Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso is reportedly planning to retire at the end of the season, with Sport Bild claiming the veteran midfielder has already informed the club's hierarchy of his decision.
But until Alonso reveals his intentions himself, it would be wise to consider all eventualities.
Even his trusted boss Carlo Ancelotti is still in the dark about Alonso's plans, confirming at Thursday's news conference that Alonso hasn't spoken with him yet.
"I have no news," the Italian coach said ahead...
Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman will both be available as Bayern Munich resume their title defence with a trip to Freiburg on Friday, coach Carlo Ancelotti has said.
Bayern won the 2017 Telekom Cup at the weekend, but their victory was soured when Vidal was substituted with a rib injury late on.
The Chile midfielder was unable to take part in full training earlier this week but Ancelotti said he could line up at Freiburg after recovering.
"He trained on Wednesday," Ancelotti said. "He received a...
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has praised Paul Clement for his professionalism and said he could not deny him a "dream" opportunity to manage in the Premier League.
Ancelotti said he remained in regular contact with Clement, who took over as Swansea City manager earlier this month.
"I spoke with him this morning," he said at a news conference on Thursday. "He's really involved preparing the team for their game against Liverpool.
"He's excited about this new experience. His dream was always...
Former Chelsea target Niklas Sule has described signing for Bayern Munich as "a once in a lifetime opportunity," insisting "a move to England wasn't yet right" after opting to join the Bundesliga champions ahead of the Premier League leaders.
Spurning interest from Chelsea, Sule, 21, signed a five-year deal at Bayern until 2022 for a reported fee of around €25 million. Hoffenheim teammate and fellow Germany international defender Sebastian Rudy will also join the Bavarians this summer on a...