Liverpool transfer news: Bayern Munich reject Xherdan Shaqiri bids

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Munich were thrashed 4-0 at home by the counter-attacking Real Madrid this week

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Real ease through to the Champions League final in Lisbon on 24 May

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Portuguese forward needs one more goal for the most-ever scored in the Champions League in a season

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Toni Kroos will be staying at Bayern Munich, his agent has claimed

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German midfielder has been constantly linked with the Premier League champions

Mario Mandzukic scores against Manchester United earlier this month
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Real will be at home to Bayern in the first leg on 23 April

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Arjen Robben's shot takes a deflection off Nemanja Vidic's left foot to deceive David de Gea and put the tie beyond United

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Dutchman scored the third goal of the game to put tie out of United's reach

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