All of the latest news from the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has suggested his club are the last side that Shakhtar Donetsk would have wanted to play. Reus played a key part in helping the German champions win a group which included Real Madrid, Manchester City and Ajax.
Bayern Munich could have a fight on their hands to stop Mario Gomez from joining Manchester City. Several sources have suggested a move to City is imminent for the German striker despite the fact Pep Guardiola is yet to walk through the door at the club, which could cause him to stay.
Borussia Dortmund are being heavily linked with Internacional striker Leandro Damiao. It’s being suggested that Jurgen Klopp has requested extensive scouting of the forward as Robert Lewandowski is expected to leave the German champions this summer.
Brazilian superstar Neymar has dismissed links suggesting he could sign for Bayern Munich. He has confirmed that there have been no talks between the German club and his representatives but things could change this summer when Pep Guardiola officially takes his post as the club’s new boss.
Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery was involved in a fight at training with a member of the public. The German press is suggesting an individual got into Bayern’s training centre pretending to be Ribery’s friend before a heated confrontation broke out between the pair.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has suggested the only way for Manchester United to stop Real Madrid is to smother Xabi Alonso. Klopp experienced Real Madrid first hand as they were in the same group as the German champions and Klopp says the best idea is to stop him from being able to pass the ball.
Bayer Leverkusen star Lars Bender says he wants to cement his place in the German national squad for the 2014 World Cup. Bender was part of the team that made the semi-finals of Euro 2012 and has admitted he’s not thinking about a move away from German football.
Borussia Dortmund could have a fight on their hands if they want to keep Mario Gotze. Several online media sources are suggesting that Real Madrid will make a big money bid in the summer for the midfield maestro who has also been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City.
Hoffenheim have fined two of their players after they were thrown out of a carnival for being drunk and disorderly. Time Wiese and Tobias Weis went to the carnival dressed as a prisoner and a caveman but were ejected from the carnival party for ‘rude behaviour’.
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