The Bayern Bulletin: Toni Kroos, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Eintracht Injuries

Joern Pollex

After his unfortunate injury, Kroos is back on his feet and back to work. Also, with the meisterschaft within reach, die Roten got some very good news, but not on their side of the pitch.

Toni Kroos seems to be back on the street, according to the team's official website. The 23-year-old German international had a long conversation with his manager, Jupp Heynckes, which showed some good signs.

"I telephoned Toni for a long time yesterday," Heynckes told FCBayern.de. "He is already relatively composed."

The same article hinted that Heynckes could give Xherdan Shaqiri a lot more playing time. Heynckes suggested that Shaqiri would get more chances to play. "It would be good for the boy," he said. "he will be an extraordinary player, also for Bayern München."

Also, as Kinkman already suggested in Twinkle's Preview, Eintracht could be without many players. TZ-online is reporting that captain Pirmin Schwegler (inflamed tailbone) and top-scorer Alexander Meier (muscle problems) are expected to miss tomorrow's game. Also, Oka Nikolov is expected to replace Kevin Trapp (hand) – who is expected to miss the rest of the season – between the pipes.

Finally, this last little news nugget is not Bayern related, but could change the side of one of their rivals, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Chelsea is preparing a bid for attacking midfielder Andre Schürrle, and Chelsea would loan Kevin De Bruyne – currently on loan at SV Werder Bremen – to Leverkusen for the 2013/2014 season. The Guardian's Raphael Honigstein tweeted that the bid for Schürrle – who's contract goes through 2016 – could be in the €20 million range, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung later supported their contributor. De Bruyne is not expected to be part of the Schürrle transfer, according to Honigstein, but rather a separate transaction.

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