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Daily Schmankerl: Liverpool scoping Florian Neuhaus; More Julian Draxler to Bayern Munich rumors; Arjen Robben still wants to play; Jesse Marsch thinking about RB Leipzig; and MORE!

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Neuhaus to Liverpool? (teamTALK)

It looks like Liverpool might be considering a serious run at rumored Bayern Munich target Florian Neuhaus:

Liverpool have been handed a major boost in their efforts to sign a Germany international after Bayern Munich’s exit from the transfer race was explained.

The Reds were heavily linked in February for a summer swoop for German international, Florian Neuhaus. A three-way battle between Liverpool and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund was said to be underway for the midfielder by prominent BILD journalist, Christian Falk.

Now, according to France Football (via the Liverpool Echo) Liverpool’s path has become clearer after the withdrawal of Bayern from the race. They report that the €45m fee Monchengladbach seek has been deemed too high for Bayern’s liking.

Should Liverpool desire, Neuhaus – who was previously said to be keen on an Anfield switch – could help to get that overhaul underway.

Why is German football dominated by one club? (Tifo)

This is worth a few minutes of your time:

Draxler likely to leave PSG, could Bayern be next? (@iMiaSanMia)

Here we go...the Julian Draxler-to-Bayern whispers are getting louder.

I mean...it could work right? For a team that wants to save money, a free transfer for a versatile player could be a nice fit.

Get ready for Bayern vs. Mainz with us! (Bavarian Football Works)

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Robben talks future (Sport 1)

Bayern Munich alumni Arjen Robben is looking forward to continuing his career, even after another injury-riddled season:

In 2019 Arjen Robben left FC Bayern after ten extremely successful years and actually ended his career, but the Dutchman only lasted a year in football retirement.

Last summer he returned to the field for his youth club FC Groningen, but the season was unsatisfactory for the 37-year-old due to injury problems. On April 11th Robben celebrated his comeback with his third appearance in the Eredivisie.

And the 37-year-old wants more. “I got very, very many letters and emails. That touched me very much,” said Robben to the kicker about the past few months in rehab. “I just can’t stop now, not for the people, but not for me either.”

Originally Robben had only signed until the end of the season, but a contract extension does not seem to be ruled out if his fitness plays along.

Robben is a legend and playing for his boyhood club...why not? Go for it my man!

Aston Villa eyeing Rashica (Transfer Market Web)

Werder Bremen star Milot Rashica is garnering interest from Aston Villa once again:

Turned down more than once already, Aston Villa management are still after Kosovar international winger Milot Rashica (24). Leaving Werder Bremen after three seasons and a half, former Vitesse up-and-comer was previously approached also by RB Leipzig, Lazio, and Napoli.

Marsch can see a jump to Leipzig (@swearimnotpaul)

It is still early in his tenure in Austria, but RB Salzburg manager Jesse Marsch is already toying with the idea of one day moving to RB Leipzig. With Julian Nagelsmann heavily linked to Bayern Munich, Marsch could be getting that opportunity sooner rather than later:

Rakitic would have like to play for Bayern (Sport1)

When posed with the question about a rumor linking him to Bayern Munich a few years ago, Sevilla star Ivan Rakitic admitted that he would not have minded a spell with Bayern Munich:

“Honestly? I really didn’t know anything about it,” said Rakitic, who was playing for FC Barcelona at the time. “I think it’s a shame that my buddy Brazzo made the decision he did. I would have liked to play with Manu (Manuel Neuer, editor’s note) again. All kidding aside, we talked about it, but that’s all. Being part of FC Bayern is certainly a huge honor. What the club has built up in recent years is incredible. One can only congratulate those responsible. Bayern is still the biggest club in Europe, even though they’ve been knocked out of the Champions League.”

For good measure, we found the rumor here.