German giants line up shock swoop for Anfield hero

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Bayern Munich are preparing a bid for Dirk Kuyt, according to reports in Germany.

4-4-2 suggests the German giants are planning to swoop for the Dutchman in January and are confident of concluding a deal.

Liverpool are reportedly willing to listen to offers for Kuyt - who has two years left to run on his contract at Anfield - and expect Inter Milan to re-enter the race for the 30-year-old.

The Nerazzuri - who are managed by former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez - came close to sealing a deal for Kuyt in the summer but were unable to reach an agreement with the Anfield club.

"The two clubs continue to talk, but things are moving slowly," Kuyt's agent Rob Jansen said at the time.

"The difference between demand and offer is important. It is something between the clubs but Dirk told Liverpool he no longer wants to be involved as this is something that regards his career and life.

"It doesn't mean he wants to leave at all costs, but when a club like Inter comes along it's normal to look into the situation further."

However, the former Feyenoord striker-cum-midfielder has since insisted that he wants to remain at Liverpool, having become a firm favourite with the Anfield faithful.

"Of course I want to stay," he told the official Liverpool website. "Liverpool is a great club with a great history.

"Unfortunately in my four years I haven't won anything but hopefully in the future I will still have that chance."

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