Munich - Off the Ball,'s weekday feature, casts an eye over some of the offbeat and occasionally controversial tales to have emerged from Germany's top-flight sides.

Today, Thomas Tuchel gets an offer he can't refuse, Bayern fans get invited back to the scene of their 2012/13 UEFA Champions League triumph and Jens Lehmann calls for help in catching a thief.

Guiding 1. FSV Mainz 05 into the hunt for a place in the UEFA Europa League next season could well earn Thomas Tuchel a new contract. With 33 points from 21 games, Mainz could qualify for Europe for the first time since 2011 and general manager Christian Heidel said a new contract could be drawn up immediately. "If he wants to extend his contract with us, then it would only take a few minutes," he told Sport Bild magazine.

FC Bayern München fans will be descending on London in their droves on Wednesday and while fewer are expected to travel to the English capital than last May, those who do make the trip have been given the opportunity of reliving that memorable occasion when they defeated Borussia Dortmund to win the UEFA Champions League. Ticket holders for Wednesday night's clash with Arsenal FC can get two tickets for the price of one on the official Wembley Stadium tour:

Former FC Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is appealing for help in recovering a bag which was stolen from his car in London. Without indicating what the contents were, or indeed its value, the 44-year-old former Arsenal FC and Germany custodian has offered a reward of £2000 for its recovery. Keep your eyes peeled!