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Daily Schmankerl: Liverpool and Manchester City eyeing Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman; Timo Werner might need a pay cut if Bayern move pans out; Tottenham Hotspur to chase Antonio Rüdiger; and MORE!

It’s match day!!!! Here we go! Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig!

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LFC and City eyeing Coman (Caught Offside)

It appears that Liverpool and Manchester City heard the news that Kingsley Coman would like to leave Bayern Munich for the Premier League — and are excited about it:

Liverpool and Manchester City are both interested in signing Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman, according to a report published by French outlet Le10sport. Coman has earned much acclaim for his tidy dribbling skills and creative spark that he provides from wide areas on the pitch. The former Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus winger previously looked as though he had the potential to reach the world-class bracket, but has so far fallen short.

At 25-years-old, Coman is not guaranteed a start in the Bayern Munich team, which must be a considerable frustration for a player of his ability. The prospect of him leaving the Allianz Arena now appears to be becoming increasing real, with Le10sport providing an update on the situation.

Werner an option for Bayern, but could have to take a pay cut (@Plettigoal via @iMiaSanMia)

The Timo Werner-to-Bayern Munich noise is getting a little louder, but there could be some obstacles:

Timo Werner will be considered by Bayern next summer if Robert Lewandowski does not extend his contract, and if the club realize they have no chance for Erling Håland due to the huge wage demands. Julian Nagelsmann maintains contact with Werner.

Werner is not a starter for Chelsea anymore following the signing of Lukaku. However he earns over €15m/year. The German international is now represented by the ‘Sports360’ agency, that also represents the likes of Süle, Upamecano and Nagelsmann.

In a report captured by Caught Offside, Werner would have to take a step back with his salary to make a move:

Bayern Munich are thought to be interested in signing Chelsea’s Timo Werner, but there is some suggestion that his wage demands could be a stumbling block.

Chelsea parted ways with £45m to get Werner from RB Leipzig last summer, as was reported by Sky Sports at the time the deal was completed.

With the German having netted 28 goals in 34 appearances the season prior to his departure, that looked like good value for money.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 16 (Bavarian Football Works)

What a week it was for Bayern Munich players on international break.

There were plenty of wins and goals and perhaps an injury or two, but we’ve all made it to the weekend once again. Get ready for the next few days with Chuck....and JAKE! After weeks of promising to bring in a guest, Jake hopped on to give his takes on several pertinent topics. Here is what we have on tap:

  • A quick look at the re-energized Germany squad and what this means under Hansi Flick moving forward.
  • A discussion on the rumors linking Bayern Munich to both RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer and Chelsea FC’s Timo Werner.
  • Assessing how Bayern Munich — with its weary legs — matches up with RB Leipzig and FC Barcelona.

Forsberg not expecting fireworks from fans for Nagelsmann return (@mano_bonke)

RB Leipzig star Emil Forsberg is not expecting the Die Roten Bullen fans to harass former coach Julian Nagelsmann or his ex-teammates Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer when they return to East Germany.

“Our fans are cool. I think and hope there won’t be many whistles. Julian and his coaching team, Dayot and Sabi have done a lot for the club,” Forsberg said. “They all followed their dreams and moved to FC Bayern. That’s part of football and we don’t have to be upset.”

Spurs chasing Antonio Rüdiger (Transfer Market Web)

It looks like Tottenham Hotspur is joining the other teams who are — allegedly — interested in Chelsea FC defender Antonio Rüdiger. Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked to the Germany international:

Germany international available for free next summer. Tottenham are plotting a move for Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger, Express reports. The Germany international’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of the season, but Thomas Tuchel is eager to keep him.

But Spurs could try to lure him away from the Blues as they look to strengthen at the back. Tottenham join PSG, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in the race for Chelsea defender.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Bayern Munich vs. RB Leipzig (Bavarian Football Works)

Crunch time is here! Bayern Munich will be facing two strong teams in the span of just four days: A weekend fixture at Leipzig, followed by a midweek Champions League game against Barcelona.

RB Leipzig will definitely be a tough test for Nagelsmann early in the season, with a star-studded cast comprised of seasoned veterans and some top youth talents that can take on any team on their day.

In this podcast, we will preview Bayern’s fixture against Leipzig and touch on some other topics, like Flick’s impact on the German NT.

Here are the key talking points:

  • A reinvigorated German NT side
  • RB Leipzig’s squad (transfers in/out and impact of said transfers)
  • Leipzig’s form heading into the game
  • Bayern’s injury crisis
  • Lineup and final scoreline predictions

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