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Gomez hoping for new Bayern deal

March 26, 2012

In-form striker Mario Gomez expects to extend his contract with Bayern Munich in the coming weeks.

Mario Gomez
GettyImagesMario Gomez has been in fine form

Gomez's current contract expires next summer but he appears poised to sign a new deal that will run through until 2016.

The 26-year-old has been in career-best form this season netting 23 Bundesliga goals to close in on the 28-goal record he set last term. The Germany international has scored nine in his past five games, including four in the 7-0 Champions League last-16 rout of Basle.

''The probability of me renewing my contract is very strong. I feel good,'' Gomez said.

Earlier this month Gomez's agent, Uli Ferber, said a deal was close.

''We've had excellent discussions with Bayern and they all want an extension,'' he told Bild. ''It could happen very soon.''