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Borussia Dortmund want deal with Chelsea for £90k-per-week phoenix

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According to Sport Bild, Borussia Dortmund want to sign Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi at the end of the campaign, with the Belgian international having impressed during his loan spell at the Westfalenstadion this season.

Batshuayi joined Dortmund from Chelsea in January and has contributed 10 goals in 14 appearances for BVB.

Borussia Dortmund CEO threatens squad clean out

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has threatened to clean out the current squad at the end of the season - unless results improve.

“We need a squad adjustment in the summer, things will be clearer after the second half of the season,” Watzke told Frankfurt-based newspaper FAZ.

Bosz to remain Dortmund boss despite derby debacle

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO says Peter Bosz remains head coach – for now – although the squad were booed at the club’s annual general meeting on Sunday after surrendering a four-goal lead against Schalke.

Bosz has been given a reprieve despite Saturday’s 4-4 draw at home to Schalke in the Ruhr derby when Dortmund’s second-half collapse saw them surrender a four-goal half-time lead to their German league rivals.

Bosz to remain Dortmund boss despite derby debacle

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO says Peter Bosz remains head coach – for now – although the squad were booed at the club’s annual general meeting on Sunday after surrendering a four-goal lead against Schalke.

Bosz has been given a reprieve despite Saturday’s 4-4 draw at home to Schalke in the Ruhr derby when Dortmund’s second-half collapse saw them surrender a four-goal half-time lead to their German league rivals.

Barcelona manipulated Dembele: Dortmund boss

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke on Sunday accused Barcelona of manipulating Ousmane Dembele in a bid to force the German club to sell the want-away winger to the Spanish giants.

Dortmund suspended Dembele indefinitely a week ago when the 20-year-old boycotted training after the German club rejected an initial bid from Barcelona.

Borussia Dortmund to hold Tuchel talks over future

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will hold showdown talks with coach Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season, amid reports that Nice manager Lucien Favre will take over.

Chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke denied Tuchel’s fate was already sealed but relations between the pair have become publicly strained since the bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus on April 11.

Borussia Dortmund to hold Tuchel talks over future

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund will hold showdown talks with coach Thomas Tuchel at the end of the season, amid reports that Nice manager Lucien Favre will take over.

Chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke denied Tuchel’s fate was already sealed but relations between the pair have become publicly strained since the bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus on April 11.

Thomas Tuchel leaves Dortmund future open after spat

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel on Friday threw open his future as Borussia Dortmund’s head coach in the aftermath of his public disagreement with the Bundesliga side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

When asked in a press conference if he will stay on next season, Tuchel replied: “I am the wrong person to talk to about this.

Thomas Tuchel leaves Dortmund future open after spat

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Berlin (AFP) – Thomas Tuchel on Friday threw open his future as Borussia Dortmund’s head coach in the aftermath of his public disagreement with the Bundesliga side’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

When asked in a press conference if he will stay on next season, Tuchel replied: “I am the wrong person to talk to about this.

Sahin signs Dortmund extension to 2019

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Turkey international Nuri Sahin has signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund until 2019, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old midfielder’s previous deal was due to run out in 12 months.

German-born Sahin first joined Borussia as a 13-year-old and has spent most of his career with the club.

Sahin signs Dortmund extension to 2019

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Dortmund (Germany) (AFP) – Turkey international Nuri Sahin has signed a contract extension with Borussia Dortmund until 2019, the Bundesliga club said on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old midfielder’s previous deal was due to run out in 12 months.

German-born Sahin first joined Borussia as a 13-year-old and has spent most of his career with the club.

Dortmund demand German Cup minnows switch pitch

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund want their German Cup quarter-final at minnows Sportfreunde Lotte played at an alternative stadium after snow forced Tuesday’s game to be postponed just an hour before kick-off.

The rescheduled match will be on March 14 but Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is worried the pitch could again prove dangerously unplayable, presenting his side with a potential fixture headache.

