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March 9, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Sounders GM says no contract talks ongoing with Bayern Munich forward Ivica Olic

olic mug.jpgGoal.com had a story Friday afternoon that said the Sounders were in “advanced conversations” with Bayern Munich forward Ivica Olic, according to sources.

In turn, I asked Sounders FC general manager Adrian Hanauer for comment regarding the 32-year-old Croatian.

“Ivica is a player who we like very much,” Hanauer wrote in an email. “But we have three designated players, and there are currently no contract discussions taking place.”

Olic has been a fringe player for Bayern Munich the past couple seasons, but is definitely a recognized name in European soccer, both in the club and international scene. While Seattle’s appears set for now, it might be something to remember down the line.

Worth noting, Goal.com relayed an unconfirmed story last month that Olic was reportedly going to Wolfsburg upon season’s end. As of last week, Aston Villa was believed to be interested.

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