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According to reports in Italy, Bayern Munich have drawn up a huge contract offer for Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso.

The 30-year-old's future at Milan is uncertain following an under-par season at the club.

The Italian press has been speculating for a few weeks now that Gattuso could depart for foreign shores in the summer, and at the moment new German champions Bayern Munich are considered as the favourites to snap him up.

Yesterday Bayern president and legend Franz Beckenbauer declared that the club were desperate to buy Gattuso.

"We like Gattuso a lot,†stated ‘der Kaiser'.

“He would be the ideal reinforcement for next year: he is the man for the Champions League."

It has now been reported that Bayern are ready to offer Gattuso a stunning four-year contract worth a whopping €6m-a-season. Gattuso currently earns €4.5m on his Milan deal which runs until 2011.

Meanwhile Luca Toni is said to be desperate to see Gattuso link up with him in Bavaria next term, as Bayern look to construct a squad capable of challenging for the Champions League. The club have not won Europe's premier club competition since 2001.
 

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Well they bought in Flamini already so I presume gattuso may be off.
Still a top player and I love his battling qualities. Himself and kaka
destroyed us last season.
 
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He's the only player who can get away with GBH on the pitch,
it truly baffles me how he doesn't see red every game lol.
 

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Gattuso Agrees Terms With Bayern

Gattuso’s future at Milan has been uncertain for a number of weeks now, with the Italian press speculating that he will quit the club in the summer for a new challenge abroad.

A number of big European clubs have been linked with the 30-year-old, including Manchester United and Real Madrid, but it is Bayern Munich who had really made their interest known.

Yesterday it was reported in the media that the Bavarian giants had drawn up a huge contract offer for Gattuso.

Controcampo now says that the midfield hardman has accepted these terms, and he will sign a four-year contract at the club worth just under €5.5m-a-season.

All that remains now is for Bayern and Milan to agree on a transfer fee, with the Rossoneri said to be demanding at least €12.5m.

Milan have accepted that there is no chance of persuading Gattuso to stay, although they may ask for a cherry in the deal, in the form of French full back Willy Sagnol.

Sagnol has had a miserable season at the Allianz Arena, having fallen out with Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, and like Gattuso, may seek a new challenge following eight years in Germany.


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Gattuso Agrees Terms With Bayern

Gennaro Gattuso has agreed personal terms with Bayern Munich and will soon sign a four-year contract to join the club, according to Controcampo.

Gattuso's future at Milan has been uncertain for a number of weeks now, with the Italian press speculating that he will quit the club in the summer for a new challenge abroad.

A number of big European clubs have been linked with the 30-year-old, including Manchester United and Real Madrid, but it is Bayern Munich who had really made their interest known.

Yesterday it was reported in the media that the Bavarian giants had drawn up a huge contract offer for Gattuso.

Controcampo now says that the midfield hardman has accepted these terms, and he will sign a four-year contract at the club worth just under €5.5m-a-season.

All that remains now is for Bayern and Milan to agree on a transfer fee, with the Rossoneri said to be demanding at least €12.5m.

Milan have accepted that there is no chance of persuading Gattuso to stay, although they may ask for a cherry in the deal, in the form of French full back Willy Sagnol.

Sagnol has had a miserable season at the Allianz Arena, having fallen out with Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, and like Gattuso, may seek a new challenge following eight years in Germany.
 

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Why didnt we sign him!!!! Ah!! His been on our shortlist for ages!! We went in for him so many times but he didnt want to leave Milan and now his leaving...what is SAF doing? He was one of his favorite players and this was his chance...he would be much better running around at Stamford Bridge than FLETCHER or O'Shea comming on for Anderson in midfield ehh
 

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I think now Bayern need to invest in an attacking central midfielder. I don't know whether Van Bommel will stay. Pretty sure that Ze Roberto's leaving. They need to rebuild their midfield.

They won't compete on a high level until they do. Keep Ribery, Gattuso's a good move. A right winger and a decent attacking central midfielder.

I suppose they could always swoop for Van De Vaart or Diego but I'm not sure whether they'd want to swap to a Bundesliga rival.

I remember the first match of the season Klose came face to face with his old team and they hacked him to pieces on the pitch to the accompaniment of jeers

from the Werder Bremen supporters. Ouch.:p
 
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