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Daily Schmankerl: Manchester United could splurge on rumored Bayern Munich transfer target Aurelien Tchouameni; Neymar pushing for PSG exit; Bayern’s goalkeeper situation in flux; Chelsea eyes USMNT star; A Dušan Vlahović update; + MORE!

The Harry Kane saga is — somehow — still ongoing.

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United could jump in mix for Tchouameni (Sport via

Bayern Munich has been linked to Real Madrid defensive midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni this summer, but nothing serious has developed just yet.

In the meantime, Manchester United has tossed its hat into the ring for the 23-year-old:

United are ready to do battle with Bayern Munich for the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. The talented Frenchman only moved to the Bernabeu last season but the 14-time Champions League winners are open to sale after prising Jude Bellingham away from Borussia Dortmund.

Right now, Bayern Munich’s transfer situation is a total mess. It feels like the club could start to get nervous and start throwing around some cash to make some sort of “splash” in the transfer market. However, pulling out €80 million or so to nab Tchouameni could be quite a stretch for the Bavarians — especially when striker and goalkeeper could be more pressing needs.

Bayern’s goalkeeper situation could be more clear (@Plettigoal)

Bayern Munich’s need for a goalkeeper has become quite clear this week as the news about Manuel Neuer continues to get worse.

Now, the Bavarians are reporting looking to get serious about Chelsea FC’s Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ajax’s Gerónimo Rulli.

One name — allegedly — not on the list is Sevilla’s Yassine Bounou:

❗️#Rulli and #Kepa in the race now. Talks with the managements of both players took place in the last days.

Internally there’s a high opinion about Rulli; especially about his performances at Villarreal.

ℹ️ Understand that #Bono is close to be off now.

➡️ Still very difficult for Bayern to find the right solution - as a comeback of Neuer is still not in sight.

Bayern want to push for a new goalkeeper this week. @SkySportDE

ICYMI: Weghorst inks loan deal with Hoffenheim (@tsghoffenheimEN)

Former Wolfsburg striker Wout Weghorst is back in the Bundesliga.

The Dutchman has joined Hoffenheim on loan from Burnley:

Bavarian Podcast Works — Weekend Warm-up Podcast: Season 3, Episode 4 (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich closed down its preseason tour in great fashion with a comeback win over Liverpool FC, but the end result was not nearly important as what we learned about this team over the past two weeks.

Why waste any time? Let’s get chatting on a number of topics. Here is what we have on tap:

  • An in depth look at what we learned from Bayern Munich’s preseason tour, including why the attack could be positioned to explode, how the midfield might be developing into a mess, and why the defense might take some time to gel.
  • Why the news about Manuel Neuer’s secret surgery is very concerning.
  • Who helped themselves — Josip Stanišić and Serge Gnabry
  • Who might be in trouble on Bayern Munich’s roster — Leon Goretzka, Dayot Upamecano, Noussair Mazraoui...and Paul Wanner.
  • Recapping the latest transfer news.

Chelsea won’t do Vlahović-for-Lukaku swap (@FabrizioRomano)

Chelsea will not consider sending Romelu Lukaku to Juventus for Dušan Vlahović:

Chelsea eyes Adams (

Chelsea FC is reportedly interested in Leeds United midfielder and USMNT player Tyler Adams:

Chelsea have contacted the representatives of USA midfielder Tyler Adams over a possible move to Stamford Bridge, 90min understands.

Adams played for the USMNT at the 2022 World Cup and was relegated with Leeds in his first season in the Premier League having joined from RB Leipzig for £15m. Adams suffered a hamstring injury in March and didn’t add to his 24 league appearances thereafter.

Leeds accepted they would likely lose Adams and international teammate Brenden Aaronson following their relegation to the Championship. Aaronson has since joined Union Berlin on loan, while Adams previously attracted interest from Newcastle.

Sources have confirmed to 90min that Chelsea have now enquired over his availability. Adams has a release worth around £25m and the Blues believe the midfielder would slot in well in west London.

Neymar next to leave PSG? (Sport1)

Is he in or is he out? Neymar has been linked to a move away from Paris Saint-Germain all summer, but now he could be turning up the heat to make something happen:

Lionel Messi has already left the club, Kylian Mbappé’s future is unclear and Neymar could also leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer. The Brazilian is said to have now specifically deposited his change request.

As the French sports newspaper L’Équipe reported on Monday, Neymar informed the club management on Sunday that he wants to leave PSG in the current transfer window. The 31-year-old is said to have made this decision after discussions with his family and star advisor Pini Zahavi.

Neymar’s goal is therefore clear: the Brazilian international should force a return to FC Barcelona. He left the Catalans for France in 2017 for the record sum of 222 million euros.

Whether and how the financially troubled club from Barcelona can raise the salary and transfer fee for Neymar remains questionable. However, according to L’Équipe, Barca are also aiming for a reunion.

According to Sport (via, Neymar could move to Saudi Arabia:

Neymar is willing to sanction a move to the Saudi Pro League this summer, but only on the condition he is allowed to spend the 2023/24 season on loan at Barcelona.

Bavarian Podcast Works — Flagship: Season 6, Episode 4 (Bavarian Football Works)

After the debacle of the last week or so, it feels like Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur are going in circles when it comes to the subject of Harry Kane, courtesy of one Daniel Levy. The transfer could still go through of course, but it feels like it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

Meanwhile, Yann Sommer has left Bayern but Manuel Neuer is still injured, and Thomas Tuchel complained about not having a true defensive midfielder. Lots of major topics for one episode.

In this episode, INNN and Schnitzel talk about the following:

  • What the hell is Daniel Levy playing at?
  • Should Bayern Munich pull out of the Harry Kane transfer?
  • What potential options are available at this stage?
  • Sadio Mane might be one of the worst transfers in Bayern Munich history.
  • With Manuel Neuer still injured, was it a good idea to let Yann Sommer go?
  • What goalkeeper alternatives can Bayern sign on such short notice?
  • Why David de Gea is a BAD option.
  • A review of how Bayern Munich has played in preseason so far.
  • Why does Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern Munich feel less dynamic?
  • Tuchel vs Kimmich and the #6 debate.
  • Why has the fanbase turned completely against Leon Goretzka?
  • What does Thomas Tuchel think about the backline and Dayot Upamecano?
  • Kyle Walker — seems like he’s not coming to Bayern.

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