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Klose close to Bayern exit

In-form German striker Miroslav Klose hinted Sunday about leaving defending German champions Bayern Munich with his contract set to expire next June to help him achieve his goal of playing at Euro 2012.

sports Updated: Oct 10, 2010 23:32 IST

In-form German striker Miroslav Klose hinted Sunday about leaving defending German champions Bayern Munich with his contract set to expire next June to help him achieve his goal of playing at Euro 2012.

The 32-year-old scored twice in Germany's 3-0 win over Turkey on Friday night to put his country top of Group A in their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with three wins from three.

The Poland-born ace has said he wants to continue playing through to the Euro 2012 finals which will be hosted in the Ukraine and his native Poland.

Klose has 57 goals from 104 international appearances and is second only to Gerd Mueller's incredible tally of 68 goals in 62 games between 1966 and 1974.

Remarkably, Klose has scored five goals for Germany in just three Euro 2012 qualifiers this season, but has failed to find the net in seven games for Bayern Munich and has hinted he is prepare to leave.

"I am open to anything: whether I get a contract extension or change clubs, I can see myself playing for another club in the Bundesliga," Klose told German daily Bild on Sunday.

"The important thing for me is to remain playing internationally, as playing at Euro 2012 is my goal," he added having also played for both Kaiserslautern and Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga.

Bayern traditionally negotiate with players coming out of contract during January's winter break.