Lazio are a step closer to signing Bayern Munich veteran Miroslav Klose.

Klose is a free agent, as his contract expires on June 30 and yesterday Bayern formally announced renegotiation talks have failed.

"Negotiations did not bring an agreement, so Klose's contract, which expires on June 30 2011, will not be extended," read a statement.

He had been in advanced negotiations for a move to Lazio, so that could well go through within a matter of days.