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Daily Schmankerl: Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur want Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman; Borussia Dortmund won’t give up on retaining Erling Haaland even with Manchester United lurking; A future in MLS for PSG’s Lionel Messi?; and MORE!

Another week is ahead of us, so you might as well start it with BFW.

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LFC, Spurs considering run for Coman (The Hard Tackle)

Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman has been rumored to want to leave Germany and next summer could be the perfect time for the Bavarians to sell off the speedy winger:

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly among the clubs interested in signing Bayern Munich and France winger Kingsley Coman. According to a report from Spanish publication Fichajes, Premier League giants Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur could battle it out for the signing of Bayern Munich’s French attacker Kingsley Coman in the summer of 2022.

Coman’s future with the Bavarian giants has been cast under a cloud of uncertainty as his contract expires in the summer of 2023 and talks of a renewal haven’t gone as per plans. Furthermore, the report adds that the former PSG ace could target a change of scenery in search of more regular playing time as well.

BVB to make a pitch to keep Haaland? (Sport1)

Borussia Dortmund might be not just let Erling Haaland walk away easily next summer:

Borussia Dortmund does not want to give up striker Erling Haaland without a fight next summer.

“Of course it will be difficult. But I am not saying that it is completely out of the question,” said BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke of the world: “Before the season it was predicted that he would definitely leave us - and he is still playing here. We will see everything else. At the moment it is a lot of fun for him to play in this team.”

Haaland has a release clause in the BVB contract, according to which the 21-year-old Norwegian can leave the club next summer. According to SPORT1 information, the transfer fee is around 70 million euros, including bonuses, it can rise to around 90 million.

Should Haaland change next year, Watzke will still not see black. “We have to have the self-confidence to say: We’ll find a new top striker again. Our path is not an easy one, but a typical Sisyphus path. We keep pushing a huge stone up the mountain. And again. And again. But with all modesty: We are masters of this business,” explained Watzke. “But that is also one of our core competencies, to get these outstanding talents, which every top club wants, in the end - because the players know exactly, that they are in very good hands here and that they are also in the starting XI. Not just in the first round of the cup, but in the Bundesliga, in the Champions League.”

Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 17 (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich added VfL Bochum to the hit list this weekend after dismantling both RB Leipzig and FC Barcelona during the last week.

We are set to find out a lot about how Julian Nagelsmann intends to rotate his squad in the coming weeks, but there are several other hot topics on the agenda. Bayern Munich also inked Leon Goretzka to a new deal, which will keep him at the club through 2026.

Clearly, there is a lot to discuss. Here is what we have on tap for this episode:

  • Bayern Munich’s crazy strength defensively and why the club must sign Niklas Süle.
  • Bayern Munich’s dominance over RB Leipzig and FC Barcelona.
  • Leon Goretzka’s contract extension and what it means for the future of the midfield moving forward.
  • Why it might be time to rest Joshua Kimmich and Jamal Musiala.

Messi to MLS after PSG? (Sport1)

Inter Miami star Gonzalo Higuain thinks Lionel Messi is headed to MLS when his Paris Saint-Germain contract ends:

For several years there have been rumors that Lionel Messi wants to end his career in the USA - rumors that the Argentine superstar fueled himself with corresponding statements. With his signature on the two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, these plans initially moved a long way off - but they are by no means obsolete.

Now Gonzalo Higuain, currently active for the US club Inter Miami, has indicated that his prominent compatriot is still on the list of his club boss David Beckham. Higuain: “He signed with PSG for two years. The club wants him, we’ll see,” said the 33-year-old on

Higuain will only stay in the USA until the end of the current MLS season. “At Inter Miami I have another year of contract, then I’ll take a sabbatical year away from football and everything else.”

Koeman nearing end of tenure with Barca? (@FabrizioRomano)

Could Bayern Munich have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for Ronald Koeman at FC Barcelona? It’s sure starting to seem like it:

Messi gives Poch the cold shoulder (Instagram — btsport)

It seems that not everything is going swimmingly for Lionel Messi at Paris Saint-Germain:

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works Postgame Show: Talking points from Bayern Munich’s beatdown of VfL Bochum (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich scored seven goals on a gorgeous day in Munich (finally, a home game!), showcasing their talents out there and just having fun! The score at half time was 4-0 thanks to goals from Leroy Sané, Joshua Kimmich, Serge Gnabry and an own goal. The score-line gave Julian Nagelsmann the chance to rest Alphonso Davies and bring on Richards for his debut.

Bayern added a fifth from Robert Lewandowski, a sixth from Joshua Kimmich and a seventh from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting; Choupo’s goal was his 50th goal of his Bundesliga career, a milestone.

Marcel Sabitzer and Bouna Sarr also got minutes on the pitch; Sabitzer hopefully might get a start against Greuther Fürth but, perhaps, Nagelsmann didn’t feel he was ready yet.

Thomas Müller seemed to have scored an eighth; unfortunately, the goal wouldn’t stand because of VAR. A Müller goal would have been perfect to wrap up the day but it wasn’t to be today.

United expected to pursue Haaland again next summer (Transfer Market Web)

Despite Dortmund’s desire to keep Haaland (as indicated above), Manchester United will be back in the hunt for the Norwegian next summer:

Manchester United will target Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next summer, according to the Daily Express.

It’s claimed United’s capture of Cristiano Ronaldo this summer will have no influence on their pursuit of the 21-year-old Norway international.

Haaland is understood to be United’s primary and long-term striker target and they hope to bring him to Old Trafford when his €75 million release clause comes into force next summer.

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