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Daily Schmankerl: Liverpool urged to Bayern Munich’s Leroy Sane, but passed on Florian Neuhaus; Inter Milan wants Corentin Tolisso and Matthias Ginter; RIP Michael K. Williams; and MORE!

Another key figure from The Wire has passed away.

1. FC Union Berlin v Borussia Mönchengladbach - Bundesliga Photo by Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images

Inter wants Tolisso, Ginter among others (Sempre Inter)

Inter Milan could be eyeing up moves for Bayern Munich’s Corentin Tolisso and Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Matthias Ginter. Both players have deals ending after this season and Inter would be looking to acquire both on free transfers:

Inter will look to pursue free transfers next summer as they look to strengthen their squad while being mindful of budgetary restrictions.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report from their widely-reported pursuits of Andrea Onana and Lorenzo Insigne, the likes of Matthias Ginter and Corentin Tolisso remain on the Nerazzurri’s radar. Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana remains one of the top names on the Nerazzurri’s list of possible candidates to take over from Samir Handanovic in the long term.

Ginter was linked to Bayern Munich at the end of the summer transfer window, while Tolisso’s future is uncertain.

Liverpool rejected Neuhaus (HITC)

Gladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus has been linked to Bayern Munich for almost a year now, but the German international was not all that coveted by Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool FC:

Liverpool were presented with the chance to sign Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus for just £21million – but the club didn’t move. That’s according to The Sunday Mirror (05/09, p62), who claim that Liverpool could have brought Neuhaus in for much cheaper than first thought. Gladbach were sticking to the £34million release clause Neuhaus has in his contract, with contact made earlier this summer according to The Mirror.

Bild’s Christian Falk noted that Neuhaus had his heart set on a move to Anfield, seemingly sensing this was his big chance to move to Liverpool. Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg added that Liverpool were ‘highly interested’ in Neuhaus, but things then went a little quiet.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works S4E5: Timo Werner and Leroy Sane’s Germany lifeline; Mandzukic retires; Nagelsmann vs Arteta Arsenal banter, and more! (Bavarian Podcast Works)

With the international break still chugging along, we don’t have that much Bayern Munich content to talk about. But that doesn’t mean that our podcast will take a break, because there’s always Germany! And plenty of other unrelated topics too ...

In this episode, Ineednoname and Samrin discuss:

  • How Germany games are become a lifeline for Timo Werner and Leroy Sane.
  • Can Werner keep being a key player for Germany?
  • A quick meltdown over Bayern’s injuries.
  • Talking about Mario Mandzukic’s career and Bayern legacy.
  • Bayern alumni Mark van Bommel’s Wolfsburg team — including their chances in the Champions League!
  • Some Arsenal banter to close things off, including a reference to that meme-worthy tweet comparing Nagelsmann and Arteta.

Liverpool urged to get Sane (Liverpool.com)

We can add Liverpool to the list of clubs being urged to make a run at Bayern Munich star Leroy Sane — who likely is not even for sale:

The appointment of Julian Nagelsmann represents something of a fresh start, but patience runs thin at Bayern. Nor is there a shortage of competition, with the likes of Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry and up-and-coming talent Jamal Musiala all representing excellent wide options. A lone assist from three appearances so far this season is probably not the kind of form that will salvage Sané’s future at the club.

This is bound to interest Liverpool. Klopp would never have had a realistic prospect of prising the winger directly from rivals Man City, but if there is a chance to pick him up via Bayern then it could be a perfect transfer. Still just 25 years old, he would freshen up the front line significantly — concerns over the ageing forwards would be well on their way to being addressed if Sané were to join Diogo Jota (24). With a proven track record in the Premier League, there is plenty to attract FSG.

One concern for Liverpool would be that Sané’s relative struggles in Germany have come while deployed on the right, functioning in the inverted winger role that he would likely have to play under Klopp. The positional switch is probably not the key to the difference between his Man City and Bayern form, but it has surely played a part. However, with Trent Alexander-Arnold rather than the defensive-minded Benjamin Pavard providing support, there is reason to be hopeful Sané could get fully comfortable on the right flank at Anfield.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 15

With another crazy week in the books for Bayer Munich and Germany, we are here to recap all of the action. With the summer transfer window closing, an international break kicking off, and Bayern Munich’s strong effort last weekend, there is plenty of news for the Bayern Munich fanbase to discuss:

Here is what we have on tap for this week’s episode:

  • Bayern Munich’s dominant effort against Hertha Berlin.
  • The continued excellence of Jamal Musiala.
  • The transfer deadline: Who came in and who failed to make it out?
  • How and where Marcel Sabitzer might fit under Julian Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich.
  • First impressions of what Germany looked like under Hansi Flick and why the fan base might need to relax a bit.

Amiri reaches out to refugees (@iMiaSanMia)

Nadiem Amiri made an incredibly kind gesture for 170 refugees:

Remembering Michael K. Williams (Bavarian Football Works)

Simply put, there are not many more memorable characters than Omar Little on The Wire. Unfortunately, the actor that portrayed the character, Michael K. Williams, has passed away.

As a remembrance for Williams’ fine work as Little, here are some great Omar Little moments (along with some NSFW language):

Omar takes the stand

“You come at the king, you best not miss”

“Omar comin’”

One of the most underrated scenes in the entire scenes was when Little and Detective Bunk Moreland reflected on growing up in the same neighborhood and the different paths each man took in life. Sadly, that one was not readily available.

I’ve long been a fan of The Wire, so seeing another key player from the show leave us is a big downer.