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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich after Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, Flick backs Lewandowski for Ballon d’Or, Barca blames VAR

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Bayern Munich is reported to be pursuing Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin.

Arsenal FC v Norwich City - Premier League Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

Bayern Munich, other European powers, after Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin (Daily Express)

We know that Bayern Munich are interested in a right back to transfer in this summer. To date, the club has been sniffing around young right backs with tremendous upside like Ajax’s Sergiño Dest and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Dodo. Now, a report comes from England that the Bavarians are interested in signing Hector Bellerin from Arsenal.

Arsenal signed Cedric Soares on a permanent transfer, so the club is looking to offload Bellerin. Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are also reported to be interested in signing him.

It’s hard to see Bayern targeting Bellerin with younger and better players on the market.

Flick backs Robert Lewandowski for the Ballon d’Or (Bild)

After the DFB-Pokal final in Berlin, Hansi Flick was asked whether Robert Lewandowski might win the Ballon d’Or this year. Flick replied, “If you look at everything he has achieved, you should think about it. Why not someone from the Bundesliga for once? He meets all the requirements.”

In a year without a World Cup or Euros, Lewandowski’s feats for his club stand an even higher chance of recognition. And this year they are almost all unmatched:

  • 51 goals in 43 games, the best in Europe.
  • 34 goals in the Bundesliga, his personal best, and the top scorer for the fourth year in a row. Lewy is rivaled only by Ciro Immobile, who has scored 29 goals for Lazio with 8 games to play.
  • 11 goals in the Champions League. It is unlikely that anyone will beat that number in the final rounds when the competition resumes.

Watch the moment Bayern Munich II players learned they were champions

New Bayern Munich Frauen signees have jersey numbers (FCBayern)

Bayern Munich Frauen have already made a number of new signings heading into the transfer window. Now, the new players have had their new numbers announced!

Lea Schüller - 11
Klara Bühl - 17
Hanna Glas - 5
Marina Hegering - 27
Sarah Zadrazil - 25
Viviane Asseyi - 18
Julia Pollak - 24
Maria Luisa Grohs - 22

Bayern Munich Frauen II see 10 players depart this summer (FCBayern)

Bayern Munich announced that ten players would be departing Frauen II this summer as the club looks to rebuild the youth side. Club captain Anja Pfluger headlines the group, as she leaves after nine years and 170 appearances with Bayern. Barbara Brecht is leaving for Bundesliga club SGS Essen.

Emilie Bernard, Elisa Josephs, Marlene Engert, Kristin Kögel, Lea Spittka, Celina Costantini, Leonie Köster, and Katharina Zirch are also leaving Bayern.

Barca’s CEO blames VAR

Can you imagine Karl-Heinz Rummenigge saying something like this and then the US office has to tweet it?

Bayern Munich quiet celebrates the Double at the Munich Rathaus

Alas, no big party at Marienplatz from the balcony this year. Bayern Munich celebrated clinching the Domestic Double behind closed doors, but posted a video for fans to see what was up:

Highlights from the DFB Pokal final...