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Daily Schmankerl: Chelsea ready to break the bank for Erling Haaland; Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer does not age; Franck Ribery has many suitors; Kylian Mbappe spurns PSG; and MORE!

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Chelsea ready to break the bank for Haaland (@cfbayern)

Seeking to take advantage of COVID-19, Chelsea is reportedly going to make a strong push for alleged Bayern Munich target Erling Haaland. Haaland, Borussia Dortmund’s Norwegian striker, could be available if Chelsea decides to “break the bank” for the young star:

Haaland is killing it with his clothes during this break (Instagram — erling.haaland)

Haaland has also made some bold choices with his attire of late. His latest get-up kept the trend going:

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

Germany was booted from the Euros at the hands of England and now Bavarian Football Works will focus in on Bayern Munich’s upcoming 2021/2022 season. It would have been nice to see Germany continue onward, but it was not in the cards for a multitude of reasons.

  • Here is what what we discussed on this week’s episode:
  • A look at how and why Germany faltered against England.
  • Bayern Munich’s youth system and why it needs to get better.
  • Lars Lukas Mai’s loan to Werder Bremen.
  • Fiete Arp’s loan to Holstein Kiel.
  • A final take on Timo Werner’s disturbing taste for ketchup on pasta.

Ribery has some options (Transfer Market Web)

Franck Ribery is a free agent and several clubs are eager to bring him in. Sampadoria, SC Freiburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Galatasaray, and Karagumruk are in the mix for the Frenchman:

Left Fiorentina on a free transfer, after two seasons in, former Bayern Munich and French NT star winger Franck Ribery, who turned 38 last April 7, has just been offered, through his entourage’s work (headed by Davide Lippi, son of former Juventus, Inter Milan and Italy head coach Marcello Lippi), to Sampdoria, according to Il Secolo XIX.

Viable also as a wide midfielder and, especially right now, as a second striker, Ribery has been heavily linked to a move back to Bundesliga, with several clubs interested in signing, notably SC Freiburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Stuttgart, as well as Turkish clubs such as Galatasaray and Karagumruk.

Dude does not age (@FCBayernUS)

Damn you Manuel Neuer...damn you never aging:

Mbappe spurns renewal opportunity (Transfer Market Web)

Kylian Mbappe has — reportedly — told Paris Saint-Germain he does not want to renew his contract with the club:

According to L’Equipe, Kylian Mbappe has communicated PSG he doesn’t intend to renew his contract which is set to expire in June 2022. Mbappe has just been eliminated from Euro 2020 after tying against Switzerland and missing the last penalty kick. He concluded his Euro competition without goals. Now, it is still too early to know if PSG would allow the young forward to play out his contract or they will open negotiations with other clubs to sell the player.

What does that mean? Mbappe could just be positioning himself for a monster renewal by playing hard-to-get...or he could truly be ready to leave for any one of a number of high-priced suitors, including Real Madrid.

Dortmund scoping Halstenberg and Malen? (@cfbayern)

Borussia Dortmund is reportedly eyeing up RB Leipzig’s Marcel Halstenberg and PSV Eindhoven’s Donyell Malen: