Ribery joins Fiorentina after leaving Bayern

Franck Ribery has joined Fiorentina on a free transfer after the French winger ended his 12-year spell with Bayern Munich. It has been a busy summer for La Viola after they were bought by United States businessman and New York Cosmos owner Rocco B. Commisso, having only survived relegation on the final day of the previous campaign. “I am…

Bayern Munich sign Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona

Bayern Munich have signed attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona on a season-long loan deal which includes an option to buy. Barcelona say the German side will pay 8.5m euros (£7.78m) to take the Brazilian, 27, on loan while the option to buy stands at 120m euros (£109.84m). Bayern will also pay Coutinho’s wages for…

Bayern Munich sign Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan

Bayern Munich have signed Croatia winger Ivan Perisic on a one-year loan from Italian club Inter Milan. The deal includes an option for the German champions to buy the 30-year-old at the end of it. Arsenal made an approach to sign Perisic in January, while he has also been linked with Manchester United. Perisic has previously…

Bayern Munich: Manuel Neuer ruled out until January

Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will be out until January after surgery on his broken left foot. The 31-year-old World Cup winner sustained the same injury to the same foot in April and suffered a repeat in training on Monday. Bayern are in the same Champions League group as Celtic and Neuer will…

Christian Pulisic lifts Dortmund at Wolfsburg as Schalke see off Leipzig

Borussia Dortmund showed signs they can thrive this season without suspended forward Ousmane Dembele by opening their Bundesliga campaign with a 3-0 rout at Wolfsburg on Saturday. United States international Christian Pulisic scored one goal and set up another. Dembele remains suspended after missing training when Barcelona made a bid for the player and sporting director Michael Zorc said earlier…

Bayern’s Costa undergoes medical at Juventus

(Reuters) – Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa is undergoing medical tests at Juventus ahead of his expected move, the Italian champions said on Wednesday. “Douglas Costa is currently undergoing a routine medical ahead of a proposed transfer from Bayern Munich,” Juventus said on their website (www.juventus.com). The Brazil international, capped 21 times, will join Juventus…

Bayern sign Rodriguez on loan from Real Madrid

MUNICH (Reuters) – Bayern Munich have signed midfielder James Rodriguez from Real Madrid on a two-year loan deal, the German champions said on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Colombia international made 22 La Liga appearances for Real last season, scoring eight goals, and featured six times in the Champions League. “We are very happy to have completed…

Bayern take fifth straight Bundesliga crown with win at Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich celebrated their record-extending fifth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday after crushing VfL Wolfsburg 6-0 to open up an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed RB Leipzig with three matches remaining. The Bavarians, who have now won 27 German championships, are on 73 points with Leipzig on 63 after they were held to a goalless…

Dejected Bayern out to secure last title on offer

After a season that promised so much, Bayern Munich have been sent packing from two Cup competitions in the space of eight days and Carlo Ancelotti’s side are determined to take a step closer to the league title when they travel to VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday. A Bayern win combined with defeat for second-placed RB…