Bundesliga

I’m still not 100 percent fit – Robben

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Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has revealed he is still not fully fit after his exploits with Netherlands in the World Cup this summer. The Dutchman was one of the stars of the tournament as Louis van Gaal’s men reached the semi-finals of the competition, only to suffer penalty shoot-out heartbreak at the hands of Argentina. Robben,30, missed the DFL-Supercup ...

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Former Arsenal striker Bendtner in talks with Wolfsburg

Nicklas Bendtner: Completes a move to German outfit Wolfsburg

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner is in talks with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, his agent has confirmed. Bendtner is currently without a club following the expiry of his Arsenal contract at the end of last season and has been linked with Aston Villa and Olympiakos among other clubs this summer. The 26-year-old, who had loan spells with Birmingham, Sunderland and Juventus ...

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Van Buyten announces retirement from football

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Former Manchester City defender Daniel Van Buyten has announced his retirement from football. The 36-year-old, who played for Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil, was released by Bayern Munich at the end of last season but, despite attracting interest from Brussels club Anderlecht, he has decided to call time on his career. In an open letter published in Belgian ...

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Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez ruled out for rest of year

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Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez will be out until the New Year after injuring his knee in the German Supercup defeat by Borussia Dortmund. The Spain international, who can also play as a defender, ruptured his left cruciate ligament during the first half of Bayern’s 2-0 loss. “Obviously I’m extremely sad at this moment,” the 25-year-old said as he prepared ...

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Javi Martinez: Bayern Munich midfielder ruled out for rest of year

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Bayern Munich midfielder Javi Martinez will be out until the New Year after injuring his knee in the German Supercup defeat by Borussia Dortmund. The Spain international, who can also play as a defender, ruptured his left cruciate ligament¬†during the first half of Bayern’s 2-0 loss. “Obviously I’m extremely sad at this moment,” the 25-year-old said as he prepared to ...

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Hamburg playmaker Rafael van der Vaart won’t be sold

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Hamburg chairman Dietmar Beiersdorfer has ruled out the sale of Rafael van der Vaart this summer, saying he is “counting” on the former Real Madrid midfielder. Queens Park Rangers are the latest club to be linked with the 31-year-old, who is still contracted to the northern Germany side until 2015. They need not come asking for the Dutchman, though, with ...

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Dortmund are fired up for Supercup – Kehl

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Borussia Dortmund are “fired up” for Tuesday’s DFL-Supercup meeting with Bayern Munich, says midfielder Sebastian Kehl. BVB will host the side they finished runner-up to in the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal as the two sides meet to contend the first piece of silverware of the season for the fourth time in a row. Dortmund beat the Bavarian giants 4-2 to lift ...

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Bayern Munich don’t need Marco Reus – Guardiola

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Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has insisted that he is perfectly happy with the strength of the squad at his disposal – despite persistent rumours of interest in Borussia Dortmund ace Marco Reus. The Bavarians have signed Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski from their Bundesliga rivals in successive summers and are now being heavily linked heavily with the 25-year-old attacker. ...

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Baba Abdul Rahman joins Augsburg

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Ghanaian left-back Baba Abdul Rahman has signed for Bungesliga side Augsburg from Bundesliga 2 side Greuter Furth. Rahman, who is a former Kotoko player, completed the move on Wednesday after going through his medicals. Details of the move are undisclosed but the player will be wearing the number 12 jersey for Augsburg who finished 8th in last season’s German league. ...

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Jurgen Klopp firm over Dortmund’s Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels: Staying put at Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has reiterated that his new captain Mats Hummels will be staying with the club and not joining Manchester United. United have been strongly linked with the 25-year-old Germany centre-back, and the speculation ramped up following Thomas Vermaelen’s decision to join Barcelona. But having confirmed Hummels would be succeeding Sebastian Kehl as Dortmund’s new skipper, Klopp ...

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