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 By Mark Lovell

Hat-trick hero Robert Lewandowski paces Bayern to blowout German Cup victory

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac says he's proud his club does things different from Premier League clubs as transfer fees keep rising.
Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben has praised the intensity of the training brought in by new head coach Niko Kovac.

Bayern Munich cruised to a third consecutive DFL Super Cup success with a comfortable 5-0 win in Niko Kovac's first game in charge against his former club Eintracht Frankfurt. Goals from Thiago Alcantara, substitute Kingsley Coman and a clinical Robert Lewandowski hat trick lifted the German champions to their first trophy of the season.

Positives

Bayern's stocks are already flying high ahead of new season after sealing a leisurely opening victory in Germany's financial capital in a game which saw...

Meet the new class: Europe's new managers have a point to prove

Niko Kovac, Julen Lopetegui and many more have changed jobs this summer. FC's Paul Mariner delves into how each will fare at their new clubs.
Julen Lopetegui says there is a buoyant mood at Real Madrid ahead of the new season.

This summer, a host of top European clubs have changed their manager. Some by choice, while others were forced into it. Here's what we can expect from the new arrivals. Illustrations by Rafa Alvarez.

REAL MADRID: JULEN LOPETEGUI -- Move past Spain and Cristiano Ronaldo issues

Sometimes a picture paints a thousand words. The look on Real Madrid president Florentino Perez's face as Zinedine Zidane announced his decision to leave on a high after winning the Champions League three years running...

Manchester United move for Jerome Boateng worth the risk, club's issues not his fault

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ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno and Herculez Gomez assess what it will take for Paul Pogba to continue his red-hot World Cup form for Manchester United.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Manchester United are keen to sign Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng this week and the centre-back looks like exactly the kind of player and personality who could address many, if not all, of United's problems in defence.

The 29-year-old has an elite reputation, is a winner of the UEFA Champions League, World Cup, multiple German league titles, has represented Germany over 70 times and even captained them. Why, then -- aside from his year spent across the divide playing...

Transfer Talk: Barcelona offered Bayern Munich's Arturo Vidal; Chelsea chase Wilfried Zaha

Steve Nicol delves into the latest summer transfer rumours, with Luka Modric, Simon Mignolet and Mateo Kovacic headlining.

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

When does the transfer window close in the Premier League and the top European leagues?

TOP STORY: Barcelona offered Bayern's Vidal

Barcelona's search for a midfielder could lead them to Bayern Munich, but for Arturo Vidal instead of Thiago Alcantara.

Sport write that there is a verbal agreement in place for Vidal to join, and could fly to Catalonia tonight...

Transfer Talk: Man United have Jerome Boateng chance as PSG interest cools

Today's transfer rater features the likes of Jerome Boateng, Jordan Pickford and Petr Cech, and Brian McBride is here to break it all down.

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

When does the transfer window close in the Premier League and the top European leagues?

TOP STORY: PSG cooling on Boateng may open door for Man United

Paris Saint-Germain appear unlikely to make a serious enquiry for Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, potentially giving Manchester United a chance to make a run at the Germany international.

According...

LIVE Transfer Talk: Manchester United and Chelsea enquire about Bayern Munich's Thiago Alcantara

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow along with our daily blog throughout the summer.

When does the transfer window close in the Premier League and the top European leagues?

TOP STORY: Thiago subject of Manchester United and Chelsea enquiries

Manchester United and Chelsea have made enquiries to Bayern Munich regarding Thiago Alcantara, a source has told ESPN FC.

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic previously said that Bayern plan...