Daily Schmankerl: Chelsea keep hope for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski; Real Madrid, Arsenal among clubs eyeing Corentin Tolisso; Liverpool urged to get Serge Gnabry; Tyler Adams to Leeds United?; and more!


Chelsea FC know the competitors in the landscape, but the club still holds out hope of signing Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.

FC Barcelona appear to be Lewandowski’s first-choice destination, while Paris Saint-Germain’s deep pockets could make the French club a lucrative step in the Polish international’s career.


Chelsea, however, want to be a bigger player in the game for Lewandowski:

Word on the street is that Lewandowski’s wife Anna isn’t too keen on moving to England. Meanwhile, his ex-agent deduced that the forward didn’t want to go to the Premier League where he might not be as successful.

Does any of this matter? We could find out if FC Barcelona cannot put together an acceptable offer.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso is reportedly being courted by Real Madrid, Olympique Lyon, Manchester United and Arsenal FC:

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso this summer. The 27-year-old has fallen down the pecking order with the German giants and is now set to leave the club when his contract expires at the end of this month.

According to Fichajes, Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti – who managed Tolisso during his time at Bayern – wants to reunite with the Frenchman at the Santiago Bernabeu this summer. The report adds that Real Madrid could face competition from Tolisso’s former club Lyon who are desperate to lure the midfielder to France on a free transfer. Tolisso has also been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal after admitting earlier this month he would like to test himself in England.

If Tolisso can stay healthy, some clubs will get an absolute gem. Unfortunately, staying out of the trainer’s room was the problem.

For anyone worried about Germany’s recent performances, former Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick had plenty of ways to reassure people.

Germany beat Italy 5-2 in a game that wasn’t even that close.

Die Mannschaft was dominant from the start and never let up. Here’s what we have in store for this episode:

  • An overview of how the score went down.
  • What looked different in this game for Germany compared to some previous games.
  • The offensive explosion fueled by Timo Werner, Thomas Müller and others.
  • A good performance from the team’s outside backs.
  • Why Leroy Sane needs a break to get going again.

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Liverpool have been urged to take their alleged pursuit of Bayern Munich striker Serge Gnabry seriously:

Former Liverpool right-back Glen Johnson has urged the Reds to make a move for Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry.

Liverpool have been linked with a summer move for the 26-year-old. Gnabry’s contract only expires in June 2023. The striker boasts a current market value of £58.50m. Johnson believes signing Gnabry would be a ‘smart business’ for Liverpool.

As quoted by Anfield Watch on Twitter, he told the following: “I really like it. I think it’s a deal Liverpool would consider more seriously because of the price and because of his age. This decision would meet their criteria much more.It’s a smart business.

It looks like Jurgen Klopp is the type of manager who could find a way to get the most out of Gnabry. As for the Bayern Munich winger, it looks like Sadio Mane’s seemingly imminent arrival at Säbener Straße might be enough to push Gnabry to look for a job elsewhere.

Bayern Munich youngster and USMNT striker Malik Tillman could be on his way on a loan assignment in a destination to be determined soon:

Malik Tillman hangs just as little on the Bayern coach. Both club and player also agree that he needs more training and is due out on loan this summer. German-American advisers are currently studying several options at home and abroad, there is no trend yet.

Moving up the rotation at Bayern Munich seems like a daunting task for Tillman at this point, so a loan wouldn’t be the worst thing.

Former Bayern Munich three-time winner Alvaro Odriozola has returned to Real Madrid after a loan spell at Fiorentina. Now Odriozola could have a bigger role with Los Blancos:

The Bayern flop (Editor’s note: Flop? How dare you, sir or madam?) Álvaro Odriozola has returned to Real Madrid after being loaned out by AC Fiorentina. The 26-year-old right-back from San Sebastián is under contract with Los Blancos until 2024 and won’t be loaned out for a third time next season but is expected to serve as a back-up for injury-prone Dani Carvajal.

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti often had to use right-winger Lucas Vázquez at right-back in 2021/22, which the Italian didn’t like so much, which is why Odriozola must now take over, reports the Spanish newspaper. AS.

The good thing about Odriozola is his pace on the wing and his improved defensive play as seen in Serie A last season. Moreover, he has recently joined a special diet and fitness plan so the right-back sees himself well prepared for Real’s challenge. In 2018, Los Blancos put €30m on the table for the Spain international, who also played in the World Cup in Russia. Maybe he can justify the price in 2022/23?

Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca could officially sign with Leeds United today, but he could also have company from Bundesliga – RB Leipzig and USMNT midfielder Tyle Adams:

Tyler Adams is set to leave RB Leipzig this summer amid speculation over a move to Leeds United – one of several teams “exploring the possibility”, according to Fabrizio Romano. Adams has been linked with a move to Elland Road after falling down the pecking order at his current club, and the 23-year-old has ‘connected’ with the Whites on several occasions.

Adams has attracted interest across Europe from Sevilla and Benfica, but may prefer a reunion with Jesse Marsch, who gave Adams his professional debut for the New York Red Bulls in 2015. The Los Blancos boss is keen on strengthen the midfield and are looking to add more. reinforcements following the imminent signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca.

For me, a move for Adams might be a bit redundant as both players are primarily known as defensive midfielders. If both players move to Leeds United, it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. Do they play together? Do you get a permanent job?