Bayern Munich have confirmed that World Cup winner Lucio will join the club over the summer.

The Bayer Leverkusen defender has been the subject of constant transfer speculation in recent months but he has chosen to remain Germany despite offers from abroad.

“We are very happy that the deal went through,” Bayern’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club’s officialÊwebsite.

According to the website, Bayern will pay Leverkusen €12m for the defender.