April 25, 2008

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is holding talks with Bayern Munich with a view to a summer transfer, while reports suggest U.S. national team keeper Kasey Keller is also in the running.

With first-choice Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, 38, and third-choice Bernd Dreher, 41, both retiring at the end of the season, the Rekordmeister wants to bring in several new but experienced faces.

Current second-choice keeper Michael Rensing is tipped to make the step up to become Bayern's starting shotstopper, but bosses at the Allianz Arena are keen to bring in Schwarzer, who would be available on a free transfer and is keen to quit Middlesbrough.

"It would be nice to finish my career in the Bundesliga," commented the 35-year-old Aussie, who played four games for Kaiserslautern in the 1995-96 season.

Meanwhile, Kicker magazine is reporting that Bayern is also considering another ex-Bundesliga and current Premiership keeper in Fulham's Keller.

The veteran former Borussia Mönchengladbach man would also be available on a free transfer, though at 38 years of age he's considered more of an outsider than Schwarzer.

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