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Daily Schmankerl: No €20 million request for Leon Goretzka?; Manchester City chasing rumored Bayern Munich target Federico Chiesa; Manchester United to get Eduardo Camavinga?; and MORE!

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Who wouldn’t want €20 million?

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Goretzka a €20 million man...or not? (Abendzeitung)

After Sport Bild released its bleak outlook on Bayern Munich’s current contract negotiations, every major publication covering Bayern Munich scrambled to get their own information out. Abendzeitung’s sources say Goretzka never formally asked for €20 million — only to be compensated in-line with his teammates for a four or five-year deal:

But according to AZ information, this high sum was never called on by Goretzka’s side. Although the top performers from Munich would like to be paid fairly compared to their teammates, he is also interested in the length of his contract - four to five years are under discussion. The structure of the future squad should also be important to him, as was the case with Robert Lewandowski. Because similar to the world footballer, Goretzka’s goals are also the highest.

As we covered yesterday, Sky Sports also refuted the Goretzka report on asking for a €20 million salary. Interestingly, the club’s strategic direction for the roster is also a big factor for Goretzka, though. It seems that many of the players looking for new deals (Goretzka, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, Kingsley Coman, etc.) have at least some concern that Bayern Munich is going to pull the right personnel strings.

City chasing Chiesa (Transfer Market Web)

Bayern Munich might not be able to put the kind of financial offer together to make Juventus ponder selling Federico Chiesa, but Manchester City probably could — and now Pep Guardiola’s club reportedly has interest in the 23-year-old star:

Premier League champions Manchester City are entered the race to sign Italy and Juventus winger Federico Chiesa, reports Calciomercato.

City have reportedly joined European champions Chelsea and Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in pursuit of the 23-year-old Euro 2020 winner.

Chiesa has a year remaining on his current contract in Turin, but Juventus are understood to have no interest in selling the player.

If there is one player who benefitted from the Euros this summer, it is Chiesa.

Younes to leave Eintracht? (kicker)

Could Amine Younes be looking to leave Eintracht Frankfurt? Perhaps:

Will Eintracht Frankfurt lose Amin Younes (27)? The offensive man is still on loan from Naples until 2022, and Eintracht could already pull the purchase option of around three million euros. But because Younes does not agree with the salary agreed in the affiliation contract, an early departure cannot be ruled out instead. Should he insist on a move this summer, Frankfurt would take the purchase option to generate a transfer fee. In terms of sport, the creative player would leave a large gap.

United eyeing Camavinga (Transfer Market Web)

Manchester United could be the destination for Stade Rennais midfielder — and rumored Bayern Munich transfer target — Eduardo Camavinga:

Rennes president Nicolas Holveck says the club are “open” to selling Manchester United-linked midfielder Eduardo Camavinga this summer.

Camavinga has emerged as one of the top young prospects in European football since breaking into the Rennes senior squad as a 16-year-old in 2019.

A number of high-profile potential suitors are being credited with an interest in the Frenchman, including United, and Hovleck has now responded to the speculation surrounding his future.

Lacroix staying put (kicker)

Wolfsburg defender Maxence Lacroix has been linked to several clubs, including RB Leipzig, but the talented defender is likely staying put — for now:

Maxence Lacroix (21, contract until 2024) will not leave VfL Wolfsburg this summer. ”He’s staying here, the issue has been decided,” said VfL managing director Jörg Schmadtke on Wednesday. The central defender was courted by several clubs, including league competitor RB Leipzig, whom he would have preferred himself.

Kimmich portrait auctioned off for charity (@United_Charity)

This portrait of Joshua Kimmich is being auctioned off for charity:

ICYMI: Euro 2020 Round-up (Bavarian Podcast Works)

Euro 2020 has come and gone, and football didn’t go home, it went Rome. Italy were crowned champions after defeating England in penalties at Wembley, capping off what was a truly remarkable tournament where the action crescendo’d just as well as Andrea Bocelli’s rendition of Nessun Dorma in the opening ceremony at the Stadio Olimpico ahead of Itlay vs. Turkey on June 11th. There were surprises, letdowns, and everything in between. A lot of players had unexpectedly fantastic tournaments, and others, not so much. Ultimately, it started in Rome and was brought back to Rome with Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri side, who many had pegged to be this tournament’s so-called “dark horses.”

From Germany’s perspective, the joy of escaping group F along with France and Portugal was quickly quelled when Joachim Low’s men were knocked out by England in the 2-0, round of 16 loss at Wembley. While it may have been a disappointment, Germany can now look forward to a new era under Hansi Flick, where he will first pick up World Cup qualifying for Qatar 2022 in September.

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  • On this episode, Jake and Tom discuss:
  • Euro 2020 Recap: we talk about which teams we were impressed and disappointed by
  • We choose our three most outstanding players of the tournament
  • It’s never too late to look to the ‘22 World Cup Final
  • What do we expect from Germany at next year’s tournament?