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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich and Manchester United still scoping Boubacar Kamara; Doubts on Niklas Süle’s speed refuted; Dusan Vlahovic signs with Juventus; Bayern players honored; and MORE!

No Bundesliga this weekend? Hello darkness my old friend...

UEFA Europa League”Galatasaray AS v Olympique Marseille” Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images

Bayern, United still chasing Kamara (L’Equipe via @iMiaSanMia)

Bayern Munich and Manchester United are both still in pursuit of Olympique Marseille midfielder Boubacar Kamara, but the French club does not appear to be ready to let 22-year-old leave this winter.

In fact, Marseille seems more likely to take the chance that Kamara could leave for free in the summer.

Süle’s criticism prompts pundit retort (@kevinhatchard)

Bayern Munich defender Niklas Süle has had a hell of week and is now dealing with the perception that he might be, well, slow.

Of course, some fans who are not overly familiar with the Germany international might look at the big fella and assume he is a lumbering oaf. Süle, though, is anything but that.

Kevin Hatchard was there to dispel any of those notions:

Hatchard also provided some insight on those rumors linking Süle to Chelsea FC:

Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 35 (Bavarian Football Works)

There might not be a game for Bayern Munich this weekend, but it was an extremely eventful period nonetheless.

The news was certainly not the best if you are a fan of Niklas Süle, so examining the fallout from his expected departure is right atop of this week’s agenda. This is what we have on tap for this episode:

  • Niklas Süle’s upcoming exit and a walk through of the top candidates to replace him. Will it be Matthias de Ligt, Nico Schlotterbeck, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, or Matthias Ginter? Or “maybe it’s something really cool that I don’t even know about” like Frank the Tank said in Old School.
  • Could Bayern Munich have a legitimate shot to get Erling Haaland if Robert Lewandowski leaves?
  • Alexander Nübel’s future at Bayern Munich is dependent on the length of Manuel Neuer’s contract extension.
  • Why the FC Bayern: Behind the Legend documentary was terrific, painful, genuine — and ultimately well done — all at the same time.

Bischof extends deal with Hoffenheim (@tsghoffenheimEN)

After a flirtation with Bayern Munich, Tom Bischof has inked a new deal with Hoffenheim. Bischof’s new contract will run through June 2025:

It was said that if Bayern Munich was going to reach a new deal with Paul Wanner that Bischof likely would not continue his conversations with the Bavarians. So...maybe a contract extension is on the horizon for Wanner?

Gakpo re-ups with PSV (@PSV)

PSV Eindhoven’s Cody Gakpo was rumored to be on Bayern Munich’s list of possible transfers, but the forward has extended his contract with his current club:

Vlahovic to Juve is done (@juventusfc)

Juventus signed rumored Bayern Munich striker target Dusan Vlahovic and announced it on their Twitter account:

Vlahovic is moving from Fiorentina and Fabrizio Romano provided some information on the deal:

Bayern players honored with Team of the Month selection (WhoScored.com)

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Serge Gnabry, and Joshua Kimmich were named to WhoScored.com’s Bundesliga Team of the Month:

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works Season 4, Episode 22 (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich sure never leaves us in need of things to talk about.

You might be used to hearing two hosts on the Bavarian Podcast Works flagship show, but everyone else has been abducted (I think?), so you’ve got me on a solo mission to discuss the following topics:

  • A look back at Bayern Munich’s dominant effort against Hertha Berlin.
  • Niklas Süle’s potential exit from Bayern Munich, what it means from a sporting perspective and a financial perspective, and how even though it might seem like a big hole, the club will be able to replace him (at least somewhat).
  • Breaking down why moves for FC Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong and Bayer Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz probably won’t happen.