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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich out on Chelsea’s Emran Soglo; Manchester City in talks for Cristiano Ronaldo; Real Madrid ups bid for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe; Pep Guardiola eyes leaving City; Alvaro Odriozola’s new home; and MORE!

We made it...Bayern Munich vs. Hertha Berlin this weekend!

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Bayern opts against Soglo signing (SPOX and Goal)

It appears that Bayern Munuch will take a hard pass on signing Chelsea FC youngster Emran Soglo:

According to information from SPOX and Goal , those responsible for the campus have decided not to commit the versatile offensive player. The trainers on campus gave the talent mostly positive feedback after his appearances at the U17 and U19 teams, which was a surprising decision. Soglo, who can be used in the central midfield as well as on the flanks, also assumed after his departure from Munich that he would serve there again soon.

In the end, however, those responsible were obviously not completely convinced of the overall package of sporting performance and economic effort and did not continue the discussions with the players’ side.

Pep to bolt City in 2023 (@brfootball)

Former Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola is set to leave Manchester City after the 2022/2023 season:

GOAT-riozla to Fiorentina (@FabrizioRomano)

Former Bayern Munich treble-winner Alvaro Odriozola looks to be making the switch from Real Madrid to Fiorentina:

How good is Kimmich (You Tube — Bundesliga)

Looking for some good Joshua Kimmich-based content? Here you go:

Delaney off to Sevilla (@BlackYellow)

Thomas Delaney has officially left Borussia Dortmund for Sevilla. It looks like a cut rate deal for Sevilla as the rumored transfer fee was only €6 million (per Transfermarkt) and it comes after Dortmund paid €20 million for Delaney in 2018:

Another bid for Mbappe (@SkyKaveh)

Depending on who — and what — you believe, Real Madrid has upped its bid on Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe to €170 million:

Bleacher Report says the latest bid from Los Blancos is €200 million.

Ronaldo to City? The fee isn’t high (ESPN)

It looks like Juventus is going to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City:

Cristiano Ronaldo has reached an agreement with Manchester City over a sensational transfer from Juventus to the Premier League champions, according to AS.

The Spanish sports daily reports that Ronaldo has struck a deal with City, who have offered him a two-year contract with a salary of €15 million per season, about half of what he earns in Turin.

Sources have told ESPN’s Rob Dawson that City had not dismissed the possibility of signing Ronaldo after Harry Kane committed his immediate future to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reported on Wednesday that Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, had flown in to settle Ronaldo’s future, with the Portugal captain wanting to move and Juventus willing to let him go.

Fabrizio Romano says that the transfer fee could be as low as 28-30 million:

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works Preview Show (Bavarian Football Works)

After downing FC Köln and Bremer SV, Bayern Munich steamrolling into this weekend’s Bundesliga tilt with Hertha Berlin.

The Bavarians will play host to Die Alte Dame and should have some key players rested. Robert Lewandowski and Leon Goretzka did not even make the trip to Bremen for the DFB-Pokal match (and it is probably a good thing they were held back given the 12-0 final score), which could be dangerous for Hertha Berlin.

Imagine facing Robert Lewandowski with fresh legs?

Yikes.

Things could get rough for Hertha Berlin. Anyway, here is what we have on tap:

  • A quick look at the recent form of both sides.
  • A guess at Julian Nagelsmann’s lineup for the match.
  • A prediction on the game.

And now a special appearance from RLD with a public service announcement for those of you who might have already forgotten old Hansi Flick:

NEWSFLASH — Flick wins 19/20 UEFA Coach of the Year Award

Despite some fans seeming to have missed this event, it appears that our beloved former coach Hansi Flick did indeed with the UEFA Coach of the Year award the year he won the treble. In fact he did it by accumulating more than twice as many points as runner up Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool (476 v. 212). Will wonders ever cease?

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—RLD