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32-year-old defender has been told he can leave on a free transfer with Werder Bremen interested in the Norwegian international

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The trio are in the running for Uefa's Best Player in Europe award

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Kagawa has spoken about a desire to return to Dortmund one day but for now his focus is on United

Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring against Real Madrid

Robert Lewandowski vows to give his all for Borussia Dortmund despite anticipated Bayern Munich move next summer

The Polish striker is in the final year of his contract and will be leaving Dortmund on a free transfer at the end of the season

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Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner in 'final talks' over Frankfurt switch

The Denmark international has spent the past couple of seasons out on loan

Transfer talk: Borussia Dortmund beat Liverpool to £23.6m signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan

The attacking midfielder will move to the Bundesliga rather than the Premier League

Arsenal transfer news: Bayer Leverkusen's reject £20m bid for Lars Bender

Bayer Leverkusen have turned down a €23m (£19.7m) offer from Arsenal for midfielder Lars Bender, according to reports in Germany.

Heinz Flohe: Football stalwart for West Germany

Malign fate seemed to single out Heinz Flohe. A member of the West Germany squad that won the World Cup in 1974, and a key figure when they reached the European Championship final two years later, his playing career was ended at the age of 31 by a brutal foul and he spent three years in a coma before his death, aged 65.

Robert Lewandowski

Borussia Dortmund confirm Robert Lewandowski will not be sold to Manchester United or Chelsea

The Poland international has a year to run on his contract

Borussia Dortmund have told the Polish striker he will have to see out the final 12 months of his contract

Manchester United's attempts to sign Robert Lewandowski blocked by Borussia Dortmund

The Poland international is among the most coveted strikers in Europe

Hoffenheim complete astonishing escape to avoid relegation and stay in Bundesliga

Hoffenheim completed one of the most astonishing escapes the Bundesliga has seen by winning 2-1 at Kaiserslautern in the second leg of their playoff on Monday, despite missing a penalty.

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Champions League Final: Viewers treated to spectacular battle between equally admirable football teams as Bayern Munich claimed prize and Borussia Dortmund's fairytale was ended

Klopp cemented his role as the most talked about – and possibly one of the most liked managerial talents in Europe

Dortmund sign Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos

Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is joining Champions league finalists Borussia Dortmund from Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen.

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