Bayern star heading for the Premier League?

According to Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness, Bayern striker Lukas Podolski can leave the club on loan this month after the club earlier said he wasn't going to leave the club.

Podolski has failed to gain a first team place at Bayern since joining from Clone back in 2006. Podolski really made a name for himself in the World Cup in 2006 when he played an instrumental part in Germany's run to the semi-finals.

Podolski wants to leave Bayern to ensure he earns a place for Germany's Euro 2008 side. Hoesness said: "I want to help him to make it to the European Championships.

"And if we loan him out and everything goes well, we have done everything right."Then we have got him games and he comes back on July 1."

There is no doubt Podolski is a terrific player and I feel would be a terrific signing. Podolski is a terrific goalscorer and with Sven interested in the 22-year old this deal may yet happen before next Thursday.

Taken from Manchester City FC.