Gianluigi Buffon Jonas Hector is among the Cologne players staying at the relegated club, and Bayern Munich's Jupp Heynckes is impressed.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos Borussia Dortmund's chief shot down Cologne's claim that an "irregular" use of the VAR should result in a replay of their heavy loss.
Anthony Modeste Anthony Modeste has scored five goals in two matches and Cologne director Jorg Schmadtke says he is a cut above the rest in the Bundesliga.
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Sven Bender Sven and Lars Bender have been named in Germany's squad for the Olympics, along with Max Meyer, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry.
Timo Horn Liverpool have been linked with a bid for goalkeeper Timo Horn but the 22-year-old says he has not received any offers to leave Cologne.
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