With Croatian striker Ivica Olic set to leave FC Bayern Munich in the summer the German Bundesliga giants are on the lookout for a suitable replacement as back-up to star striker Mario Gomez. And this could see the return of Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro from Werder Bremen to the Bavarian capital.
33 year old Claudio Pizarro is one of the few positives in an injury-marred Werder Bremen season having scored 16 Bundesliga goals so far. The North German club want to renew his contract, but Pizarro has taken the option of a contractually specified termination clause, and could therefore leave Bremen in the summer on a free transfer.
Earlier in the week there had been reports that Pizarro had already signed a contract with Bayern to return to Munich, but that was not confirmed or denied by the club, the player or his agent.
Bremen manager Klaus Allofs only said about the media reports that Werder Bremen had not been intimidated about any such move and he still had hopes that Pizarro would remain in Bremen.
For Bayern Munich Pizarro would be the perfect striker number two alongside Mario Gomez. Pizarro has played six successful years at the club between 2001 and 2007 plus he has the class alongside the experience to help the club achieve its goals.