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Bayern’s Neuer out until January after foot operation

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.

The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.

Bayern’s Neuer out until January after foot operation

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have confirmed their Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation on Tuesday after again fracturing his left foot.

The 31-year-old had only returned at the end of August after fracturing the same foot in April.

Bayern Munich name Salihamidzic new sporting director

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich on Monday named former Bosnian international Hasan Salihamidzic as their new sporting director, filling a role that has gone vacant for over a year.

Salihamidzic has signed a three-year contract, taking over the post after Matthias Sammer quit last July due to ill health.

Neuer replaces Lahm as Bayern’s captain

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer will replace Philipp Lahm as Bayern Munich’s skipper for next season, the Bundesliga champions’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed.

“Our number one is the number one (choice) - Manuel Neuer,” Rummenigge told Munich daily newspaper TZ.

Wednesday Kickoff: Barcelona expect Neymar stay, Bayern keeping Muller and more

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Several elite clubs have denied potential massive transfers to headline Wednesday's news.

Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre says he is "200 percent sure" that Neymar will not leave for Paris Saint-Germain. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich CEOKarl-Heinz Rummenigge says the club will not sell Thomas Muller despite Premier League links.

Monday Kickoff: Aubameyang, Mbappe, Ronaldo and more

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Some big name strikers continue to draw headlines as transfer season continues.

Borussia Dortmund will give Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just a few more days to decide his future as links to Chelsea and AC Milan continue. (REPORT)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he expects Kylian Mbappe to remain at Monaco.

James Rodriguez to rekindle career under Ancelotti at Bayern

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Berlin (AFP) – After a frustrating spell at Real Madrid, James Rodriguez will attempt to kick-start his career at Bayern Munich next season, back under the stewardship of Carlo Ancelotti.

Colombian hot-shot James on Tuesday joined his former Real boss at the German champions on a two-year loan.

Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan deal from Real

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Colombia’s hot-shot James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.

The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan deal from Real

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Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Colombia’s hot-shot James Rodriguez has joined Bayern Munich on a two-year loan from Real Madrid, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.

The two clubs have agreed on a two-year deal until June 30, 2019, with the option for Bayern to buy the 25-year-old midfielder who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Bayern Munich rubbish reports of Cristiano Ronaldo swoop

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich on Monday rubbished reports they are set to swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo - with the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisting it’s pure fantasy.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid star has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Bayern Munich rubbish reports of Cristiano Ronaldo swoop

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich on Monday rubbished reports they are set to swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo - with the German giants’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisting it’s pure fantasy.

The 32-year-old Real Madrid star has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Wednesday Kickoff: Messi, Griezmann, Toure and more

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A pair of La Liga's most prolific goalscorers headline Wednesday'snews.

The Spanish Supreme Court rejected Lionel Messi's appeal against his conviction for tax evasion although it remains unlikely the Barcelona forward ever serves time. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid is set todemand that Manchester United pays more than half of Antoine Griezmann's $100 million transfer fee up front.

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title with a thumping away victory that left them 10 points clear with three games left.

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

After second-placed RB Leipzig were held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title with a thumping away victory that left them 10 points clear with three games left.

Bayern win fifth straight German league title

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in their 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg on Saturday.

After second-placed RB Leipzig had earlier been held to a goalless draw by Ingolstadt, Bayern wrapped up the title as victory at Wolfsburg left them ten points clear with three games left.

Bayern snap up Coman on permanent deal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have signed promising France winger Kingsley Coman from Juventus for 21 million euros ($23 million), the German champions and media reports said Thursday.

The 20-year-old has been on loan at Bayern since 2015 and they have now triggered an option to buy and given him a three-year contract.

Bayern snap up Coman on permanent deal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich have signed promising France winger Kingsley Coman from Juventus for 21 million euros ($23 million), the German champions and media reports said Thursday.

The 20-year-old has been on loan at Bayern since 2015 and they have now triggered an option to buy and given him a three-year contract.

Bayern ‘keeper Neuer out for season with foot fracture

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot in Bayern Munich’s Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, his club announced on Wednesday.

The Bayern shot-stopper and Germany captain suffered the injury while trying unsuccessfully to stop Cristiano Ronaldo netting his third goal in the 109th minute at the Bernabeu as defending holders Real won 4-2 after extra-time on Tuesday.

Tuesday Kickoff: Sanchez, Lewandowski, Argentina and more

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Two big clubs will push for Alexis Sanchez while Bayern Munich remains determined to keep Robert Lewandowski.

Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly set to compete to sign Alexis Sanchez, who is interested in staying in England if he leaves Arsenal this summer. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge says that Real Madrid has no chance of signing Robert Lewandowski while adding that the two sides"have never discussed that name".

Costa return bolsters Bayern’s treble bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a second treble in four years received a boost on Tuesday with Douglas Costa back in training after the club confirmed he does not need knee surgery.

The Brazil winger did some stability exercises at Bayern’s training ground as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad gathered after the international break.

Costa return bolsters Bayern’s treble bid

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s hopes of securing a second treble in four years received a boost on Tuesday with Douglas Costa back in training after the club confirmed he does not need knee surgery.

The Brazil winger did some stability exercises at Bayern’s training ground as Carlo Ancelotti’s squad gathered after the international break.

Top European football clubs drop Super League proposal

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Athens (AFP) – Europe’s top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent’s strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA, their association said Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said the teams had approved a Champions League reform format after talks in Athens with UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti.

Top European football clubs drop Super League proposal

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Athens (AFP) – Europe’s top clubs have dropped a proposal for a Super League made up of the continent’s strongest teams amid opposition by UEFA, their association said Tuesday.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of the European Club Association (ECA), said the teams had approved a Champions League reform format after talks in Athens with UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti.

