Podolski remains at Bayern

17 January 2008 08:23
Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that his club are not about to sanction the exit of Germany striker Lukas Podolski. The 22-year-old has been linked with a move to England to join Manchester City, having struggled to establish himself in a season-and-a-half at the Allianz Arena. However, Rummenigge insists that Podolski is going nowhere, as he is wanted by Jurgen Klinsmann, who will take over as Bayern coach in the summer. "It is normal that some clubs are interested in our player," Rummenigge told Setanta Sports. "We are speaking of a Germany international. We have received an offer for Lukas, but he will be here for the second half of the Bundesliga season. "Our next manager, Jurgen Klinsmann, has communicated to us a list of the players that are going to be part of his project and Podolski's name is included. "Podolski has been underrated, he is worth much more money. Manchester City are one of the clubs interested, but for us this file is closed."

Source: ESA