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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich eyeing Dutch center-back; Chelsea’s Kai Havertz doesn’t want to be a meme; Erling Haaland to meet with Manchester City?; Tottenham Hotspur scoping Alvaro Morata; and MORE!

Is Bayern Munich planning for a future without Niklas Süle?

FC Red Bull Salzburg v Lille OSC: Group G - UEFA Champions League Photo by Guenther Iby/SEPA.Media /Getty Images

Bayern eyeing Dutch defender (Transfer Market Web)

It looks like Bayern Munich could be plotting its alternative plans in the event that Niklas Süle decides to move on next summer and one of the options could be towering Lille center-back Sven Botman:

Despite having present and future players such as Niklas Sule, Lucas Hernandez or Dayot Upamecano, Bayern Munich, and more specifically its coach, the German Julian Nagelsmann, would be looking to reinforce his defensive plot with a young footballer with great projection, having thought for it in the Dutch central defender of the Lille, Sven Botman, that already the season was one of the revelation players of the European football.

The 21-year-old player, who last summer sounded for teams like Atletico de Madrid, would now also be on the Bavarian team’s radar, in an operation that could go up to 30 million euros, which would be the figure that Bayern would put on the table to get the services of the young Dutch defender, who this season has played a total of games in which he has scored goals and assists, having a lower level than last season, at least for the moment.

Despite having the aforementioned centrals on the squad, Bayern Munich continues to have an important lack in terms of defensive leadership, which is the reason why they would have closely watched Sven Botman who was key for Lille achieved Ligue 1 last season, and that he would have the opportunity at the Allianz Arena to give an amount of quality leap from the hand of one of the best teams in the old continent.

Botman stands 6-4½ (1.93 meters) and weighs 190lbs per FBRef.com. According to WhoScored.com, Botman is strong with his aerial duels, passing, and concentration, but does need work on his tackling.

Haaland-City to talk in January? (Transfer Market Web)

The whispers surrounding Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and a potential move to Manchester City are getting louder. Per at least one report, Haaland and City will talk in January:

Dortmund star touted for Etihad Stadium switch.

Transfer talks between Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland are set to begin in January - according to The Times.

The 21-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola is eager for negotiations to start when the transfer window reopens, with City considered the frontrunners in the race to sign the Norwegian.

Haaland is expected to leave Dortmund next year, with it reported that he has a €75 million (£64m/$87m) release clause in his current contract.

Well...the image is funny (Instagram — @wummssport)

I can’t deny it, the Uli Hoeneß image had me DYING:

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Bayern Munich vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich is back in action this weekend against Bayer Leverkusen in what should be an extremely fun match-up between two of the Bundesliga’s most exciting teams.

On one side, you have Bayern Munich, who was steamrolling through all competition until butting heads with Eintracht Frankfurt. On the other side, there is a young and hungry Leverkusen side with one of the league’s most exciting players: Florian Wirtz.

Needless to say, this should be a battle. Here is what we have on tap:

  • The recent form of both sides.
  • Admiration for each team’s phenom: Jamal Musiala and Wirtz.
  • A guess on Julian Nagelsmann’s lineup.
  • A prediction on the match.

Tottenham eyeing Morata (Transfer Market Web)

It seems like Tottenham Hotspur is keeping its options open as it pertains to the striker position. With Harry Kane always seemingly with one foot out the door, Alvaro Morata could be a possibility:

Tottenham are considering a move for Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, with Juventus not expected to sign him permanently.

This comes from Sportmediaset, who claim that since Morata’s permanent stay at Juventus is unsure, Fabio Paratici could look to sign him at Spurs. His ‘destiny’ could be the Premier League next summer and it was Paratici himself who signed the Spaniard twice during his stint at the Old Lady.

In case of Harry Kane’s departure, Morata will be seen as a replacement for the Englishman. The Spaniard’s loan stint at Juve expires in the summer of 2022 and it has been reported that it doesn’t seem as if the Bianconeri will sign him permanently.

Havertz doesn’t want to be meme (Sport Bild)

Chelsea FC attacker and Germany international is not a huge fan of the social media fallout whenever anything goes wrong. In fact, these days, Havertz just wants to avoid becoming a meme:

A year ago, Kai Havertz (22) moved from Leverkusen to the island for 80 million euros and really arrived at Chelsea. In an interview on the Blues homepage, the international revealed what he fears most.

It has to do with his final goal in the Champions League against Manchester City. The moment when he sank the winning goal in the empty goal at the Porto stadium lasted forever for him, also because he was afraid of a scenario ...

Havertz reveals: “These moments are always the worst because you think if you don’t do that, you end up on YouTube, Instagram and in every meme. So I just thought - please, I have to meet now. Then it worked and those are the best moments in football again. “

This is incredible (@FabrizioRomano)

Erling Haaland pulled off some wizardry and I am here for it: