Instead, Podolski says it was Manchester City he spoke with.
"I met them in a hotel in Munich. I had other offers, from Germany and other countries, and could have earned more money, but I wanted to play for Köln again.
"I don't like the way people talk about my time at Bayern. It was a nice experience. I was young, I played with top players, I scored lots of goals and I got plenty of assists."