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The Frenchman has also attracted interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain

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Tickets costing £62 for the last-16 first leg will be partially funded by the current champions as a thank you for the support shown over 2013

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A poll was conducted among fans, with the former Real Madrid player coming out on top

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Bayern frontman becomes a target for English duo as Robert Lewandowski is set to arrive in Munich

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Transfer news: Bayern Munich confirm signing of Robert Lewandowski on a free transfer from rivals Borussia Dortmund

Striker will leave the club at the end of the season for nothing after signing a five-year deal with the reigning Champions League holders

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Mesut Ozil

Champions League: Stopping 'individualist' Mesut Ozil the priority when Bayern Munich play Arsenal, reveals Manuel Neuer

The sides meet in the last-16 of the competition next year, and the Germany keeper admits Arsenal were the team they wanted to avoid in the draw

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Wembley Stadium played host to the all-German Champions League Final where Bayern Munich righted the wrongs of the previous year's competition by beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to claim their fifth title. Arjen Robben's late winner banished the memories of losing two finals in three years, including defeat to Chelsea in their home ground in the 2012 final. The win completed an incredible year for Bayern who also won all of their domestic competitions and led to people proclaiming them as the world's best team.

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