Bundesliga club Hannover 96 have brought in another highly-touted young midfielder, buying 19-year-old Leonardo Bittencourt. Left winger Bittencourt made his name in the second division before joining Dortmund.
German international Andre Schürrle's transfer to Chelsea, long the subject of speculation, has been completed. The international winger cost London club and star manager Jose Mourinho a reported 23 million euros.
Four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi and his father have said they are "surprised" at allegations of tax fraud submitted by public prosecutors in Catalonia. Messi is said to owe millions in back taxes.
Borussia Dortmund will not allow striker Robert Lewandowski to move to Bayern Munich this summer, though he may go elsewhere. Bayern have said that this did not impact on the potential sale of Mario Gomez.
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has signed a contract extension and will stay with the treble winners until 2017. Defender Daniel Van Buyten has also added a year to his current deal, which was set to end this summer.
Treble-winners Bayern Munich will play a fundraiser in the Bavarian city of Passau to help victims of the heavy flooding in Bavaria and other parts of Germany. The club said it "wanted to give something back."
In less than one year, hosts Brazil will be playing as yet unknown opponents on the opening day of the 2014 World Cup. The most successful World Cup team on the planet, Brazil, has not hosted the tournament since 1950.
German football legend Ottmar Walter has died. The former striker was a member of the West Germany side that famously captured the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, dubbed the "Miracle of Bern."
Spaniard Rafael Nadal has won the French Open in a three set match against his compatriot David Ferrer. The win adds to Nadal’s already impressive record at Roland Garros and puts the 27-year-old into the record books.
Germany’s Sebastian Vettel has notched up his first ever win on North American tarmac, in the Canadian Grand Prix. He was hotly pursued by Lewis Hamilton, who was ultimately pipped for second place by Fernando Alonso.
Women's tennis star and world number one, Serena Williams has won her first French Open championship since 2002. The victory is her 16th Grand Slam singles title, making her the tournament's oldest women's champion.
Nico Rosberg has won the Monaco Grand Prix in a race that had to be suspended and restarted after a crash about halfway through. Sebastian Vettel remains top of the drivers' standings.