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Furthermore, Pep Guardiola thinks Thiago would be a hit in the PL, while Gareth Bale enthusiastically celebrates Real Madrid winning La Liga.

Sevilla v FC Barcelona - La Liga Santander Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images

Bayern Munich and Liverpool FC will compete for Diego Carlos (Marca)

Diego Carlos was bought by Sevilla for €15M just one year ago. However, in the past season, his stock has risen considerably. So much so, that European giants Bayern Munich and Liverpool are set to challenge for the Brazilian. The 27-year-old has a release clause of €75M — will either club trigger it?

Rangers wonderkid to leave for Bayern or ManCity? (Daily Record)

Kai Kennedy is an 18-year-old Rangers starlet who predominantly plays in the AM position. The youngster boasts incredible talent which has caught the eye of some of Europe’s biggest teams — namely Bayern and Manchester City. With only one year left on his contract, Kennedy could easily move on a free transfer to one of those teams. At Bayern, he would add to Liam Morrison & co. as a Scot in the youth ranks.

Why Lionel Messi should leave Barcelona for Bayern (BFW)

Lionel Messi is undoubtedly one of the greatest players ever to play the beautiful game. The one-club man has dazzled at Barcelona for over a decade and is still among the world’s best. However, with the Catalans’ poor financial and sporting success in the past few years, rumours persist that the Argentine is fed up and could look to leave the Camp Nou in the near future — a nou challenge, if you will. Therefore, we at BFW wrote a wonderful article, detailing three reasons Messi should abandon Spain for Germany and Bayern. It would be good to see him at the best FCB...

Leeds have returned to the best league in the world

The Northeners have finally made it back to England’s premier division, under the eccentric yet brilliant leadership of El Loco himself, Marcelo Beisla.

Pep Guardiola is sure Thiago would succeed in the Premier League (goal)

When Pep Guardiola first arrived at Bayern Munich, he told the bosses that he wanted “Thiago oder nichts.” And, seven years on, the Man City manager’s admiration for his compatriot is still strikingly apparent.

When asked about Thiago’s future in Bavaria, Pep stated that he “doesn’t know what he’s (Thiago) going to do”. Yet, if a move to the PL materialises, Pep is sure Thiago would fit right in. This is because he’s an “exceptional player” and because “a player who plays for Barcelona and Bayern can play in the premier league”.

Gareth Bale so excited about Real Madrid title celebrations

Bale was very enthusiastic in title celebrations after Real Madrid won La Liga. After all, he’s been at the club for seven years. Hey, is that James back there, too?

Andre Shürrle retires at 29 (Der Spiegel via BBC)

Even though he had a few extra years left in the tank, Andre Schürrle has called it quits and decided to retire at the age of just 29. The World Cup winner, who assisted Mario Götze’s game-winning goal in the WC final, made it clear that “the decision matured in me for a long time.”

Furthermore, the German had become disenchanted with the game — which was becoming less and less rewarding and increasingly lonely for him. He said, “The depths became deeper and the highlights less and less”.

All of us at BFW wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Andre!