Dortmund demand German Cup minnows switch pitch

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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund want their German Cup quarter-final at minnows Sportfreunde Lotte played at an alternative stadium after snow forced Tuesday’s game to be postponed just an hour before kick-off.

The rescheduled match will be on March 14 but Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is worried the pitch could again prove dangerously unplayable, presenting his side with a potential fixture headache.

Bolt to join training at Dortmund

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Berlin (AFP) Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt, who has often said he dreams of becoming a professional footballer, will spend a few days training with Borussia Dortmund, the German club confirmed Sunday.

Britain's The Guardian had quoted the nine-time Olympic champion as saying he had been in touch with the club's coach to join training for a couple of days and to then "see what happens".

Dortmund expect Mats Hummels to join Bayern Munich

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German league leaders Bayern Munich on Tuesday confirmed they are negotiating with Borussia Dortmund's Germany defender and club captain Mats Hummels.

Should he sign for Bayern for next season, Hummels would be the third big-name Dortmund star to quit Borussia for Munich in the last three years after midfielder Mario Goetze in 2013 and striker Robert Lewandowski in 2014.

Dortmund expect Mats Hummels to join Bayern Munich

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German league leaders Bayern Munich on Tuesday confirmed they are negotiating with Borussia Dortmund's Germany defender and club captain Mats Hummels.

Should he sign for Bayern for next season, Hummels would be the third big-name Dortmund star to quit Borussia for Munich in the last three years after midfielder Mario Goetze in 2013 and striker Robert Lewandowski in 2014.

Borussia boss warns Bayern ahead of Stuttgart derby

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Borussia Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has warned Bayern Munich that his team is ready to pounce in the Bundesliga title race should Pep Guardiola's leaders slip up at Stuttgart on Saturday.

With only six games left, the Bavarian giants are five points clear of second-placed Dortmund but face a tricky tie at Stuttgart in the south Germany derby.

Borussia boss warns Bayern ahead of Stuttgart derby

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Borussia Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has warned Bayern Munich that his team is ready to pounce in the Bundesliga title race should Pep Guardiola's leaders slip up at Stuttgart on Saturday.

With only six games left, the Bavarian giants are five points clear of second-placed Dortmund but face a tricky tie at Stuttgart in the south Germany derby.

Dortmund CEO: Bundesliga should have no fear of the Premier League

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Borussia Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke says the Bundesliga should be more assertive in the fight for publicity with England's Premier League as the German league returns from the winter break.

"I have no fear of the English (league), we must make sure our qualities are in the foreground," Watzke told the Koelnischen Rundschau in a frank interview when asked about the financial gulf between Germany's top clubs and their English counterparts.

Dortmund CEO: Bundesliga should have no fear of the Premier League

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Borussia Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke says the Bundesliga should be more assertive in the fight for publicity with England's Premier League as the German league returns from the winter break.

"I have no fear of the English (league), we must make sure our qualities are in the foreground," Watzke told the Koelnischen Rundschau in a frank interview when asked about the financial gulf between Germany's top clubs and their English counterparts.

Hans-Joachim Watzke findet RB Leipzig nicht so schlecht

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Ich freue mich, wenn es irgendwann in Sachsen einen Bundesligisten gibt, der das große Fußballinteresse in der Region befriedigt.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Borussia Dortmund, sieht das Red Bull Projekt RB Leipzig e.V. positiv...

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Hans-Joachim Watzke verteidigt Klopp

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Was Klopp getan hat, machen 17 andere Trainer auch...

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Borussia Dortmund, nach dem Spiel gegen Borussia Mönchengladbach, in dem Trainer Jürgen Klopp kurz vor Ende der Partie wegen "mehrfacher unflätiger Bemerkungen" vom Platz verwiesen wurde.

Hans-Joachim Watzke muss mit der Zerstörung der Bayern leben

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Jetzt schlagen sie zurück. Sie wollen uns zerstören. Nicht dahingehend, dass sie uns menschlich kaputtmachen wollen, weil sie uns nicht mögen, sondern um uns dauerhaft als direkten Konkurrenten auszuschalten, indem sie sich an unseren Spielern bedient haben. Damit wir nie wieder eine Gefahr für sie darstellen.

