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

FA chairman David Bernstein opposed to Sepp Blatter running for fifth term as Fifa president

Football Association chairman David Bernstein today insisted he would be against an attempt by Sepp Blatter to extend his reign as Fifa president.

Fulham sign right-back Sascha Riether on loan from Cologne

Fulham have completed the signing of right-back Sascha Riether on a season-long loan.

Germany coach Joachim Low

Germany coach Joachim Low 'betrayed' by mole says Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel

Hoffenheim coach Markus Babbel believes Germany coach Joachim Low has been "betrayed" by a mole in the Germany camp who keeps revealing the team selection hours before the games are due to take place.

Germany and Portugal fined by Uefa over behaviour of fans

Germany and Portugal were today fined by UEFA over the behaviour of their fans during their opening European Championship match on Saturday night.

Shinji Kagawa is signing forManchester United after impressing over two seasons in Germany

United begin revamp by signing Kagawa

Manchester United began the long-overdue revamping of their midfield yesterday by agreeing a deal to sign Shinji Kagawa. The creative Japanese international will join from Borussia Dortmund, pending a medical and work permit, for a fee thought to be £12m.

German team to visit Auschwitz

German football players and officials will travel to Poland Friday to visit the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, after a friendly against Israel ahead of the European Championship.

Shinji Kagawa

Manchester United 'target' Shinji Kagawa turns down new deal at Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa is set to leave the club this summer after turning down the offer of a new contact.

Stale Solbakken inherited a mess at Cologne, who went down this year

Solbakken arrives at Wolves – well schooled in dealing with turmoil

Alcohol, relegation, defensive chaos and boardroom confusion: Stale Solbakken will not be too worried by the situation at Wolverhampton Wanderers, because he has experienced it all and worse this season at Cologne.

Podolski doubtful for Bayern Munich game

Arsenal-bound striker Lukas Podolski is in a race to be fit for today's match against Bayern Munich.

Marko Marin is to join Chelsea

Chelsea signing Marko Marin wants Roberto Di Matteo in charge

Chelsea new boy Marko Marin believes the London club is "the perfect fit" for him and hopes the man who recruited him, Roberto Di Matteo, is still the man in charge when he arrives.

Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg coach reveals interest in Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg coach Thorsten Fink has described Liverpool's Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt as a "class" player.

Franck Ribéry (left) and Arjen Robben (right) celebrate a goal for Bayern Munich this season. Bayern may be the biggest club in Germany but five clubs have been champions in the last nine years

Magical Bayern Munich prove Bundesliga is Europe's best league

Cheaper to attend, more adventurous tactically, and better run – what's not to like in Germany?

Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg eye transfer for Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt

Hamburg technical director Frank Arnesen has expressed his admiration for Liverpool forward Dirk Kuyt as speculation over the Holland international's future continues.

Pope celebrates his birthday in the Vatican

The pope is having a very Bavarian birthday, celebrating his 85th milestone at the Vatican with his brother and bishops from his native land.

Arjen Robben holds Franck Ribéry as the two wingers celebrate one of many goals during Bayern's recent hot streak

'Mighty Munich' turn the tables as they home inon dream night

A month ago the critics were rounding on Bayern. Now they are Europe's red-hot team, on track for the final. By Jack Pitt-Brooke

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