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Daily Schmankerl: Manchester United doesn’t want former Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng; Real Madrid would sell just about everyone; Bayer Leverkusen wants USMNT striker Josh Sargent?; Romelu Lukaku spurns Chelsea; and MORE!

Another Monday, eh? Well, Bayern Munich is one day closer to real games I guess.

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United closing in on Camavinga, but doesn’t want Boateng (Daily Star)

Former Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng has been disappointed at the lack of interest he’s drawn on the free agent market. While his salary demands could be the culprit, there is at least one deep-pocketed club that just does not want him: Manchester United.

The Red Devils just signed Raphael Varane and might now be focused on rumored Bayern Munich transfer target Eduardo Camavinga:

Manchester United have been one of the busiest clubs in the Premier League during the current summer transfer window with a number of signings already confirmed.

Tom Heaton and Jadon Sancho have already joined Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad, while French defender Raphael Varane is on the verge of completing a move to the club.

It seems the spending is not done there as the Red Devils aim for a first Premier League title since 2013 after finishing second last season.

Long-term targets Kieran Trippier and Eduardo Camavinga continue to be linked with United, but they are believed not to be interested in German World Cup winner Jerome Boateng.

Lukaku spurned Chelsea? (Transfer Market Web)

According to reports, Inter Milan star Romelu Lukaku rejected a lucrative salary from Chelsea:

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, and as resonating in UK media, 28-year old Inter Milan and Belgian national team star striker Romelu Lukaku has just turned down Chelsea offer, adding up to a resounding 15 million euros annual salary offer.

Signed by Blues first in summer 2011, from Anderlecht, Lukaku never really managed to establish himself as a cornerstone for London giants, mostly undergoing loan-spell handouts, until joining Everton for good three years later, before 2014/15 started. A key player for Neroazzurri to take Serie A title away from Juventus nine year-long dominion last season, Lukaku made clear he’s willing to stay put, for the time being.

Still on a deal with Inter Milan until June 2024, former Manchester United hitman, previously inquired about by Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, PSG, and Manchester City, might even up extending for Italian giants, before the end of the ongoing summer market session. Lukaku is at the time earning a 9 million euros annual salary, and, according to, the right on his are currently worth a 3-digit sum.

Leverkusen wants Sargent (Bild via @swearimnotpaul)

Bayer Leverkusen might want to bring in USMNT striker Josh Sargent from Werder Bremen:

Madrid’s list of “keepers” is interesting (Marca via ESPN)

The list of “keepers” for Real Madrid is, uh, interesting — and brief:

Marca reports that Real Madrid’s financial situation is so dire that they are willing to transfer almost any member of their squad to balance the books. Only Thibaut Courtois, Karim Benzema, Fede Valverde, David Alaba and Vinicius Jr. are not available, if the right transfer fee were offered.

Toni Kroos? Luka Modric? Eden Hazard? Gareth Bale? Martin Ødegaard?

Obviously, former Eintracht Frankfurt striker Luka Jovic is not on the list as Los Blancos have been eager to move him, but some clubs might be able to get quality players off of the discount rack if Real Madrid needs to sell players that badly.

If I am Bayern Munich, I’m preparing my Power Point presentation with all of Bavaria’s finest golf courses for the Welshman and I might even kick the tires on Hazard, Jovic, or Ødegaard.

Those are all pipedream scenarios, but I’m not overly thrilled with the wing situation at Bayern Munich and might be inclined to look closely at Bale or Hazard if a proper financial deal could be had (extremely unlikely).

I also would start Jamal Musiala at wing, but that is just me.

Louisville readies itself for the Women’s Cup (@Clifton_Bush)

As the Bayern Munich Frauen prepare for their upcoming trip to the United States for the Women’s Cup, Louisville, Kentucky — the host city — is preparing itself:

Ziyech to Milan? (Transfer Market Web)

Milan is always looking for a new attacking midfielder after Calhanoglu’s departure. There are many names that are associated with Il Rossoneri and among those names there is Hakim Ziyech. According La Gazzetta dello Sport, the dialogue between the AC Milan and and his agent is still going on, not to mention the excellent relations with Chelsea after Tomori and Giroud transfers could favor them in this negotiation. The former Ajax player also seems to like the chance to play in Italy.

Hasselhoff pumps up Bundesliga (@ESPNFC)

Former Baywatch and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff is a big Bundesliga fan:

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