Arjen Robben: Bayern Munich Star Set for a Move to Manchester City?

Dusan LucicCorrespondent IIMay 2, 2012

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 25:  Arjen Robben of Bayern Munich  looks on during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg between Real Madrid CF and Bayern Munich at The Bernabeu Stadium on April 25, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben is set to reject a new contract extension following his bust-up with teammate Franck Ribery, reports the Daily Mail.

The Dutchman had an open argument with Ribery during the first semifinal match against Real Madrid. While the France international was fined £40,000, that wasn't enough to satisfy Robben.

According to talkSport, Bayern even arranged a lunch to reconcile their attacking duo. Needless to say, it didn't work out.

Robben's current contract runs until January 2013, but the German club could decide to sell him if they fear losing him for nothing in January.

Bayern president Uli Hoeness confirmed Robben's hesitation:

All I know is that he was just about to put pen to paper, and now that has all been postponed.

Meanwhile, Bayern legend Franz Beckenbauer believes the Dutchman will stay:

Robben knows what to expect here at Bayern. That's why I expect him to sign a new deal eventually.

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs that will probably start a bidding war in the summer transfer window in order to snap up the Dutchman before he has a change of heart.

However, if Robben does fail to sign a new contract extension in Munich, Manchester City—probably the richest football club on the planet—would be the favorites to sign him. Having said that, they could decide against making a bid for the Dutchman, and concentrate instead on signing Eden Hazard.

I think they could easily sign both.

What do you think? Will Robben move to EPL? If he leaves Bayern, is City the most likely destination?

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