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Daily Schmankerl: Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer welcome back Sven Ulreich as Alexander Nübel leaves; Real Madrid worried that Bayern Munich will steal Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland; Manchester United to chase Eduardo Camavinga; and MORE!

Germany vs. England is going to be great (hopefully) and we only have to wait one more day for it!

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Müller and Neuer buzz #SvenTheWall to welcome him back into the fold (kicker via @iMiaSanMia)

Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer reached out to Sven Ulreich via FaceTime to congratulate him on his new deal with the club. Ulreich, of course, will take the place of Alexander Nübel, who is leaving for a loan stint with AS Monaco. Ulreich will once again fill the role as Neuer’s understudy after a brief hiatus from the club:

The club made both moves official yesterday:

Madrid fretting reports that Bayern has interest in Haaland (AS)

According to at least one report, Real Madrid is worried that Bayern Munich could swoop in and steal Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland from their clutches next summer:

Madrid’s intentions are clear, both for this summer and for the next: the idea is to address the signing of Mbappé in the current market, provided that PSG opens up to negotiate after the forward requesting his desire to leave (according to RMC, said request has already existed), and leave Haaland for 2022, when its price will be clearly lower (this year, as published by AS, Dortmund has priced it at a deterrent 200 million euros, unattainable in this economic context in times of coronavirus ). Madrid trusts in Haaland’s wishes to play in white, in Raiola’s to maintain good relations with Madrid and in the fluid communication that exists between Florentino Pérez and the president of Borussia, Hans-Joaquim Watzke, who are joined by a friendship that has lasted for several years.

Bayern, yes, depends on the departure of Lewandowski in the summer of 2022 to make room for Haaland, both in the squad and in the salary scale. Precisely the Pole has always shown interest in arriving at Madrid, trying several times without success (he signed as an agent the Israeli Pini Zahavi to achieve it, but Bayern refused); If Haaland is impossible in 2022 for choosing to go to Bayern, Madrid already knows that the Pole will be an option, although he would not be a future signing at all: Lewandowski will turn 33 in August, so in 2022 he will touch 34. His numbers continue to justify him as a first-rate striker (48 goals in 40 games this season with Bayern), but the years go by and Madrid is more focused on building the team that will bear fruit throughout the decade.

United to make a play for Camavinga (Sky)

Manchester United could be making a push for alleged Bayern Munich target and Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga:

Manchester United want to make France international Eduardo Camavinga a summer arrival at Old Trafford, reports the Daily Mail. Rennes midfielder Camavinga, 18, is considered one of the best prospects in Europe.

ICYMI: The Weekend Warm-up Podcast (Bavarian Football Works)

This is what we have on tap for this episode:

  • How Germany managed to advance past Hungary and into the knockout round.
  • What lineup — and formation — changes could be happening for Joachim Löw.
  • If Löw will bench any of his “Made Men.”
  • A take on Julian Nagelsmann’s desire to bring in a right-wing back, who the candidates are, and what players might have trouble fitting into a potential 3-4-3 in Bavaria.

Bayern urged to grab Lukaku (Caught Offside)

Former Belgium star Emile Mpenza thinks Bayern Munich should go after Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku:

Lukaku has been strongly linked with a potential £90million move to Chelsea by the Sun in recent times, and would make sense for the Blues as an upgrade on struggling strikers Timo Werner, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud. It remains to be seen if the 28-year-old will be leaving Inter, but Mpenza has talked his fellow countryman up as a fine potential signing for Bayern this summer.

Robert Lewandowski’s future at the Allianz Arena could be in some doubt after Sky Germany recently linked him with a move away, with Chelsea again thought to be one of the clubs in the race for his signature.

“Romelu’s strength in a duel and his speed are outstanding. That makes it so difficult for the defenders against him,” Mpenza told Sport Bild. “I think he could be a candidate for Bayern. I’ve thought a lot about where he would go. You have to accept his game, so he wouldn’t be in good hands with all the top teams. At Barca, for example, he would switch to an existing game system that is not tailored to him. It would work for Bayern because they would play for him. Just like now for Lewandowski. I would like to see Lukaku in the Bundesliga.”

Schalke makes strong pitch to Bale (@s04_en)

Schalke might have gotten relegated, but this is a strong social media hit:

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