Bundesliga Daily rounds up all you need to know from Germany's 18 top-flight clubs. On 30 July
Green determined to 'make it'
Despite only making two appearances for FC Bayern München in the last two seasons, USMNT international Julian Green has not given up hope of breaking into the first team for club and country. "I've played here since I was 14 years old," the 21-year-old striker told goal.com. "It's very important for me to make it here, Bayern have always been my club. I know it's hard, but I also know that it's not impossible. If I do my thing here, I'm sure I'll be back soon with the national team and that's also my goal."
Spahic fractures eye socket
Hamburger SV will be without 35-year-old defender Emir Spahic for at least four weeks after the Bosnia-Herzegovina international fractured an eye socket in Friday's pre-season friendly defeat to VfL Bochum 1848.
"It's a massive blow for us," admitted HSV chairman Dietmar Beiersdorfer. "But he's a fighter. Hopefully we'll have him back after the first international break [in September]."
*The coffee tastes good again! Emir Spahic fractured an eye socket in a friendly game.
1. FSV Mainz 05's preparations for the new campaign have also been dealt a blow, with a cruciate knee ligament tear ruling striker Emil Berggreen out of action for the next six months. The 23-year-old only joined Mainz in January 2016, but suffered a serious knee injury in one of his first training sessions and must now wait until at least early 2017 to make his debut for the club.
Space in the diary
1. FC Köln are on the hunt for new opponents after Juventus FC cancelled their upcoming pre-season friendly, scheduled for 14 August, due to "organisational reasons".
"It's annoying," said Köln sporting director Jörg Schmadtke. "We'll do our best to find an alternative."