It's business as usual for champions FC Bayern München and the rest of the Bundesliga cast following a well-earned summer break - © © imago
It's business as usual for champions FC Bayern München and the rest of the Bundesliga cast following a well-earned summer break - © © imago

2015/16: Day Three of Pre-Season - live updates

Cologne - The selfie sticks have been put to one side, but the sun's still shining bright on the Bundesliga's top stars on day three of pre-season training. brings you all the latest news and snaps from the training pitches of all 18 Bundesliga clubs...

Gute Nacht!

For some overnight reading, you can catch up on Bayer's first day back at the office here. Don't forget to join us bright and early tomorrow for all the Bundesliga news as it happens! Bis dann!

Caicara loving life

New Schalke star Junior Caicara has shared this image on Twitter.

Hertha checking in

The boys from the capital have arrived in Bad Saarow for their five-day training camp. "Arrival in the hotel in Bad Saarow!" reads the tweet below.

Hard yards (part three)

Bremen's Franco Di Santo has been getting stuck in in Neuruppin.

Is LA as hot as Munich, Mario?

Mario Götze has been working up a sweat in LA ahead of his return to Bayern training next week.

Start as you mean to go on

"Full-time whistle in Rhede: BVB beat the hosts 5-0. Tomorrow is the season opening at the Signal Iduna Park" reads the tweet below. You can read more about Dortmund's victory in Thomas Tuchel's opening game here.

Hard yards (part two)

David Alaba is another Bayern star to have hit the ground running in pre-season.

Hards yards for Javi

Bayern's midfield star looks to be giving it his all.

Three and easy

"Half-time and BVB go in with a 3-0 lead." So far so good for Thomas Tuchel.

Very well deserved!

An ice bath for the Bremen boys. They might even have looked forward to it on this occasion...

Heat can't stop the German record champions

Pep Guardiola's men are working harder than ever in an effort to win an unprecedented fourth consecutive Bundesliga title.

It must be warm...

...if a Brazilian's telling you it's too hot. FC Bayern full-back Rafinha has clearly been taking on plenty of water over the last few days.

Winning ways

Hertha Berlin, meanwhile, have picked up another comfortable friendly win. The capital-city side have overcome a Deutsche Bahn XI by a 10-2 scoreline, as the tweet below reports.

Back to the grind

Elsewhere, it's been another day of hard work for Werder Bremen's stars. Where did those holidays go, hey, lads?!

Gündogan nets the opener!

The German international gets the first goal of Thomas Tuchel's reign. "After a pass from Kuba, he lifts it over the keeper to make it 1-0! Good work!"

Tuchel's touchline bow

The new man at the BVB helm, Thomas Tuchel, is overseeing his side's first pre-season friendly tonight. Here's his first Dortmund line-up for the fixture against VfL Rhede, which includes Roman Bürki and Ilkay Gündogan...

Bundesliga representatives

Hannover 96 meanwhile, one of four clubs taking part in the Bundesliga World Tour 2015, have arrived in Lublin, Poland. "A wanted man: As soon as we touched down in Lublin, Artur Sobiech had plenty of requests for photos," reads the tweet below.

New boy

Schalke's new man Junior Caicara has already impressed coach Andre Breitenreiter, and has been working hard again in training this afternoon.

Yellow-Black classic

Watch Marco Reus show off his silky skills in this promo for Borussia Dortmund's new home strip. '"Have you seen it already?'", BVB ask their Twitter followers...

Squeaky clean

Mainz will be premiering their rather lovely new white away kit in a friendly against SG Meisenheim tomorrow, according to this tweet. For a full overview of the Bundesliga clubs' pre-season schedules, click here.

Sneak peek

Holger Badstuber has given fans a quick look behind the scenes at the dressing room of the Bundesliga record champions, Bayern. Very nice indeed...

Eyes of the world

Mainz have arranged a high-profile friendly against Italian side SS Lazio at the end of the month.

All smiles

"Naldo is going to training in high spirits," reads this tweet from VfL Wolfsburg's official account. We'd be worried if Naldo wasn't in high spirits!

Heading home

1. FC Köln, meanwhile, are heading north after a few days at a training camp in Bad Tatzmannsdorf in Austria. "Departure for Cologne!"

Returning stars

VfB Stuttgart have welcomed back some big names at their Austrian training camp.

Going for a ride

Allow Bremen’s Spanish defensive specialist Alex Galvez to take you on a bike tour with his fellow Werder stars…

Group shot

2014 World Cup winner Christoph Kramer (2nd l.), who returned from a two-year loan spell with Mönchengladbach, as well as fellow new recruits Seung-Woo Ryu (loan, Eintracht Braunschweig), Admir Mehmedi (SC Freiburg), Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham FC, loan) and Andre Ramalho (RB Salzburg; left to right) all teamed up today at Bayer Leverkusen’s training ground as the Rhineland club kicked off their preparations for the 2015/16 campaign.

Stuttgart in Austria

Antonio Rüdiger (pictured) and Co have arrived in Mayrhofen, Austria, for their six-day Tyrol training camp, with Ivory Coast midfielder Serey Die and Japanese Gotoku Sakai both staying behind, the duo enjoying a well-deserved extended break after representing their respective countries during the international break.

High hopes

Eintracht Frankfurt tell us that their new signing Luc Castaignos has posted double figures in each of his last three seasons in the Dutch Eredivisie. The Eagles already have 2014/15 top scorer Alex Meier and Swiss international Haris Seferovic in their ranks!

Guess who just got back today...?

... that goal-getting Bosnian who's been away. Vedad Ibisevic has touched base with the rest of the VfB Stuttgart squad in Mayrhofen, Austria. The Swabian side's remaining international representatives are also en route...

Mercury rising

The 1. FSV Mainz 05 players are braced for another day of sweltering conditions in Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate region...

Action stations at Bayer 04

Roger Schmidt's Bayer 04 Leverkusen got their pre-season preparations under way this morning. The Werkself will contest a UEFA Champions League play-off in August, remember...

HSV shaping up

No football training as as such for Hamburger SV today. This tweet says HSV will be doing a bit of strength conditioning, before heading off on a forest run.

Hosiner in full swing

New 1. FC Köln striker Philipp Hosiner looks like a man that takes football tennis very seriously...

In the spotlight

The Bremen players aren't just warming up under the sun's gaze in Neuruppin...

Routine checks

Thomas Müller cracks a trademark smile as the medical staff at FC Bayern give the affable forward a routine once-over...

Getting to know you

Andre Breitenreiter is settling into the swing of things at FC Schalke 04...

Bayern feeling the heat

Hydration is the key for the FC Bayern München ranks in the Bavarian capital, where temperatures are expected to rise as high as 33°C today.

Bremen's early birds...

... or frühe Vogel as the Germans say. The SV Werder players kicked off proceedings on Friday with a morning run.