Klinsmann date

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Jrgen Klinsmann will this week decide whether to leave England and join Bayern Munich. He was not expected to announce his decision until 18 May when he receives the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year award, but he has beciome irritated by constant German media speculation about his future.

"At the moment, speculation is being sold as the truth in the media. I talked with Spurs manager Gerry Francis and chairman Alan Sugar on Sunday and will sit down with them again this week," Klinsmann said.

Bayern could have Klinsmann and Jean-Pierre Papin in their forward line next season - or neither of them. Papin is also trying to decide whether to stay put or return home to France.

Another international debating his future is Paul Gascoigne. A fee may have been agreed between Rangers and Lazio, but the midfielder's agent Len Lazarus says negotiations with the Glasgow club are on hold until talks have taken place with Lazio.

Roy Keane, now free of suspension, has resumed training after his ankle injury and now looks certain to be fit to play in Manchester United's Cup final team. He could even be fit to face West Ham in the Premiership on Sunday.

Meho Kodro, the 28-year-old Bosnian striker who attracted interest from Newcastle earlier this season, yesterday signed for Barcelona in a £3.8m deal from Spanish League rivals Real Sociedad.

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