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By ESPN Staff

Stuttgart angered by Bayern's pursuit of Gomez

Stuttgart director of sport Horst Heldt has spoken of his surprise at the way Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness continues to court Mario Gomez.

Stuttgart rejected an offer from Bayern for the Germany striker this summer, declaring the issue closed, but Hoeness revealed recently that a lot of money had been put on the table.

He confirmed that Bayern would keep monitoring the situation and a repeat bid next year is likely, but Heldt cannot understand why Hoeness will not give up the ghost.

'I find it quite strange that for weeks now he continues to speculate about it in public,' Heldt told Sport Bild magazine.

'Our decision has been taken and we are not interested in any sums that are being bandied around.

'25, 30 or 35 million (euros) - that does not play a role for us anymore.'

Hoeness claimed that Gomez was keen on joining Bayern and that an agreement with the player had been reached, but Stuttgart did not relent when they received a lucrative offer which would have broken the Bundesliga transfer record.

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