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Donovan calm over Bayern Munich signing prospects

Landon Donovan is realistic that his move to Bayern Munich may now not turn out to be permanent. However, the US International, who holds the record for most goals scored in his national jersey, knows that the one thing in his control is what he does on the pitch in the next five games.

"I'm here with the expectation that anything can happen," he said. "I've had a few games to show what I can do. It was not perfect, but it was okay. Maybe goals will come against Cologne, Bremen, or Lisbon. Anyway, a total of five opportunities remain-and everything could be different. I can only control my football. If you tell me on March 8 or 9, 'Go back to America,' then I will do that. I'll be gone."

With AEG owners of LA Galaxy stating a week ago that both Donovan and David Beckham will return to the club in early March, any chance of Donovan making his loan move permanent seemed to be dashed.

However, as the Beckham saga continues to take twists and turns, options for a full-time Donovan move could still materialize.

"There is no pressure," he said. "It's fun. But I know I don't have much time. Five games remain until March 8, but I feel that things are looking up. I feel increasingly comfortable in training. Nevertheless, how everything will develop is not in my power alone. It could turn out that I score five goals for Bayern, but MLS still says it will not let me go. Or Bayern could say, 'Nice, but we don't need you.' Whatever happens, happens."

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