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Bayern's Mats Hummels to return to Dortmund

Bundesliga correspondent Raf Honigstein weighs in on Bayern Munich's interest in Man City's Leroy Sane and the roadblocks that have emerged between the clubs.
Raphael Honigstein joins the crew to weigh in on Borussia Dortmund's signings, and questions whether or not they've done enough to win next season's Bundesliga title.
Gab Marcotti joins the ESPN FC crew to shed some light on Bayern Munich's up-and-down season, citing an aging roster as a problem moving forward.

Mats Hummels will end his three-year spell at Bayern Munich and return to Borussia Dortmund, pending a medical, both clubs have announced.

The 30-year-old, who was taken out of international contention by Germany coach Joachim Low earlier this year, will return to Dortmund for a reported fee of €38 million including possible bonuses.

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Bale to Bayern rumours are 'rubbish' - agent

ESPN FC's Sid Lowe says it's still early, but he fully expects Real Madrid to make a big push to generate money from player sales this summer.
Alejandro Moreno examines Real Madrid's projected starting XI for next season and says additional signings are still needed to bolster the squad.
Steve Nicol decides which players Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid should keep around or part ways with in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Bayern Munich have not made an approach to sign Gareth Bale on loan from Real Madrid, the player's agent Jonathan Barnett told ESPN FC on Monday.

The Wales international is reportedly one of the players expected to leave the Spanish giants this summer, and is considered surplus to requirements since the return of Zinedine Zidane as coach.

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Reports in Spain had suggested Bayern were prepared to match Bale's wages in order to take the player on loan as...

Source: Bayern out of running to sign De Ligt

Raphael Honigstein joins the crew to weigh in on Borussia Dortmund's signings, and questions whether or not they've done enough to win next season's Bundesliga title.
Gab Marcotti joins the ESPN FC crew to shed some light on Bayern Munich's up-and-down season, citing an aging roster as a problem moving forward.
Robert Lewandowski scored twice to lead Bayern Munich to their first German Cup title since 2016 with a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the final.

Bayern Munich have withdrawn from the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt, a source close to the club has told ESPN FC.

The German champions had been encouraged to pursue the 19-year-old Ajax captain after initial positive talks but recently informed the centre-back in a telephone conversation that more pressing priorities in the transfer market ruled out a bid for him.

Manchester United and Barcelona are thought to be leading the chase for the Netherlands international, while Juventus are also interested.

Champions League seeds confirmed for 2019-20

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol was in Madrid to watch his beloved Reds win the Champions League, but relief rather than joy was his overriding emotion.

Liverpool are confirmed as the final seeds for next season's Champions League group-stage draw after lifting the trophy in Madrid on Saturday night.

Jurgen Klopp's side won the biggest prize in European football with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The winners of the Champions League automatically slot into Pot 1, which is reserved for the holders of the two European competitions and the champions of the six strongest domestic leagues. 

That means...

Champions League seeds almost set for 2019-20

The seeds for next season's Champions League group-stage draw are almost set after Chelsea won the Europa League on Wednesday night.

Chelsea will be in Pot 1 as a European titleholder, with the only outstanding issue being whether Liverpool or Tottenham join them by winning the Champions League on Saturday.

Chelsea and Tottenham or Liverpool will be with the winners of the top European leagues: Barcelona (La Liga), Manchester City (Premier League), Juventus (Serie A), Bayern Munich (Bundesliga),...