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: VfL Wolfsburg.
How they fared in 2014/15…
It could hardly have been a better season for the Wolves, who not only finished runners-up in the Bundesliga and thus secured a return to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in five years, but they crowned it all off by winning the DFB Cup. Furthermore, they made it through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League and displayed an exciting, attractive brand of attacking football with Kevin De Bruyne excelling so much that he became the club's first player since Grafite (2009) to win Germany's Player of the Year award, with Dieter Hecking winning the coach's version.