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Man City miss out on defensive target to Schalke

Manchester City target Holger Badstuber has agreed to join Schalke on loan for the remainder of the season.

Bayern Munich defender Badstuber, who has struggled with injuries in recent years, worked under City boss Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena.

Despite their working relationship, the Germany international has opted to moved to Bundesliga rivals Schalke.

Bayern confirm Paul Clement's talks to take Swansea job

Paul Clement previously worked alongside Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, Paris St Germain and Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich have announced their assistant manager Paul Clement will hold talks to become Swansea's new manager.

The Bundesliga champions confirmed the news in a statement on the club's website.

Co-coach Paul Clement has asked FC Bayern Munich to hold talks with Premier League club Swansea City about a commitment as head coach.

Bayern's head coach Carlo Ancelotti and the management board of FC Bayern Munich have fulfilled this wish.

– Bayern Munich

Premier League bottom club Swansea hope to confirm the appointment of Clement before their Premier League game at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

The former Derby boss emerged as the Welsh club's number one target after Wales boss Chris Coleman turned down the opportunity to take over at his home town club.


Aubameyang goal gives Dortmund win over Bayern

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the match-winner. Credit: Reuters

Borussia Dortmund brought an end to Bayern Munich's unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season with a 1-0 win on Saturday evening which moves them to within three points of their arch-rivals.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal of an entertaining encounter in the 11th minute to earn Thomas Tuchel's men victory at the Westfalenstadion.

Bayern's first league defeat under Carlo Ancelotti means they now trail league leaders Leipzig by three points with three clubs, including Dortmund, just three points behind them.


Ancelotti: I feel no pressure at Bayern Munich

Carlo Ancelotti isn't under pressure. Credit: PA

New Bayern Munich head coach Carlo Ancelotti says he feels under not pressure after taking the reins at the Allianz Arena.

Ancelotti was speaking at his first press conference since replacing Pep Guardiola at the German champions.

Despite following in the footsteps of Guardiola, the Italian feels more than comfortable with what lies ahead.

A lot of people ask about the pressure - I am used to it.

I had the luck in my career of coaching top teams - AC Milan, Paris St Germain, Chelsea, Juventus, Real Madrid - all top teams who want to win, but honestly I don't feel the pressure because I'm used to it and I really love my job.

We try to do our best. I know that Bayern have a fantastic history in the Bundesliga and in the Champions League. We try to do our best. We want to be competitive in all competitions.

The only thing that we cannot control is the result - if I could control that too I would be a magician, but I'm only a manager.

– Carlo Ancelotti

Guardiola signs off at Bayern with Pokal cup win

Pep Guardiola. Credit: PA

Pep Guardiola's final game as coach of Bayern Munich before he heads to Manchester City ended with a trophy as his side completed a domestic double with a penalty shoot-out win over Borussia Dortmund in Germany's Pokal.

After a goalless 120 minutes in which Bayern had arguably the better of the game, but Dortmund the better chances, a shoot-out was required to separate the teams.

Dortmund missed twice and Douglas Costa scored as clinched Bayern the DFB-Pokal to add to their Bundesliga title this season.

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