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Daily Schmankerl: Danilo confirms summer interest Bayern Munich; The latest on Antonio Rüdiger and Chelsea; Hansi Flick explains Mats Hummels omission; and MORE!

Sunday games are the worst...there...I said it.

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Danilo open out Bayern’s interest (Repubblica via @iMiaSanMia)

Over the summer, we saw rumors linking Bayern Munich to Juventus right-back Danilo.

While it has become clear that not everyone at Bayern Munich is aligned on Benjamin Pavard’s status as starting right-back, it would have seemed odd for the Bavarians to shell over as much as €30 million to Juventus for Danilo.

It did not matter, however, as the player did not want to move to Germany:

Van de Beek out at United? (Sport1)

Donny van de Beek is eyeing an exit from Manchester United:

Donny van de Beek is still out of form at Manchester United and is a long-term reserve. Therefore, the Dutchman apparently wants to leave the club as soon as possible.

The Daily Mail reports that the 24-year-old is pushing for a change in winter.

Van de Beek came from Ajax Amsterdam in the summer of 2020 for 39 million euros, but has not yet made the breakthrough.

He has only made three competitive appearances this season. On Wednesday he was also on the bench in the Champions League against Villarreal in a 2-1 win for 90 minutes. In the closing stages, coach Ole Gunnar Solkjsjaer preferred to replace Nemanja Matic, Fred and Jesse Lingard in the central midfield. The Dutchman then reacts with a toss of chewing gum in the direction of Solkjsaer.

ICYMI: The Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 19 (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich is looking unstoppable, and grabbed yet another lopsided victory against Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League. Nagelsmann has made all the right moves thus far, and this team looks really formidable and is certainly a treble contender. Yes, the new coach is yet to be tested by elite opposition, but the early signs are very promising.

Bayern face Eintracht Frankfurt at home next, and we can safely expect a win from a team that’s looking overpowered right now.

And on that note, we had quite a lot to discuss on this pod, most of it being quite positive (gasp!). Here are some of the topics we covered:

  • Niklas Süle’s incredible form and the WhatsApp fiasco (again).
  • Bayern’s superb recent form.
  • Sabitzer’s lack of first team action, and what this means for him moving forward.
  • More Bouna Sarr banter.
  • Coman’s contract situation and whether he stays or leaves.
  • Michael Cuisance slander.
  • Cobra Kai, Game of Thrones and other stuff.

Leave it to Beaver (@MickJagger)

I don’t know if you needed a picture of Mick Jagger drinking a beer at some place called the Thirsty Beaver Saloon in Charlotte, North Carolina, but you are getting it anyway:

Rüdiger seems to be leaning toward Chelsea return (@cfbayern)

Antonio Rüdiger looks like he will be re-signing with Chelsea FC at this stage...though it is still early in the process. Rüdiger, of course, has been linked to Bayern Munich:

Flick explains Hummels omission (Transfer Market Web)

As was rumored, Germany coach Hansi Flick omitted Mats Hummels from his squad selection, but it was not for a lack of quality. Hummels and Flick mutually agreed that the defender could use the extra time off to help deal with wear and tear:

Hansi Flick has justified why Mats Hummels is missing from the German national team for the international matches against Romania and North Macedonia. As part of the squad announcement, the national coach said:

“We all know what quality Mats is when he’s one hundred percent fit. I spoke to Mats on the phone and we both decided that he could use the training days in the free time to take the next step.”

You need “a Mats Hummels who is at 100 percent,” says Flick. The 32-year-old defense chief of Borussia Dortmund missed the preparation and the start of the season due to persistent knee problems. Most recently, Hummels returned to the field - before he rejoins the DFB team, the central defender should work on his fitness.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Bayern Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich will square off with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga this weekend and the Bavarians will be looking to stay red hot.

Bayern Munich is on an incredible run where everything that Julian Nagelsmann has touched is turning to gold. Can Die Roten keep it going? I’d wager to say they sure can.

Here is what we have on tap for the episode:

  • A quick look at who is out for Bayern Munich.
  • The crazy draw streak that Eintracht Frankfurt is embroiled in.
  • How Die Adler are less talented than in recent seasons.
  • An appreciation of Filip Kostic.
  • Who might start for Bayern Munich.
  • A prediction on the match.

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

Bayern boys earn accolades (@WhoScored)

Alphonso Davies, Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka Leory Sane, and Robert Lewandowski were all recognized for their efforts this month by @WhoScored: