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Daily Schmankerl: Liverpool pressing for Kingsley Coman?; Andre Silva to RB Leipzig; Sergio Ramos signing upsetting PSG players?; Some Cobra Kai action in Copa America; Borussia Dortmund laments loss of Jadon Sancho; and MORE!

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France v Switzerland - UEFA Euro 2020: Round of 16 Photo by Daniel Mihailescu - Pool/Getty Images

Klopp hard charging after Coman? (teamTALK)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is leading the way in trying to push for a signing of Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman:

Liverpool would have their Premier League rivals seriously worried if they signed Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, claims one pundit.

The Reds have enjoyed a wealth of attacking talent since manager Jurgen Klopp took charge in 2015. The German united Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in 2017 and the trio have scored over 250 goals between them since. While they could well lead the line for a fifth straight season in 2021/22, though, Diogo Jota has added to the mix.

As such, reports have claimed that Liverpool could sell (Xherdan Shaqiri), as well as (Divock) Origi, this summer. As for who could come in, reports have linked Klopp with a transfer for France international Coman. He has become frustrated with his treatment at Bayern, despite winning his club the Champions League in 2020. Speaking to Football Insider, pundit Kevin Campbell tipped Liverpool to have their rivals worried by bringing the winger in. The deal would prove a landmark one too, given rivals Manchester United have sealed Jadon Sancho’s transfer. “Liverpool have had very good players in Shaqiri and the Origi but they want somebody in who can really do something,” he said. “They need somebody who can really change a game and Coman has proven he can do that. He is a brilliant player and he can hurt teams.”

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.

Leipzig is a real threat (@RBLeipzig_EN)

The rumored signing of Andre Silva by RB Leipzig went official and now we know that Die Roten Bullen means business once again in the Bundesliga:

Everton back in on Zirkzee (Inside Futbol)

Everton could be back in the mix for Bayern Munich striker Joshua Zirkzee:

Joshua Zirkzee is looking for a new club this summer with Bayern Munich keen to move him and Everton credited with having continued their interest in the player. Zirkzee spent the latter half of last season on loan at Parma, having joined the club despite interest from Everton, but made just 13 appearances for the club in an unimpressive spell. He is back at Bayern Munich this summer, but he is not part of new coach Julian Nagelsmann’s plans going forward in Bavaria. Bayern Munich are said to have lost faith in the Dutch forward and are prepared to sell him in the ongoing transfer window.

All Zirkzee news, all the time (kicker)

Speaking of the Zirkzee family, Bayer Leverkusen signed Joshua’s brother Jordan:

Bayer 04 have signed three youth players from the Netherlands for the youth division, the Werkself announced on Friday. In addition to goalkeeper Roy Steur (Ajax Amsterdam) and offensive player Abdul Sesay (Vitesse Arnhem), Jordan Zirkzee (Feyenoord) is also coming to Leverkusen. The younger brother of Bayern attacker Joshua Zirkzee will, like Sesay, go hunting for goals for the Leverkusen U17s. Despite being only 16 years old, Steur is between the posts with the U19s.

Ramos deal making waves at PSG (Transfer Market Web)

Not everyone is a big fan of Sergio Ramos signing with Paris Saint-Germain:

Sergio Ramos already breaks the locker room. The news of the imminent signing of the Spanish defender from Paris Saint-Germain would not have been received in the best possible way in the Rossoblu locker room.

According to today’s edition of Le Parisien, some players - including the name of Kimpembe who would see his position in the balance - would not have taken the arrival of the former Real Madrid well. After all, the club from the capital started Thiago Silva last year, who is the same age as Ramos.

Copa America goes Cobra Kai (@FOXSoccer)

Strike first, strike hard I suppose:

BVB laments Sancho loss even with cash windfall (@swearimnotpaul)

Borussia Dortmund would rather have had Jadon Sancho than the cash it received for him from Manchester United: