The decision to name Philipp Lahm as Germany's Footballer of the Year has reduced the vote "to absurdity," Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos' agent has said.
Former Germany and Bayern Munich captain Lahm, 33, won the award for the first time at the weekend.
Lahm, who retired at the end of last season, took the prize -- organised by football magazine kicker and voted for by journalists -- in an outcome that Volker Struth said left him "very surprised and astonished."
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Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has said he is "100 percent" certain Arturo Vidal will stay but confirmed AC Milan target Renato Sanches could leave.
Manchester United are again being linked with Chile international Vidal, who had been a target when Louis van Gaal took charge of the Premier League side in 2014, but Ancelotti said the 30-year-old is not for sale.
"Vidal is our player, I have a lot of confidence," he told reporters ahead of Bayern's friendly against Chelsea in Singapore on Tuesday.
RB Leipzig defender Willi Orban has told Sport1 that Naby Keita "went a bit past the limit" when he fouled Diego Demme in training on Monday, although the club have sought to play down the incident.
Liverpool target Keita, who had been strongly tackled by Demme earlier in the session, later produced a foul that left his teammate with a bruised knee.
Kicker reported that Leipzig coach Ralph Hasenhuttl then immediately stopped the training session.
"There was a good intensity in the training session,...