'Van Nistelrooy wants to join Bayern' - Rummenigge

July 23, 2006

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge claims Ruud van Nistelrooy has informed Bayern Munich of his intention to play for the German club.

Van Nistelrooy has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford after an end-of-season row with boss Sir Alex Ferguson, with Real Madrid and Bayern leading the chase.

Rummenigge, Bayern's general director, revealed the striker has been in talks with the Bundesliga club.

'Van Nistelrooy has told us he would like to play for us next season,' Rummenigge told the Bild newspaper.

'We have already spoken about money with him but it would be United who will finally decide.'