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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich eyeing Ajax striker?; Borussia Dortmund ready to sell Jadon Sancho for less?; A new home for Franck Ribery?; and MORE!

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It’s time for some Friday football action...Bayern Munich vs. Hertha Berlin!

Borussia Dortmund v SC Paderborn 07 - DFB Cup: Round Of Sixteen Photo by Friedemann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images

Bayern eyeing Ajax striker? (Fussball Transfers)

Bayern Munich is reportedly one of the team looking at Ajax striker Brian Brobbey. RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, and Bayer Leverkusen are also in the mix with Die Roten Bullen considered the leader in the clubhouse to land the 19-year-old:

There is hardly a club that Brian Brobbey does not make advances. According to FT information, FC Bayern, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig, among others, have put out feelers for the young striker from the Bundesliga. The ‘Telegraaf’ reported yesterday evening about a “lucrative offer” from Leipzig.

FT can confirm this information and knows that the Saxons are actually currently ahead in poker for Brobbey. Consultant Mino Raiola is looking for a club where his client can gather a lot of match practice at a high level so that he can quickly take the next steps in his development. The offer to renew at Ajax Amsterdam was rejected.

Sancho to get early exit from BVB (ESPN)

Could Borussia Dortmund be feeling the financial crunch enough to sell Jadon Sancho for less than they want to? Bild — as captured by ESPN — seems to think so:

Dortmund to lower Sancho demands for Man United Borussia Dortmund have been holding out for around €120 million from any club wishing to sign Jadon Sancho. However, the Bundesliga giants are now willing to drop their demands by €20m in order to get a deal done in the summer, says Bild.

Sancho, 20, has been one of the best young players in Europe over the past few seasons and, despite a dip in form this year, is still attracting attention from the top clubs on the continent — notably Manchester United. Bild reports that Dortmund need to cover losses of €75m caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and that moving Sancho on for €100m would cover that and allow them some extra cash to sign a replacement. It remains to be seen if United are willing to spend that much on one player, especially with the emerging talent of Amad Diallo on the books already, but Dortmund are plotting their next move and could land either Lyon’s Memphis Depay or PSV forward Donyell Malen.”

Ribery to...Monza? (kicker)

Could Franck Ribery be looking to team up with Kevin-Prince Boateng and Mario Balotelli? Uh, maybe:

Among other things, “France Football” reports in these hours that Serie B club Monza is interested in Franck Ribery. The 37-year-old Frenchman, who has won the German championship nine times with Bayern, is known to only have a contract in Florence until the end of this season. And should the current second division Monza rise, the dribbling artist should just be committed. He would then team up with well-known players like Kevin-Prince Boateng and Mario Balotelli.

Haller victimized by administrative incompetence (@ESPNFC)

If you were looking forward to seeing former Eintracht Frankfurt forward Sebastien Haller suiting up for Ajax in the Europa League, well, you’re going to be disappointed in whoever in Amsterdam submitted the official roster to UEFA:

Man lambasts Mourinho in newspaper ad (@WigginSanity)

Manchester United fan Sahil Arora was not only happy that Tottenham Hotspur lost to Brighton & Hove Albion, but also that he cashed in a winning bet that made him £5,000. Here are the details from ESPN:

While there wasn’t much to celebrate from a Tottenham Hotspur perspective about their dismal 1-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, there was at least one football fan who was left smiling by the result.

Sahil Arora, a Manchester United supporter from New Delhi, India, made £5,000 ($6,790) from Spurs’ shock loss against a team hovering just outside the relegation zone. The 29-year-old pocketed the prize thanks to the result at the Amex Stadium by playing a fantasy football jackpot game.

Newly flush with cash, Arora decided to spend part of his winnings on a message to the coach responsible for his windfall. He proceeded to take out a full-page advert in an English newspaper to personally thank not Brighton coach Graham Potter, but Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.

Arora purchased advertising space in the Enfield Independent, the North London paper local to Tottenham’s training base, in order to extend his gratitude to Mourinho, who spent two-and-a-half years in charge of United before he was sacked in December 2018.

Arora’s ad is below:

Mourinho stiffs media (@brfootball)

Asking why Gareth Bale is not playing is a perfectly legitimate question...unless you ask it to Jose Mourinho:

Linesman felt the pain of this poor decision (@SundayShoutsFC)

I have to think that no matter what level of football you are watching, you cringe when you see this. The linesman here could not help himself: