Real keen on Klose

Mourinho's men eye German striker, but Bremen have no interest

Klose: Proven goalscorer

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Real Madrid have identified Miroslav Klose as possible cover for the injured Gonzalo Higuain.

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With their leading marksman set to be sidelined for the foreseeable future after undergoing back surgery, Real are in the market for a proven striker.

Bayern Munich's Klose would fit that bill, having been a regular source of goals for club and country down the years.

The 32-year-old has netted 58 times in 105 appearances for Germany, while he has notched well over 150 goals in a 12-year Bundesliga career.

He is, however, no longer guaranteed first-team football at Bayern and may welcome the opportunity to test himself elsewhere.

Interest from Spain is mounting, with Klose's agent revealing that Jose Mourinho's Real have already been in touch regarding a January deal.

Tentative

"There have been some enquiries from Spain," Alexander Schuett told Bild.

"Also there have been some tentative enquiries from Real, but nothing more than that."

Reports have also suggested that Klose's former employers Werder Bremen could be in the running to re-sign the experienced frontman, allowing him to remain in Germany.

Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs has played down such talk, though, insisting the club have no plans to make a move.

"We will not be approaching Miroslav Klose, this is pure rubbish," he told Deutsche Presseagentur.

"It would be an impossibility for us. We have definitely not been working on this."