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Olić set for summer switch to Bayern

Published: Sunday 4 January 2009, 0.12CET
Croatian international forward Ivica Olić, 29, is set to leave Hamburger SV to join Bundesliga rivals FC Bayern München as a free agent on 1 July after agreeing a three-year contract with Jürgen Klinsmann's side.
Olić set for summer switch to Bayern
Ivica Olić will join Bayern in the summer ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 4 January 2009, 0.12CET

Olić set for summer switch to Bayern

Croatian international forward Ivica Olić, 29, is set to leave Hamburger SV to join Bundesliga rivals FC Bayern München as a free agent on 1 July after agreeing a three-year contract with Jürgen Klinsmann's side.

The Croatia forward Ivica Olić is set to leave Hamburger SV for FC Bayern München as a free agent on 1 July after agreeing a three-year contract with the German champions.

Dubai training
Speaking upon the team's arrival in Dubai for a winter training camp, Bayern general manager Uli Hoeness said: "We've struck an agreement. All we need now is the signatures under the contract." Olić, who joined Hamburg in January 2007 after a successful spell with PFC CSKA Moskva, added: "I'll do everything I can to mark my departure from Hamburg with a trophy." HSV are also in Dubai, preparing for the resumption of the Bundesliga on 30 January when they entertain a Bayern side who sit two places and two points above them at the halfway point. Olić has scored eleven international goals in 61 appearances for Croatia.

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