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Second-placed Borussia Dortmund is set to include chief defender Mats Hummels for Tuesday’s Bundesliga showdown at home to league leaders Bayern Munich behind closed doors with stars Jadon Sancho and Axel Witsel also poised to return.

Matt Hummels ’99 percent’ ready for Borussia Dortmund’s showdown with Bayern Munich

Second-placed Borussia Dortmund is set to include chief defender Mats Hummels for Tuesday’s Bundesliga showdown at home to league leaders Bayern Munich behind closed doors with stars Jadon Sancho and Axel Witsel also poised to return.
Philippe Coutinho represents a “risk” that Bayern Munich do not need to take, says Stefan Effenberg, with Mario Mandzukic a more suitable option for a club looking to land the Champions League crown.

Report: Newcastle United join the race to sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona

Newcastle United have joined a number of Premier League sides in the race to sign Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho, a report from Mundo Deportivo claims.
Patrick Asomugha will step down from his parish in Queidersbach in the west of the country, on Monday after “massive” intimidation against him, said Bishop Andreas Sturm, of the diocese of Speyer, in a statement released on Friday.

Nigerian priest leaves German parish following death threats

A Nigerian Roman Catholic priest has been forced to give up his parish in Germany after a series of racist acts including death threats.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has described Manuel Neuer as the best goalkeeper the world has ever had, and hopes he will extend his stay at the club beyond 2021.

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng sent contract message by coach Hansi Flick

Hansi Flick is hoping to see Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng follow his lead by committing to extended stays at Bayern Munich.
Neymar and Juan Bernat scored a goal each in an incredible opening 45 minutes for the hosts in an empty Parc des Princes.

Outrageous transfer fees will be unjustifiable after coronavirus pandemic – Bayern chief

Deals worth in excess of €100 million have been commonplace in the past four years, with Neymar becoming the world's most expensive player when he joined Paris Saint-Germain for €222m (£200m/$264m) in August 2017.
Bayern Munich should be considered one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season amid their turnaround under coach Hansi Flick, Lothar Matthaus says.

Jupp Heynckes: Hansi Flick is the ideal coach for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich have made "a wise decision" by appointing Hansi Flick on a permanent basis, says former manager Jupp Heynckes.
Chelsea have taken decisive action against ticket touts operating around their Stamford Bridge home, with jail sentences handed out in some instances.

Chelsea in talks with Barcelona for former Liverpool midfielder

The Brazilian midfielder is currently on loan at Bayern Munich and the Bavarian is not ready to sign him permanently at the end of the current campaign as the Bundesliga side decided not to take up the option to sign him permanently.
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Coronavirus brings Adidas sales collapse in China

German sportswear maker Adidas said Wednesday store closures in China had brought plummeting sales since the beginning of the novel coronavirus outbreak in late January.
Leroy Sane needs time to develop confidence in his right knee before returning to match action for Manchester City after a six-month lay-off, Pep Guardiola has said.

Bayern Munich president confirms interest in Leroy Sané

New Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has reiterated the club’s desire to sign Leroy Sané from Manchester City this summer.
Bayern Munich is looking for a new head coach after Niko Kovac was sacked in the wake of their 5-1 drubbing at Eintracht Frankfurt — their worst Bundesliga defeat in 10 years.

Bayern Munich ring the changes for DFB Pokal clash

Bayern Munich have rung the changes for their DFB Pokal clash with Hoffenheim on Wednesday.
Medical staff transfer patients to Jin Yintan hospital in Wuhan. China has confirmed that the deadly Wuhan coronavirus virus can be transmitted between humans, with medical workers currently among the infected. Getty

Germany records first case of coronavirus

Health authorities say the man who contracted the virus is from the state of Bavaria. It is the first known instance outside of China of the disease-transmitting between unrelated persons.
Learning from Robert Lewandowski (l.) and playing in the Bundesliga at 18- Joshua Zirkzee (c.) feels fully vindicated by his decision to join Bayern Munich.

Nigerian youngster wants to succeed Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich

Dutch-born Nigerian youngster Joshua Zirkzee says his aim is to be Bayen Munich number one striker in the nearest future, amid transfer rumors.
Carlo Ancelotti says he wants to play “attractive, aggressive football” at Everton – building on the work of interim Toffees boss Duncan Ferguson.

Everton lead race to sign Real Madrid star for £43 million

Everton are said to be in pole position to sign Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez.
Bayern Munich are set to stick with temporary manager Hansi Flick, though it is unclear whether he will be given the role on a permanent basis.

Hansi Flick set to stay on as Bayern Munich coach until end of season

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has suggested interim head coach Hansi Flick is likely to remain in charge for the rest of the 2019-20 season, stating: "There's nothing to be said against it."
Leroy Sane

Manchester City keeping tabs on Bayern Munich star as Leroy Sane replacement

Man City are set to swoop for Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman if Leroy Sane joins the German champions this summer, according to reports.
Philippe Coutinho’s loan move to Bayern Munich is costing the Bavarians £563,000 a game, according to German news outlet, Bild.

Coutinho’s loan move to Bayern Munich costing £563,000 a game

Philippe Coutinho’s loan move to Bayern Munich is costing the Bavarians £563,000 a game, according to German news outlet, Bild.
Robert Lewandowski breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bundesliga record after scoring in Bayern Munich 2-1 victory Union Berlin at Allianz Arena on Saturday.

Robert Lewandowski breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Bundesliga record

Robert Lewandowski breaks Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Bundesliga record after scoring in Bayern Munich 2-1 victory Union Berlin at Allianz Arena on Saturday.
Robert Lewandowski has urged Bayern Munich to make three new signings as he vented his frustrations at a lack of arrivals at the Bundesliga champions.

Real Madrid eye audacious move for Robert Lewandowski

Real Madrid are weighing up an ambitious move to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the January transfer window, according to reports.

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