Werder Bremen captain Clemens Fritz has talked up a possible return for Per Mertesacker to the Bundesliga side.
Carlo Ancelotti is "not worried" by Bayern Munich's two-game winless run but has called for "a fresh start after the international break."
NBA star Dirk Nowitzki would be welcome to take an advisory role with Bayern Munich when he retires from playing for the Dallas Mavericks.
Bayer Leverkusen help train 39 coaches who will encourage children escaping from the conflict to enjoy playing football.
Five of the seven Germany-based starters from the United States' 2-0 win at Cuba have returned to their clubs ahead of Bundesliga matchday seven.
Centre-back Sokratis, who has played the full 90 minutes in all 10 of his side's competitive matches, now likely to miss Hertha Berlin game.