Daily Schmankerl: Bayern Munich, Chelsea battle for Gavi? from FC Barcelona; Thiago rejects Barça return; Liverpool want Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount; and more!

Would Bayern Munich and Chelsea both consider a transfer for FC Barcelona youngster Gavi? Now that the Catalans have to raise money, the 17-year-old could certainly generate some income:

It is rumored that Bayern Munich and Chelsea will go head-to-head in the pursuit of Gavi, who has included a €50million breakaway clause in his contract with Barcelona.

According to a report from Catalan outlet El Nacional, Gavi has appeared on Bayern Munich’s radar due to a transfer in a future transfer window. The 17-year-old prodigy, who has a €50million escape clause in his deal with Barcelona, ​​is also being courted by Chelsea.

Gavi has made quite the impact since he made his Barcelona debut at the start of the current season. The Spanish prodigy has been part of the Catalan club since his arrival from Real Betis in 2015 and has made rapid progress in Catalonia and is already a regular fixture of club and country.

The 17-year-old has played 16 games in all competitions for Barcelona this season and also made four appearances for the Spanish national team. His exploits have not gone unnoticed, with Bayern Munich and Chelsea looking to shoo him away from Barcelona, ​​with his €50million exit clause appealing.

We have already heard that Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona will meet in early December when the Catalans visit the Allianz Arena. The main subject would be Frenkie de Jong, but maybe Gavi will also be on the table?

If there was any thought that former Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara might be thinking of returning to Catalonia to play for FC Barcelona again, the 30-year-old tried to quickly dispel it:

Thiago has distanced himself completely from speculation and has made it clear that he is focused on making his move to Anfield a success. He has yet to reach the level expected of him in England, but that is due to minor injury issues, which have seen him play as many games in the last season and a half as he has missed with Jurgen Klopp’s side.

“I play football. I’m not worried about rumours,” Thiago told reporters, as quoted on Goal. “I am focused on the duty I have to my team, the contract I have and the new adventure I have here in the Premier League and try to win all the trophies I can.”

Thiago also did this on Wednesday:

Liverpool could bolster its ranks and keep an eye on a pair of Chelsea FC youngsters in Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount:

Christian Pulisic is in the crosshairs of Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool FC – various media on the island recently reported.

The FC Chelsea player, who was previously under contract with Borussia Dortmund, does not get further than a supporting role under Thomas Tuchel. Klopp, on the other hand, wants to amplify his attacking streak – and the American would fit in perfectly.

According to Calciomercato, Pulisic could leave the blues with a suitable offer. It can also be a loan that makes sense for all parties.

The Daily Star also links another Chelsea player to the Reds: Mason Mount, who, like Pulisic, is no longer a fixture under Tuchel. It is uncertain whether the Blues would let the England international go.

Bayern Munich had to fight through the stormy conditions and against a nasty Dynamo Kyiv side, but were able to exit Ukraine with a hard-fought 2-1 win in the Champions League.

It wasn’t always easy. The cold, the sloppy conditions and the patchwork lineup all had to be worked through and in the end the Bavarians were able to overcome all obstacles.

Here’s what we have on tap today:

  • The cold, snowy and uncomfortable conditions.
  • Robert Lewandowski’s fantastic bicycle ride.
  • The moment when Bayern Munich decided to take over.
  • The untenable nature of playing without so many protagonists.
  • The risk of wear and tear in players like Lewandowski and Thomas Müller.

Okay, technically this is turquoise or aqua I guess, but former Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez did this to his hair:

For those of you who don’t understand the “blue” reference, check out seasons one through three of Arrested Development:

Bayern Munich has survived another football week and things are looking very bleak at the moment. The vaccine debate has spiraled out of control, while the surprise loss to Augsburg on Friday has left a sour taste in fans’ mouths. This, of course, gives us plenty of things to discuss in this edition of Bavarian Podcast Works.

Here are our talking points for this episode:

  • Bayern Munich has decided to withdraw the salary of unvaccinated players while they are in quarantine. Is this the right decision and what could be the consequences?
  • The controversy surrounding Bayern’s association with Qatar and the postponement of the member’s motion ahead of the next AGM.
  • Cursed sponsorship by Bayern.
  • A preview for Bayern Munich vs Dynamo Kiev (no preview this week).
  • The problem with Marcel Sabitzer.
  • A prediction for the game (that was not by INNN).

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