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Daily Schmankerl: Napoli, Inter Milan, AC Milan eyeing Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso; Chelsea aiming to outbid Bayern, Liverpool for Federico Chiesa; Manchester City to move on PSG’s Kylian Mbappe; and MORE!

Saturday was little lonely without Bayern Munich, eh?

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Tolisso draws interest from Napoli, Inter, and Milan (Transfer Market Web)

The likelihood of Corentin Tolisso leaving Bayern Munich during the winter transfer window is increasing. Napoli, Inter Milan, and AC Milan are reportedly interested in the oft-injured French midfielder:

Correntin Tolisso’s time at Bayern Munich will come to an end in January.

Frenchman’s contract expires at the end of the season and TZ reports he does not want to sign an extension and Bayern are not offering one. The club will try to offload him in the next transfer window to ensure they get some money for him, with Napoli, Inter and AC Milan showing interest in him.

The Nerazzurri want to sign the 27-year-old on a free transfer when his current contract at Allianz Arena expires next summer. Tolisso will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with Inter when the winter transfer market opens in January. The Frenchman played 58 matches with Bayern Munich, scoring nine goals and providing six assists.

Mbappe to Man City? (Sport Bild)

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has been rumored to be headed to Real Madrid for quite a while, but now Pep Guardiola nd Manchester City are said to be sneaking into the mix:

So far, Real Madrid have been the favorite. Los Blancos are determined to make Mbappé the club’s new figurehead, but failed with two offers before the summer transfer window closed on August 31. Now Manchester City could still depend on Real and sign the striker Blitz before his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the season.

Price dimension: Real had offered 180 million euros this summer. PSG, which runs the risk of losing its mega-star with an expiring contract next summer, turned it down. City coach Pep Guardiola (50) should now, according to Mail, hope to be able to sign Mbappe in the next transfer window, which runs until January, at a low price.

Trend: So far, Real should be Mbappé’s first choice. City is probably one of the few clubs in the world that could offer him higher financial incentives than Los Blancos...

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 18 (Bavarian Football Works)

The Bayern Munich machine is rolling along and plowing through any team that gets in its way. Last week, it was VfL Bochum and Friday the Bavarians took down SpVgg Greuther Fürth. FC Dynamo Kyiv is up next on Tuesday.

Regardless, there was still a lot to talk about off the pitch this week with Bayern Munich. Let’s take a look at some of the big stories from this week, including:

  • The squad’s incredible depth.
  • Benjamin Pavard’s desire to move to center-back and what that means for the squad’s future roster planning.
  • The recent rumors surrounding Antonio Rüdiger.
  • Robert Lewandowski’s commitment to Bayern Munich.

Chelsea looking to acquire Chiesa (Transfer Market Web)

With things not exactly working out (yet) for Federico Chiesa at Juventus, the vultures are circling and looking for a good deal. Chelsea is looking to outbid Bayern Munich and Liverpool for Chiesa:

Juventus rejected £100m bid from the Blues in the summer. Chelsea are not giving up on signing Federico Chiesa from Juventus.

Calciomercato reports the Premier League side are lining up a new offer for the Italy star after being turned down by Juventus in the summer window, despite their willingness to pay €100 million (£86m/$117m) for him.

Liverpool and Bayern Munich may attempt to challenge the Blues, but Juve’s determination to keep Chiesa is the biggest hurdle to overcome.

More dissent on FIFA’s plan for more frequent World Cups (Politico)

Even more people are coming out against FIFA’s plan to play the World Cup every two years:

The European Commission on Thursday said it was concerned about FIFA’s plan to make the football World Cup a biennial event.

“I fully share the doubts of the national European football federations on the possibility of a biennial football World Cup,” said Margaritis Schinas, European Commission vice president for promoting our European way of life. “Europe is the world’s epicenter of football, and we have a duty to preserve a model that respects the interest of the fans, the wellbeing of the players and the overall logic of the global sports calendar, not just commercial interests.”

The Commission’s intervention comes as FIFA — world football’s governing body — undergoes a feasibility study to assess the impact of moving the World Cup to a two-year schedule, instead of taking place every four years.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works Postgame Show: Talking points from Bayern Munich’s dismissal of SpVgg Greuther Fürth (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich shook off the crazy news that broke earlier in the day put another beatdown on another Bundesliga opponent. This time, it was SpVgg Greuther Fürth.

The Bavarians put forth a strong offensive effort and was never really seriously challenged defensively. In what has been a season full of dominant efforts, Julian Nagelsmann’s boys once again took care of business. Here is a quick synopsis of what we cover on the podcast:

  • A little bit different look for the starting lineup as the posted formation sure didn’t look like what we saw on the pitch.
  • That unfortunate red card for Benjamin Pavard.
  • The courage of SpVgg Greuther Fürth
  • The continued excellence of Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich (even if he does need a rest).