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Daily Schmankerl: Marco Reus not phased by Brazzo diss; Bayern Munich eyeing Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus?; Chelsea to double Antonio Rüdiger’s pay?; Liverpool potting for Erling Haaland; Leroy Sane doesn’t want Chelsea move; and MORE!

Who doesn’t want Erling Haaland?

Joshua Kimmich Extends Contract With FC Bayern Muenchen Until 2025 Photo by Marco Donato/FC Bayern Muenchen via Getty Images

Reus responds to Brazzo (Transfer Market Web)

When Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic criticized Borussia Dortmund’s Maro Reus last weekend for leaving the German national team early with an injury, it set off a firestorm of activity in the media.

Borussia Dortmund’s Michael Zorc fired back at Salimihdzic in defense of his player and now Reus acknowledged hearing the noise — but did not let it affect him:

“Of course I noticed. But it didn’t affect me in the main. There is nothing more to say about it,” said Reus.

Bayern trying to find (Gabriel) Jesus? (HITC)

Should Robert Lewandowski opt to leave, Bayern Munich could consider making a run at Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus:

Bayern Munich are considering a move to target Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus in the event that Robert Lewandowski leaves the Allianz Arena, according to Calciomercato.

Lewandowski has spent the last seven-years in Bavaria after switching his allegiances from rivals Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer. The Poland international left BVB at the end of his contract and has become one of Europe’s best strikers since.

Der FCB are monitoring Jesus’ situation at the Etihad Stadium after Pep Guardiola refused to let him leave this summer. Per Globo, Paris Saint-Germain made a late bid for the striker, who Juventus had mentioned during discussions over Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential move.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Bayern Munich vs. VFL Bochum — Hinrunde (Bavarian Football Works)

The Bayern Munich machine is on a roll, and after their demolition of Barcelona, Nagelsmann’s side will be looking to pick apart a sub-par VFL Bochum side during the weekend. Bochum have just won one out of their 4 Bundesliga fixtures, while Bayern Munich head into the game on the back of their 6th successive victory in all competitions, looking to grab the top spot in the Bundesliga table, provided Wolfsburg drop points.

In this podcast, we will preview Bayern’s fixture against Bochum. Here are the key talking points:

  • Nagelsmann’s ‘new-look’ Bayern
  • Bayern’s defensive solidity
  • Bochum’s form heading into the game
  • Bochum’s key players
  • The expected lineup for Bayern and a scoreline prediction

Chelsea offering Rüdiger 2x salary to stay (@cfbayern)

Germany international Antonio Rüdiger has been linked to Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain among others, but Chelsea FC is offering double his wages:

LFC wants Haaland (Transfer Market Web)

Liverpool FC is plotting a move for Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland:

According to latest UK news, Liverpool management are adamant over fetching 21-year-old Norwegian international striker Erling Haaland. Capable of standing out as one of the best hitmen worldwide, across his twenty month-long Borussia Dortmund spell to date, the Leeds-born star player, is hitting the impressive rate of 65 goals in 65 official games played for German giants.

While most A-listers are still dreaming of embracing his services, Haaland, after Jadon Sancho’s move out into Manchester United ranks, is probably the next prominent one set to leave Dortmund arrays. Former Salzburg grand wonderkid is currently on a deal with Bundesliga titans until June 2024; worth 130 million euros according to Transfermarkt.de, he has so far scored 12 goals for his senior national teams, across 15 games he’s been capping in.

Falk: Sane won’t agree to Chelsea move (@cfbayern)

This still ranks among the more bizarre — yet somehow persistent — rumors that we’ve seen:

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works Postgame Show: Talking points from Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win over FC Barcelona (Bavarian Football Works)

The Champions League is underway and Bayern Munich have started their campaign with a big win. Barcelona may not be what it used to be, but this 3-0 was more comfortable than most would’ve expected, given the fact that the game was played away at the Camp Nou, and Bayern had a grueling schedule coming into this one. Still, Nagelsmann’s boys dispatched their Catalan counterparts with relative ease, recording a precious clean sheet in the process.

Here are our talking points from the game:

  • Dayot Upamecano and how Nagelsmann made the defense impregnable.
  • How Nagelsmann made adjustments to counter Koeman’s 3-5-2.
  • Analyzing how Bayern maintained the intensity while playing through fatigue.
  • Why Jamal Musiala had an extremely tough time vs the Catalans.
  • How Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller seem underutilized by Nagelsmann so far.
  • Bayern’s midfielders had a bad time against Barca’s 3-5-2, and why Nagelsmann shares the blame.
  • Barcelona fans are more than justified in their dislike of Ronald Koeman — his tactics were way too negative and he doesn’t seem to have a vision for the team.

Leno expected back in Arsenal’s lineup after respite (@cfbayern)

Bernd Leno is expected to return to the Arsenal FC lineup against Tottenham Hotspur after being given two-game break by Mikel Arteta:

Bayern doing Bayern things (@goal)

I’m always good with a Pac-Man graphic: