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Daily Schmankerl: Barcelona targets Thiago to “punish” Bayern Munich for Coutinho, Lucas back in training, and more!

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Spanish football news is so dramatic, it makes Barcelona sound like a jilted ex.

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Barcelona targets Thiago to punish Bayern Munich for the Coutinho saga (Don Balon)

As the weeks crawl by, it’s getting more and more apparent that no one wants to buy Philippe Coutinho. This is a massive headache for Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is facing a revolt from his players over pay cuts and has almost 140 million euros sunk into a failed transfer. Therefore, according to the Don, the Catalans have devised an ingenious solution to their problems.

They’re gonna target Thiago Alcantara. According to the report (which is probably not worth reading outside of its inherent comedic value), the relationship between the two FCB’s have deteriorated in the past few months, owing to Bayern’s decision not to trigger Coutinho’s 120m purchase option. Thus, Bartomeu plans to target Thiago and convince him to return to the Catalan capital, to punish Bayern Munich for this transgression.

Um, yeah. Make of that what you will.

Lucas Hernandez is back in training

Lucas Hernández is fit and ready for action again after his slight complaints in the Düsseldorf game. He doesn’t think of a change. The Frenchman is amazed by the rumors. He wants to be with #fcbayern and push through.

It seems that rumors of Bayern selling Lucas are just that — rumors. There’s no way he’s leaving just yet, and the player himself seems determined to carve out a place for himself in the lineup.

Here are some pics:

The Tiger turns 66!

Where would Bayern be without Hermann Gerland? We here at BFW wish him a very happy birthday!

Bayern II players take a knee to protest the murder of George Floyd

There are more reactions to this from Bayern players that will get its own coverage, please stay tuned. We want to make sure that it’s handled with the right amount of sensitivity and respect, given how important the message is.