Ottmar Walter, a member of the West Germany squad that won the 1954 World Cup, has died. He was 89.
Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is joining Champions league finalist Borussia Dortmund from Bundesliga rival Werder Bremen.
Schalke clinched the last Champions League place in Germany by beating Freiburg 2-1 in the final round of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels is doubtful for the Champions League final, but midfielder Mario Goetze is continuing his recovery from injury.
Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp says his team won't be swept away by Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final like Juventus and Barcelona were in the previous rounds.
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta said Thursday it is too early to speak of the end of an era in Spanish football.
Robert Lewandowski scored four goals as Borussia Dortmund beat Real Madrid 4-1 on Wednesday and took a huge step toward reaching the club's second Champions League final.
Germany midfielder Mario Goetze is going to Bayern Munich.
Mesut Ozil scored twice to ensure Real Madrid will go into their Champions League semifinal clash with Borussia Dortmund on the back of a Primera Division win.
Schalke teenager Julian Draxler is flattered by reported interest from Real Madrid and admits it would be a "dream" to play for the Spanish giants.
Pedro's second-half strike ensured Spain moved to the top of Group I after claiming a 1-0 victory at World Cup qualification rivals France
Bayern Munich re-established a 17-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win Sunday but was made to work hard for the points at struggling Hoffenheim.
Thomas Mueller and Sami Khedira scored clinical second-half goals as Germany withstood heavy spells of pressure to come from behind and beat France 2-1 in a friendly on Wednesday.
Defender Timmy Chandler is among 24 players selected for the United States' World Cup qualifier at Honduras on Wednesday and is set to make his competitive debut for the Americans.
France coach Didier Deschamps recalled Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna on Thursday and handed a first call up to winger Romain Alessandrini for next Wednesday's friendly match against Germany.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said money was not the deciding factor in the race to secure Pep Guardiola as coach.