Bayern Munich opens China office

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Shanghai (AFP) – German powerhouse Bayern Munich opened a Shanghai office Wednesday in a bid to capitalise on China’s vast fan base and voracious hunger for top-flight football training.

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced the opening of its office in the German Centre, a complex in Shanghai’s Pudong district, with support from the China Football Association and Shanghai’s soccer and education authorities.

Bayern Munich opens China office

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Shanghai (AFP) – German powerhouse Bayern Munich opened a Shanghai office Wednesday in a bid to capitalise on China’s vast fan base and voracious hunger for top-flight football training.

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced the opening of its office in the German Centre, a complex in Shanghai’s Pudong district, with support from the China Football Association and Shanghai’s soccer and education authorities.

Major Link Soccer: Bayern Chairman walks back Super League Support

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After previously coming out in support of the idea, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge walked back his comments due to lack of fan interest.


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Despite his previous support for the idea, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has disavowed support for the potential European super-league, citing a lack of fan interest.

Wednesday Kickoff: World Cup 2026, Griezmann, Lahm and more

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A major European executive has backed the U.S. while aFrench star's club publicly stated their hopes of keeping him signed on.

European Club Association chairman and Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that he believes the U.S. would be a good choice to host the 2026 World Cup. (REPORT)

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo says Antoine Griezmann is "delighted" with the club as rumors continue about a move to Manchester United.

Lahm’s retirement surprises Bayern Munich

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Berlin (AFP) – Philipp Lahm caught team-mates and club bosses by surprise when he not only announced he will retire in June but also that he will spurn an offer to fill the vacant sports director role at Bayern.

After making his 501st appearance for Bayern in Tuesday’s 1-0 German Cup win over Wolfsburg, Germany’s World Cup winning captain confirmed reports he will stop playing at the end of the season – with a year left on his contract.

Lahm’s retirement surprises Bayern Munich

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Berlin (AFP) – Philipp Lahm caught team-mates and club bosses by surprise when he not only announced he will retire in June but also that he will spurn an offer to fill the vacant sports director role at Bayern.

After making his 501st appearance for Bayern in Tuesday’s 1-0 German Cup win over Wolfsburg, Germany’s World Cup winning captain confirmed reports he will stop playing at the end of the season – with a year left on his contract.

Lahm set to fill Bayern’s sports director vacancy

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm will fill the vacant sports director job at the Bavarian giants, probably for next season.

"We all know that a sports manager is also needed at Bayern," said Rummenigge after Uli Hoeness was re-elected as Bayern's president on Friday at the club's annual general meeting.

Lahm set to fill Bayern’s sports director vacancy

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has hinted ex-Germany captain Philipp Lahm will fill the vacant sports director job at the Bavarian giants, probably for next season.

"We all know that a sports manager is also needed at Bayern," said Rummenigge after Uli Hoeness was re-elected as Bayern's president on Friday at the club's annual general meeting.

Bayern’s Boateng ‘must come back to earth’

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Berlin (AFP) Jerome Boateng has been told to focus on his football, and forget the limelight, in the wake of Bayern Munich's shock Champions League defeat at Rostov.

"Jerome has to calm down and take things easier (off the pitch)," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Bild.

"Since the summer, it's all been a bit too much for me.

Bayern’s Boateng ‘must come back to earth’

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Berlin (AFP) Jerome Boateng has been told to focus on his football, and forget the limelight, in the wake of Bayern Munich's shock Champions League defeat at Rostov.

"Jerome has to calm down and take things easier (off the pitch)," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Bild.

"Since the summer, it's all been a bit too much for me.

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Robert Lewandowski To Real Madrid?

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Robert Lewandowski has instructed his agent to push through a move from Bayern Munich to Real Madrid, according to AS.

The Polish striker made waves earlier this summer when he questioned why the German champions didn't match the spending of Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge then added fuel to the flame by mentioning in an interview with German newspaper Bild that Real Madrid was 'the club of Lewandowski's dreams'.

Bayern end bid to sign Sanchez from Arsenal

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed they have dropped their interest in signing Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez for next season.

After head coach Carlo Ancelotti last week had his wish granted to sign Colombia’s James Rodriguez on loan from Real Madrid, Bayern have called off their bid to poach Chile’s hot-shot Sanchez from Arsenal.

Lahm to retire in June and leave Bayern: report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and leave the Bundesliga leaders having rejected a role as sports director, according to a report.

German magazine Sport Bild says in its Wednesday edition the 33-year-old, who made his 500th appearance for Bayern last Saturday, will hang up his boots in June - despite having a year left on his contract.

Lahm to retire in June and leave Bayern: report

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich’s captain Philipp Lahm will retire at the end of the season and leave the Bundesliga leaders having rejected a role as sports director, according to a report.

German magazine Sport Bild says in its Wednesday edition the 33-year-old, who made his 500th appearance for Bayern last Saturday, will hang up his boots in June - despite having a year left on his contract.

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Onyewu signed, Union bits, MLSPU statement on travel ban, Expansion Bid Deadline Day, more

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Reaction to Onyewu signing and other Union news as the team heads to Florida. Steel signs Moar, transfers Akinyode. Players Union "deeply concerned" by Trump travel ban. Expansion bid submission deadline today. More news.

Have Union acquired Adam Najem? Preseason begins today, Le Toux to DC, league news, more

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Have Union acquired rights to Akron playmaker Adam Najem from NYRB? Union preseason begins today. Has Le Toux signed with DC? Details for second Philly Unity Cup. More.

Evaluating and awards talk, more news

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Evaluating Curtin. Awards talk for Blake and Rosenberry. More news.