Bayern Munich defender Lucio could yet leave the Allianz Arena this summer, after general manager Uli Hoeness revealed the German giants would be willing to sell the stopper for the right price. The towering centre-back, who has made more than 100 league appearances for the club since arriving from Bayer Leverkusen in 2004, is believed to be unsettled by the fact that he will not be assured of a first-team place next season. And the news reportedly alerted cash-rich Manchester City, who have also expressed an interest in Chelsea and England captain John Terry. Lucio - who has won 84 caps for his country and recently headed home the winner in the Confederations Cup final - is not the first Brazilian Bayern player to be linked with Mark Hughes' Blues during the close-season, with midfielder Ze Roberto eventually opting to choose Hamburg over City. And despite Bayern spokesman Markus Horwick recently insisting that there had been no contact from any team for the Brazilian stalwart, general manager Hoeness has revealed the club may be willing to sell him. "It's up to Lucio what will happen with him," he said, as reported by Kicker. "If he steps up to us to tell us that a club is interested in signing him, we'll look in to the possibilities. "However, he'll only leave us for the right price." NEWS: Bayern: No interest in Lucio NEWS: City linked with Lucio NEWS: Hamburg seal Ze Roberto signing NEWS: Ze Roberto tipped for City switch CITY FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: One on One Sven Goran Eriksson Web Exclusives Joe Corrigan Q&A Robinho Boy's A Bit Special Michael Johnson Ask A Silly Question Peter Reid, Alan Ball What Happened Next? Jim Whitley, Tony Cunningham Sing When You’re Winning David Threlfall Plus Joe Corrigan on Weekend Wonders and City on Talentspotter
13 July 2009
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