Cologne - While the Bundesliga's many stars continue to build up their fitness levels ahead of the new season, clubs up and down the country are working tirelessly behind the scenes to strengthen their playing staff in time for the big kick-off in mid August.
bundesliga.com is taking a closer look at each of the 18 top-flight clubs' summer transfer dealings so far. Next up in the series: Borussia Mönchengladbach
How they fared in 2014/15…
Last season saw a dream come true for Borussia Mönchengladbach as they clinched automatic qualification for the UEFA Champions League group stages, thanks to a third-placed Bundesliga finish behind FC Bayern München and VfL Wolfsburg. It was the crowning moment of a golden era under coach Lucien Favre, who not only has the Foals playing some of the most attractive football in the Bundesliga, but also some of the most successful. The second half of the season belonged to Gladbach as they collected more points than Bayern, considering results in 2015, and held off Bayer 04 Leverkusen for a group stage berth in the Champions League.