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Ivan Perisic    F    VfL Wolfsburg
Perisic will have surgery on a fractured shoulder and is expected to miss up to 12 weeks of action, Bundesliga.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The Croatian attacking midfielder, who impressed at the World Cup, picked up the injury in this past Saturday's loss to Bayern Munich in the Telekom Cup. It's a big blow for Wolfsburg, as Perisic featured in all but one league match for the club last season, scoring 10 goals in all.
Marco Reus    M    Borussia Dortmund
Reus (ankle) has rejected a contract extension offer from Borussia Dortmund, as he continues to eye a move away from the club, Bild reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Reus was headed to be one of the biggest signings of the summer until he suffered a devastating ankle injury in June that kept him from participating in the World Cup. He has been linked to Manchester United for quite awhile, but two other big clubs are lurking: Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Franck Ribery    M    Bayern Munich
Ribery, who recently returned to training following a back injury that held him out of the World Cup for France, is in the starting XI for Bayern Munich's match against Borussia Monchengladbach in the semifinals of the Telekom Cup on Saturday.

Fantasy Analysis

Ribery's back appears to be back to health, while he just needs to build up his match fitness ahead of Bayern's Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg on August 22.
Hiroshi Kiyotake    M    Hannover 96
Kiyotake signed a four-year contract with Hannover 96 on Friday after transferring from FC Nurnberg, Bundesliga.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Kiyotake scored seven goals and had 19 assists in 64 Bundesliga games for Nurnberg, who were relegated to 2. Bundesliga at the end of last season.
Thiago Alcantara    M    Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer said Thiago will not be rushed back from his torn MCL, which he suffered in March, Goal.com reports. "The operation went well," Sammer said. "It will still take him a while to return, but we're giving him all the time in the world."

Fantasy Analysis

Thiago was initially given a six-to-eight week recovery timeframe, which was obviously significantly less than what's transpired. At any event, he won't be ready for the start of the season and he has no clear timetable for return.
Marco Reus    M    Borussia Dortmund
Reus, who suffered ligament damage in his ankle back in June while playing for Germany, returned to light training with Borussia Dortmund on Thursday, Bundesliga.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The injury cost Reus a spot with Germany at the World Cup, while also possibly keeping him from a high-profile transfer this summer. He is expected to be out until September, although it wouldn't be surprising if he was limited for the first month.
Mats Hummels    D    Borussia Dortmund
Hummels may be bound for Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund as the two teams engage in negotiations, according to the Daily Mail.

Fantasy Analysis

Hummels was part of Germany's World Cup winning side, and the transfer price tag is speculated to be near 16 million. The veteran defender would provide experience and strength in United's back line after losing Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, and Patrice Evra this summer.
Neven Subotic    D    Borussia Dortmund
Subotic, who has been out for more than eight months due to a torn ACL, returned to play in Borussia Dortmund's preseason friendly at Heidenheim on Saturday, the club's official web site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Subotic tore his ACL back on November 9 against Wolfsburg, but his appearance in Saturday's friendly is a great indication that he will be close to, if not back, to fitness for Dortmund's Bundesliga opener against Bayer Leverkusen on August 23.
Matthias Ginter    M    Borussia Dortmund
Ginter signed a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund on Sunday after transferring from SC Freiburg, the club's official web site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The 20-year-old was a very consistent member of the Freiburg starting XI last season, starting every game while being substituted just once all season. He was named to the Germany squad that won the World Cup and he figures to be a strong member of the Dortmund defense.
Philipp Lahm    D    Bayern Munich
Lahm announced Thursday that he has retired from international football, BBC Sport reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Lahm leaves international competition on a high note, captaining Germany to a World Cup victory in Brazil. He is contracted with Bayern Munich through the 2017-18 season, and there is little reason to believe he won't see it out.