Bayern's patience running out on Podolski deal

May 22, 2006

BERLIN, May 22 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned that he is running out of patience with Cologne over talks to acquire Germany striker Lukas Podolski.

Podolski requested a move to Bayern after Cologne were relegated to the second division.

'There's a limit to our patience,' Rummenigge said. 'If we can't find a solution, then we won't waste time. We'll look for another striker. Thank God there's plenty of them in the market.'

Podolski, one of Germany's top young talents, could leave Cologne at the end of the 2007 season for a fixed fee of 1 million euros. A transfer now would be worth up to 10 times that amount, according to media reports.