Michael Zorc

Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund outclass Wolfsburg as Dembele sits out

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Berlin (AFP) – American teenager Christian Pulisic scored and created a goal as he replaced Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele to spark Borussia Dortmund to a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Dembele has attempted to force Dortmund into selling him to the Spanish giants by boycotting training and, having been suspended indefinitely, missed his side’s opening game of the new German league season.

Dortmund outclass Wolfsburg as Dembele sits out

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Berlin (AFP) – American teenager Christian Pulisic scored and created a goal as he replaced Barcelona target Ousmane Dembele to spark Borussia Dortmund to a 3-0 win over Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The 20-year-old Dembele has attempted to force Dortmund into selling him to the Spanish giants by boycotting training and, having been suspended indefinitely, missed his side’s opening game of the new German league season.

Monday Kickoff: AC Milan interested in Zlatan Ibrahmovic, Barca pursues Ousmane Dembele and more

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While one veteran striker has been linked with an old club, a young winger remains a Barcelona target following the Neymar sale.

AC Milansporting director Massimo Mirabelli said Zlatan Ibrahimovic "could come back" to the club when fully healthy. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmundsporting director Michael Zorc says he is "not aware" of the reported agreement between Ousmane Dembele and Barcelona.

Dortmund insist Aubameyang not for sale

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Guangzhou (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday moved to end speculation about the future of star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, by insisting the Gabon international is going nowhere.

Aubameyang, who scored 31 goals in the Bundesliga last season, has been linked with big-money moves to Real Madrid, Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks.

Japan’s Kagawa extends Dortmund deal to 2020

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Berlin (AFP) – Japan international midfielder Shinji Kagawa has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2020, the German club said on Friday.

“We’re very pleased that Shinji will play for us for another three seasons,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said as the club arrived in Tokyo on Friday on its pre-season tour.

Germany’s Ginter quits Dortmund to join Moenchengladbach

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Berlin (AFP) – International defender Matthias Ginter, fresh from helping Germany win the Confederations Cup, has quit Borussia Dortmund to join Borussia Moenchengladbach.

“Matthias Ginter came to us and expressed his desire to leave due to the competition for places in defence.

Germany’s Ginter quits Dortmund to join Moenchengladbach

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Berlin (AFP) – International defender Matthias Ginter, fresh from helping Germany win the Confederations Cup, has quit Borussia Dortmund to join Borussia Moenchengladbach.

“Matthias Ginter came to us and expressed his desire to leave due to the competition for places in defence.

Report: Arsenal approach Michael Zorc over Director of Football position

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Goetze left out of Dortmund squad for Benfica

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Benfica.

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour with coach Thomas Tuchel after a string of below-par performances and is struggling with a leg injury, which kept him out of Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Bundesliga bottom side Darmstadt.

Goetze left out of Dortmund squad for Benfica

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Berlin (AFP) – Germany’s World Cup winner Mario Goetze has been left out of Borussia Dortmund’s squad for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first-leg, clash against Benfica.

The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour with coach Thomas Tuchel after a string of below-par performances and is struggling with a leg injury, which kept him out of Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat at Bundesliga bottom side Darmstadt.

Aubameyang told to cut out Dortmund exit talk

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund have ordered star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to button it after repeatedly saying that he may leave at the end of the season.

"We spoke briefly and I advised him to give less interviews about the summer and to concentrate on the hunt for a Champions League place," Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc told local newspaper WAZ.

Aubameyang told to cut out Dortmund exit talk

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Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund have ordered star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to button it after repeatedly saying that he may leave at the end of the season.

"We spoke briefly and I advised him to give less interviews about the summer and to concentrate on the hunt for a Champions League place," Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc told local newspaper WAZ.

Aubameyang told to tone down Dortmund exit talk

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Berlin (AFP) Star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been told by Borussia Dortmund's director of sport to tone down any talk in future interviews about leaving at the end of the season.

"We spoke briefly and I advised him to give less interviews about the summer and to concentrate on the hunt for a Champions League place," Dortmund boss Michael Zorc told local newspaper WAZ.

Univision: Steve Birnbaum getting interest from Borussia Dortmund

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A familiar name on the radar of the young center back.

David Ruiz of Univision (which appears to roll up under the Spanish version of the MLS website) is saying that D.C. United defender Steve Birnbaum is on the watchlist of Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund. It does not say that there is an offer for the 25-year old defender, but it does say that Michael Zorc is looking to fill the position left by Mats Hummels, who is returning to join Bayern Munich, where he started his career.

Borussia Dortmund cool on Gundogan to Manchester City reports

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Borussia Dortmund reacted coolly on Sunday to reports Germany international Ilkay Gundogan is set to join Manchester City next season to work with Pep Guardiola.

Both German daily Bild and UK tabloid The Sun claim the 25-year-old defensive midfielder will leave at the end of the season and has already signed a five-year contract with City.

Borussia Dortmund cool on Gundogan to Manchester City reports

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Borussia Dortmund reacted coolly on Sunday to reports Germany international Ilkay Gundogan is set to join Manchester City next season to work with Pep Guardiola.

Both German daily Bild and UK tabloid The Sun claim the 25-year-old defensive midfielder will leave at the end of the season and has already signed a five-year contract with City.

Wednesday Kickoff: Dortmund find Lewandowski replacement; Iniesta approaches 500 games; and more

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Borussia Dortmund have found a replacement for the outgoing Robert Lewandowski.

