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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona linked to Ajax’s Antony again; Real Madrid, Liverpool honing in on Gladbach’s Florian Neuhaus; Gianluigi Donnarumma headed to Juventus?; Alphonso Davies honored; and MORE!

Bayern Munich is just one day away from another Champions League match.

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Bayern, Barca linked to Antony again (UOL)

Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona are the two most prominent clubs tied to Ajax forward Antony:

The latest appearances for Ajax and the recent call-up to the main Brazilian national team valued at least 10 million euros the price of Antony, who, two months ago, was seen as a possible sale of approximately 30 million euros. Internally, the amount under discussion has already risen to 40 million euros — there is obviously a chance to grow more as the season progresses. With the ball market picking up again in Europe, the Dutch club began treating the 21-year-old striker as the next big move. You know that Bayern Munich is currently one of the main interested in the signing and, more recently, saw the name of Barcelona also appear as a potential buyer.

It seems extremely unlikely that Bayern Munich would splurge on a player that does not fill an immediate need.

Madrid to make strong push for Neuhaus (The Hard Tackle)

Borussia Mönchengladbach star Florian Neuhaus has been linked to Bayern Munich, but now Real Madrid could be considering a strong push for the Germany international. Manchester United and Liverpool are also in the mix:

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Florian Neuhaus, who is also a target for Liverpool and Manchester United. According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Real Madrid have rekindled their pursuit of Florian Neuhaus at the behest of Carlo Ancelotti. The Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder is also being courted by the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

Some of the biggest clubs in the world have had their sights firmly set on him as well, with the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United currently in his pursuit. Real Madrid were briefly linked with Neuhaus in the summer as well, with the player being keenly admired by manager Carlo Ancelotti, who has, in fact, advised the club to consider a move for him once again.

Apart from Real Madrid, Liverpool and Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich also have their sights set on Neuhaus, who could well be on the move in the summer. With that in mind, it will be interesting to see which club he chooses as his next destination if he indeed departs Gladbach.

Donnarumma already looking for an exit from PSG? Juve is an option (Sport1)

Euro 2020 star Gianluigi Donnarumma showed the world his greatness while playing for Italy this summer, but now the 22-year-old cannot get on the pitch for Paris Saint-Germain:

Despite six out of six wins in Ligue 1, there is always a fire under the roof at Paris Saint Germain.

One of the larger concerns is with Gianluigi Donnarumma. The Italian star keeper moved from AC Milan to Paris in the summer - and that as a freshly crowned European champion.

However, it was not in his mind that the 22-year-old could find himself permanently on the replacement rack: Donnarumma has only had two appearances so far, otherwise Keylor Navas was in goal

According to Corriere della Sera, the young goalkeeper is so dissatisfied with the situation that he is already thinking about parting.

His advisor Mino Raiola, who was convinced before the season that Donnarumma would be the regular goalkeeper, has already contacted Juventus Turin. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is under criticism after weak performances.

If the situation does not change fundamentally, it can be assumed that Donnarumma will look for the distance again next summer — with Juve in pole position.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works S4E8 (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich have completed another week of football which saw the team beat SpVgg Greuther Furth 3-1 (and nothing else, because the Bundesliga schedule isn’t hell-bent on murdering players). There were some interesting stories which broke during the week, including a series of leaked messages involving Niklas Sule and his agent, plus the news that Timo Werner WAS indeed supposed to join the Bavarians at some point. Plenty to talk about.

In this episode, Ineednoname and Schnitzel01 discuss:

  • Mandatory pre-pod Arsenal banter.
  • Is Benjamin Pavard good enough for Bayern Munich? What are the alternatives to playing him?
  • What Niklas Sule’s leaked WhatsApp messages mean for his standing within the club.
  • Bullying Sule for his choice of clubs in the Premier League (Tottenham? Seriously?)
  • Whether the failed Timo Werner transfer confirms the presence of divisions in the club.
  • A surprising plot twist near the end of the podcast.
  • A preview of next week’s potential topic.

Bayern’s World Squad: Episode 3 (You Tube — FC Bayern)

The next episode of the the behind the scenes documentary is up and available on You Tube:

Davies included in “Team of the Week” (@WhoScored)

Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies has was included in Who Scored’s Bundesliga Team of the Week

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.

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