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Despite Fine, Hargreaves Doesn't Stop
ESPN Soccernet, August 25th, 2006 4:22PM
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Owen Hargreaves just keeps talking. And Bayern Munich still won't listen. In fact, this week, the club slapped him with a $30,000 fine for insubordination. But Hargreaves is still talking. In an interview with Bild newspaper on Friday, Hargreaves reiterated his hope that Bayern executives would soften and begin entertaining offers for a possible transfer before the deadline passes next Thursday. "I've given everything to Bayern Munich for the last nine years and I want to be treated with respect," Hargreaves said. "I simply want it to be accepted that Manchester would be a great step for me." The Canadian-born center midfielder has been at the club since 1997; his current contract runs through 2010. "The manager doesn't want to let me go. That's his right," Hargreaves conceded. "But he knows exactly what I want." Uli Hoeness, Bayern's sporting director, has publicly criticized the player for the way he's handled the situation. Hoeness has repeatedly rejected a $32 million offer from Manchester United; he said he wouldn't sell the player for $60 million. Bayern is perhaps being less flexible with Hargreaves than they would be if Michael Ballack, the club's other central midfielder, had not already departed. However, following the public way in which he's asked for a transfer, the England midfielder may be relegated to the bench. But he is not worried: "The coach knows what I can do," Hargreaves said. "And so do the fans. I always give everything I have. That won't change no matter where I play." Read the original story...


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