Bayern's Pep Guardiola in no rush for contract extension
Bayern's Pep Guardiola in no rush for contract extension

German champions Bayern Munich have repeatedly signalled their desire for a contract extension with coach Pep Guardiola but the Spaniard seems in no rush to sign a deal past 2016.

Bayern Munich`s German rivals wave white flag
Bayern Munich`s German rivals wave white flag

The Bundesliga resumes on Friday for Bayern Munich`s top-of-the-table clash at VfL Wolfsburg, but some of the Bavarian giants` German league rivals are already waving the white flag.

Franck Ribery blasts 'political' FIFA Ballon d'Or award
Franck Ribery blasts 'political' FIFA Ballon d'Or award

 Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has blasted the Ballon d'Or process, saying FIFA's top individual award is "purely political."

Bayern hit back at FIFA's Zwanziger over Saudi trip
Bayern hit back at FIFA's Zwanziger over Saudi trip

 Bayern Munich have accused senior FIFA member Theo Zwanziger of double standards after the former German soccer chief criticised the Bundesliga champions over last week`s visit to Saudi Arabia.

Bayern Munich in no rush to extend Pep Guardiola`s deal
Bayern Munich in no rush to extend Pep Guardiola`s deal

Bayern Munich are eager to offer head coach Pep Guardiola a contract extension, but first want the Spaniard to concentrate on leading the Bavarians to a third straight Bundesliga title.

Carlo Ancelotti wants to nuture Martin Odegaard talent
Carlo Ancelotti wants to nuture Martin Odegaard talent

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti insisted Friday that Norwegian prodigy Martin Odegaard has a great future but needs time to settle into his new life.

Ballon d`Or only for Messi, Ronaldo fumes Ribery
Ballon d`Or only for Messi, Ronaldo fumes Ribery

France`s Franck Ribery says only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi seem capable of winning the Ballon d`Or and has voiced his frustration after Bayern Munich team-mate Manuel Neuer missed out.

Real Madrid top football rich list for 10th straight year
Real Madrid top football rich list for 10th straight year

Spain's Real Madrid have emerged as the world's richest football club for the 10th straight year in the annual Football Money League published by accountants Deloitte, with a revenue of $639 million.

In Oedegaard, Real Madrid finds galactico in waiting
In Oedegaard, Real Madrid finds galactico in waiting

A complete unknown only a year ago, Norwegian prodigy Martin Oedegaard`s transfer to Real Madrid has set his fledgling career soaring towards the summits.

Real Madrid snap up teen sensation Martin Oedegaard
Real Madrid snap up teen sensation Martin Oedegaard

Real Madrid have beaten off fierce competition from Europe`s other top clubs to sign 16-year-old Norwegian wonderkid Martin Oedegaard from Stroemsgodset, the Spanish giants confirmed on Thursday.

Bayern Munich apologise for failing to condemn Saudi flogging
Bayern Munich apologise for failing to condemn Saudi flogging

 Bayern Munich apologised on Wednesday after failing to voice their support for an activist who was flogged in Saudi Arabia during their trip last week.

Hamburg fined for fan`s scarf attack on Franck Ribery
Hamburg fined for fan`s scarf attack on Franck Ribery

Hamburg were on Monday fined 55,000 euros ($58,000) by the German Football Association (DFB) after a fan insulted Bayern Munich`s Franck Ribery on the pitch during last October`s German Cup match.

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says bitten by crocodile
Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben says bitten by crocodile

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben offered a bizarre explanation for a mystery hand injury sustained at the team`s training base in Qatar on Saturday, saying he had been bitten by a crocodile.

Breno says drunk, depressed on day of Munich fire
Breno says drunk, depressed on day of Munich fire

Former Bayern Munich defender Breno has indicated he was drunk the night his apartment caught fire, an incident which would earn him a jail term for arson.

Roberto Mancini vision for Inter Milan decisive for Xherdan Shaqiri
Roberto Mancini vision for Inter Milan decisive for Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherdan Shaqiri claimed his unhappiness at warming the substitutes` bench at Bayern Munich, and Roberto Mancini`s vision for Inter Milan, prompted his decision to join the Italian giants.

Regret voting for Cristiano Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or: Robert Lewandowski
Regret voting for Cristiano Ronaldo in Ballon d'Or: Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has regretted his decision to vote Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in the Fifa Ballon d'Or ahead of teammate Manuel Neuer.

Germans disappointed after Manuel Neuer misses out on Ballon d'Or
Germans disappointed after Manuel Neuer misses out on Ballon d'Or

Germans, who had hoped for a clean sweep at the FIFA Ballon d`Or, expressed disappointment on Tuesday after their World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer came third in the vote for the 2014 world player of the year.

Pep urges Neuer to savour Ballon d`Or moment
Pep urges Neuer to savour Ballon d`Or moment

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola on Saturday urged his goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to savour the occasion at Monday`s Ballon d`Or gala in Zurich, rather than worrying about winning the prize.

Xherdan Shaqiri completes Inter Milan switch
Xherdan Shaqiri completes Inter Milan switch

Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri has officially joined Inter from Bayern Munich on a four-and-a-half-year contract, snubbing interest from Everton, Liverpool and Stoke City. 

Unfortunate to be only goalkeeper in Ballon d'Or list: Manuel Neuer
Unfortunate to be only goalkeeper in Ballon d'Or list: Manuel Neuer

Goalkeepers have it tough when it comes to the world's most important honour for individuals in football. They can only expect to be outsiders in the race for the "FIFA Ballon d'Or", which was known as the World Player of the Year until 2010.