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Klose considering Lazio move

June 1, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Bayern Munich striker Miroslav Klose has revealed he is seriously considering a move to Lazio.

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Klose, 33, is out of contract this summer and, having seen a move to Lazio fall through in January, he appears keen to complete a free transfer this month.

"Let's say that I am evaluating some offers and Lazio are among them," Klose told Golmania. "My wife and I have been to Rome on vacation and it is a fantastic city. The food is wonderful, too.

"I was close to Lazio in January, but Bayern wanted money that they weren't prepared to pay. Now I am in charge of my own destiny.

"I tracked their progress and they have a very solid squad including Mauro Zarate, Hernanes, Cristian Ledesma and Andre Dias. I also like the club colours, as there is a lot of joy around the club and that means a lot to me.

"I need to talk to the Lazio directors, but can tell the fans that if I do come, then I won't let you down. I am very enthusiastic, I work very hard and never give in. My shirt is always wet through with sweat at the final whistle."

Klose remains an important player for the German national team and feels he is capable of proving himself in a new league.

"I was no longer part of their plans, but I want to be a protagonist with the German team, so I need to play more regularly," he said. "I do not feel remotely old at 33. If anything, I am very motivated at the idea of starting again in a new environment."