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Daily Schmankerl: Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal joined Bayern Munich in chasing FC Barcelona’s Sergio Dest; Erling Haaland is worth the money; Christian Eriksen to return to Inter Milan; and MORE!

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Bayern wasn’t the only Bundesliga team scoping Dest (ESPN)

Bayern Munich might have failed in its pursuit of Sergio Dest this summer, but it was not alone — by a long shot. Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, and even AS Monaco all lobbed inquiries over to FC Barcelona for the USMNT star:

United States international Sergino Dest has turned down approaches from Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal because he wants to stay at Barcelona, sources have told ESPN.

Monaco also sounded out a move for Dest but all four clubs were knocked back by both the player and Barca. Therefore, an official offer never arrived and numbers were never even discussed.

Sources explain the clubs had hoped to take advantage of Barca’s financial situation by making a move for Dest, who joined the Catalan club from Ajax for an initial €20 million last September.

Former Salzburg director thinks Haaland is worth every penny being offered (@SBienkowski)

Former RB Salzburg director — and current RB Leipzig technical director — Christopher Vivell was at the Austrian club when it signed Erling Haaland and thinks the Norwegian is worth whatever Chelsea FC is offering Borussia Dortmund:

Kovac still crushing it with Monaco (@AS_Monaco_EN)

Is it me or does Niko Kovac look like the protagonist in a Formula 1-based story about a veteran driver overcoming the odds to redeem his career?

Müller’s ping pong skills featured (@esmuellert_)

Does Thomas Müller have Olympic ping pong skills? People are asking...

Eriksen expected to return to Milan for further examinations next week (Transfer Market Web)

After a truly scary collapse in the Euros, Christian Eriksen is set to return to Milan for further examinations in to what caused the cardiac arrest:

Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen is expected in Milan next week and will undergo new heart examinations upon his return. Sky Sport Italia reports that he should return to the city next week. The San Siro club midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening game at the UEFA EURO 2020. The report reveals he will undergo new and accurate heart checks upon his return and the goal of the player and of Inter is to investigate what caused the cardiac arrest on June 12. After the medical examinations, they will decide the next steps and the possibilities of seeing his return to the pitch in Italian football.

Kalajdzic positive for COVID-19 (@VfB_int)

VfB Stuttgart star Sasa Kalajdzic was felled by COVID-19:

Nagelsmann tweets pics (@J__Nagelsmann)

Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann must have “felt cute, might delete later” mood: