BUTT DEMANDS IMPROVEMENT

Butt has demanded improvements from defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich to turn the corner. A 0-0 draw at home to Cologne at the weekend followed the same result against Werder Bremen a week earlier.

Before that, Bayern Munich lost 2-0 at Kaiserslautern and can count themselves somewhat fortunate to have beaten Wolfsburg with a late goal on the opening day of the season.

All that is too little, given their ambitions, and Butt has called on his team-mates, who reached the UEFA Champions League final last season, to put things right.

NAPOLI SIGN SOSA

Bayern Munich's Sosa has been signed by Italian club Napoli. "Sosa is going to continue his career at the foot of Vesuvius," Bayern Munich confirmed in a statement.

Sosa won Olympic gold with Argentina in 2008, a year after joining Bayern, with whom he had one year of his contract remaining.

In three seasons in the Bundesliga he has competed in 35 games, scoring three goals.

At Napoli Sosa can look forward to taking part in the Europa League where the Italian team's group rivals are Liverpool, Steaua Bucharest and Utrecht.

BAYERN NOT TO RISK STARS

Louis van Gaal has said that Germany should not risk playing Bayern Munich stars in the Denmark friendly. Louis van Gaal said that the match was much too soon for his players, who have only recently returned from the World Cup tournament in South Africa.

Bayern Munich players who played on Germany’s international squad include Miroslav Klose, Mario Gomez, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Müller and Philipp Lahm.

BAYERN OFFLOADING TONI

Napoli chief Riccardo Bigon has confirmed their interest in Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni.

Toni spent last season on-loan at Roma.

“You cannot contest Toni’s talent, while Fred played in the Champions League with Lyon and is now in Brazil,” Bigon told Radio Marte.

“We are following many options, including overseas, and keeping a close eye on alternatives. Before buying anyone, we will sell.

“Vagner Love has different characteristics to Toni and Fred, so it would change our style of football. The type of player we’re looking for is a pure hitman.”

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Bayern Chasing Ji Sung Park

Bayern Munich are eyeing a close season move for Manchester United's South Korean international midfielder Ji-sung Park, according to a report from The Daily Mail.

The German giants are apparently readying a £7 million bid for the player, whom they see as an important part of their rebuilding process.

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