- Date of Birth: 16 December 1988
- Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany
- Position: Defender, Centre-back, Centre back
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'I have known him for a lot of years': Sokratis aims to form strong defensive partnership with Arsenal new boy David Luiz as he compares him to former team-mate Mats Hummels
from rivals Chelsea on transfer deadline day and he made his debut alongside Sokratis in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley.
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Manchester United are said to have failed with an approach to sign Mats Hummels prior to him re-joining Borussia Dortmund from Bayern Munich.
Manchester United have reportedly enquired with Bayern Munich over the possibility of signing centre-back Niklas Sule during the summer.
Chelsea have reportedly been told to pay up a fee of around £30m by Bayern Munich, if they are to secure the signature of Mats Hummels during the winter transfer window.
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are understood to have held discussions with the representative of Mats Hummels with the defender said to be considering his future at Bayern Munich.
When Niko Kovac took over at Bayern Munich last summer, there were many whispers that the former Eintracht Frankfurt coach wanted to being in ferocious Croatian winger Ante Rebic to bolster the squad.
Manchester United could reportedly make an approach to sign Mats Hummels from Bayern Munich when the transfer window reopens at the turn of the year.
Leroy Sane, the talented Man City attacker, has been left out of Germany's World Cup squad for the upcoming tournament in Russia. The shock exclusion comes as manager Joachim Low announced his 23-man team for the summer tournament.
Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu has confirmed that Arsenal have expressed an interest in securing his signature this summer.
Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that the Red Devils had expressed an interest in signing both Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels during his time at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have reportedly added Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic to their shortlist of targets. The United States international is being eyed for a summer transfer as the club look to close the gap on rivals Manchester City.
PSG's victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League was a statement of intent from the French club as the summer transfer dealings looked to have put them amongst Europe's elite.
The scene was set under the glaring floodlights of Anfield for one of the greatest comebacks staged in European football. The towering Kop stand waited with bated breath as James Milner floated in an inviting cross. Players adorning the red of Liverpool and the yellow and blacks of Dortmund rose for the ball, but Dejan Lovren climbed highest to head home, and spark jubilant scenes.
German giants Borussia Dortmund are hoping to recruit Ajax's Peter Bosz as their new manager after Thomas Tuchel was sacked earlier in the week.
Borussia Dortmund's Hans-Joachim Watzke has insisted Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be leaving for Bayern Munich in the next transfer window.
Nothing seems to be going well for Arsenal at the moment, and things are not about to get any easier. The Gunners face Bayern Munich tonight at the Emirates, looking to overturn a 5-1 first leg deficit.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that his side are no longer in a position to lure top talents from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
All of Europe’s major leagues are now well underway and sports betting sites have shifted the odds on who will win them in reaction to results so far. Some pre-season favourites have been knocked down a peg or two after some poor results, while others have seen their odds shorten after a stellar start to the new campaign. Here we round up each of Europe’s top five leagues and who is in the race to win them.
Arsenal made a massive bid in excess of £50 million for Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports in Spain.
Manchester City are reportedly in advanced negotiations with Borussia Dortmund to sign Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The 27-year-old had a stellar season with BVB last term, netting 39 goals in all competitions.
Borussia Dortmund are set to seal the €30 million capture of André Schürrle from VfL Wolfsburg, according to reports in Germany.