Marcelinho fancies Bayern
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Marcelinho has expressed an interest in joining Bayern Munich at the end of the season.Hertha Berlin's Brazilian striker Marcelinho has said that he would like to play for Bayern Munich if Michael Ballack fails to agree a new contract and moves on at the end of the season.
Ballack has been strongly linked with a free transfer move to Manchester United and Real Madrid in recent weeks, and Marcelinho is keen to replace him.
"If the proposal is good for Hertha and me I would like to play at Bayern," he told Red O'Globo.
"All the players wish to have the chance to belong to Bayern Munich. Besides that I will only analyse an offer if Ballack is transferred because I don't want to interfere in any negotiation that he is having with the club for renewing his contract.
"So at the moment I am not going to say anything else. I only say I would like to play at Bayern because the Brazilian press has been asking me about that chance, nothing else," he added.
Marcelinho is contracted to Hertha until June 2007 and was named Bundesliga Player of the Year last season when he struck 18 goals.
Marcelinho has scored six goals so far this term to help Hertha to sixth spot and they will be desperate to keep hold of him.