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NYRB showing interest in Bayern Munich's Klose

New York Red Bulls are reportedly on the trail of Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose. The 32-year old German international has emerged as a target for a number of clubs, including Italian outfits Juventus and Lazio, with the Red Bulls also believed to be sniffing around.

The ambitious MLS club have already lured Thierry Henry and Rafael Marquez from Barcelona and are now looking to add to that in the form of a third Designated Player after letting Colombian ace Juan Pablo Angel go at the end of the 2010 season.

Klose has a phenomenal scoring record at international level with 58 goals in 105 matches for Die Mannschaft but it is his exploits at World Cups for which he will always be remembered. The Polish-born striker scored five times in the 2002 tournament, repeating that effort four years later in Germany before netting on four occasions at South Africa 2010, to sit equal second on the all-time World Cup scorers list (with countryman Gerd Muller, one behind Brazil's Ronaldo).

In more recent times, Klose has fallen out of favour under Louis van Gaal at Bayern with just nine appearances in the Bundesliga this season and could be looking for a way out of the Allianz Arena.

It is unsure how far New York will go to bring Klose to the Red Bull Arena but it is understood that their interest is firm as they chase an elusive MLS Cup.

Andrew Slevison
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