Munich - Off the Ball, bundesliga.com’s latest feature, casts an eye over the weird, wonderful and sometimes controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top flight in recent days.

On Wednesday, we find out what FC Bayern München's players have been up to during the international break, discover which former Bayern player paid Pep Guardiola a visit and see what Michael Preetz had to say about Hertha Berlin loanee Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

Ahead of Brazil's friendly with Honduras in Miami on Saturday, Bayern defender took time out from training to watch the Miami Heat Basketball team beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-95 on Tuesday evening. However, the centre-back wasn't the only Bayern star enjoying the benefits of the international break. After returning to first-team training, Thiago Alcantara didn't feel like doing anything... apart from attending a Bruno Mars concert in Munich, that is.

Back at Säbener Straße, meanwhile, Bayern head coach Pep Guardiola was busy welcoming a very special guest to the quadruple-winners' headquarters. Luca Toni paid a visit to his former club on Tuesday evening. The 36-year-old, who made 60 appearances for der Rekordmeister between 2007 and 2010, played with Guardiola at Italian side Brescia Calcio during the 2002/03 season. The veteran striker scored 38 goals during his time at Bayern.

just keeps on scoring. The 21-year-old, whose brace in Saturday's 5-3 defeat to Bayer 04 Leverkusen took his tally to eight goals in eight games this season, is currently on loan from Hertha Berlin. Sporting director Michael Preetz is determined to keep hold of the young striker. "It's a loan agreement without an option to buy!" said a defiant Preetz. "We couldn't offer Pierre what he wanted in the summer, but that will be different next season." At this rate, Berlin are unlikely to be Lasogga's only suitors.