Bayern Klose door on Miroslav

Klose, 32, joined the Bavarians from Werder Bremen in 2007 and has

scored 24 goals in 98 Bundesliga games. He was a peripheral figure

last season with Mario Gomez emerging as the club’s first-choice

targetman. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Monday:

“Unfortunately talks with Miroslav Klose have not led to a positive

conclusion. “We would have liked him to stay but we could not find

common ground on the length of the contract period. “FC Bayern

would like to wish Miroslav and his family all the best for the

future and are grateful for his contribution over the past four

years.” Klose, who has been linked with Everton, Lazio and

Valencia, said: “I have had four beautiful and successful years at

Bayern and I thank them warmly. “It was special to play for this

club.” Poland-born Klose made his name at Kaiserslautern before

joining Bremen in 2004. He helped Bayern to the Bundesliga and

DFB-Pokal double in his first year at the club and was also

instrumental as they reclaimed the league title in 2010 and reached

the final of the Champions League. He has won 109 caps for Germany,

scoring 61 times, and his record of 14 goals in World Cup finals is

second only to Brazil’s Ronaldo.