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Daily Schmankerl: Manchester United getting serious about Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry?; The special relationship between Uli Hoeneß and David Alaba; FC Barcelona putting offer together for Erling Haaland?; and MORE!

It’s MATCH DAY! Bayern Munich vs. SpVgg Greuther Fürth!

FC Salzburg v FC Bayern München: Round Of Sixteen Leg One - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

More Gnabry to United links (Daily Express)

If — and it is a big if — Bayern Munich and Serge Gnabry cannot work out some sort of deal to keep the Germany international in Bavaria, it appears that Manchester United is ready to pounce:

Manchester United could do far worse than to raid Bayern Munich for one of their highest-profile attacking stars in the summer as part of a large-scale rebuild ahead of next season. The Red Devils look set to be forced into the transfer market in order to reinforce their ranks between now and the following campaign, with a number of their existing options unlikely to be involved at Old Trafford in the long run.

Serge Gnabry could be set to emerge as a realistic option for the Red Devils over the coming months, with his current deal at the Allianz Arena set to expire at the end of next season.

Bayern are said to be keen on extending the former Arsenal winger’s stay at the club but have failed to strike an agreement with his representatives as of yet. The situation may open the door for United to tempt the Bundesliga giants into selling up with a sensible bid in the summer if they decide to act on their reported interest in his services.

It remains to be seen what happens with Gnabry, but it looks like he wants to stay with Bayern Munich. The club, however, has a lot to consider including both Gnabry’s salary and what role he would have under Julian Nagelsmann — especially if the manager shifts full-time to a back-three.

Barca putting together Haaland offer (Sky)

FC Barcelona might have heard the rumors that Real Madrid was closing in on a deal with Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and decided to get a little more serious about its own pursuit:

Barcelona are putting together an “extensive package” laden with incentives to try and tempt Erling Haaland to join them at the end of the season, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Borussia Dortmund forward is available on a reduced release clause from this summer.

I really don’t want to see Haaland leave the Bundesliga, but it seems like it is destine to happen.

Schick could force a club to throw cash at Leverkusen (@WhoScored)

Patrik Schick is having a great season as he has tallied 20 goals and three assists in 24 games across all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen. That kind of production could tempt some scoring-hungry club to throw mountains of cash at Bayer Leverkusen this summer:

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Weekend Warm-up Podcast Season 1, Episode 37 (Bavarian Football Works)

A loss, a draw, and some turmoil: This was really not your average week at Bayern Munich.

Fans are irritated, the front office is clapping back at the media, and everyone from Julian Nagelsmann to Dayot Upamecano is being called out to improve.

FC Hollywood is back, baby!

This is what we have on tap for this episode:

  • The five things we learned this week, including: Bayern Munich’s front office might be getting too sensitive, Serge Gnabry’s place on the squad could be in doubt, Nagelsmann isn’t happy with the teams transfer strategy, Bayern Munich is prioritizing a leader at center-back and an attacking player for the right defensive flank, — and I learned that I don’t believe the coaching staff and squad planners are fully in alignment with how to put this team together.
  • A look at how excited I am for the start of Better Call Saul to start back up in April.

Are we best friends? (@dw_sports)

According to Bayern Munich legend Uli Hoeneß says the only player who ever calls him on Christmas Eve is David Alaba:

NUFC, LFC in the mix for Bremer, too (HITC)

On Saturday, we saw that Bayern Munich, AC Milan, and Inter Milan were considered the frontrunners for Torino FC center-back Gleison Bremer:

According to Sport1, Bayern Munich are now in talks to sign Gleison Bremer, who is said to be a target for Newcastle and Liverpool. Well, this is a big blow for Newcastle and Liverpool.

ICYMI: Bavarian Podcast Works: Preview Show — Bayern Munich vs. SpVgg Greuther Fürth (Bavarian Podcast Works)

Bayern Munich is coming off of two consecutive poor showings in a loss to VfL Bochum and a draw with Red Bull Salzburg.

Can the Bavarians right the ship and get back headed into the right direction?

That is just one of the topics we discuss on this week’s preview show. Here is what we have on tap:

  • A look at the Bundesliga table and the recent form of both teams.
  • A quick dive into some of the reasons that Bayern Munich is struggling. Could Phillip Quinn’s theory about the team not being right since the COVID-19 outbreak be right on the mark?
  • A look at the potential line-up for Bayern Munich.
  • A prediction on the match.