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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman to Liverpool?; Corentin Tolisso also heading out?; Donny van de Beek to Borussia Dortmund?; Goalkeeper wrecks teammate in anger during match; FC Barcelona to sell Sergio Busquets?; and MORE!

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Lizarazu does not understand why Coman would bolt for LFC (HITC)

Former Bayern Munich star Bixente Lizarazu cannot comprehend why Kingsley Coman would want to bolt Bavaria in favor of Liverpool:

Le10 Sport claimed in September that Coman is unlikely to extend a contract that expires in 2023. It is understood that the quicksilver winger dreams of a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the front of the queue.

“I advise Kingsley from the bottom of my heart to stay with Bayern. He’s at an incredible club that wins titles every year and competes for the Champions League,” said Lizarazu, the 1998 World Cup winner. “(At Bayern, there is) not just a top team around him but a serious, well-organized club that offers him everything. When we see what’s happening at Barcelona, he’s really lucky to be at a club like Bayern.”

Abendzeitung captured a report from Sport Bild’s Christian Falk detailing that both Coman and Corentin Tolisso are likely to leave next summer. Tolisso, of course, is no shock. The Frenchman’s contract ends in June:

As transfer insider Christian Falk reports from “Sport Bild”, Corentin Tolisso is about to leave Munich next summer. It should be considered almost impossible that the 27-year-old’s contract will be extended. He could therefore leave the club for free in the summer of 2022.

The same apparently applies to the wing racer Kingsley Coman. The contract negotiations with the French have been dragging on for a few months. Most recently, the chances were better again due to a renewed change of consultant , but his working paper only runs until 2023. That could make him an attractive sales candidate.

BVB chasing Van de Beek (Transfer Market Web)

Borussia Dortmund could be pondering a move for Manchester United’s Donny van de Beek:

Failing to make an impact at Manchester United, 24-year old Dutch international attacking midfielder Donny van de Beek, signed by Red Devils, from Ajax, back in September 2020, might be on his way out in January already. To this end, according to Daily Mirror, Newcastle are now after him, possibly planning to go for a half-season loan spell.

Still on a deal with Old Trafford side until June 2025, Van de Beek is still tracked by Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan as well. Purchased on a 39 million euros transfer fee back then, he has so far capped 39 times for United, cups included, scoring only one goal therein.

ICYMI: The Weekend Warm-up Podcast (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich is getting ready to kick back into Bundesliga action this weekend, but the club had more than a few big stories break this week — and we’re not even delving too far into Lucas Hernandez being summoned to Spain to face a prison sentence.

Let’s take a look at what we have on tap for this episode:

  • A recap of Germany’s progress under Hansi Flick.
  • More noise surrounding Niklas Süle’s uncertain future in Bavaria.
  • Robert Lewandowski’s rumored meltdown and why this probably has at least some validity.
  • Bayern Munich’s front office taking a look at what it might take to bring in Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.

Goalkeeper loses it, tackles own defender (BBCSport)

Well...this is odd:

Thankfully, The Sporting News gave us some detail:

Glentoran goalkeeper Aaron McCarey will probably regret his moment of madness in a Northern Ireland league match after he was shown a red card for striking his own teammate after his team conceded a late equalizer.

Up 2-1 with 10 minutes to go, Glentoran looked set to take all three points against Coleraine, only for the away side to score a goal that would spark a bizarre fight among the Glentoran ranks.

After the ball went past McCarey to make it 2-2, the former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international turned his attentions to teammate Bobby Burns, who had made a mistake during the build-up to the goal.

Stark’s status at Hertha in doubt (Transfer Market Web)

At one point Niklas Stark was considered one of the up-and-coming defenders in Germany. Now, his career at Hertha Berlin is having by a thread:

Immediately after taking office at Hertha BSC, sports director Fredi Bobic announced talks about a possible contract extension with Niklas Stark, according to kicker. However, a notification of execution is still pending.

The reasons for this apparently lie on both sides. On the one hand, the defensive player would like to wait for the development of the club, which is currently 14th in the table with just six points. On the other hand, the Berliners want to evaluate Stark’s “stability”.

According to information from the trade journal, the negotiations are therefore initially on hold after several rounds of talks. It cannot be ruled out that the two parties will come together after all. But it could also lead to a separation. At the age of 26, Stark is in the prime footballer’s age and should be transferring free of charge when his contract expires in the summer.

Busquets bye-bye at Barca (Transfer Marker Web)

Sergio Busquets could see his tenure at FC Barcelona end soon:

The renewal of the Barca squad continues. It is still early days how long Gerard Pique will be a fixed value, while Sergio Busquets is also threatened with a major downer.

El Nacional reports that FC Barcelona wants to sell Busquets to replace him with a younger successor. The medium knows that it must be Franck Kessié. The Ivorian breaker now plays at AC Milan, but has an expiring contract. For example, it will be available for free next summer, making it an interesting target for the major powers.

Busquets then goes towards the age of 34 and no longer has eternal life. Yet it is questionable whether trainer Ronald Koeman also wants to discharge the experienced controller. Currently, the international is still one of the first on the scoresheet.

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.