Daily Schmankerl: Pep Guardiola visits Robert Lewandowski; Dominik Szoboszlai available for Bayern Munich ?; Antonio Conte of Tottenham Hotspur calls the players big; PSG could have a Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan situation; and more!


Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski received a special visitor to Polish training camp … his former boss Pep Guardiola.

The visit, however, is not as threatening for Bayern Munich fans as it might seem from the outside. The Manchester City boss had just stopped by to check on some of the players City had loaned to Girona.

Girona, of course, is part of the City Football Group:

Football Espana captured the finer details:

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola visited Girona’s training ground this afternoon, according to a report in Cope. The former Barcelona coach, who returned to familiar ground during the international break, spoke with Girona coach Michel Sanchez and his team.

Girona has three players on loan from City; Pablo Moreno, Nahuel Bustos and Dario Sarmiento. He also met Robert Lewandowski on his travels, the Bayern Munich center-forward that Pep coached during his time in Bavaria. His Polish team are training in La Vinya in preparation for qualifying for the World Cup with nearby Andorra on Friday.

A strange glut of exit clauses could wreak even more havoc on RB Leipzig’s roster:

Last summer RB Leipzig lost three important pillars: coach Julian Nagelsmann, defender Dayot Upamecano and captain Marcel Sabitzer (all against FC Bayern). And already there is a threat of new beginnings.

According to Sport Bild, several RB players have an exit clause written into their contracts. It could be spectacular in the case of Dominik Szoboszlai. The 21-year-old Hungarian was not signed until January 2021 for € 22million from Salzburg. His exit clause would be between 60 and 70 million euros.

Besides Szoboszlai, other well-known actors could leave the Saxons with such a clause: in the case of Lukas Klostermann, Konrad Laimer, Amadou Haidara, Tyler Adams and Brian Brobbey, the amount would be around 40 million euros each. . For around 50 million euros, Angelino can get out of his contract.

This makes possible scenarios that could well become uncomfortable for RB Leipzig.

While Bayern Munich missed Dominik Szoboszlai the first time around, it would be curious to see if that old interest will return for the Bavarians given what is a relatively reasonable release clause for such a young and talented player.

I guess Bayern Munich would make an appeal for Leipzig, but maybe look to spend their money on other positions (unless something crazy happened with the roster).

Antonio Conte is looking to make a good impression at Tottenham Hotspur and he starts off in a weird way: Calling his players ‘obese’ and banning condiments:

Antonio Conte has banned Tottenham Hotspur players from eating ketchup and mayonnaise, according to The Athletic (h / t Daily Mail). He also informed some of his athletes that they were obese.

Last week, the Italian took over from Nuno Esprito Santo. Since becoming head coach of the North London club, he has imposed strict rules on his players in an attempt to mold them in his image.

The Italian manager has put in place a number of initiatives to make Tottenham a title contender. At a press conference earlier this week, he laid out his strategy, stressing the need to “change a lot of things” in order to achieve the results he seeks.

He seemed to have already started his task. The Spurs players had a tough training session the next morning after beating Vitesse in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. After the session, they appeared to be “dead”.

If you haven’t understood the insane story of Aminata Diallo of Paris Saint-Germain who is allegedly involved in a scheme to hire people to attack her teammate Kheira Hamraoui. This has strong Tonya Harding-Nancy Kerrigan vibes:

Paris Saint-Germain women’s midfielder Aminata Diallo has been arrested after allegedly hiring two men to attack and injure teammate Kheira Hamraoui.

Diallo and Hamraoui, also France’s international teammates, both play in midfield and are in direct competition. Diallo is believed to have organized the attack to put his teammate out of action.

The attack occurred on November 4 when Diallo, 26, was driving Hamraoui, 31, home after a team meal organized for the players at a restaurant.

According to L’Equipe, two masked men armed with iron bars took Hamraoui from the car and assaulted her. One of the men allegedly hit Hamraoui in the legs several times. The attack lasted a few minutes before the two men fled.

Hamraoui was then taken to hospital where she suffered stitches in her legs and hands. She was unable to participate in PSG’s Champions League match with Real Madrid on Tuesday. Diallo has started the match.

There are several topics related to Bayern Munich that are worth discussing, and Tom and Schnitzel have you covered. Here are the main talking points:

  • Lack of staff turnover … a recurring theme among Bayern coaches?
  • Why do not Sabitzer and Musiala see the light of day?
  • Why Süle is currently better than Pavard, and why he could be our permanent fix for the RB spot.
  • Lewandowski as the first candidate for the Ballon D’Or.
  • Some Ligue 1 jokes; separate from other claims.
  • Discuss which clubs can give Bayern a good fight in Europe.
  • … and of course, some talk of Liverpool throughout the episode (Tom’s fault).

Juventus will – allegedly – run against Gladbach midfielder Deni Zakaria:

As reported by Italian media Tuttosport, Juventus Turin have embarked on the bid to take over Denis Zakaria’s services in the upcoming summer transfer market, where they will compete with José Mourinho’s Roma for his incorporation.

La Vecchia Signora, who are going through a difficult sporting period in Serie A, are looking for reinforcements that can offer more variations for Massimiliano Allegri in the fight to qualify for the UEFA Champions League, which seems to be the club’s fair goal. now. In addition to a center-forward, where Dusan Vlahovic’s name sounds the loudest, the club are looking for a positional midfielder to accompany Manuel Locatelli in the shuttlecock area.

Rumors put Juventus Turin closely following Tchouaméni (AS Monaco) and Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund), who are said to be the two most viable options at the moment, but Tuttosport information indicates Denis Zakaria is winning whole numbers to become in one of the clubs of the club. big signings on the next summer transfer market.

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