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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich target Florian Neuhaus to Liverpool?; Manchester City’s crazy offer to Borussia Dortmund for Erling Haaland and Gio Reyna; PSV to purchase Adrian Fein?; and MORE!

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Borussia Moenchengladbach Training Session Photo by Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images

Neuhaus to LFC? (@cfbayern)

Could talented Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus be on his way to Liverpool? With Borussia Dortmund’s interest waning and Bayern Munich (allegedly) scrambling to find lose change in their couch cushions, Liverpool may have jumped to the front of the line. Jürgen Klopp might have his club ready to pounced on a quality, young player:

Neuhaus will reportedly cost whichever team activates his release clause approximately €40 million. For Bayern Munich, the thought of another good midfielder is nice, but is there room and would the player want to accept a non-starting role?

With Javi Martinez leaving and Corentin Tolisso likely bolting as well, there would be roster space, but the likelihood that Neuhaus wants to go to a place where he might not start is a completely separate question. At €40 million, Bayern Munich might not be able to stomach the cost anyway.

Haaland and Reyna as a package to Man City? (90min.com)

Could Manchester City be planning to make an offer to Borussia Dortmund for a package deal that would see Erling Haaland and Gio Reyna move to England? Per 90min.com, Pep Guardiola’s side is willing to send BVB €115 million for the talented duo:

Manchester City are considering a double offer worth in excess of £100m for Borussia Dortmund pair Erling Haaland and Giovanni Reyna in the summer. Haaland is one of the hottest prospects in world football, and has seen his star soar since swapping RB Salzburg for Dortmund in January 2020.

The forward turned down City’s rivals Manchester United - the club managed by his former Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - to sign for the Bundesliga outfit 13 months ago, and he is poised to have his pick of suitors once more during the 2021 summer window.

I’d say Haaland is worth the €115 million on his own, but regardless of whether this report is true or not, Borussia Dortmund will be weighing its options with both Haaland and Reyna heavily.

There will certainly be more than enough clubs jumping into the fray for Haaland, but Reyna is an interesting prospect as well. After a blazing start to his career in Germany, Reyna has hit a bit of a wall. Still, the 18-year-old has the talent and bloodlines that clubs fawn over.

PSV to buy Fein? (Transfer Market Web)

Adrian Fein has not had the easiest loan spell with PSV Eindhoven, but the Dutch club is reportedly considering pulling the trigger on its purchase option for the midfielder:

Playing for PSV Eindhoven since early October, German U21 international midfielder Adrian Fein (turning 22 on March 18) is now meant to be bought back, on the 6 million euros agreed upon with Bayern Munich, by Dutch club. The 1999-born was recently inquired about, ahead of a move back to Germany, by both Arminia Bielefeld and Hertha Berlin.

It was only last month that PSV was allegedly considering sending Fein back to Bayern Munich, but perhaps things have changed.

Interestingly, Hertha Berlin and Arminia Bielefeld were listed as other clubs who are fond of Fein. The 21-year-old reportedly did not impress Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick, hence the reason it is widely assumed he will be anywhere but Bavaria next season.

Tuchel has the green light for a Haaland transfer (Bild)

Per Bild, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has gotten the “go ahead” to pursue Haaland:

The list of those interested in super striker Haaland (20) is getting longer. Now Chelsea are also digging at the BVB star. And blues trainer Thomas Tuchel has already cleared for the transfer.

And for good measure...

Who will Barca keep during its purge? (Sport Bild)

FC Barcelona is reportedly going to be stripping down its roster and only has a list of six players, who are absolutely not going anywhere. Who? Well, take a look at the report below and find out:

Now drastic measures are to be discussed in the association. The Spanish sports newspaper “AS” reports this week. Barça should be cleaned up. Over half of the squad is on the brink and only six professionals have a guarantee that they can play for Blaugrana next season.

According to the “Besoccer” magazine, these are: Keeper Marc-André ter Stegen, Dutchman Frenkie de Jong, Barça jewel Pedri, Uruguay defender Ronald Araújo, striker talent Ansu Fati, and superstar Lionel Messi.

For all other professionals, it should be decided exactly whether they can stay at FC Barcelona based on age, performance and salary.

Those players make sense for sure. Each player listed offers something required for a successful team with Messi, of course, still being the focal point of everything. Can Barca convince him to stay — and possibly lower his ridiculous wages? We’ll soon find out.