Schalke, Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim and Bayer Leverkusen won't make it easy but the trophy is tipped to stay with Bayern Munich.
Alassane Plea has completed a move to Bundesliga outfit Borussia Monchengladbach for an undisclosed fee.
Mark Hughes has seen off strong competition to make Jannik Vestergaard his fourth off-season signing at Southampton.
Carlo Ancelotti does not have a problem with Arjen Robben's angry reaction during Bayern Munich's win over Borussia Monchengladbach.
Bayern Munich beat Borussia Monchengladbach 1-0 courtesy of a second-half strike from Thomas Muller to tighten their grip on the Bundesliga.
Mahmoud Dahoud goes from hero to villain as Gladbach throw away two-goal lead in all-German tie at Borussia-Park.
Jonas Hofmann and Guido Burgstaller score the goals as all-German tie sits delicately poised ahead of the return leg at Borussia-Park.
Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl has not been the subject of an approach from Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says.
Lyon, Borussia Monchengladbach and Celta Vigo were among the victors in the final Europa League last-32 ties on Thursday.
Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach have handed contract extensions to goalkeepers Yann Sommer and Tobias Sippel.