Posted July 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Bayern Munich has agreed to sell Germany striker Mario Gomez to Italian club Fiorentina. The Bundesliga side says on its website that chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reached a deal with Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle on Monday, with contracts to be finalized and signed in the coming days. Rummenigge says ''it was Mario Gomez's wish to leave Bayern in the direction of Florence. We've now granted his wish.'' Gomez joined Bayern from Stuttgart for a then Bundesliga record fee of up to 35 million euros ($45 million) in 2009. Bild reports Fiorentina will pay Bayern 16 million euros ($20.6 million) rising up to 20 million euros ($26 million) for the 27-year-old forward. Gomez scored 112 goals in 172 games for Bayern.
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