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Daily Schmankerl: FC Barcelona bows from Erling Haaland pursuit, while Real Madrid is readying funds; Malik Tillman non-committal on Bayern Munich future; Manchester City wants Theo Hernandez; Liverpool targets Karim Adeyemi; and MORE!

It’s match day! Germany vs. North Macedonia!

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Barca exits the chat on Haaland... (Sport1)

Given it’s incredible wacked out (technical term) financial situation, FC Barcelona is not going partake in the sweepstakes for Borussia Dortmund phenom Erling Haaland:

Rafael Yuste, Vice President of FC Barcelona, ​​has made it clear in the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo that a transfer from Erling Haaland is not feasible: “No. The President and our General Manager have already said it, and I can only repeat, that the previous term was disastrous. They bought players without knowing if they could pay them and all they did was increase the debt. In addition, they designed the salaries as we found them.”

Haaland’s contract with Borussia Dortmund runs until 2024. The Norwegian can leave BVB next summer for a suitable transfer fee. According to reports, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain currently have the best cards for a Haaland transfer.

Manchester City also have good chances. The Citizens are also hoping for a small advantage through their sponsor Puma.

The German supplier has been the jersey sponsor of Skyblues since 2019 and is currently preparing a contract package of around 150 million euros over four years for Haaland. Puma also has part of the ManCity squad under contract. However, it is questionable whether this connection alone will induce the Norwegian to change.

At Borussia Dortmund, however, they don’t want to know that Haaland will definitely leave the club next summer.

In the STAHLWERK one-two at SPORT1 , BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke made a clear statement : “It has not really been decided whether he will go in the summer. Let’s wait and see. The key lies only with Erling. I have neither confidence nor pessimism.”

Haaland, of course, has been linked to Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Liverpool, and....Real Madrid (see below).

And Madrid is preparing to splurge (Transfer Market Web)

Real Madrid, is preparing to make Erling Haaland a huge offer by selling off four players, including Isco, Marco Ascensio, Luka Jovic, and Eden Hazard:

It is no secret that Real Madrid have Erling Haaland as a passion for their attack. To get to the young but already established Borussia Dortmund striker, writes Defensa Central, the Blancos are ready to get rid of numerous weighty players in January, both in terms of the technical figure and the salary.

From Isco to Marco Asensio, up to the striker Luka Jovic and the never really expressed (in Madrid, at least) talent of Eden Hazard, there is a remarkable poker of players on the market that also sees many Italian teams attentive in order to eventually sink the hit.

Tillman non-committal on future at Bayern (Sport1)

Malik Tillman might be young, but the 19-year-old has been around long enough to see that young players have had a really tough time breaking through at Bayern Munich over the past few years

Knowing that, the youngster was not ready to say he’d stay with the club long-term just yet:

There is no doubt that things are going well at Bayern at the moment. Despite the 2-1 defeat against Frankfurt before the international break, Munich can be satisfied with the way the season has gone so far. But such a wave of success also harbors potential for unrest if one or the other player does not get the operating times he wants.

This is also the case with Malik Tillman, who recently signed his first professional contract and is hoping for more time at Bayern. If the youngster does not get this, it could mean a loan from the striker in the medium term. On the question. at the press conference before the U21 European Championship qualifier against Hungary, the 19-year-old replied whether he could imagine a loan: “I’m now with Bayern. I am waiting for my chance and hope to get it. Unfortunately, I cannot say what will happen in the future.”

He recently demonstrated that Tillman has the potential for higher tasks. So he shone in the 3-2 victory of the U21s against Israel, in which he achieved the interim equalization and prepared the winning goal by Jonathan Burkardt.

It remains exciting about the future of the Bavarian jewel, which with such performances by Europe’s top clubs will certainly not go undiscovered for long.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 20

A week without Bayern Munich? (Gasp!)

It’s okay, we’ve still got some chatter on the Bavarians to yammer about. Tom Adams joins me for the Weekend Warm-up podcast and this is the slate of topics on the agenda:

  • Tom’s adult league the burning question on whether he drinks beer after the game.
  • A discussion on Bayern Munich’s form heading into the break.
  • The transfer rumors on Niklas Süle and Karim Adeyemi — and what we think should happen with those two players as it relates to Bayern Munich.
  • Hansi Flick’s commitment to Germany.
  • A quick, non-spoiler review of the The Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark.

As always, thanks for your support and let us know what you think!

LFC wants Adeyemi (Transfer Market Web)

Liverpool seems set to make a hard push for Red Bull Salzburg striker and Germany international Karim Adeyemi in January:

RB Salzburg striker Karim Adeyemi has emerged as a possible January transfer target for Liverpool, who will need reinforcements when they lose Sadio Mane and Mo Salah to the Africa Cup of Nations, says the Sunday Mirror.

Both Salah and Mane are set to miss about four weeks of the season in January due to their participation in the tournament.

Skills with Omar, Phonzie, and Jamal (@FCBayernEN)

Omar Richards, Alphonso Davies, and Jamal Musiala got a chance to show off some of their ball skills:

Pep wants Hernandez (Transfer Market Web)

Manchester Boss wants to bring in Theo Hernandez — brother of Bayern Munich star Lucas Hernandez:

Manchester City are still working on planning their squad for the upcoming Premier League season, where they hope to maintain a team capable of competing against the best in the world such as Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.

One of the positions that the citizen team wants to reinforce is the left back, where they have always had many problems since Pep Guardiola’s arrival at the club. Benjamin Mendy never performed at the expected level, not counting his constant injuries and the legal problems he has at the moment, and the Catalan coach has had to use Joao Cancelo in an inverted profile and Oleksandr Zinchenko reconverted in that area of ​​the field.

Pep Guardiola intends to add a first-rate left-back so that he can quickly fit into his game system and that he can promote an idea that has been more than consolidated in recent years. And he’s targeting one of his old desires from previous markets: Theo Hernandez.

The French left-back has become Manchester City’s new target for next season, bearing in mind that his recent performance calls for a quality leap to a club with higher aspirations than AC Milan at the moment.

Theo Hernandez, 24, ends his contract in the summer of 2024 and is valued at 50 million euros, a price that is not so high for the financial capacities of the club, which would even try to offer an exchange with a footballer who does not enter the Guardiola’s plans: Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez.

Milan rejected several offers from PSG in the last summer market for the Frenchman, but they know that it is difficult to maintain it in the long term if they do not give continuity to a project capable of winning important titles.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Germany vs North Macedonia (Bavarian Football Works)

Germany are heading into their second game of the international break. This time, they’ll be facing North Macedonia, who haven’t exactly been easy opponents lately (the 2-1 loss comes to mind). Granted, they now have a coach who can actually make the right decisions and field the right players, but a lot hinges on the forwards being able to convert their chances.

It is almost certain that Germany will go into this game pressing from the start, and we will so no dearth of Bayern players, with 8 players getting called up (with Neuer out, that leaves Flick with 7 top quality Bayern options). Let’s hope Germany can continue with their winning streak.

Here are the talking points:

  • Remembering Germany’s time under Loew and that sad loss to North Macedonia
  • A look at the two teams: main options, threats, etc.
  • Defensive options, and who will get the nod
  • The Timo Werner situation, and who starts in attack
  • Overall lineup and scoreline prediction