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Daily Schmankerl: Liverpool told to pursue Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman; Manchester City to splurge on Harry Kane?; Julian Brandt to Arsenal?; Eintracht Frankfurt targeting Luka Jovic and Joshua Zirkzee; and MORE!

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LFC to pursue Coman? (Liverpool Echo)

Player-turned-talking head Didi Hamann is at it again. Just a few weeks after running Leroy Sane through the wringer, Hamann is pushing for Liverpool to make Kingsley Coman the replacement for potentially falling star Mo Salah.

Liverpool have been told by former midfielder Didi Hamann that Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman is the best winger in football and would make an ideal replacement for Mohamed Salah. Salah has been linked with a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, but there is no reason to believe that he would want to leave Anfield any time soon or that he is unhappy on Merseyside.

“Two of the best wingers in the world are [Serge] Gnabry, who was at Arsenal, and Kingsley Coman – he is running riot at the moment,” Hamann told Stadium Astro. “Would they want to leave Bayern Munich? I don’t think so but you don’t know. I don’t know if there is anything in Salah giving an interview or wanting to go to Spain. If he wants to leave, Barcelona and Real Madrid would be interested.”

Hamann is all over the Bayern Munich’s wing situation I guess.

Hütter breaks down replacement options for Dost (Bild)

With Bas Dost off to Club Brugge, Eintracht Frankfurt is in need of some reinforcements and manager Adi Hütter touched on two potential options: Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic and Bayern Munich’s Joshua Zirkzee. Clearly, Die Adler is aiming for someone to make an impact and has those two youngster in site:

The turbo departure of Bas Dost (31) at Christmas to Club Bruges also caught Adi Hütter (50) off guard. “That wasn’t a nice present for me, that surprised me, but in the end the package as a whole was decisive. And it was Bas’s wish to change,” says the coach.

It is clear to everyone that a new striker has to come as soon as possible. That names are now being speculated, too. The hottest rumors at the moment are about Bayern talent Joshua Zirkzee (19) and Luka Jovic (23).

Hütter on the rumors: “I also read the names that are traded with us, especially with Luka Jovic. But it is also written everywhere what salary he has. I could imagine that Luka wouldn’t mind playing in Frankfurt again. I am the wrong person to talk to about whether all of this can be managed.”

The Austrian continues: “Bayern’s Zirkzee is certainly an interesting player, but both parties have to get closer. There are generally many players. I’ve now seen seven or eight where I say everyone is interesting in their own way. And Fredi Bobic does everything else.

It is pretty interesting that Adi Hütter spoke so openly. Jovic would be ideal for Die Adler.

Genoa wants Piatek (Transfer Market Web)

As previously rumored, there is strong interest from multiple Italian clubs in Hertha Berlin striker Krzystof Piatek:

Playing for Genoa in 2018/19 first half, and setting a scoring-rate record upon that, Polish international striker Krzystof Piatek (25), according to local broadcast Primo Canale, has been targeted by Il Grifone, on a move-back scenario. Unhappy with his Hertha Berlin tenure, former AC Milan hitman, who joined German club about a year ago, is still tracked hard by Fiorentina. Besides, AS Roma management, after having pursued him last summer, might be back after him soon.

Should Piatek bolt, we also saw that Herthe Berlin might also have interest in Jovic. While it might be silent on the Bayern Munich front for transfer, the rest of the Bundesliga could be making some noise.

City to go all-in for Kane; Brandt to Arsenal? (@cfbayern)

Sport Bild chief Christian Falk is speculating that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could be ready throw a nine-figure offer to Tottenham Hotspur for striker Harry Kane:

Well...if that did happen, those Wout Weghorst-to-Tottenham rumors would make more sense.

Anyway, Falk Master Flex was not done there. He also had this gem:

Could Borussia Dortmund’s one-time Bayern target Julian Brandt get our from under the Black-and-Yellow boulder that has been weighing him down? Maybe. The downside? He’d be going to Arsenal (aka The Great London Dumpster Fire).

Costa to Juve? (Transfer Market Web)

Is Diego Costa headed to Juventus? Maybe, but The Old Lady could have some competition from Wolverhampton:

Not an Atletico Madrid player anymore, after his second tenure - a 3-year long one - for Colchoneros, 32-year old Brazilian-Spanish forward Diego Costa, according to Daily Mail, has been targeted by Juventus.

While former Chelsea hitman might be soon approached by Wolverhampton, out of the latter being in search for a new prominent scorer, because of the long-term injury occurred to Raul Jimenez, Costa might end up having to cut over his wage demands, since his last €16m annual salary isn’t aligned with his current status at all.