Daily Schmankerl: Manchester United scoping Bayern Munich’s David Alaba?; Are

Inter Milan site “FC Inter News” assessed the Italian club’s chances of landing Bayern Munich defender David Alaba. The site intimated that “Pini Zahavi is touring Europe to find the best solution for his client David Alaba” and “Inter and Juventus have already turned on the radars for some time, but they do not seem to have the economic strength to support Zahavi’s requests (there is also a double-digit commission).”

While Alaba’s financial requirements are a sore subject for Bayern Munich and the Italy contingent alike, the lingering Premier League clubs might not be inclined to be so fiscally responsible.

Per the site:

Watch out for the English: with the two of Manchester (City and United) pressing for some time. Don’t forget that Paris Saint-Germain who already wanted him a year ago, as did Real Madrid. In the background, Barcelona: a lot will depend on the outcome of the presidential elections.

The full rundown of Alaba suitors now looks like this:

Will this list continue to grow? FC Barcelona and Real Madrid join Juventus and Inter Milan in not necessarily being keen to pay Alaba’s exorbitant salary demands, so maybe we should “watch out for the English.”

As Sport Witness points out, however, Italy would offer Alaba a very advantageous tax situation with its lower rates for high-earners.

If you want to get a rise out of Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, just ask him if Erling Haaland has an exit clause in his contract.

Speaking to Sport Bild (as captured by Transfermarkt), Watzke once again denied claims that Haaland has a €75 million out-clause in his contract: “There is no such agreement. We have a clear wish that Erling will stay with us even longer and want to convince him and his agent of this.”

A real cynic will point out that Watzke’s “no agreement” declaration does not include an explanation on whether there is no clause currently or at all. Specifically, it does not directly address the rumored 2022 trigger for the exit clause. Is it a matter of semantics or is he telling the truth…who knows?

Regardless, could Dortmund convince Haaland to stay past 2024 (or 22 if you are an Exit Clause Truther)? The player seems to have a firm grasp of just how good he is and ultimately it will be up to him on whether or not he views Signal Iduna Park as the long-term home for his career.

One cannot simply beat Manuel Neuer at wall ball:

Hansi Flick’s talent isn’t just reserved to being a top-notch manager:

This tweet from Bayern Munich perfectly and succinctly captures the club’s incredible Champions League winning streak:

There is not much better than the sheer happiness and excitement of scoring a goal. The Manchester City women’s team captured that perfect in an empty stadium when USWNT star Sam Mewes headed home this beauty:

Werder Bremen made a difficult call in preventing its international call-ups from leaving the club and reporting to their respective…

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