Cologne - With only three days to go until the start of the new season, all 18 Bundesliga clubs will need to be in tip-top condition by the time the weekend comes.

bundesliga.com has all the latest training ground news as we count down to the new campaign on Friday...

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Happy days

No wonder Alaba's smiling... the Bundesliga starts again on Friday!

Benaglio remains Wolfsburg captain

Just in time for the new season the Wolves have been getting their house in order. At a team meeting on Tuesday, Diego Benaglio was confirmed as captain again, with Brazilian centre-back Naldo named vice-captain.

New Wolf signing settling in

One of the newest members of the Wolf pack, Carlos Ascues, has been getting to know his new surroundings by taking an evening stroll around the city...

On the comeback trail

Bayern's Holger Badstuber is evidently putting in the hard yards to get back to full fitness!

Lasogga focused...

Wolfsburg getting a sweat on...

Alaba takes to the water

The summer has been unusually long and hot in Germany - not that Bayern's David Alaba is complaining. The left-sided specialist took to a spot of paddle boarding on one of the many lakes surrounding Munich on his day off.

Good omen

One member of the Bremen camp in particular has history on his side as the Green-Whites prepare to face Schalke on Matchday 1...

No stone unturned

Perhaps as a response to being knocked out of the DFB Cup over the weekend, Hamburg are doing everything they can to avoid a repeat of last season's relegation scrap:

Schalke boost

The captain is back!

Feel the burn

Augsburg's players have been working on resistance training today, as can be seen from the video below. Work those quads, fellas!

Friends forever

They may no longer be team-mates, but Lars Stindl is delighted that Marcelo has been given a new contract with Hannover 96.

Soul-searching

Kevin Volland with an honest message to Hoffenheim's fans, via Instagram.

Translation: 'The defeat to 1860 was really bad from us!! We're slogging our guts out this week for the start of the Bundesliga against Leverkusen!'

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Werder at work

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Shift in focus

Following their surprising DFB Cup elimination, Hoffenheim are already putting all of their eggs in the Bundesliga basket, starting with Saturday's trip to Bayer Leverkusen. Preparations are already well underway.

Return in sight

Marcelo extends

This might explain the good mood Marcelo was in yesterday (see Day 41 of pre-season). He has just extended his contract with Hannover 96!

Translation: 'Good news, H96 defender Marcelo has just extended his contract until 2018!'

Comfortable days

Hertha Berlin's players are not breaking too much of a sweat the day after they eased into round two of the DFB Cup.

Translation: 'Active regeneration for yesterday's starting XI'

Activity in Bavaria

It looked peaceful and quiet this morning, but work is being done at Munich's training ground, as the latest Tweet from the record champions shows.

Welcome to Frankfurt!

Eintracht's new custodian is being worked hard following his arrival at the club.

Translation; 'Extra shift for the goalkeepers this morning, with Lukas Hradecky making his first appearance'

Good morning from Munich

Double the workload

Borussia smiling

No wonder the Foals are in buyoant mood waking up this morning. They overturned a 1-0 deficit to win 4-1 at FC St. Pauli in the DFB Cup last night, perfect preparation for the weekend's mammoth clash at Borussia Dortmund.

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