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Daily Schmankerl: FC Barcelona’s Sergio Busquets to...Bayern Munich?; No pursuit of Achraf Hakimi or Miralem Pjanic for Bayern; Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne suffered nasty injuries; Joshua Kimmich is crazy good; and MORE!

Anyone feeling better about Germany’s chances at the Euros yet?

FC Bayern Muenchen v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Semi Final Photo by Miguel Ruiz/FC Barcelona via Getty Images

Busquets to Bayern? (Javier Matallanas via @iMiaSanMia)

According to Spanish journalist Javier Matallanas, FC Barcelona star Sergios Busquets could be available on a free transfer and Bayern Munich could be in the running to land him. Busquets has a contract that runs through 2023, but Barca’s current unstable organization and financial status, could make him available this summer...for free:

I would not put too much weight into this at the moment because A LOT of things would have to align for the veteran 32-year-old midfielder to be able to land in Germany.

This pass by Kimmich...(@itstheicebird)

Check this pass out from Joshua Kimmich to Matthias Ginter during Germany’s training:

Falk insists Bayern not pursuing Hakimi despite reports (@cfbayern)

Sport Bild report Christian Falk once again hit back at reports that Bayern Munich was going to make a pitch to Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi:

Hakimi has most recently been linked to Paris Saint-Germain as Inter Milan is — allegedly — desperate to generate revenue.

Pochettino wants out (Transfer Market Web)

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino was recently linked to his old job with Tottenham Hotspur and now he — allegedly — wants out of PSG:

Mauricio Pochettino wants to leave PSG. According to Daily Mail, the Argentine has already informed the Parisian club of his desire to leave this summer. His destiny could be Real Madrid but it would also be possible that he was part of the Tottenham bench, without a fixed owner since Mourinho’s departure.

If he ends up leaving, the Argentine would end a union with the French team that began in January of this year and was signed until June 2022. What is clear is that the movement in the great European benches has only just begun.

Falk says Bayern not hunting Pjanic (Christian Falk via @iMiaSanMia)

Despite previous reports, Falk also says Bayern Munich is not looking to bring in FC Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic:

Zakaria’s future is uncertain (Bild)

One-time Bayern Munich transfer target Denis Zakaria has seen an injury derail his transfer plans. With a contract that expires in 2022 and clubs skeptical about his balky knee, Zakaria has seen his value on the transfer market plummet:

Denis Zakaria (24) already had huge offers from abroad last year, and Bavaria was also considered an interested party for a long time. However, due to cartilage damage in his knee, the Swiss had to sit out for a long time and lost shape and dynamism. Accordingly, the market situation is no longer quite so rosy. His contract expires in 2022 and so far he has not extended it. The EM should be his big stage - Zakaria is (almost) definitely gone!

De Bruyne suffered big injuries against Chelsea (@DeBruyneKev)

If you were wondering how Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is doing with the after-effect of the nasty collision he had with Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger in the Champions League finale, well, he’s really banged up:

Per Transfer Market Web, De Bruyne could miss the Euros:

It was a nightmare for Kevin De Bruyne. Yesterday’s game was supposed to be the final consecration for the strong Belgian offensive midfielder but not only Manchester City was defeated by Chelsea but he suffered a serious injury. With his team already down 1-0, De Bruyne, at the beginning of second half was injured in a challenge with Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger. He had to leave the field and immediately there were concerns about the gravity of the injury. Diagnostic exams have confirmed De Bruyne suffered an acute fracture of the nose and an orbital fracture to his left eye socket Now, his participation in the upcoming Euro competition is seriously doubtful.

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