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The Daily Bee (May 14th, 2019): BVB reportedly sign Nico Schulz

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Dortmund have found their left back of the future

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According to Bild, Borussia Dortmund have already made their first move of the upcoming summer transfer window, signing TSG Hoffenheim left back Nico Schulz. The 26-year old will be available for 25€ million thanks to a release clause and will sign a 4-year contract with the black and yellows. The transfer will be announced after the last matchday of the season.

Schulz has long been rumored as one of the main targets for Dortmund’s vacant left back position and it seems like the German international will be BVB’s starter at the position. kicker also report about an agreement with Hoffenheim and Schulz although they claim the contract isn’t signed just yet and Schulz does not have a release clause.

VfB Stuttgart will have to fight for their right to stay in the Bundesliga in the relegation playoff against the third placed team of the 2.Bundesliga. Despite that important match still coming up the management is already working on the squad for next season and they are once again interested in Maximilian Philipp.

Stuttgart already tried in January to get Philipp on loan for the rest of this season but BVB blocked a move. Six months later the versatilr offensive player still hasn’t broken into Dortmund’s rotation and could be a candidate for a move this summer. It’s unclear if BVB would be willing to let him go on loan or if they will look to sell him.

Premier League champions Manchester City could get banned from the Champions League according to The New York Times. Due to damaging leaks UEFSA’s financial control board has launched an investigation into City’s business dealings and - to no surprise - have found that the club has misled them. The expectation currently is that the board will recommend to ban the club from the Champions League. However the board’s leader, Yves Leterme, still has final say on the matter.