United States attacker Aron Johannsson is edging closer to his comeback nearly 11 months after last featuring for his club, Werder Bremen.
Guinea midfielder Naby Keita says he turned down an approach from Arsenal despite a personal phone call from Arsene Wenger before joining RB Leipzig.
Borussia Dortmund are confident about their preparation ahead of the new Bundesliga campaign, despite a run of four games with a win in preseason.
Jerome Boateng has not ruled a return to the Bayern Munich squad for their first Bundesliga match of the season.
The top four European leagues are expected to automatically qualify four teams each to the group stage of the Champions League from 2018-19 - sources
Eintracht Frankfurt defender Marco Russ says he is hoping to return to the squad in January, having been diagnosed with testicular cancer in May.