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Borussia Monchengladbach will be competing in the Europa League next season, and whilst they have already lost star goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen to Barcelona, the club are looking to strengthen their squad - and claim to have struck a deal with Chelsea to loan Belgian midfielder Thorgan Hazard - brother of Blues star Eden - for the whole of next season.
"We were always going to make an attacking signing, no matter what the situation is with Luuk de Jong and Peniel Mlapa, and this will be Thorgan Hazard," said sporting director Max Eberl. "We have exchanged contracts with Chelsea and we have agreed with Thorgan, we have all agreed and now just need to sign the contracts."
Staying with Gladbach, striker Luuk de Jong is back with the club after his loan deal with Newcastle United ended. The Dutchman has struggled to replicate the form he showed with FC Twente, where he became a goalscoring sensation. Given his struggles since leaving Holland in 2012, speculation has linked the 23-year-old with a move back to the Eredivisie with PSV Eindhoven, but de Jong says he's currently unsure.
"Since last Monday I am back at the club and I do not know exactly what is going to happen," he said. "There is also interest from other clubs in Germany and England. That gives me a good feeling. I do not exclude staying at Borussia Monchengladbach. Maybe a striker here gets injured or is sold. You do not know. I consider it unlikely that I will remain here, but you never know."
One striker on the move is Borussia Dortmund's Julian Schieber. The 25-year-old has been playing as a backup to Robert Lewandowski at Signal Iduna Park, and whilst the Polish international has moved on to Bayern Munich this summer, Dortmund have since signed Italian striker Ciro Immobile and Colombian forward Adrian Ramos from Torino and Hertha Berlin respectively - and it's the latter that have chosen to snap Schieber up.
"I would like to thank the coaching staff, my great BVB team-mates and the outstanding fans, who have always supported me, for two great years," said Schieber. "I've learned a thing or two from Jurgen Klopp, practised every day at the highest level and played in a Champions League final. These are things that will stay with me. We are parting on amicable terms, and that makes me very happy."