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Daily Schmankerl: Discuss the Champions League...HERE!; Chelsea zoning in on Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle; West Ham United joins cast of clubs eyeing Corentin Tolisso; Arsenal back in on Julian Brandt; Julian Nagelsmann’s sweet mullet; and MORE!

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That was one crazy Monday, eh?

SS Lazio v Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Leg One Photo by Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images

Chelsea ramping up pursuit of Süle (Sports Mole)

Chelsea looks like it is preparing to make an offer for Bayern Munich center-back Niklas Süle:

Chelsea are reportedly ready to make a move for Bayern Munich centre-back Niklas Sule in a transfer that could spark a merry-go-round. Bayern are said to be reluctant to offload Sule, especially with free agents Jerome Boateng and David Alaba already on their way out this summer.

According to El Gol Digital, however, Chelsea will test the Bavarian giants’ resolve by making a move for the 25-year-old when the transfer window opens. The same report suggests that, should Sule arrive at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will give the green light for long-serving defender Cesar Azpilicueta to join Atletico Madrid in a £15m deal.

West Ham to make a move for Tolisso (Transfer Market Web)

West Ham United is joining Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, and Manchester United in the hunt for Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso:

Likely to leave Bayern Munich after four seasons in, French international deep-lying midfielder Corentin Tolisso (26) is growing into a major West Ham target. Former Lyon playmaker has recently been inquired about by a bunch more clubs: Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, and Manchester United.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Tolisso needs a change of scenery and to be at a club where he can be an unquestioned starter. Right now, after a couple of years battling serious injuries, the Frenchman needs confidence and he needs consistent game time.

Bayern youngsters featured in top 50 list (

The website Chasing a Cup put together a list of the top 50 players U-20 eligible prospects for the United States and quite a few names related to Bayern Munich made the cut:

8. Malik Tillman – Center Mid, Bayern Munich, 2002

18. Justin Che – Center Back, Bayern Munich, 2003 (on loan from FC Dallas)

31. Taylor Booth – Defensive Mid, Bayern Munich, 2001 (on loan to SKN St. Pölten).

For the full list, which has quite a few players currently playing in Germany in on it, click here.

Romano refutes Bayern links to Allegri (@Fabrizio Romano)

It looks like Bayern Munich is just about done a deal Julian Nagelsmann, but Fabrizio Romano shot down those Massimiliano Allegri rumors anyway:

Naglesmann with a sweet mullet (@PrinceNianzou)

Look...if you are unsure over the Julian Nagelsmann move for Bayern Munich, then maybe you just need to see a pic of him with a sweet mullet:

People forget that that last coach seen sporting a mullet in old pics also won a sextuple at Bayern Munich.

Rakitic to Schalke? (Tz)

Sevilla’s Ivan Rakitic could imagine a move back to Schalke 04:

“You always have to be open to everything. No joke, ”says Ivan Rakitic about a possible return to FC Schalke 04 - but how realistic is the mega transfer? As reports, a change could actually happen under the right circumstances.

Arsenal back scoping Brandt (Transfer Market Web)

Arsenal has had an on-again, off-again transfer flirtation with Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt, but now that courtship could be back on:

According to Sport Bild, almost 25-year old German international attacking midfielder Julian Brandt has been targeted by Arsenal, already pursuing him in the past. Former Leverkusen playmaker is currently on a deal with Borussia Dortmund until June 2024, and roughly worth 25 million euros.