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Bayern hunt "King Knall"

Bayern hunt "King Knall"
By Eurosport

20/08/2006 at 11:34Updated

Despite this summer’s transfer window yet to close, German double winners Bayern Munich are already preparing a move for Werder Bremen striker Miroslav Klose in 2007. “If Miro is on the market next year, then we’ll certainly do what we can to try to sign him,” said general manager Uli Hoeness.

The 28 year-old has blossomed since moving to Bremen from Kaiserslautern two years ago, and struck 25 goals in 26 games last season, followed by five more for the German national side in the World Cup. Just this week he was named in an annual survey by Kicker magazine as Germany’s footballer of the year.

“King Knall”, as he is fondly referred to in German tabloids, has stated his desire to move abroad on a number of occasions, though he admitted his delight at hearing of interest from the Bavarian giants: “It's nice to hear. Bayern is a top club. We'll see what happens,” he stated.

Bremen managed to hold on to their striker this summer, though despite the striker insisting he is “very happy” at the club, he still has his heart set on a move to one of Europe's top clubs.

“I'm assuming that Werder wouldn't stand in my way if I received a big offer in 2007” Klose added.

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