Kevin De Bruyne and Co. at VfL Wolfsburg are limbering up for their first competitive match of the season: the 2015 Supercup against Bayern on Saturday - © © imago / Sven Simon
Kevin De Bruyne and Co. at VfL Wolfsburg are limbering up for their first competitive match of the season: the 2015 Supercup against Bayern on Saturday - © © imago / Sven Simon

2015/16: Day 29 of pre-season

Cologne - The start of the 2015/16 Bundesliga season is edging ever closer, but before then VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München will contest the Supercup on 1 August, while Borussia Dortmund kick off their UEFA Europa League campaign tomorrow evening.

With so much going on across the country, is on hand to provide you with all the latest news from around Germany's top flight.

First day in the job

FC Bayern's latest superstar Arturo Vidal trained with his team-mates for the first time today after being unveiled at the club yesterday.

Man down

Cause for concern for VfL Wolfsburg with just three days to go until the Supercup? Diego Benaglio was unable to train on Wednesday afternoon due to a back problem...

Special game

SV Werder Bremen beat SV Wilhelmshaven 7-0 yesterday and, yes, I know we've heard it before, but it was not the result that mattered. Just ask Bremen's captain for the day...

On the spot

Even Gladbach coach Lucien Favre got involved in this practice penalty shoot-out...

'Raring to go'

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is not the only Bundesliga star getting itchy feet (see below). Fabian Johnson cannot wait to hear that first whistle either...

Big in Japan

The Bundesliga continues to be a big hit in Japan, which is why there will be a lot of interest in Eintracht Frankfurt's next warm-up fixture against FC Tokyo. In preparation for that encounter, the Eagles have paid tribute to the first Japanese star to have worn their colours, Naohiro Takahara...

Making an impression

Anthony Ujah has been showing his full repertoire in training for Werder Bremen...

We can't wait any longer!

Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan is champing at the bit. Fortunately for the Armenian, he does not have that much longer to wait for BVB's season to get underway - they get a headstart with tomorrow night's UEFA Europa League qualifier. Not long now, Miki!

Four to the fore

There are four newcomers to Werder Bremen training this afternoon...

Alaba on the fast track

Is anyone else noticing that David Alaba seems to be favouring his filters more often nowadays? Well we can forgive him on this occasion given how good this photo came out. Imagine Vin Diesel and Alaba side by side. A fearsome duo!

Choppy waters

As if they weren't rubbing it in already, Hannover 96 have now been kind enough to share a clip of them rafting in the summer sun.

Proud hosts

Excitement's building ahead of this weekend's Colonia Cup involving hosts 1. FC Köln, FC Porto, Stoke City FC and Valencia CF...

Junuzovic in the dentist's chair

Invasive surgery for SV Werder Bremen's Zlatko Junuzovic, but nothing the Green-Whites faithful need to worry about - unless it's the secret to his dead-ball expertise...

Augsburg's corner kings

Simple, but effective from Augsburg duo Tobias Werner and Ragnar Klavan.

Translation: Werner corner! Klavan goal!

Head tennis

Another great piece of footage from the Gladbach training camp. Yann Sommer just had to spoil the fun...

Leader of men

It comes as no surprise to learn that World Cup winner Benedikt Höwedes will once again wear the captain's armband at FC Schalke 04.

Star-studded check-in

Let's hope no one forgets their passport...

Feet on the ground

BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke tells journalists at Dortmund Airport that "the atmosphere's good, but that's no reason for us to get carried away."

Destination Wolfsberg

Borussia Dortmund fly to Klagenfurt, Austria, later today. From there, it'll take around hour to get to Wolfsberger AC's Lavanttal-Arena, the venue for tomorrow's UEFA Europa League third-round qualifying first leg.

Translation: Waiting for the lads

Role reversal

It would be interesting to find out what Borussia Mönchengladbach's keepers think of life on the other side of the ball.

Julian's best wishes

"Dear Uchida-san, I wish you a quick recovery and hope that you'll come back fully recovered to us in Schalke very soon. We miss you here my friend! Get well soon!"

Reds down the river

Hannover 96 are enjoying some team building exercises instead of working with the ball this morning. "The H96 team are completing a rafting tour at their Saalfelden training camp right now," reads the tweet below.

Brooks back in action

Fresh from his exploits with the US Men's National Team at the Gold Cup 2015, Hertha Berlin were pleased to have towering centre-back John Anthony Brooks back amongst it on the training pitch.

Augsburg 'having fun'

Were it not for a poor pass from Caiuby at the end, this short passing exercise would have been a thing of beauty as FC Augsburg get their morning session underway.

Laid back Lillies

Newly-promoted SV Darmstadt 98 are taking things a little easier this morning. "A relaxed start to Wednesday's session. The ball is rolling in a 6-on-2 exercise."

Home comforts

1. FC Köln are taking part in their first training session since returning from Kitzbühl, Austria. The hard work doesn't stop!

All smiles in Wolves' camp

VfL Wolfsburg appear to be in good spirits ahead of the Supercup 2015 clash with FC Bayern München on Saturday. The question is will they still be smiling afterwards?

Heading home from Norway

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have had a grand old time in Norway as they continue to build towards the start of the 2015/16 campaign, but the trip north comes to an end today with the side due to fly back to Sinsheim. Centre-back Ermin Bicakcic looks like he'd like to extend his stay.

Levante lurking for Leverkusen

Bayer 04 Leverkusen are gearing up for their final pre-season friendly against Spanish outfit Levante UD later this evening.

Translation: "Bayer 04 training is about to start ahead of the test against Levante."

Back in Berlin

"We're underway with the first training session in Berlin following the training camp", reads this tweet from Hertha Berlin, who are back on home soil after a nine-day stay in Schladming, Austria.

Crack of dawn!

SV Werder Bremen have been getting in some early hand and wrist exercises before they begin working with a ball today.