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Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich, PSG, Manchester United battling for Atalanta’s Giorgio Scalvini; Frans Krätzig going on loan?; Chelsea to challenge Bayern on striker; Lina Magull exits for Inter Milan; Arsenal wants Dušan Vlahović; + MORE!

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Bayern, PSG, United all in running for Scalvini (PSG Talk)

According to reports out of France, Bayern Munich is still among the teams in the running for coveted Atalanta center-back Giorgio Scalvini.

It remains to be seen if Bayern Munich’s interest is more for summer than right now (summer would seem like a more likely scenario, if true). Either way, PSG

Paris Saint-Germain needs to use these next few days of the summer transfer window to improve their defense. The injury to Milan Skriniar, who will be out for months, has the capital club needing a center-back.

Securing deals for Dayot Upamecano, Diego Llorente, Leny Yoro, Maxence Lacroix, and Jean-Clair Todibo appears challenging for PSG in January. These transactions seem complex, whether due to the perceived high prices or the players being deemed untransferable.

Foot Mercato reports that Atalanta BC defender Giorgio Scalvini is on sporting advisor Luis Campos’s list of favorite targets. However, persuading Atalanta to part ways with Scalvini this winter won’t be straightforward.

The Bergamo management is known for its tough negotiation stance, insisting on a hefty sum of €50 million to transfer their defensive talent. Bayern Munich and Manchester United have been keeping a close eye on Scalvini for months now. The Red Devils currently hold an advantageous position in the race.

Despite no formal negotiations between PSG and Atalanta, the Parisians closely monitor the situation and gather information. Scalvini’s versatility in playing in a three- or four-man defense, coupled with his modern defender profile, blending vital physical attributes with solid technical skills, has captured the attention of the Parisian club internally.

Krätzig likely headed out on loan (@Plettigoal)

Bayern Munich youngster Frans Krätzig is likely headed out on a loan. With interest from several clubs, it might behoove the 20-year-old to explore his options. After a torrid start to his first-team career, Krätzig did cool off a bit and now the Bavarians need to really see what they have in the kid.

A loan could be the best way to do that:

Many clubs have inquired about Frans #Krätzig in recent days, who is likely to leave FC Bayern on loan this month.

➡️ The 20 y/o talented left-back aims to get more playing time

➡️ Preferably in the Bundesliga.

Ideas about a 6 or 18-months-loan ✔️

Talks with some clubs ongoing. Decision soon.

@SkySportDE

Ma-gone...Lina leaves Frauen (@FCBfrauen)

As was reported earlier in the week, longtime Bayern Munich Frauen stalwart Lina Magull is headed to Inter Milan:

Bavarian Podcast Works — Postgame Show: Bayern Munich 3-0 Hoffenheim (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich got off to a winning start for the second half of the season as it downed Hoffenheim 3-0 in a match that was sometimes frustrating for fans of the Bavarians.

Defensively, Bayern Munich was very solid for most of the match, but did — perhaps — get a little lucky. Attacking-wise, Bayern Munich left something to be desire for portions of the game, but did manage to look sensational at other points.

Let’s see what Marcus and Chuck have to say about the match. Here is what we have on tap:

  • A look at the starting XI, which saw Leon Goretzka sent to the bench in favor of Raphaël Guerreiro:
  • A rundown of the scoring and substitutions.
  • Takes on how Bayern Munich played, what was good...what needs some work.
  • Why Hoffenheim was a tough match-up and could surprise some people in the second half of the season.
  • Some thoughts on the Eric Dier transfer.

Chelsea, United could challenge Bayern on Kusi-Asare (The Hard Tackle)

Bayern Munich might be the frontrunner to land AIK striker Jonah Kusi-Asare, but Chelsea FC and Manchester United are said to entering the fray:

Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing 16-year-old Swedish striker Jonah Kusi-Asare from AIK.

According to a report by Graeme Bailey for HITC, Jonah Kusi-Asare is gaining popularity in the market. Chelsea and Manchester United are keen on signing the 16-year-old AIK attacking prodigy. The teenage sensation is also a target for Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga giants leading the race to sign him.

Gunners looking to land Vlahović (TV Play via 90Min.com)

Arsenal FC is seeking to bring in Juventus striker Dušan Vlahović to bolster their attack:

Arsenal could look to use Juventus’ interest in signing midfielder Charlie Patino to aid their pursuit of striker Dušan Vlahović.

Neuhaus to Lazio? (@Plettigoal)

Borussia Mönchengladbach midfielder Florian Neuhaus could be off to Lazio:

Bavarian Podcast Works — Weekend Warm-up: Podcast Season 3, Episode 27 (Bavarian Football Works)

Bayern Munich gets back to action on the pitch this weekend, but the rumor mill is providing much of the electricity surrounding the team this week.

Given all of that, we have a lot of topics to cover, so let’s get to it:

  • Grass be damned, the NFL is coming back to the Allianz Arena.
  • Eric Dier is in Germany...now what?
  • A move for João Palhinha is off the table...for now.
  • Alphonso Davies and Real Madrid just seems like it is going to happen.
  • Joshua Kimmich to Paris Saint-Germain? That probably will not happen, but let’s explore those rumors and what they could ultimately mean for the Germany’s international’s future in Bavaria.
  • Arijon Ibrahimović could be leaving, while Joshua Zirkzee could come back?
  • A look at the latest episode of Fargo, along with where things are in the great “Marvel Odyssey.”

Kühn to Celtic? (@Plettigoal)

Former Bayern Munich II attacker Nicolas Kühn looks like he is headed to Celtic:

❗️Nicolas #Kühn, waiting for the light to travel to Glasgow! Celtic and Rapid are close to find an agreement. Brendan Rodgers wants him ️

➡️ Verbal agreement is done as the 24 y/o winger wants to join

@CelticFC

with immediate effect

➡️ Transfer fee: Around €3.5m + add-ons

➡️ Contract until 2028 ✔️

Kühn, already not in the lineup for today’s friendly match of

@skrapid

CFC still chasing Osimhen (Il Mattino via 90Min.com)

Chelsea FC is looking to get Napoli striker Victor Osimhen this summer:

Chelsea are prepared to trigger the €120m in Victor Osimhen’s contract to bring the Napoli star to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

According to the Daily Mail, a move is not inconceivable for Osimhen:

Chelsea’s owners are prepared to spend big across the coming transfer windows and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is open to making the move to Stamford Bridge.

Gunners also eyeing Boey (AS via 90Min.com)

Bayern Munich has been linked to Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey, but Arsenal could attempt to swoop in for the steal:

Arsenal have reignited their interest in Galatasaray right-back Sacha Boey, and a deal could be agreed if the Gunners’ hierarchy agree to pay just over £20m.

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