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Daily Schmankerl: Chelsea’s Timo Werner thinks he’s Henry Hill while in the witness protection program; Updates on Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich, Kingsley Coman to Liverpool, and Jadon Sancho to Manchester United; plus MORE!

This is the one we’ve been waiting for...Germany vs. England!

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Werner proves he is — indeed — not Italian (@KaraonTW)

Yesterday, we saw the (disturbing) news break that former Bayern Munich transfer target and current Chelsea FC forward Timo Werner found himself in a conundrum during the pandemic — he can’t cook.

So what did #TimoTime eat when it was #DinnerTime? Uh, pasta with ketchup.

First — BLAH!

Second — It had better at least have been Heinz ketchup. Hunt’s is garbage.

Third — His idea of breakfast is a piece of bread...and/or cheese!? Someone please get this man a nutritionist and a personal chef. Werner’s diet is a wreck and somehow he’s still a blazer on the pitch. Imagine if he actually had a personal chef who could fuel him properly!

In addition, the look on Timo’s face when the interviewer (Kara Head, who was really funny by the way) scoffs at pasta with ketchup is hilarious.

Timo Werner is incredulous that anyone thinks pasta with ketchup is disgusting.

Anyway, I, too, feel like eggs with ketchup is a disgusting combo. My old man used to do this and I think it turned me off from eggs for a few years. I could absolutely throw down with some hot sauce on eggs, though. But ketchup? No thanks.

Finally, when I hear someone talking about ketchup and noodles, I immediate think of Ray Liotta giving the ending monologue in Goodfellas (one of the top pieces of cinema ever made):

Miss a sitter? It happens. Make a bad pass? Shake it off and try again. Eat pasta with ketchup? Borderline grounds for excommunication from BFW.

Luckily, Timo has friends in high places around here.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works — Preview Show: Germany vs. England in the Euro 2020 tournament (Bavarian Football Works)

Germany and England are ready to square-off in the European Championships Round of 16 at Wembley Stadium and the atmosphere should be nothing short of raucous.

Die Mannschaft is dealing with some injuries and illnesses, while England is toying around with a bit of a formation change. Here is summary of what we cover in this episode:

  • Germany’s injuries and illnesses.
  • Leon Goretzka’s likely inclusion in the lineup and why he is so impactful as a player.
  • The chance that Joachim Löw could shift to a back-four if Robin Gosens can’t play.
  • A prediction on the match.

Bayern moves from Hudson-Odoi obsession (@cc_eckner)

It appears that Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic’s bizarre infatuation with Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi has been tabled once more:

Coman’s expected wages could be issue for LFC (

We saw the reports linking Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman to Liverpool FC, but the Frenchman’s salary demands could be a hindrance to a deal getting done:

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are unquestionably Jurgen Klopp’s starting trio in attack. Should the club bring Coman to Anfield, with the combination of the original transfer outlay and salary needed to entice the player, the Parisian would naturally expect to start every week. This could upset the long-established front three.

Coman’s current wages at Bayern would put him in the upper echelons of Liverpool’s wage structure, but a move to England could see him displace the likes of Thiago and Salah as the club’s top earner.

Now, disrupting the status quo makes sense if the player you are signing will be guaranteed a starting position each week, but with Firmino, Mane and Salah likely ahead of Coman in the pecking order, there’s little logic to it.

Furthermore, Coman, who hasn’t always been considered a starter at the perennial German champions, would likely want some assurance that he would be given a starring role under Klopp.

Liverpool, meanwhile, is also allegedly interested in Hoffenheim’s Christoph Baumgartner:

Rudy extends deal with Hoffenheim (kicker)

After terminating his deal with Schalke 04, Sebastian Rudy got a new deal with Hoffenheim to extend his stay at the club where he spent the last two seasons on loan:

That went quickly. Only twelve days ago, the kicker reported exclusively that Sebastian Rudy had closed the chapter on Schalke and terminated his contract there, which was dated until 2022. Since then, the ex-national player has sounded out the market situation, so the decision about his future seemed to be delayed. Now it happened quickly. After TSG submitted a new contract offer to him, Hoffenheim and his record player quickly reached an agreement. Rudy signed a new two-year contract until 2023 and thus sealed his fourth engagement in the Kraichgau.

Sancho to United for €90 million? (The Telegraph via @swearimnotpaul)

It looks like the long-rumored deal between Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho and Manchester United is getting close to happening:

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