Miroslav Klose is set to shun the Premier League in favour of a move to Brazil this summer, according to Talksport.
The 36 year old had been linked with moves to both Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur, but will instead opt for a switch to South America when his contract with Lazio expires at the end of the season.
The Polish-born former Germany international moved to Serie A from Bayern Munich in the summer of 2011 and has since racked up one hundred and thirty-two appearances in all competitions, scoring fifty-three goals.
Last summer, he was part of Germany’s victorious World Cup campaign in Brazil, and his two goals at the tournament saw him surpass ex-Brazil striker Ronaldo as the competition’s all-time top goalscorer.
Since turning professional in 1998, Klose has played over five hundred and fifty club games in spells with Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen, Bayern and Lazio, scoring two hundred and eighteen goals.