Dortmund are off and running after their first round win in the DFB-Pokal, as they now have contract issues to resolve and a player returning from injury.
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According to Bild, Dortmund could hold onto Manuel Akanji for the next few weeks if a decent offer is not received due to Niklas Süle's thigh injury. BVB would still prefer to sell the 27-year-old who's on the last year of his contract, although interest is cooling from both Inter Milan and Arsenal.
Salih Özcan is back with the team after suffering a foot bruise in the first week of training. Per Kicker, he could be used as an option against Leverkusen on Matchday 1. A quick entrance into the starting lineup seems unlikely, as Mahmoud Dahoud and Jude Bellingham impressed in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.