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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich among power clubs eyeing Newcastle United’s Bobby Clark; Chelsea wants Eden Hazard back; Borussia Dortmund no longer pursuing Marcel Halstenberg; Sasa Kalajdzic non-committal to VfB Stuttgart; and MORE!

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Bayern among powerhouse clubs eyeing Newcastle United prospect (Daily Mail)

Bayern Munich, Liverpool FC, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea FC, Manchester United, and Manchester City are all vying for Newcastle United prospect Bobby Clark.

Clark is a 16-year-old midfielder, who is considered one of England’s brightest young prospects:

Liverpool are leading the race to sign Newcastle United prospect Bobby Clark. The 16-year-old midfielder, son of former Newcastle and Sunderland midfielder Lee, is regarded as one of the best schoolboy prospects at the club and has drawn attention from Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United, City and Bayern Munich in recent months.

Chelsea wants Hazard back (Sport Bild)

Real Madrid is looking to shed some salary and sending Eden Hazard back to Chelsea might be a good solution toward doing exactly that:

Real is said to be ready to hand over Hazard to Chelsea for around 60 million euros. In other words, the Spaniards would blow around 55 million euros from the transfer fee at the time.

For whatever reasons (surely the fault is on both Hazard and Real Madrid alike), the Belgium international just has not fit in with Real Madrid. Perhaps a move to Chelsea would do him well, but would the reigning Champions League titleholder want him back?

Davies learns what “clear” means when talking footy and lauds Shaw (101 Great Goals)

Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies might be injured and not allowed on the pitch, but his social media game is flourishing. As part of a livestream on TikTok, Davies was interacting with fans when one of them told him that “Luke Shaw is clear of him.”

Davies didn’t understand what the person meant, but he eventually got it:

In turn, it has not come as too much of a surprise to see claims begin to mount amongst the Man United faithful that Shaw, on current form, stands as the finest left-full in world football. And, as outlined above, such a suggestion was this week put to another to, at one point, have staked his claim as the most elite left-sided stopper on the planet.

The player in question? Alphonso Davies.

Speaking as part of a live stream on social media app TikTok, the Bayern Munich sensation was forced to respond to a wave of messages insisting that Shaw is ‘clear’ (better) than him.

Davies, though, upon realising the meaning behind the jibes, kept typically cool with his response, first laughing as he exclaimed:

‘That means he is better?’

Before adding:

‘Oh! Oh, OK, I get it now, it means he is better. Yeah, I mean, he is a really good player!’

Seriously...it’s hard not to like this kid.

BVB out on Halstenberg (Transfer Market Web)

Borussia Dortmund was linked to RB Leipzig defender Marcel Halstenberg, but is now reportedly ending its rumored pursuit:

Borussia Dortmund are no longer interested in signing Germany international wing-back Marcel Halstenberg from RB Leipzig, according to Kicker.

The 29-year-old has stalled on talks over a new contract with Leipzig amid reports of interest from Dortmund, however that is now said to have cooled.

Halstenberg, who made 31 appearances for Leipzig last season and can also play in central defence, would only be able to move to Dortmund if they offload Nico Schulz, which is now looking less likely.

Kalajdzic non-committal to Stuttgart (kicker)

Amid links to Chelsea, VfB Stuttgart breakthrough star Sasa Kalajdzic is open to a move — it just has to be the right move:

Where will Sasa Kalajdzic (24, contract until 2023) play in the new season? The VfB Stuttgart attacker left that open himself: “If there is something that really impresses me, where I say I want to do that, then I’ll do it too,” he said on Thursday. At the moment, however, he has nothing. At the same time, the Austrian, about whom there were recently rumors of Chelsea, does not rule out a longer-term stay at VfB: “Of course I can imagine extending my contract. Why shouldn’t I be able to? But that would have to fit. It is. It just me that decides that, others decide that too.”