Daily Schmankerl: Mauricio Pochettino can’t see Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane move to Bayern Munich; Manchester United prepare for the separation of Cristiano Ronaldo; Real Madrid want Benjamin Sesko; FC Barcelona to get Pau Torres?; and more!


Ancient Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was a little taken aback when he first saw the rumors linking Harry Kane to Bayern Munich. As the noise continued to grow louder and more stories began to surface detailing the possibility, Pochettino grew even more confused.

Why? Because Pochettino can only really see Kane leaving England for real Madrid.

“Harry Kane at Bayern? That would only happen if Harry changed his way of thinking, which I don’t believe he will. He is very attached to England and his country. He wants to be the Premier League’s all-time top scorer. That’s his goal,” Pochettino told SZ (captured by @iMiaSanMia). “I always saw him as a player who would go to a club like Real Madrid if he left England.”

FCBarcelona could consider former Bayern Munich transfer target Pau Torres as a post-Gerard Pique solution:

Barcelona’s search for a Gerard Pique replacement could see them re-sign 22-year-old Jorge Cuenca from Villarreal. However, he could stay with the club amid intense Premier League interest in centre-back partner Pau Torres, while Juan Foyth is also of interest to Barca. (Mundo Deportivo)

Some (including me!) had speculated that Paxten Aaronson would be loaned out after signing with Eintracht Frankfurt, but it seems that Die Adler are going to keep the New Jersey native in tow:

Bayern Munich is on hiatus, but its 17 players (16 now with Sadio Mané officially on the board) who have been called up to their international squads for the World Cup certainly aren’t. There will be a ton of activity for the Bayern boys as the tournament in Qatar is about to kick off.

What does that mean? There are still many things to discuss with the German national team and with Bayern Munich. Predictions, transference talk, deep dive into the decision-making of a phenomenon, and more!

Let’s cut to the chase and see what we have in store for this episode:

  • A look at Germany’s unconvincing performance against Oman, why it’s not time to panic yet and how it can all come together rather quickly.
  • A race through every World Cup group with predictions on who will survive and advance.
  • Is Paul Wanner Bayern Munich’s Anakin Skywalker?
  • Why the end is near for Benjamin Pavard at Bayern Munich.
  • A little throwback to what to think of Bayern Munich’s first part of the season.
  • We’ve got all of that and even a bit more because I’ve – finally – found something (rather) good to say about The Walking Dead’s final season. And yes, I realize that I’m probably the only asshole still watching it!

Red Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko will move to RB Leipzig next summer, but Real Madrid and Manchester United would already be interested in catching the Slovenian:

Despite Vinicius continuing on the path set last year and Rodrygo and Fede Valverde improving their goalscoring records, the need to add a new striker is obvious. And everything indicates that the various options offered by the market to strengthen are being evaluated from the offices of the club.

In this circumstance, one of the names that returned to the scene and that the Central Defense echoes is Benjamin Sesko. The 19-year-old Slovenian striker will swap Salzburg for Leipzig next summer for €24m after a start to the season in which he collected 7 goals and 3 assists in 25 games.

Already nicknamed the “new Haaland”, the striker also shows his qualities in his team, with whom he scored 5 times in 16 games. Thus, the aforementioned source says that Real Madrid will closely follow Sesko’s developments during the upcoming season in Germany to assess if he is an interesting player to join their project in the future.

In addition, 90Min.com captured a report from Dean Jones indicating that Manchester United are also watching Sesko very closely:

As they search for a new striker in January transfer window, Man Utd scouts are keeping a close eye on Red Bull Salzburg’s Benjamin Sesko. The Slovenian teenager has already agreed to join RB Leipzig next summer

It looks like Manchester United could begin the process of finding a buyout or parting deal with disgruntled star Cristiano Ronaldo:

liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp could be preparing to splurge if Fenway Sports Group sells the club:

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he was happy to receive ‘fresh money’ to bolster his squad of players amid talks over FSG selling Liverpool.


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