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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich predicted to win 10th consecutive title; AS Roma joins Bayern, FC Barcelona in pursuit of Luis Diaz; Manchester United has the inside track on Jude Bellingham?; Liverpool eyeing Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi; and MORE!

How do the experts see the Bundesliga shaking out? Hint: Bayern Munich sits atop the table.

FC Bayern Muenchen v VfL Bochum - Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Swiss experts predict another crown for Bayern (Abendzeitung)

According to the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), Bayern Munich will win its 10th consecutive Bundesliga title. This is how the forecast is calculated:

According to “CIES,” Fürth and Bochum must resign themselves to relegation. For Augsburg, it goes into the relegation, according to the experts. The statistical model takes into account transfer spending, player experience and the teams’ performance last year.

More, Borussia Dortmund is predicted to finish third behind VfL Wolfsburg, while Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, and Borussia Mönchengladbach are expected to finish fourth to sixth.

Could the “Title Hamster” finally get that coveted trophy he wants so badly? If CIES is correct, he might deserve new wheel for his cage!

Roma joins Bayern, Barca in chasing Diaz (Transfer Market Web)

AS Roma is reportedly joining Bayern Munch and FC Barcelona in a pursuit of FC Porto’s Luis Diaz:

Jose Mourinho has begun his Roma career in a stunning manner, looking like a side well capable of winning their third Scudetto in history and only their first since the 2000/01 season.

According to todofichajes, the Portuguese tactician is keen on reinforcing his attack – even after bringing in Tammy Abraham and Eldor Shumorodov – with the presence of Porto forward Luis Diaz.

Diaz has come into the spotlight with his brilliant performances in the final third for Porto and Roma have taken note. Apart from Roma, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also keen on the Colombian marksman.

Porto will let him leave for no less than €50m, evidently after Everton’s €35m offer was rejected up front in the last transfer window.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works S4E7: Did Nagelsmann fix Leroy Sane, Bayern’s defensive masterclass, UEFA’s awful new FFP, and more! (Bavarian Podcast Works)

It’s been a tough week of games following the end of the international break, but Julian Nagelsmann and Bayern Munich have navigated them brilliantly. The Bavarians have scored 14 goals and conceded only once since coming back from international duty, which included games against the likes of RB Leipzig and Barcelona. Now, with a whole week’s break to look forward to, we can finally stop and take stock of how far the team has come since Julian Nagelsmann took over.

In this episode, Tom and Ineednoname discuss:

  • Is Leroy Sane fixed? What did Nagelsmann do to him?
  • How Bayern’s wingers are improving under the new coach.
  • What Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka’s contract extensions mean for Bayern (and Germany).
  • Talking about Bayern’s revamped defense, including our best backline.
  • UEFA’s new FFP rules, and why they’re awful.
  • Why the 50+1 rule is set to face another challenge.

A real German rivalry? (@MundialMag)

Aldi vs. Lidl in a classic throwdown?

United eyeing Bellingham (Sport1)

Manchester United might have the inside track on a pursuit of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham:

Jude Bellingham has caused enthusiasm with his performances in the past few weeks. Of course, half of Europe has long been after Dortmund’s midfield jewel. Especially in his home country England, all top clubs want to sign Bellingham. The Sun now reports that Manchester United should have the best chance of signing the 18-year-old.

United have a good chance, as they had already tried tremendously for him before his 25 million transfer from Birmingham City to Dortmund. Coach icon Sir Alex Ferguson is even said to have spoken to the then top talent himself. The young Englishman was already on the floor at Dortmund and decided not to break it either.

Bellingham’s contract in Dortmund runs until 2025 and without an exit clause. According to SPORT1 information, Dortmund shows no signs of letting go of its jewel in the summer. Already this summer, BVB showed in the Haaland case that even sums over 100 million euros can be rejected.

Bellingham himself will also think carefully about whether a move next summer is really the right step in development . So it looks more like a stay at BVB in the summer.

Liverpool wants Hudson-Odoi (Transfer Market Web)

Bayern Munich has been linked to Chelsea FC’s Callum Hudson-Odoi for years, but now Liverpool FC could be ready to swoop in:

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who has seen his playing time under Thomas Tuchel diminish.

The 20-year-old is considered one of the more talented players in his age group in the Premier League. Hudson-Odoi has featured twice for Chelsea so far this season, once in the UEFA Super Cup – but it yet to see out 90 minutes.

According to, Jurgen Klopp is particularly keen on the England international, who is contracted for another two-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge.

Should Liverpool make a move for Hudson-Odoi, it wouldn’t be the first time the Reds have plucked a cast-out talent from the Londoners, with fan favourite Daniel Sturridge proving to be a shrewd signing back in 2013.

Ten Hag denies Barca rumors (@FabrizioRomano)

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag is denying any involvement with a potential gig at FC Barcelona:

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.

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