The World Cup is barely a thing of the past, but preparations for the 2014-15 club-football season are already underway. Bayern Munich enter the new campaign the undisputed champions of German football, but also have a point to prove on the international stage.
The Bavarians have made several changes to their squad thus far this summer, with Toni Kroos, Mario Mandzukic and Daniel van Buyten having left and Robert Lewandowski, Juan Bernat and Sebastian Rode joined the club.
Bayern are in somewhat of a transition phase as they adapt to life without some of the biggest stars of yesteryear and make room for the newcomers. The preseason should therefore be an interesting one, with many narratives to watch. Click "Begin Slideshow" for a run-down of what to look for in the weeks leading into the season proper.