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Daily Schmankerl: Borussia Dortmund ramps up offer to Erling Haaland; Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Dortmund, RB Leipzig vying for Karim Adeyemi; Corentin Tolisso returned to practice; Real Madrid wants Florian Wirtz; and MORE!

Hansi Flick is the best...that is all.

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Dortmund offers to double Haaland’s salary (@cfbayern)

Sport Bild’s Christian Falk is reporting that rumored Bayern Munich transfer target Erling Haaland could get a big offer from Borussia Dortmund in hopes of convincing him to stay in Germany.

Aside of Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Juventus have all been linked to the Norwegian star.

Certainly all of those clubs could top Borussia Dortmund’s alleged offer, but Haaland has been rumored to be a different bird — one who does not define himself by the money he makes:

You know where I stand on this. If you have a chance to get Haaland, you do it — and you trust Julian Nagelsmann to make it work with a lineup featuring Haaland and Robert Lewandowski.

It would be a fine way for Lewandowski to transition into the “more than just a striker” phase of his career.

Madrid wants Wirtz (Transfer Market Web)

Real Madrid is reportedly thinking about a move for Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz:

At just 18, Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Florian Wirtz is taking Europe by storm and has already attracted the attention of several giants, including Real Madrid.

According to todofichajes, Los Blancos are said to have maintained contact with the German club regarding the availability of the youth talent. They are planning to invest threefold as what they did previously, luring in Kylian Mbappe along with two or three more players.

Leverkusen would want to part ways with him for nothing less than €100m. His contract expires in June 2026.

Wirtz has already been linked to Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United as well.

Tolisso returns to team training (@FCBayernUS)

Corentin Tolisso returned to team training on Wednesday and was joined at practice by Michael Cuisance and Marc Roca as the only first-team players who attended the open session:

On the bright side, we didn’t see anyone reports about Cuisance hurting anyone. so....PROGRESS!

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

With the international break now upon us, it’s time to shift our focus from Bayern Munich to Germany. Hansi Flick has made a winning start to life as Germany coach, and will want to continue gaining momentum in the buildup to next year’s world cup. However, there’s a lot of things to do and not much time to do it — he’ll have to be quick about his work. This October international break is the last one for a long time.

Here are the talking points before the game:

  • Admitting the shameful fact that I know nothing about Romania.
  • How Hansi Flick might line up the team — formation, players, and so on.
  • The Timo Werner issue, and how Flick may be planning to revive him.
  • The midfield rotation problem — technically not a problem for Germany, but a headache for Bayern fans.
  • Potential options in defense. Could Niklas Sule be moved to right-back? Or will it be Jonas Hofmann?
  • Who will play left-back for Germany? How about ... Leroy Sane?

Report: Adeyemi prefers Germany move (@berger_pj)

Red Bull Salzburg star and Germany international Karim Adeyemi is garnering a lot of interest.

Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Liverpool, and FC Barcelona are among the clubs interested in Adeyemi. While there are some very attractive suitors on that list, Adeyemi is said to prefer a move to Germany:

The problem for Adeyemi is identifying where — in Germany — he would best fit. The chances for an immediate starting role, might not be easy to come. Here are the German options:

  • Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski is blocking the pathway to a starting role, but back-up Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s deal expires after this season. Would the Bavarians really pay €30 million for a back-up — even if he could be a starter in three or four years? Probably not. Bayern Munich also has Fiete Arp and Joshua Zirkzee both out on loans and the club has also been closely linked to Timo Werner.
  • Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland’s future is uncertain, but BVB already has three, young strikers in Youssoufa Moukoko, Donyell Malen, and Steffen Tigges. Again, it becomes a matter of whether the club would want to invest that much in a player it might not necessarily need. While bumping Tigges out of the mix would not be a big deal, Dortmund is fairly invested in both Moukoko and Malen.
  • RB Leipzig: Die Roten Bullen also has a bit of a striker backlog. Andre Silva, Yussuf Poulsen, and Brian Brobbey are atop the center-forward depth chart, but Poulsen’s future is somewhat in question. Given the Salzburg-Leipzig parent company connection, it would appear that Adeyemi’s best spot at getting playing time right away.

Atleti going after Ginter again (Transfer Market Web)

Atletico Madrid is looking at Borussia Mönchengladbach defender and Germany international Matthias Ginter once more:

Matthias Ginter was one of the many names that rang out last summer to reinforce Atlético de Madrid’s defense, understanding the rojiblanco team of the need to make at least one change in their defensive plot, since next summer they could reach There were departures such as those of Felipe or Stefan Savic, leaving a vacancy that the rojiblanco team would seek to fill with the arrival of the 27-year-old German central defender.

In addition, the German footballer ends his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach, which would facilitate his arrival at Wanda Metropolitano at zero cost given the great interest that Atletico de Madrid currently has in acquiring a Matthias Ginter who has also recently been linked to teams like him Bayern Munich, who seems the main rival of the team led by Diego Pablo Simeone to reinforce his defense with the German footballer

As we say, Atletico de Madrid has today its defensive plot well covered with four players with whom to complete the rotation, but that possible departure of a Felipe who is not having the same prominence as last year could lead to his departure of the current League champion, this being the essential condition that the rojiblanca sports direction is marked to definitively launch for Matthias Ginter and make him one of their star signings with a view to 2022/2023.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works S4E9 (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich have completed another week of football without any major incidents, well at least if you don’t include the loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Now, as club football enters another international break, we here at Bavarian Podcast Works take a look at some promised talking points from the last seven days. Full disclosure: this episode was recorded before the Bayern v Frankfurt game, so it doesn’t take that into account.

In this episode, Ineednoname and Samrin discuss:

  • The three-man backline, and why both hate it.
  • Addressing the classic “Chelsea use it, why can’t Bayern” argument, and why it doesn’t apply.
  • Why Benjamin Pavard is a problem (new arguments this time!!!).
  • Have Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern Munich been challenged yet? (It has, but not when we recorded this)
  • Small tangent on goalkeepers, including Manuel Neuer, Gregor Kobel, and ter Stegen.
  • Who could pose a decent threat to this team.
  • Who are the big threats in the Bundesliga this season.
  • How Hansi Flick could line up Germany with the return of Thomas Muller.
  • A potential new role for Leroy Sane?