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The decision to search for new players during the mid-season window is a change of policy for the club

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Transfer news: Tottenham midfielder Lewis Holtby linked with return to former club Schalke

Hotly has struggled to make an impact since arriving at White Hart Lane in 2013

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It seems that taking the Tube is all the rage these days. Here is the German team, led by the familiar face of Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, travelling on the Metropolitan Line after training last night. Right to left: Marcel Schmelzer, Per Mertesacker, Rene Adler and Mats Hummels

Indyplus gallery: Per Mertesacker and teammates take the tube to Wembley Park

Joachim Low's side embrace their surroundings before the friendly tonight

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus has a release clause in his contract believed to be £29.4m

Transfer news: Arsenal and Manchester United on red alert after Borussia Dortmund confirm release clause for Marco Reus

The Germany international is reported to be available for around £29.4m although the activation date of the clause remains an area of uncertainty

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Local hero Torsten Lieberknecht draws praise for his Eintracht Braunschweig approach from Borussia Dortmund manager Jürgen Klopp

Klopp has been the centre of attention in recent weeks but Braunschweig's rather unnoticed coach is going about things just like his old Mainz 05 team-mate

Soccernomics: Ed Miliband's plans for regulation... explained through the wisdom of the Bundesliga

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Pep Guardiola hasn't had the 'perfect' start to his career with Bayern Munich that many will have expected

Pep Guardiola needs time to succeed at Bayern Munich claims former East Germany international Uwe Rosler

The Brentford manager speaks to Jack Pitt-Brooke on how Guardiola's challenge to the Bayern squad will take time to sink in

Arsenal have missed out on Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo

Transfer news: Yet more woe for Arsenal as midfield target Luiz Gustavo completes move to Wolfsburg

Brazilian has chose to remain in Germany after signing a five-year deal with the Bundesliga club which raises some serious questions over why players are turning down the Gunners

Hiroshi Kiyotake (L) of Nuernberg tries to score during the Bundesliga match between 1899 Hoffenheim and 1. FC Nuernberg

Franz Beckenbauer calls for goal-line technology to be introduced in Bundesliga

The honorary president of Bayern Munich wants to see Germany follow the lead set by the Premier League

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.

Jupp Heynckes dances the night away

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

Borussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich: Robert Lewandowski hoping to hand Dortmund a glittering parting gift

There are a few managers who might have signed Robert Lewandowski. But for the Icelandic ash cloud that cancelled his flight, he might have joined Sam Allardyce at Blackburn. He was offered to Roberto Martinez at Wigan, who since Lewandowski had three agents representing him, was unsure what precisely was on the table.

Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski celebrates after scoring against Real Madrid last week

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund: Europe's balance of power tipping towards a German Bundesliga that's expert in balancing books

Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich prove financial prudence can be launch pad to glory

Dortmund players celebrate in front of their fans on Wednesday night

Champions League success: How artist academies created joy in Germany

Overhauling the way Bundesliga clubs operated after a poor Euro 2000 brought through the brilliant youngsters on show this week

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