Bayern Munich duo Valerien Ismael and Bastian Schweinsteiger have already begun preparations for the new Bundesliga campaign.

While the rest of the first team squad still have 10 days´ holiday left before they must report for pre-season training, Ismael and Schweinsteiger have returned early as they continue their rehabilitation from injuries.

Defender Ismael missed all of last term after tearing cruciate knee ligaments in pre-season, and was back building up strength in his muscles on Monday.

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