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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich’s Hansi Flick has a big fan in Karl-Heinz Rummenigge; FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United will have to pay €150 million for Erling Haaland this summer; and MORE!

After a nice weekend win over Werder Bremen, it’s almost time for Bayern Munich vs. Lazio!

SV Werder Bremen v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga Photo by Stefan Matzke - sampics/Corbis via Getty Images

KHR thinks Bayern would be “crazy” to let Flick go (kicker)

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would not be a fan of letting Hansi Flick leave his post to become head trainer for Germany.

“We would be crazy if we let our trainer go ahead of time,” said Rummenigge to kicker.

Rummenigge, though, is in the final nine months of his reign atop the Bayern Munich football operation. Yesterday, Sky gave us a full breakdown of when and how issues started between Flick and sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic.

Oliver Kahn, of course, will be stepping into Rummenigge’s role in 2022 and the the duo, along with president Herbert Hainer and Salihamidzic are likely the quarter who will have to either convince Flick to stay or find a suitable replacement should the DFB finally come calling.

Haaland’s price and what clubs are in (Transfer Market Web)

Borussia Dortmund has reportedly put a €150 million price tag on Erling Haaland and FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United are the top contenders to take part in the bidding:

According to Sport Bild, Borussia Dortmund management, out of not losing him on a rather unimpressive sum, considering his current worth (in summer 2022, a 75 million euros exit clause is meant to be triggered on his contract with German giants), are putting Norwegian international striker Erling Haaland (20) up for sale on a 150 million euros transfer fee. Former Salzburg hitman is tracked hard by most A-listers around, including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Chelsea, and both Manchester giants.

Transfer Market Web also captured another report on Haaland and just how much focus FC Barcelona is putting on acquiring the Norwegian talent:

According to Sport, Barcelona FC returning president Joan Laporta is adamant over fetching Norwegian international striker and Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland (20). Rather meant to be offloaded by Borussia Dortmund in summer 2022, former Salzburg hitman is still tracked by most A-listers around Europe.

Swap deal for Costa? (Transfer Market Web)

Could Douglas Costa be in his way to Olympique Lyonnais? Houssem Aouar could be headed to Juventus if so:

While Bayern Munich aren’t buying him back, 30-year-old Brazilian winger Douglas Costa, meant to join back Juventus once current season’s over, is going to be offered to Olympique Lyonnais, according to Tuttosport, upon arranging a swap deal, involving French international midfielder - and Bianconeri major market target - Houssem Aouar (22). Les Gones are putting their main playmaker up for sale on a 70 million euros transfer fee.

Alleged Bayern target Torres to United? (Sky)

Bayern Munich was linked to Villarreal defender Pau Torres a few weeks ago, but those rumors have cooled. Now, it appears that Manchester United is considering making a run at the 24-year-old:

Manchester United are interested in a move for Villarreal defender Pau Torres, reports ESPN, but are wary on paying his €65m (£55.8m) release clause.

Torres would, the website states, be available for less than that figure should Villarreal fail to qualify for Europe this season. They sit seventh in La Liga as it stands, but remain in the Europa League and beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 clash on Thursday.

Germany U-21 squad announced (@DFB_Junioeren)

Bayern Munich alumni Niklas Dorsch is among the players selected for the next international break. Jamal Musiala, of course is not eligible for U-21 play because he already participated in qualifiers with England:

City and Juve scoping Gosens (kicker)

Germany international Robin Gosens is allegedly drawing interest from Manchester City and Juventus:

International player Robin Gosens (26) is once again associated with a change in the summer - club names such as Manchester City and Juventus have already been mentioned. His contract with Atalanta Bergamo is unlikely to expire in summer 2022 as expected: “Atalanta has an option to extend my contract for another year. Very few people know that,” reveals the left-back in an interview with kicker (Monday edition).

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