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Champions League starting XI's: Bayern Munich v Arsenal

Theo Walcott only makes the bench for Arsenal as they face a tough test away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight.

Here's the starting XI's:


Man United had £85m bid for Thomas Muller rejected

Bayern Munich's chief financial officer Jan-Christian Dreesen has revealed the Bundesliga club once turned down a 100 million euro (£85m) offer for Thomas Muller from Manchester United.

Muller was the subject of a big-money approach from the Red Devils. Credit: PA

The 27-year-old Germany forward, a World Cup winner in 2014, was the subject of a big-money approach from the Red Devils, but Bayern rejected the bid as they did not want to "weaken" Muller.

In an interview with Sport Bild on Tuesday, Dreesen said of the enquiry from Jose Mourinho's Premier League side: "There really was such a thing. A fax came from England.

"For us, however, selling Thomas Muller was never discussed. If a player fits here, we would be stupid to go for the short-term prospect of a record profit only to weaken him."

United did have a healthy transfer budget last summer, as evidenced by the re-signing of Paul Pogba for 105m euros (£89.3m), and the additions of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitarayan.

Muller is the product of the Bayern youth system. He has scored 156 in all competitions for the Bavarians since making his senior debut in 2008.

Phillip Lahm to retire at the end of the season

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm does not believe he will be able to maintain his high standards next year after announcing he will retire from football at the end of the season.

Lahm will hang up his boots at the end of the season. Credit: PA

The 33-year-old has a year left on his contract with the defending Bundesliga champions but will walk away early - also saying he has rejected an offer from the club to become a sporting director.

He admits he has been considering his future for some time and will give his all for the rest of the campaign.

"I'm going to stop playing football at the end of the season," the FC Bayern youth product confirmed on the club's official website following his team's 1-0 victory over VfL Wolfsburg in Tuesday evening's DFB Cup Round of 16 tie.

"More than a year ago I started checking and questioning myself from day to day and week to week. I'm certain I'll maintain peak form through to the end of the season. I can manage that until the end of the campaign, but not beyond it."


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.

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