Summary

  • Götze and Co. commence pre-season training.
  • Bayern take a bite of the Big Apple.
  • Stindl awarded captain's armband at Gladbach.

Bundesliga Daily rounds up all you need to know from Germany's 18 top-flight clubs. On 1 August...

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Faces old and new in Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund moved on to phase II of their pre-season preparations on Monday, with Germany midfielder Julian Weigl and Poland right-back Lukasz Piszczek linking up with the team following an extended holiday in the wake of UEFA EURO 2016. Also present for the first time this summer were new signings Andre Schürrle, Mario Götze and EURO 2016 winner Raphael Guerreiro.

Bayern in the Big Apple

FC Bayern München have arrived in New York for the third and final leg of their summer U.S. tour. Carlo Ancelotti's side face Real Madrid CF in New Jersey on 3 August, before heading home to Munich.

Gladbach's captain fantastic

Lars Stindl has been named Borussia Mönchengladbach captain following the departure of Granit Xhaka to Arsenal FC. "I'm happy to take on the responsibility and I'm really looking forward to the new challenge," said the 27-year-old forward, who weighed in with 14 goals and 15 assists in his debut season in a Gladbach shirt last term.

Hector moots new Köln deal

Germany international Jonas Hector has dropped a big hint about his future with 1. FC Köln. "A contract extension cannot be ruled out," he told club website www.fc-koeln.de. "It's something we'll discuss internally. It's nothing to stress about - I have a contract until 2018."

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Langerak targets Bundesliga promotion

Australia international goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak has revealed that he turned down offers from the Bundesliga to stay with relegated club VfB Stuttgart. "There were options in the Bundesliga, and other places, but directly after the season I had, there was no hesitation in confirming that I wouldn't be one of the players going," the 27-year-old explained. "This is a Bundesliga club and one of the biggest in Germany and we deserve to be back up there again."