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Daily Schmankerl: Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry are “brothers from different mothers”; Bayern Munich closing in on Justin Che?; Erling Haaland to respect his contract; and MORE!

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Hertha BSC v FC Bayern Muenchen - DFB Cup Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images

Kimmich and Gnabry are brothers from different mothers (@iMiaSanMia)

Twitter account @iMiaSanMia captured Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman speaking at a press conference on Friday and the seedy 24-year-old noted the strong bond between midfielder Joshua Kimmich and winger Serge Gnabry.

The duo played at VfB Stuttgart together during their youth days and have been close friends ever since.

“They’re always together. They’re brothers from different mothers,” said Coman.” They started playing together at Stuttgart at a very young age and climbed through the ranks. Their understanding is incredible.”

Haaland sounds like he wants to honor his deal...for now (Transfer Market Web)

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland said he respects his contract — but acknowledged how big of a deal that making the Champions League was for him personally. If Dortmund had failed to qualify, would Haaland have made a push to leave?

Talking to Jan Ange Fjortoft, Borussia Dortmund’s striker Erling Braut Haaland answered a question about his future: “Dortmund say I will stay 100%? I have a contract with the club and I will be respectful. Qualifying for the Champions League was very important for me. I want to play in the Champions League and I have great goals.”

A target for several top level clubs around the Europe, Haaland will have to wait for the summer of 2022 when a release clause will be triggered that will facilitate his departure.

Bayern closing in on Che deal? (@Plettigoal)

Twitter account @iMiaSanMia captured a report from Sport1 journalist Florian Plettenberg’s podcast which states that Bayern Munich is very close to signing FC Dallas defender to a permanent deal.

Che, of course, has been on loan with the Bavarians since January:

€80 million for Sancho? (Sports Mole)

Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho has drawn major interest from Manchester United and move — according to some reports — could happen this summer:

Manchester United are reportedly in discussions with Jadon Sancho’s representatives over a potential move to Old Trafford during this summer’s transfer window. The Red Devils were unable to agree a fee with Borussia Dortmund for the attacker last year, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are still said to retain a firm interest in the England international.

Sancho is expected to move on in the upcoming market, and a number of clubs, including Chelsea and Liverpool, are said to be keeping a close eye on developments. However, according to Sky Sports News, Man United are at the head of the queue for the former Manchester City youngster, who scored 16 goals and registered 20 assists in 38 outings at club level in 2020-21.

Alaba highlight reel (@Bundesliga_EN)

In case you missed it, David Alaba official signed with Real Madrid on Friday and what better way to say good bye than with a compilation of his highlight?