Van der Vaart has failed to hold down a regular first-team place at Real Madrid and his Holland team-mate Robben believes he is keen on a return to the Bundesliga where he starred previously for Hamburg.
According to reports in Spain, City officials flew to Madrid this weekin a bid to lure Van der Vaart, along with team-mates Fernando Gago andGonzalo Higuain, to Eastlands.
Double Dutch: Rafael van der Vaart wants to join Arjen Robben at Bayern Munich, according to the former Chelsea man
However it seems all but one of those targets, Gago, could end up making the move.
Van der Vaary has also caught the eye of Manchester United but Robben, who knocked the Red Devils out the Champions League, is sure if his compatriot is to leave La Liga it will be for Germany.
'Rafael told me that FC Bayern is a great club when we were playing together at Real Madrid,' Robben told Kicker magazine. 'Rafa was also the one who advised me to come to Munich.
'He has told me that, if Bayern were to ask him to come, he would cycle to Munich just to get a contract here.
'He wanted to move to Munich (when he went to Real) so maybe it could still happen.'
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