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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich favorite to land Kai Havertz, Barcelona offers Semedo, Klopp backs Bayern to win the Champions League, and MORE!

A round up of some important stories we might’ve missed in the past few days.

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Bayern Munich in pole position to land Kai Havertz (The Independent)

According to Miguel Delaney of The Independent, Bayern Munich are set to beat a whole host of clubs to the signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen. The Bavarians hope to sign a deal in the coming weeks.

While other big clubs like Real Madrid have shown interest in the youngster, Haverts prefers Bayern as a destination. Bayer Leverkusen have accepted that they’re set to lose the player this summer, and are looking to get around 90m euros as a transfer fee.

Sounds plausible, as far as rumors go. But is it true? Bild reporter Tobias Altschaffl doesn’t think so:

Let’s see where things go from here.

Barcelona trying to sell Nelson Semedo to Bayern (Sport)

Bartomeu, the snake-oil salesman that he is, is trying to offload another one of his bad investments onto Bayern. According to Sport, the Catalans value the Portugese right back at 40m euros, and hope that Bayern might come to their rescue. Unfortunately for them, Bayern Munich already have a much better (and younger) defensive right back in Benjamin Pavard, and are also pursuing Sergino Dest in the transfer market. This one is unlikely to go through.

Jurgen Klopp thinks Bayern Munich can win the Champions League

Philippe Coutinho trains on the pitch

Remember what we stand for

Forian Wirtz makes Bundesliga history

Arturo Vidal issues statement about his roots — in a Bayern Munich jersey

“I’m a man of the people, I come from one of the poorest neighborhoods of Santiago, and today I can say that what I am is thanks to the people who grew up with me and lived the same I did, thanks to them to, family and friends.”

“And for those without memory, who want to leave me in bad terms with the people, who care more about the colors than equality in our country. That’s why, I, give everything in what I do, I’m not a man of words, I’m real and I have won everything deservedly.”

There’s a lot going on in that tweet — we’ll let you be the judge.

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