Bundesliga news

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Borussia Dortmund defender Sven Bender faces another spell on the sidelines after sustaining an ankle injury.

Borussia Monchengladbach defender Julian Korb is wanted in England with both West Ham and Southampton said to be interested.

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker will turn his back on a return to the Bundesliga in favour of signing a new deal with the Gunners.

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm is expecting Borussia Dortmund to make a surge towards the top of the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich are reportedly set to make Juventus winger Kingsley Coman's loan deal into a permanent stay for 21 million euros.

Schalke have loaned Sidney Sam to the Bundesliga's basement club SV Darmstadt 98 for the second half of the season.

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Boss Thomas Tuchel admits he is still hurt by the decision of three of his key players to leave Borussia Dortmund last summer.

Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel says that full-back Sead Kolasinac will not leave in January despite interest from Juventus.

RB Leipzig have confirmed the signing of young defender Dayot Upamecano from Red Bull Salzburg on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Bayern Munich have reportedly agreed a deal with Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim to sign defender Niklas Sule at the end of the season.

Bayer Leverkusen defender Omer Toprak has admitted that he wants to leave the club at the end of the current campaign.

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