Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will launch the defence of their title against Wolfsburg in the 2014/15 season.
Cologne midfielder Sascha Riether is at the centre of a tug-of-war between a Premier League club and a Primera Liga team.
Hannover have loaned Austria international Daniel Royer to newly-relegated Cologne for next season.
Bayern Munich have bolstered their attacking options for next season with the signing of teenage winger Mitchell Weiser from relegated Cologne.
Lukas Podolski cannot wait to link up with Arsenal next term and insists he can play anywhere.
Greuther Furth coach Mike Buskens has rejected speculation that he could take charge of Cologne next season.
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