Japan forward Yoshinori Muto has officially been presented a Mainz 05 player today - © © imago
Japan forward Yoshinori Muto has officially been presented a Mainz 05 player today - © © imago

2015/16: day nine of pre-season

Cologne - The pre-season preparations of the 18 Bundesliga clubs are already well underway, while Borussia Dortmund's Asia Tour is continuing apace on Thursday.

As always, bundesliga.com will keep you bang up to date with all the latest from around the training grounds...

Bis morgen!

Well, that's that for the evening. It's all gone quiet at the training camps around the country, continent and the world as each club prepares for another day hard at work tomorrow. If you're still awake, however, bundesliga.com has plenty to keep you entertained. There are highlights of Dortmund's win over the Johor Southern Tigers over here, while there's a feature on Yoshinori Muto's first day at Mainz here. That should keep you going until we're back bright and early tomorrow. Bis dann!

Sommer's over?

Looks like it's the end of the holidays for Gladbach custodian Yann Sommer. "En route to Germany! We're off again soon!" reads the tweet below.

Flying high

Stuttgart new boy Premyslaw Tyton looks to be pulling off some impressive stops in training.

"Thank you, Malaysia!"

Ilkay Gündogan scored a peach in BVB's 6-1 win over Johor Southern Tigers.

Bürki overwhelmed

"I've never been to Asia before," explained BVB's new Swiss stopper to the media. "But our welcome here has been amazing."

Subotic a happy man

"The friendlies were outstanding," reads the tweet from BVB below. "Not only because of the style of play but also because of the atmosphere."

Hold on, we're going home

Andre Schürrle's holiday may be over now, but this photo with Canadian rap superstar Drake must surely be one of the best he's ever had. With several trophies in his career already, the Wolfsburg star will be hoping for another unforgettable season creating headlines.

Asian success

Borussia Dortmund ended their time in Malaysia on a high with a 6-1 victory over Johor Southern Tigers. There's a match report of that one just here.

Time to relax

After an intense few days at their Austrian training camp, the Schalke lads are enjoying an afternoon off.

VIP visitor

German international and FIFA World Cup winner Sami Khedira has paid his old pals at Stuttgart a visit.

Popularity contest

Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender as the centre of attention at a question and answer session with local children earlier today.

Happy Höwedes

Schalke skipper Benedikt Höwedes is still some way off a return to training, but the Germany international sat on the bench as the Royal Blues beat Austria Klagenfurt 3-1 on Wednesday evening.

Two touches max!

Werder Bremen's players have been working on their ball control at their training camp in Neuruppin...

No pain, no gain!

Arjen Robben has been putting in plenty of extra miles on the training pitch...

We're underway!

Dortmund have kicked off against the Johor Southern Tigers. bundesliga.com will bring you the full match report at full time!


...and here's the Dortmund starting eleven. Thomas Tuchel has picked a strong side for BVB's second friendly of their Asia Tour.

BVB are in the building!

The Borussia Dortmund team bus has arrived at the Larkin Stadium ahead of their friendly with Johor Southern Tigers tonight...

"A different type of striker"

Wolfsburg head coach Dieter Hecking reveals what he feels Kruse can bring to the table at Wolfsburg...

New member of the Wolfpack

Max Kruse has also been unveiled as a VfL Wolfsburg player this afternoon. You can read what Kruse had to say about his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach here.

Muto speaking German

Mainz’s new Japanese striker has already won over the hearts of the attending local journalists. “I’m very happy to be able to play for such a great club!” he said in German at his official unveiling.

Muto entering the stage

Mainz summer recruit Yoshinori Muto will officially be presented a 05er in just a moment! You can listen to the Japanese star signing’s unveiling by clicking this link.

BVB stars meeting the fans

Marco Reus (l., first picture) and Romand Weidenfeller (r.) turned up at a Puma store in Malaysia today where they signed autographs for the many waiting Dortmund supporters.

Caicara a happy man

Schalke's new Brazilian right-back Junior Caicara sent out this Tweet after yesterday's 3-1 success over Austrian side Klagenfurt.

Köln kickabout

The Billy Goats' new French striker Anthony Modeste (bottom r.) and his FC team mates are playing some football tennis this morning.

Star trio returns

Heung-Min Son, Julian Brandt (l. to r.) and Hakan Calhanoglu are all back with the Bayer Leverkusen squad after enjoying an extended summer break following their involvements with their respective national sides.

Schalke stars put through their paces in Austria

Spahic in HSV colours

Here's some great slow-motion footage from new Hamburg centre-back Emir Spahic, whose transfer was confirmed on Wednesday:

High-profile tournament in sight

Werder Bremen, meanwhile, are getting into gear for Saturday's meeting with England's Southampton FC, Valencia CF of Spain and Austrian hosts Salzburg.

Stuttgart players put through their paces

The Baden-Württemberg capital club, who narrowly escaped Bundesliga relegation on the final weekend last season, have just kicked off their Thursday morning training session.

Darmstadt's four-a-side

Newly-promoted Darmstadt are currently practicing in front of the beautiful Black Forest scenery in the southwest of Germany.

Frankfurt out on the pitch

Head coach Armin Veh, back on the Eintracht books after a four-month stint at VfB Stuttgart, has scheduled a morning session on day six of the club's eight-day training camp in Stubai, Austria.

New Wolf

Summer signing Max Kruse (front) has teamed up with his new Wolfsburg team mates for the first time at the Wolves' Bad Ragatz (Switzerland) training camp this morning. The versatile Germany frontman, who joined Wolfsburg from fellow Champions League participants Borussia Mönchengladbach, said that "you can hardly do much better" than signing for the Lower Saxony side, as you can read here.

Denmark international Nicklas Bendtner, meanwhile, has also returned from an extended summer break.

Glad to be here!

Thomas Tuchel and his players arrived at Borussia Dortmund's team hotel in Malaysia not so long ago, where fans have been waiting to get a good view of their BVB stars...