Tymoschuk to leave Bayern
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk will leave Bayern Munich in the summer, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed.
Tymoschuk, 34, has not featured as a key member for Bayern during their record-breaking campaign, starting just five games, and will leave the club for free when his contract ends in the summer.
The former Zenit St. Petersburg captain is believed to announce his future club following the German Cup final at the weekend with a return to the Russian club mooted by Munich based daily TZ.
“Tymo has told us he’s going to leave,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is quoted as saying on the Bayern homepage. “He’s going to tell us his destination after the Cup final.”
Zenit coach Luciano Spalletti says he would be open to the player joining, saying: “I can see no problems if he returns.”
Two other Bayern squad members will be out of contract in the summer, but could still end up staying with the Champions League winners.
“We’ve arranged with Daniel [van Buyten] and Claudio [Pizarro] to sit down and talk after the Cup final,” Rummenigge added.
On Wednesday the Ruhr-Area news website DerWesten linked Pizarro, 34, with a possible transfer to either Schalke or Borussia Dortmund.
Schalke general manager Horst Heldt said: “I will not comment on it. Pizarro, however, is indeed and without a question an interesting player.”