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Bayern youngster heads for Leverkusen

Germany under-21 international midfielder Emre Can has joined Bayer Leverkusen in a four-year deal from Bayern Munich, who have secured themselves first refusal on his services in future.

The 19-year-old, who appeared four times for the record German champions last season, scoring once, has made the move for an undisclosed fee.

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Kiessling extends Leverkusen stay

German international Stefan Kiessling has signed a new contract extension with Bayer Leverkusen.

Kiessling's previous deal was not due to expire until 2015 but that has not prevented Leverkusen from extending it by a further two years.

Stefan Kiessling has become a top performer at Bayer Leverkusen, a leader and the face of the club.

His development since 2006 has been phenomenal. I hope he will finish his career with us.

– Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser

Voller: Bayern too good

Bayer Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voller believes Bayern Munich will once again be in a league of their own this season.

They have never had a squad like they have now. They don't just have 11 top players, or 15, they have 22 really top players.

It really is overwhelming for the other clubs. Now they have also got a player like Thiago (Alcantara) for the midfield shows just how far away they are. They are miles in front.

– Bayer Leverkusen director of sport Rudi Voller speaking to Bild

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Son set for Leverkusen

Hamburg's new director of sport Oliver Kreuzer believes his side's forward Heung-Min Son is about to complete a move to Bundesliga rivals Bayer Leverkusen.

With 12 goals for the northern Germany club last season, the South Korean has caught the eye of many clubs around Europe, but Kreuzer has revealed that he is close to agreeing terms with Leverkusen.

Leverkusen bring in Palop

Bayer Leverkusen have signed veteran goalkeeper Andres Palop from Spanish side Sevilla on a one-year contract.

The 39-year-old is likely to provide back-up to number one Bernd Leno next season when Leverkusen return to the Champions League.

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