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Dortmund OKs Mario Goetze to Bayern

April 23, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Germany midfielder Mario Goetze is going to Bayern Munich.

Bayern said Tuesday it was "prepared to activate the contractual release clause" in Goetze's contract with Borussia Dortmund, reportedly set at about 37 million euros ($48 million), and that the 20-year-old attacking midfielder will join the club on July 1.

The club said on its website that it wanted to delay the announcement -- which was leaked to German daily Bild -- "out of consideration" for Dortmund's ...

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