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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich bid €80 million for Federico Chiesa?; Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland not acknowledging transfer mess; Chelsea and Atletico Madrid want FC Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann; Lionel Messi’s extension; and MORE!

It won’t happen, but how good would Federico Chiesa look wearing Bayern Munich’s shade of red.

Italy Champions Portraits - UEFA Euro 2020: Final Photo by Michael Regan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Bayern offered €80 million for Chiesa? (Transfer Market Web)

We have heard that Bayern Munich — and new manager Julian Nagelsmann — are big fans of Juventus forward Federico Chiesa. We also heard that Chelsea is ready to break the bank (again) for Chiesa.

According to at least one report, however, Bayern Munich had an €80 million bid for Chiesa rejected by Juventus. It should be noted, though, that Chiesa is still technically a Fiorentina player on loan with The Old Lady. Juventus holds the option to purchase Chiesa and has been — allegedly — involved in any transfer talks:

According to Corriere dello Sport, Bayern Munich made an attempt at signing winger Federico Chiesa offering Juventus €80 million for his transfer fee.

The Italian giants immediately declined the offer, considering the 23-year-old’s one of the cornerstones of Massimiliano Allegri’s new squad.

Chiesa just had a great Euro 2020 tournament for Italy, scoring two goals and being chosen by UEFA as one of the Top-11 players of the tournament.

The former Fiorentina player joined Juve last year, recording 14 goals and 10 assists in his first season in Turin.

As much as many of us think Chiesa is the perfect winger for Bayern Munch, it is hard to believe that the Bavarians were willing (or capable?) of submitting an €80 million bid for anyone right now.

Haaland plays coy (@cfbayern)

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is not going to let anyone know where he stands on his rumored transfer to Chelsea:

Atleti fans design kit (@ESPNFC)

Atletico fans were in a kit design competition and the end product is pretty cool:

Sooo....what do you think?

(Editor’s Note: This is for Brazilian club: Atletico Mineiro. Not enough coffee and too much Saul for Griezmann talk.)

Roberts officially loaned to SK Austria Klagenfurt (@FCDallas)

The rumors were true, FC Dallas has been loaned to SK Austria Klagenfurt:

Griezmann swap for Saul gaining steam (@partidazocope)

FC Barcelona might finally have a way to get rid of Antoine Griezmann — by sending him back to Atletico Madrid in a swap deal for Saul:

Chelsea also still wants Griezmann and would offer Kurt Zouma as part of a package:

To reinforce their attack, Chelsea look to Barcelona at home and are preparing to face Atlético Madrid.

According to The Express, the goal of the London club is Antoine Griezmann leaving the Catalan club, which must cut costs, and then find an agreement for the renewal of Messi.

According to the English newspaper, the London club, which is thinning out the squad to lighten the wage bill, intends to use central defender Kurt Zouma as a weapon to convince the French striker.

In fact, Zouma and Griezmann have known each other for some time, both being in the French national team, and this could help in the negotiations. Chelsea have already used this strategy in the past with Rüdiger, which was important in convincing Werner and Havertz to embrace the Blues cause.

Details on Messi’s new deal (Sky)

FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi appear to have reached an accord on a new deal:

Lionel Messi has reached a verbal agreement on a five-year contract extension at Barcelona, with his salary to be reduced by 50 per cent under terms of the new deal. The 34-year-old has now agreed to stay on at his boyhood club for another five years, meaning he will be 39 by the time his new deal runs out - when he will have totaled 26 years on the club’s books.

Messi sparked an acrimonious transfer row in August last year, when he officially informed the club his wish to activate a clause in his contract which would have seen him leave for free.

However, La Liga president Javier Tebas and Josep Maria Bartomeu - Barcelona president at the time - blocked the move, indicating that the clause was only active until June 10 and any suitor would have to pay his €700m release clause in full.

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