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Daily Schmankerl: No swap deal between Bayern Munich and Chelsea involving Leroy Sane and Christian Pulisic; Serie A suitors for Michael Cuisance?; Borussia Dortmund seeking Erling Haaland’s successor?; and MORE!

Here we go! Bayern Munich vs. Dynamo Kyiv!

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No Sane-Pulisic swap in play for Bayern, Chelsea (@FabrizioRomano)

Just a few weeks ago — prior to Leroy Sane’s resurgence at Bayern Munich — there were rumors that the Bavarians and Chelsea were in talks over a player swap.

Per the stories at the time, Bayern Munich and Chelsea were toying with the idea of having Sane and Christian Pulisic change places. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano killed that idea off:

Sane’s recent surge has firmly put him back in the good graces of the club. Perhaps his bouts of inconsistency are no more.

These kits were straight fire (@classicshirts)

I was always a huge fan of Germany’s 2014 black kit:

Suitors for Cuisance? (Transfer Market Web)

With Bayern Munich looking for just about anyone to take Michel Cuisance off of its hands, Genoa and Torino could be willing trade partners:

Back into Bayern Munich ranks since last summer, after a fiasco loan spell at Olympique de Marseille, 22-year old French central midfielder Michaël Cuisance was never really part of Die Roten rookie boss Julian Nagelsmann’s plans. To this end, former Borussia Monchengladbach playmaker, still on a deal with Bundesliga defending champions until June 2024, is meant to be handed out again, this time possibly even on a permanent move.

According to Sport Bild, that’s how both Serie A glorious underdogs Genoa and Torino added themselves to Galatasaray into Cuisance’s pursuit. A Strasbourg and AS Nancy alumni, the 1999-born was purchased by MiaSanMia in August 2019, on an 8 million euros transfer fee.

Truth be told, I like Cuisance’s pure skill, but his performance (when called upon) has not been overwhelming and the rumors about him having a bad attitude seem to be true (I guess). Regardless, a fresh start would seem to be the best move for him.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Bayern Munich vs. Dynamo Kyiv (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich is set to play yet another match in what seem like it has already been a loaded season. The Champions League is upon us and that means plenty of “English” weeks in the near future.

While Dynamo Kyiv might not be the strongest of opponents for Bayern Munich, the Bavarians can ill-afford to take any squad lightly. Here is what we have on tap for this episode:

  • A caution to be wary because Ukraine is having itself a good stretch.
  • A quick look at Dynamo Kyiv.
  • A complete and utter guess at what Julian Nagelsmann might do with this lineup.
  • A prediction on the match.

Süle named to SofaScore’s Bundesliga Team of the Week (@SofaScoreINT)

Niklas Süle was recognized for his work last week against SpVgg Greuther Fürth:

Dortmund eyeing Haaland replacement? (Sport1)

Whether it wants to or not, Borussia Dortmund has to at least start scoping potential replacements for the Norwegian phenom:

Borussia Dortmund, 1899 Hoffenheim and Schalke 04 are said to show interest in 17-year-old Reyes Cleary from West Bromwich Albion. This is reported by the English Daily Mail . The English talent has therefore impressed the clubs with his performances in the U18 of Albion and the Premier League 2.

Club officials saw Cleary score both goals in Albions U18’s 5—2 loss to Chelsea. In total, he has already scored six times in just four games. What is particularly noticeable about the powerful youngster: his stature is a bit reminiscent of the top Belgian striker of Chelsea FC, Romelu Lukaku. In addition to the three German clubs, clubs in the Premier League and Serie A Cleary are also said to be watching closely.

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.