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Bayern lands Stuttgart's Gomez

VFB Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez has agreed to join Bayern Munich, the Bavarian club and the German Soccer Federation said yesterday.

Local media said the deal was worth an estimated 30 million euros (US$42 million). That would make Gomez the most expensive Bundesliga player in history.

"I am looking forward to Bayern," Gomez told the club's Website at the start of an Asian tour with the German national team. "The club is something special. I want to compete for the championship with it and look forward to the Champions League."

Gomez scored 24 times for Stuttgart this season, a personal best, and has long been on Bayern's shopping list.

The deal only became possible after Bayern clinched the second Bundesliga spot leading to automatic Champions League qualification and guaranteeing several million euros worth of added revenues.

Bayern confirmed its interest only hours after grabbing the spot with a 2-1 win against Stuttgart on Saturday.

"We are delighted that Mario Gomez has decided to join us," said Bayern General Director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "He is a first class striker, one of the best in Germany."

Bayern has already signed Anatoliy Tymoschuk from Zenit St Petersburg, Ivica Olic from Hamburg SV and Alexander Baumjohann from Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Elsewhere, Werder Bremen midfielder Diego is moving to Juventus, the Bundesliga club confirmed yesterday.

The transfer deal is worth 24.5 million euros and with bonuses could reach 27 million euros, Bremen said.

Diego arrived in Bremen from Porto three seasons ago and developed into the top playmaker in the Bundesliga.

The Brazilian's last game for Werder will be Saturday's German Cup final against Bayer Leverkusen.


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