Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is confident Lukas Podolski will remain at the club, despite interest from Manchester City.
Since Luca Toni and Miroslav Klose arrived last summer Podolski has been a peripheral figure at Bayern this season, and City manager Sven Goran Eriksson has enquired about the availability of the 22-year-old striker.
But Rummenigge has explained that Jurgen Klinsmann, who will take charge of Bayern next season, is keen to retain Podolski.
“It is normal that some clubs are interested in our player,” he told setanta.
“We are speaking of a Germany international. We have received an offer for Lukas but he will be there for the second half of the Bundesliga season.
“Our next manager Jurgen Klinsmann has communicated to us a list of the players that are going to be part of his project, and Podolski’s name is included.
“Podolski has been under-rated [reports suggest he is available for £12 million], he is worth much more money. Manchester City are one of the clubs interested but for us this file is closed.”