Agent: Kroos will play until 2015
Trying to hunt down his services, the Daily Mirror reported Monday that Toni Kroos had "told Bayern and Germany teammates that he is determined to make the switch to Old Trafford." His agent, Volker Struth, knows that is not the case.
"We will be confronted with a variety of rumors for months, but we will not comment further about it," Struth told Bild. "At the moment I think however that Kroos will at least play at Bayern until 2015."
The British newspaper believes Manchester United are prepared to offer £40 million (€48.6 million) for Kroos's services, and are prepared to shell out £200,000 (€242,876) a week.
Also of note: the Daily Mirror does not have press credentials for Wednesday's Champions League Quarterfinal in Allianz Arena after posting the "You Dirty Schwein" headline.
Green Out with Shoulder Injury
Not playing in Bayern München II's match against SpVgg Bayern Hof, Julian Green will miss several weeks with a shoulder injury, according to MLSsoccer.com. Green injured his shoulder in the United States friendly against Mexico.
"Julian has a shoulder dislocation," Markus Hörwick told MLSsoccer.com. "He is doing a little rehab, but mostly he will need to rest for about three weeks."
Kevin Friesenbichler started in Green's place for the reserves, scoring two penalties in the reserves 2-0 win.
Rooney in, Fellaini out
Marouane Fellaini did not practice on Tuesday, unlike Rooney, and he will likely join Rafael and Robin van Persie on the injury list before the match. David Moyes now has Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Ryan Giggs, and Shinji Kagawa to pick a central midfield from.
Lahm: "I feel better as a no. 6"
What has been the highest-profile transition of any player in world football, Philipp Lahm's club position change could now translate to the national team. On Tuesday, the long-time defender told Sky that the midfield could be his future.
"I feel more like a no. 6 than a fullback," said Lahm [Abendzeitung]. "It is still a challenge for me – when someone played another position for many years, that someone knows and and where someone has already experienced every game situation. But it is a challenge that is very fun for me."
Lahm has played midfield in each of the last two friendlies after Germany qualified for the World Cup. Joachim Löw, the German national team coach, sees Lahm as a midfield alternative rather than a primary option.
"Today I can not definitively answer because I want to see whether Khedira or Gündogan will come back," Löw told Sky. "When both are in form, they are key players for us. Should it so appear after the preparations that they cannot do it, then of course it is a consideration."