos manager, once the club part ways with current gaffer Zinedine Zidane. La Joya is in fact one of former Tottenham boss’ cogent demands, in order for him to accept the gig.

Dybala, possibly parting ways with Juventus for a long time, which is playing for since 2015/16, is meanwhile still tracked also by PSG, Manchester United, and Chelsea. Besides, Pochettino had already tried to bring him into Spurs ranks, back in summer 2019.

Raiola unravels on talk show (talkSPORT)

Mino Raiola did not like Simon Jordan’s line of questioning regarding EA Sports using the likenesses of players in FIFA and unraveled a bit:

Now, for you Americans out there, you might remember the Ed O’Bannon lawsuit that essentially killed off the NCAA franchises in football, basketball, and baseball. Unlike the O’Bannon lawsuit, this is a bunch of millionaires trying to sort how they can extract more money out of other millionaires, who don’t want to give up any more money.

I’d love to say there is an easy way to work this out, there assuredly is not.