Saturday 08 June:
Six Dortmund players were on senior international duty last night, all playing the full 90 minutes for their countries in World Cup Qualifying action. Defenders Marcel Schmelzer (7.80, 1 assist) and Mats Hummels (7.80) were both highly praised for their performances in Germany’s 3-1 win over Austria, a match Marco Reus (7.00) also played in.
Neven Subotic played in the centre of defence for Serbia in their 0-1 defeat by Belgium, and gave a solid 7.10 performance despite the defeat. Striker Robert Lewandowski (6.70) and right-back Lukasz Piszczek (6.60) both played in Poland’s 0-3 in Ukraine.
A number of Dortmund players will be involved in U-19, U-21 and senior international friendlies early next week.
BVB have made enquiries about a number of players before the transfer window opens:
- Niklas Süle, Hoffenheim dismissed enquiry
- Luke Shaw, Southampton informed “not for sale at any price”
- Davide Stanton, Newcastle United dismissed enquiry
- Leon Goretzka, VfL Bochum stated “not for sale at any price”
- Shaun Maloney, Wigan Athletic want a £3m cash deal
- Santiago Garciá, Wigan Athletic dismissed enquiry
- Reginaldo, Wigan Athletic looking for £3.6m
- Vladimir Weiss, Pescara not willing to sell player
- Danny Graham, Swansea City have added a £27.5m price tag
Dortmund chairman Reinhard Rauball has hired Dusseldorf’s scout Karl-Heinz Körbel in a deal worth a compensation package of £200k. As part of the recruitment process, BVB chief Scout Norbert Dickel requested reports of players already known to Körbel. Gladbach ‘keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen was recommended as exceptional.