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Daily Schmankerl: Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid eyeing Lucas Hernandez; Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig eying new strikers; Antoine Griezmann has remarkable accuracy; Erling Haaland’s heart is in England; and MORE!

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There is no rest for the weary, Bayern Munich will square off with Union Berlin on Saturday.

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Madrid clubs wants Hernandez (The Hard Tackle)

Let’s start by saying we can take this rumor with a major grain of salt. Per a report from El Gol Digital that was captured by The Hard Tackle, Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid are both allegedly plotting a move for Bayern Munich defender Lucas Hernandez:

Atletico Madrid are determined to not let Real Madrid succeed in signing Lucas Hernandez in the summer transfer window. The Frenchman, who is valued by Bayern Munich at around €45 million, is now set to be subject to a Madrilean transfer battle.

At the Allianz Arena, it has been more of the same for the 25-year-old, who has not been a regular fixture in defence yet. Till date, Hernandez has amassed 55 appearances for the current Bundesliga champions, who are now looking to cash in on him in the summer transfer window. This has alerted Real Madrid, but also Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid’s interest in Hernandez makes a great deal of sense, considering Marcelo is set to leave the club in the summer transfer window. The Brazilian’s departure would leave Zinedine Zidane with Ferland Mendy as the only natural left-back in his squad, thereby necessitating the need for another.

This has led to Real Madrid scouring the market, with another French international in Benjamin Mendy appearing on their radar. Meanwhile, apart from Lucas Hernandez, his brother Theo has also been linked with a possible return to Real Madrid, who are now facing competition from local rivals Atletico Madrid for his signature.

Also per the report, Bayern Munich has a €45 million price tag on the head of Hernandez and that the defender “could be on his way out of Bayern Munich after just two seasons at the Allianz Arena.”

Again, maybe take six or seven grains of salt with that report. Considering that Bayern Munich spent €80 million in 2019 for Hernandez and that Bayern Munich is already losing David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, it would seem highly unlikely that Hernandez is going anywhere...at least for 2021/2022.

Bayern eyeing Sadiq? (Glasgow Live)

Glasgow Live captured a report from AS that stated Bayern Munich had major interest in Almeria striker Umar Sadiq:

Umar Sadiq is being lined up by German giants Bayern Munich for a big-money summer move, according to a report. The Nigerian striker was a major flop at Rangers and is best remembered in Glasgow for diving instead of tapping the ball into the net during the Betfred Cup semi-final defeat to Aberdeen in 2018.

The 24-year-old has impressed while in Spain with 17 goals in 32 games this season, and has reportedly attracted the interest of Bayern Munich. Spanish outlet AS say the German giants are very interested in him, but Almeria aren’t willing to listen to offers and will only accept his release clause. That means Bayern would need to splash an eye-watering €60million at a minimum, up to €80m if Almeria earn promotion to the top flight.

Hmmm....not sure I buy this one at all.

Dortmund scoping Spartak Moscow striker (Goal)

Borussia Dortmund might be preparing for the worst as it begins to eye up candidates to bolster its roster should Erling Haaland move on:

Borussia Dortmund are weighing up a move for Spartak Moscow forward Jordan Larsson amid intense speculation over the future of star striker Erling Haaland, Goal can confirm. The Bundesliga side may have a battle on for his services, however, as West Ham are also monitoring the Sweden international. Larsson has scored 12 goals for Spartak in 23 Russian Premier League games so far this season and was voted the club’s player of the month for March.

Leipzig also in the hunt for MOAR STRIKERS (@SBienkowski)

RB Leipzig is yet another Bundesliga club in search of a striker. Die Roten Bullen are allegedly looking at RVB Salzburg’s Patson Daka, VfB Stuttgart’s Sasa Kalajdzic, and Stade de Reims’s Boulaye Dia:

Don’t call it a comeback — literally don’t (@FCBayernUS)

Robert Lewandowski is putting in some work, but he still needs a lot more time to get right:

Haaland’s heart is in England (Daily Star)

Per Erling Haaland’s former Norway youth coach coach, Gunnar Halle, the youngster’s “heart” is in England.

“It’s difficult to say with the Spanish and English interest there are so many things now that have to be considered with his agent and everything and the money of course will be quite a lot,” Halle told the Daily Star. “But of course I think a little bit of his heart will be in England because his dad was playing there with Leeds and City but also his connection with Ole Gunnar so I think his Dad will maybe play a part.”

Griezmann = most accurate shooter in the game (@ESPNFC)

What can you say about Antoine Greizmann’s prowess in having kids born on the same day in three different years: