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Daily Schmankerl: Klopp to Bayern, Sané in the DFB-Pokal final, Barca will pay part of Coutinho’s wages if you take him...

Could Leroy Sané actually feature for Bayern in the DFB-Pokal if his transfer goes through in time?

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Jürgen Klopp could leave Liverpool for Bayern Munich (Daily Star)

Former Liverpool player Steve McManaman “exclusively told Daily Star Sport” that he can envision Jürgen Klopp leaving Liverpool for Bayern Munich. “I think he really adores Liverpool and the Premier League,” McManaman said, “But you could see him going back to Germany and managing Bayern Munich.”

McManaman elaborated on why Bayern might prove enticing to the affable coach:

“The way that club is run — and the way German managers are treated there — you wouldn’t rule it out,” he said. “A few years ago it looked like Bayern were on their last legs. [editorial note: say what?!] But now, along with the more experienced players, they’ve got a plethora of youngsters who are hungry.”

In December 2019, Klopp agreed to extend his contract with Liverpool until 2024, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Leroy Sané maybe could play in the DFB-Pokal Final (TZ)

Say what (again)?

You may have noticed when we wrote about FIFA’s intention to open the transfer window prior to the end of the current season. In FIFA’s statement, they note they have approved “new temporary regulatory amendments” that could make it possible for Leroy Sané to feature for Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal Final against Leverkusen on July 4.

The amended rules (PDF) state (p. 19):

It has already been agreed that priority must be given to former clubs to complete their season with their original squad, in order to safeguard the integrity of competitions.

In order to respect this principle, provide flexibility, and allow MAs to properly plan their football calendar, such requests will in principle be approved as an “overlap exception”, subject to the following conditions:

(i) the “first registration period” for the 2020/21 season may overlap with the final rounds of the 2019/20 season for a maximum of four weeks;

(ii) during the portion of the “first registration period” for the 2020/21 season which overlaps with the final rounds of the 2019/20 season: a. the transfer of a player between clubs is permitted. The player shall only be eligible to participate in domestic competitions for their new club in the 2020/21 season;

The Bundesliga will conclude this season in late June, while the DFB Pokal is on July 4. Although FIFA opines that clubs should extend their current players and delay transfers to maintain the integrity of its competitions, we know FIFA doesn’t really care about the integrity of anything. They duly allow the negotiating clubs to execute transfers immediately.

So maybe Sané could play for Bayern in the DFB-Pokal final... but the registration period for the Bundesliga might also end up being delayed, and so no Sané after all.

Manchester United fans: Bayern is far too well-run to be trusted about Tolisso (MEN)

I normally ignore stories about the fan statements on Twitter, but this one is pretty funny.

Obviously, a hypothetical transfer of Corentin Tolisso to Manchester United has the fans talking (even though Tolisso’s agent denied talks). MEN rounded up the responses of a handful of United fans to one prominent Twitter commentator. The consensus: Bayern is far too well-run to be trusted:

Barca will pay you to sign Coutinho (Telegraph)

To be precise, Barca will “pay for a portion of Philippe Coutinho’s wages for him to move back to England or stay at Bayern Munich.”

Rumored to total some €25 million annually, Coutinho’s wages have been the subject of scrutiny in the past. Now Barca is facing the reality that it has no suitors for its record transfer (€145 million) whom they are desperate to sell.

The Telegraph reports that, “Barca accept the Brazilian’s wages, worth more than £200,000-a-week, will be difficult for a club to pay as they assess the financial impact of coronavirus on the football, so they are considering a compromise to cover his salary.”

Barca supposedly wants a trade deal or a transfer, so good luck with that!

Bayern Frauen sign 15 year old from FC Memmingen (AllgäuHIT)

Bayern have signed 15 year old Sonja Lux from FC Memmingen. She'll join the club this summer and be assigned to continued her development with Bayern II in the 2 Frauen Bundesliga.

Last season, Lux spent it with Memmingen's boys U15 team in the Bayernliga. Now, moving to FCB II, she'll be the second youngest player in Bayern's squad.

"It is the next logic step for Sonja in her development," Memmingen youth coordinator Thomas Neudecker said. "We obviously wish her all the best on her further path."

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