Bayern Munich are in talks to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels. Photograph: Afp

Bayern Munich have said they are in talks with the Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels about joining the club in the summer. The German champions’(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Belgium during the friendly international at the Magalhaes Pessoa stadium in Leiria, Portugal. Photograph:  Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Germany 4 Italy 1 World champions Germany crushed Italy 4-1 in their friendly international in Munich on Tuesday to equal their biggest win against(...)

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp. Photograph:  Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Jürgen Klopp is to be given substantial funds to overhaul his squad this summer after Liverpool’s latest accounts underlined the financial recovery u(...)

Shane Long scores the winning goal for the Republic of Ireland in the Group D Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Republic of Ireland 1 Germany 0 Fourteen years after that memorable day when the Dutch were beaten here, the Irish team finally took another sc(...)

Bayern Munich’s Polish  striker Robert Lewandowski scores his first goal during the  Champions League match against Dinamo Zagreb in Munich. Photograph:  Guenter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski continued his remarkable scoring run with a hat-trick in a 5-0 home thrashing of D(...)

Roma’s  Alessandro Florenzi  celebrates after scoring from just inside the Barcelona half during the Champions League match at the  Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Champions League round-up: Alessandro Florenzi scored an extraordinary goal from a seemingly impossible position on the right touchline, around 40 met(...)

Germany moved to the top of Euro 2016 qualification Group D after a 3-1 win over Poland in Frankfurt. Photograph: Reuters

Germany 3 Poland 1 Germany’s Mario Götze struck twice as the world champions beat rivals Poland 3-1 in an entertaining Euro 2016 qualifying enc(...)

Stoke City have agreed a €17m fee with Inter Milan for Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri. Photograph: Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images

Stoke City have agreed a fee of €17 million with Inter Milan for Xherdan Shaqiri but have yet to discuss personal terms with the Swiss midfielder or e(...)

Bayern Munich flyer Arjen Robben has been ruled out for the rest of the season. Photograph: Afp

Arjen Robben has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a torn calf muscle, Bayern Munich have confirmed.The forward, who suffered the injury (...)

 Thomas Müller drills the ball home through a crowded Georgian box to score Germany’s second goal in the Group D qualifier   at Boris Paichadze Stadium on March 29, 2015 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photograph:  Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Georgia 0 Germany 2World Cup winners Germany eased past hosts Georgia 2-0 in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Sunday with two goals in five minutes from M(...)