Mario Gotze must evaluate own future – Bayern Munich


Bayern Munich say Mario Gotze will have to decide for himself whether he wants to move away from the club. The Germany international, who famously scored the winning goal in the 2014 World Cup final, has struggled to establish himself in Bayern’s starting eleven since joining from Borussia Dortmund. Sky sources understand the 23-year-old is a transfer target for Liverpool, ...

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Bayern Munich sign Dortmund’s Mats Hummels to five-year deal


Bayern Munich on Monday officially announced the signing of Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels to a five-year deal. Dortmund and Bayern confirmed the news nearly two weeks ago, before the final league match of the season. The centre-back’s contract was due to expire in 2017. He passed a medical on Monday. No details of the fee were announced but Dortmund were reported ...

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Douglas Costa penalty gives Bayern Munich win in German Cup

Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola holds up the trophy after winning the German soccer cup final match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, May 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on penalties to win the German Cup on Saturday, handing coach Pep Guardiola another domestic double in his final game in charge. Bayern, who also won the Bundesliga for a record fourth consecutive time this season, kept their cool in the shootout after a goalless 120 minutes with Douglas Costa beating keeper Roman Bürki ...

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Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels submits request to join Bayern Munich

Central defender Mats Hummels has won 46 caps for Germany. Photograph: Michael Probst/AP

Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels has submitted an official request to join Bayern Munich next season, with negotiations over a transfer fee for the Germany international now expected to be finalised. Earlier this week, Bayern chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, revealed that discussions with Hummels had already began over a summer move. A statement from Dortmund on Thursday confirmed that the 27-year-old ...

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Wolfsburg terminate Nicklas Bendtner’s contract after former Arsenal striker is told not to turn up for training

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner has had his contract terminated by Bundesliga club Wolfsburg

Nicklas Bendtner is no longer a VfL Wolfsburg player after the club terminated the striker’s contract. The 28-year-old’s deal at the Volkswagen Arena ran until June 2017 but the two parties have now parted ways with immediate effect. Bendtner had not trained with the team for quite some time and was recently instructed not to bother showing up at all. ...

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Manuel Neuer signs new five-year contract


Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has signed a new five-year deal with Bayern Munich. World Cup winner Neuer’s previous deal was to expire in 2019, and he follows team-mates Jerome Boateng, Thomas Muller, David Alaba and Javi Martinez in committing to the club until 2021. The Germany international, 30, has won three Bundesliga titles, two German Cups and the Champions League since ...

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Bayern inch towards 4th straight title with win over Schalke


Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich beat Schalke 3-0 to move within two more wins of a fourth successive Bundesliga title. Lewandowski ended a four-game goalless run with two in 11 second-half minutes to make it 38 for the season, firing in on the turn and then heading home. Arturo Vidal then side-footed Bayern’s third as Pep Guardiola’s side ...

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Bayern inch closer to title after win at Stuttgart


Bayern Munich edged closer to a fourth successive Bundesliga title as they restored their eight-point lead with victory at Stuttgart. Georg Niedermeier’s own goal gave Pep Guardiola’s side a half-time lead, which David Alaba doubled. Daniel Didavi fired into the top corner for Stuttgart, but Douglas Costa’s long-range shot sealed Bayern’s win. Borussia Dortmund, in second, can cut the gap ...

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Bundesliga title race will go to the wire – Guardiola


Pep Guardiola is not paying any attention to Borussia Dortmund’s Europa League diversions as he expects the race for the Bundesliga title to go down to the wire. The Bayern Munich coach watched his side beat Stuttgart on Saturday, to open up an eight-point advantage over Dortmund at the top. The Westphalians are in action on Sunday, but not only do they ...

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Ribery nets winner as Bayern overcome Frankfurt


Leaders Bayern Munich are closing in on a fourth straight Bundesliga title after Franck Ribery’s volley earned them victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. Ribery, 32, beat Lukas Hradecky from the edge of the area with a sublime finish after the keeper had initially saved a shot from Mario Goetze. It was his second goal of an injury-hit season and leaves Bayern ...

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