Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez in pre-season action. - © © imago
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez in pre-season action. - © © imago

Bundesliga Daily: 2 August

Bundesliga Daily keeps you right up to date with all the important events concerning the 18 Bundesliga clubs. Here's all you need to know from 2 August...

Chicharito targets more success

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"As long as the team wins, it's going to be fine for me," Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez told bundesliga.com recently as part of a wide-ranging interview for the launch of the DFL's official Spanish Twitter feed. The Mexican also discussed his nation's efforts at the Copa America, and his relationship with team-mate Charles Aranguiz, whose Chile side knocked El Tri out of the Copa at the quarter-final stage with a 7-0 victory. "We are now in Bayer Leverkusen… We are very good friends. No result needs to change the relationship that you have outside of those games," he said. Click here to read more from Chicharito.

Boateng back early with Bayern

Jerome Boateng has cut short his holiday to link up with the FC Bayern München squad in New York. "I wanted to come here," he said upon arrival. "And the doctors can have a look at my thigh as well."

The centre-back suffered a muscle rupture in his right thigh in Germany's 2-0 UEFA EURO 2016 semi-final defeat to hosts France, but is aiming to be "fresh and fit" for the new season.

Baba signs on at Schalke

Abdul Rahman Baba has signed a one-year loan deal at FC Schalke 04, joining the Royal Blues from Chelsea FC. The Ghanaian left-back will link up again with Markus Weinzierl, the coach he worked so successfully with at FC Augsburg in the 2014/15 campaign. "Abdul is an attacking left-back, of whose qualities I'm completely convinced," said Weinzierl. "With his attitude, he's perfect for us."

Sane joins City

There was plenty of movement at the Gelsenkirchen club on Tuesday, with Baba's arrival quickly followed by confirmation of Leroy Sane's departure to English Premier League side Manchester City FC. "Hey Schalke fans… I wanted to say thank you," wrote Sane – who has signed a five-year contract with the Citizens – in an emotional post on Instagram. "I've played at Schalke since 2011, I became a Bundesliga professional here, and a full Germany international. The last few months have been like a dream."

Watch: Leroy Sane's top five goals in a Schalke shirt

'Kuba' to let his football do the talking

Poland international Jakub Blaszczykowski sounded bullish upon his unveiling as a VfL Wolfsburg player after arriving from Borussia Dortmund on a three-year deal. "I want to win as many trophies as possible with Wolfsburg," he said. "The most important thing now is to show my ability. It's better to do your talking on the pitch."

Kruse moves to Bremen

The personnel shake-up at Wolfsburg has continued, with forward Max Kruse leaving the Wolves to return to former club SV Werder Bremen.