Hans-Joachim Watzke hat eine atomisierte Abwehr

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Unsere komplette Abwehr vom Champions-League-Finale ist atomisiert worden. Die Viererkette, mit der wir das Double gewonnen haben einfach weg.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Borussia Dortmund, nach den verletzungsbedingten Ausfällen von Neven Subotic, Marcel Schmelzer, Lukas Piszcek und Mats Hummels.

Hans-Joachim Watzke versteht es nicht

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Ich verstehe nicht, warum die in der Champions League in grünen Trikots rumlaufen. Wir spielen immer in Schwarz oder Gelb. Die verkaufen vielleicht 10000 Stück davon, verlieren aber die Identifikation.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Borussia Dortmund, erklärt auf einer Podiumsdiskussion der FAZ in Frankfurt, wie er die Schalker Trikots findet.

Hans-Joachim Watzke kennt den Vorteil der Bayern

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Tiefe Hochachtung vor der Aufbauarbeit beim FC Bayern. Aber wir wissen aus einer Studie, die wir haben machen lassen, dass der Vorteil des Standorts München mit etwa 50 bis 60 Millionen pro Jahr beziffert werden kann.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Borussia Dortmund AG.

Hans-Joachim Watzke traut Schalke die Meisterschaft zu

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Die Schalker haben eine respektable Mannschaft mit guten Einzelspielern und einen überaus ambitionierten Trainer. Platz 14 aus der Vorsaison ist kein Maßstab. Deshalb traue ich ihnen in der neuen Saison eine sehr gute Rolle zu. Von Platz 1 bis 5 ist alles drin!

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Meister Borussia Dortmund, traut dem großen Rivalen Schalke 04 sogar die Meisterschaft zu.

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Watzke sieht viel Druck für die Bayern

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Der Erfolgsdruck auf die Bayern wird dadurch sicher nicht geringer werden.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Borussia Dortmund, über Bayerns-Trainerneuverpflichtung Pep Guardiola.

Hans-Joachim Watzke über den Transfer vom Sahin

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Nuri hat sich komplett auf unsere Gehaltsvorstellungen eingelassen, nur um zu seiner Borussia zurückzukehren.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Borussia Dortmund, über den Überraschungstransfer von Nuri Sahin vom FC Liverpool/Real Madrid zu Borussia Dortmund.

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Hans-Joachim Watzke sieht Helden

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In so einer Gruppe werden Helden geboren. Wir wollen weiterkommen!

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Borussia Dortmund, über die Champions League Gruppenauslosung, in der der BVB eine sehr schwere Gruppe mit drei ehemaligen CL-Siegern und dem englischen Meister erwischt hat.

Hans-Joachim Watzke verteidigt die Bayern

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Die Kritik an Bayern, die jetzt zum Teil aufkommt halte ich für völlig überzogen.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer der Borussia Dortmund AG, verteidigt nach dem verlorenen Champions League Finale den großen Konkurrenten aus München. (Quelle: TZ Online)

Hans-Joachim Watzke hat einen Seitenhieb für Schalke parat

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Der typische Borusse ist echt und schwarz-gelb. Wir würden nie aus marketing-technischen Gründen auswärts in brombeerfarbenen Trikots spielen, wenn die eigentliche Klubfarben Blau-Weiß sind.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer von Borussia Dortmund, kritisiert auf der Jahreshauptversammlung des BVB den Revierkonkurrenten Schalke.

Hans-Joachim Watzke will sich auf arrogante Scharmützel nicht einlassen

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Was diese verbalen Scharmützel angheht, tun wir gut daran, uns gar nicht darauf einzulassen. Sie sind arrogant und verdienen es nicht, beantwortet zu werden.

Hans-Joachim Watzke, Geschäftsführer der Borussia Dortmund AG, will sich nicht auf verbale Attacken aus München einlassen.