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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich loses more ground to Borussia Dortmund and PSG on Karim Adeyemi; Christopher Nkunku dreaming of PSG; Dusan Vlahovic to Juventus?; PSG to terminate Sergio Ramos?; and MORE!

Is it....match day? Yes, it is! Bayern Munich vs. Benfica!

FC Salzburg Training And Press Conference Photo by Jasmin Walter - FC Red Bull Salzburg/FC Red Bull Salzburg via Getty Images

PSG, BVB take the lead over Bayern for Adeyemi (Sky)

At one point, Bayern Munich looked like the leader in the clubhouse for Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi, but now the Bavarians are third in the race (at best!) behind Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain per Sky:

Bayern, of all teams, currently have bad cards in the transfer poker for the triple international. “It will be difficult for Bayern,” says Sky transfer expert Marc Behrenbeck. Because Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain currently have their noses in front.

One of the two could very likely become it, explained Behrenbeck on Monday evening in Transfer Update - The Show. “They are really well in the race.” PSG had only recently entered the poker.

According to Sky information, there should be “timely” talks with Paris, similar to what has already happened in Munich and Dortmund. According to Max Bielefeld, the French see a “very interesting player” in the 19-year-old.

This kind of makes sense. I’m not sure if PSG can offer as much playing time as Borussia Dortmund, but they can offer a lot more money. For Adeyemi, the youngster will have to decide if the chance for more playing time outweighs a heftier bank account at this stage of his career.

This is honestlynot too far off the decision that Chelsea FC’s Timo Werner had to make when he was sorting out where to go when leaving RB Leipzig.

PSG considering terminating Ramos? (Sport1)

Paris Saint-Germain might be considering buying Sergio Ramos out of his deal:

In his best days, Sergio Ramos was a giant of world football, now he’s hardly a follower.

At least in terms of sport, the former Real Madrid superstar practically no longer appears - but he also regularly dominates the headlines as a long-term injured person in Paris Saint-Germain.

This was also the case this Monday: A report from France quickly spread across national borders and also made waves in England and Spain. LeParisien had announced that PSG was considering terminating the contract with the defender, who had been ailing for months.

You have to know: The paper is close to the club and is often well informed with a view to the superstars of the rich billionaire club.

Ramos has not played a single time for his new club after persistent problems in the calf. He played his last game in May for Real - the club that only offered him a one-year contract after years of top performance - and then almost willingly let him go. ( The table of Ligue 1 )

So has PSG possibly made a mistake by signing the 35-year-old? According to the report, the concern is definitely around the club. The Spanish journalist Miguel Martín Talavera told Carrusel Deportivo : “If Le Parisien publishes this, it is because the information comes from inside the club.”

Both parties would of course have to agree to a contract termination, so Ramos would also have to decide to say goodbye. However, this is unlikely, if only because of the generous salary.

Vlahovic wants Juve move (Transfer Market Web)

Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic was rumored to be on Bayern Munich’s radar, but the young Serb reportedly wants to go to Juventus:

Dusan Vlahovic wants to make the move to Juventus with the Serie A giants leading the race to land his signature from domestic rivals Fiorentina.

Vlahovic has earned rave reviews for his stellar displays in front of the goal and has found a host of clubs vying to secure his services in the forthcoming transfer windows, according to the rumour mill.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool camp have been credited with an interest in the 21-year-old Serbia international with Klopp on the search for reinforcements in the attacking department ahead of the January window.

Reports from Italian news outlet Tuttosport, however, suggest that Liverpool are lagging behind Juventus in the race for Vlahovic with the Turin-based outfit understood to be the preferred destination for the Fiorentina star striker.

Bavarian Podcast Works S4E13 (Bavarian Football Works)

Welcome to a spooky edition of the Bavarian Podcast Works Flagship Show, which was recorded on Halloween.

Our staffers had a full schedule, so you were stuck with me to guide you through what happened this weekend with Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga overall. Here is what we had on tap for this episode:

  • A look at what was really important for fans to see from Bayern Munich when they squared off against Union Berlin.
  • The results in the Bundesliga this weekend and who at teams are surprising us.
  • Just a few guesses at what some Bayern Munich players might dress up as for Halloween. I had to check myself before I wrecked myself and only name a few so I did not have anyone hunting me down.
  • My list of Halloween candy favorites (Hint: There is a strong Hershey/Reese’s presence) and why I think Mallow Cups, Mounds, and Almond Joy are underrated.

Bonus Prediction: Bayern vs. Benfica (Bavarian Football Works)

Because I’m a dope, I forgot to include a prediction for the Bayern vs. Benfica match in the Warm-up...so, here you go:

Prediction: Bayern Munich 3-0 Benfica

Müller, Lewy, Davies make Bundesliga Team of the Month (Who Scored)

Thomas Müller, Robert Lewandowski, and Alphonso Davies all made the Bundesliga’s Team of the Month per Who Scored:

Müller makes Bundesliga Team of the Week (Who Scored)

Fresh off of his one goal, three assist performance, Thomas Müller was name to Who Scored’s Team of the Week:

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works Preview Show — Bayern Munich takes on Benfica again in the UEFA Champions League (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich traveled to Portugal, the scene of their UEFA Champions League victory in 2020, to take on Benfica in the previous match-day; they beat the Portuguese side, 0 — 4. The goals came really late in that match with the inspiration being Leroy Sané.

Since then, a lot has unfolded; Bayern were taken apart by Borussia Mönchengladbach in the DFB Pokal. The defeat, a record defeat for the Bavarians, 5-0, revealed weaknesses in Julian Nagelsmann’s side, including the inability to play around an incessant press. While that game was a one-off, the back-line did not look too solid against Union Berlin either. Where Bayern goes from here remains to be seen, although goal scoring does not seem to be a problem.

Kimmich, Coman, Lewy named to Bild’s Bundesliga Team of the Week (Bild via @iMiaSanMia)

Joshua Kimmich, Kingsley Coman, and Robert Lewandowski were named to Bild’s Bundesliga Team of the Week:

Nkunku dreaming of PSG move (Sport1)

RB Leipzig attacker Christopher Nkunku is thinking about a return to PSG:

Christopher Nkunku is the top player at RB Leipzig this year.

In coach Jesse Marsch’s ailing team, the Frenchman is one of the bright spots and has already scored 14 goals in 15 games across all competitions.

Nkunku’s strong performances against group opponents Manchester City and especially against his ex-club Paris St. Germain arouse desires among the top clubs.

When asked about a possible return to PSG, Nkunku said on French broadcaster Téléfoot: “PSG has shaped me, I love the club very much. Will I return to PSG one day? Why not?”

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Nkunku moved from the French capital to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga for 13 million euros in 2019. In the meantime he has multiplied his market value as one of the best Bundesliga players. His contract will expire in the summer of 2024.

“This time at PSG made me grow. There is nothing to regret. It gave me a lot of experience and I’m proud of it,” added the offensive player.

ICYMI: Weekend Warm-up Podcast: Season 1, Episode 23 (Bavarian Football Works)

Here is what we have on tap:

  • A look at the risk that comes with being on the wrong side of a devastating blowout.
  • The most recent news on what might happen with Red Bull Salzburg’s Karim Adeyemi, along with the Bayern Munich tandem of Niklas Süle and Kingsley Coman.
  • Yes, I am watching Squid Game and no, I have not seen the new episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm yet.
  • Are you into sports gambling? I can’t get into the new school version of it and you won’t want to miss an old war story on gambling, covering high school ice hockey, and how bad things can get when your picture is in the newspaper.