After months of rumors, Dortmund confirmed on Wednesday that they've agreed a deal to sign Hertha Berlin forward Adrian Ramos, with the Colombian international signing a four-year contract beginning in July.

Mkhitaryan Shows Why Dortmund Spent the Money on Him

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Borussia Dortmund's new attacker Henrikh Mkhitaryan put on a display to start showing everyone why Dortmund went after him scoring one and setting up another in Dortmund's 3-1 win over FC Basel. The Champions League final runners-up splashed the €27 million on the Armenian international last week.

Borussia Dortmund: German giants confirm €27.5 capture of Henrikh Mkhitaryan

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Borussia Dortmund continue to strengthen their side this summer after having announced that the yellow and black have signed Armenian international attacking midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk for the fee of €27.5 million according to Goal.com.

The 24-year-old playmaker joins the club on the back of Mario Gotze's exit and the arrival of highly rated French attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Saint-Etienne.

Bundesliga Transfer News: Mkhitaryan and Lewandowski Update

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Borussia Dortmund have wrapped up the deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan for €27.5 million.

The Armenian was unveiled as a Dortmund player on the club's website, much to the satisfaction of Borussia's sporting director Michael Zorc, "We are delighted that we have got a fantastic new signing for the attacking midfield role in Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Thursday Kickoff: Dortmund confirms Lewandowski exit, Mexico qualifies for U-20 World Cup, and more

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Barring a stunning change of heart, Robert Lewandowski will no longer be a Borussia Dortmund player after June 30, 2014.

BVB Sporting Director Michael Zorc announced the news on Thursday that the club would not offer the Polish international forward a contract extension, signing the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich to begin a bidding war.

Sahin Took Pay Cut To Rejoin Borussia Dortmund

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Nuri Sahin took a substantial pay cut in order to bring an end to his loan spell at Liverpool and rejoin Borussia Dortmund, the club's sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed.
Sahin, 24, left the Bundesliga side in 2011 to join Real Madrid, but the Turkish midfielder failed to establish himself in Jose Mourinho's first team, playing a peripheral role in the side.

Dortmund Interested As Liverpool Consider Sahin Future

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Borussia Dortmund general manager Michael Zorc has not ruled out the possibility of Nuri Sahin returning to the club.
Sahin, 24, left Dortmund for Real Madrid after their Bundesliga title success in 2011, but he failed to secure a regular spot in Jose Mourinho's team.
In the summer, he was loaned to Liverpool, where the holding midfielder has also struggled for first-team football under Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, leading to conjecture over his future.

Michael Zorc ist genervt

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Warum wird nicht endlich einmal akzeptiert, dass wir uns nicht permanent mit Bayern München vergleichen? Das haben wir in der vergangenen Saison nicht getan, als wir acht Punkte vor dem FC Bayern standen und wir machen es auch jetzt nicht. Wir spielen unsere eigene Saison.

Michael Zorc, Manager von Borussia Dortmund, ist genervt von den ewigen Bayern München vs.

Spurs linked with Japanese International

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Stories in the papers and online today suggest that a number of Premiership clubs are considering a move for Borussia Dortmund's Japanese International Shinji Kagawa – a 23 year old attacking midfielder.

Kagawa has one year left on his contract but according to Dortmund's club president, has refused offers of a new deal amidst claims that he wants to play in England.

Michael Zorc hat kein Angebot vom Rewe

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Es gibt kein offizielles Angebot, weder von Real und auch nicht von Rewe.

Michael Zorc, Manager von Borussia Dortmund, über das angebliche Interesse von Real Madrid an Lukas Piszczek.

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‘I Don’t Know What They Are’ – Arsene Wenger Appears To Rule Out Prospect Of Arsenal Hiring Director Of Football (Video)

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Arsenal will not be hiring a director of football at any point in the near future, at least if Arsene Wenger has anything to do with it.

Rumours circulated earlier in the week that the Arsenal board haddiscussed pinching Michael Zorc from Dortmund to operate as a sporting director of sorts.

The Kagawa Kid – Facts and Videos You Won’t Have Seen

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1. Shinji Kagawa 香川真司 means "true ruler" in Japanese.
2. He was born in Kobe on March 17th and turns 24-years-old this season.
3. He will be the 11th smallest player in the Premier League, two inches taller than Shaun Wright-Phillips, one inch taller than Jermaine Defoe and the same height as Juan Mata.

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Dortmund: Pursuing Pulisic 'not worth the effort for Liverpool'

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18-year old U.S. Men's National Team winger Christian Pulisic has enjoyed a breakout campaign so far at Botussia Dortmund, drawing the eyes of many envious teams.

One of those in pursuit of the young talent is his former manager Jurgen Klopp, now at Liverpool. After reportedly having a bid of €13 million rejected over the summer, Liverpool may be amping up their efforts to bring Pulisic to Anfield.

Mac & Keon praised, more reaction to Union win, more morning news

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Praise for Jack Mac & Keon after win. More than 66,000 on hand for Seattle v Portland. Wondo hat trick. Donovan injured, could miss WCQs. USWNT roster to be announced today. Gulati on new women's pro league, USWNT coach hunt. More.

Kawaga’s £12m United Deal Almost Complete

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German football magazine, Kicker, have today reported that Shinji Kagawa is set to make the move to Manchester United this week. Borussia Dortmund had wanted £16m but United have apparently agreed a £12m deal with the potential for it to rise to £17m.

"The transfer is not yet complete," said Michael Zorc, the club's director of sport, with Kicker claiming the agreement has been negotiated, but lacks the signatures of the parties involved.