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Bayern sign Mainz defender Kirchhoff

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Mainz defender Jan Kirchhoff will join Bayern Munich in the summer on a free transfer.
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Bayern Munich have agreed a deal to sign Mainz defender Jan Kirchhoff.

The 22-year-old, who is out of contract at Mainz this summer, has penned a deal until 2016 and will join up with the record German champions at the end of the season.

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Kirchhoff, who is likely to be a member of Germany's Under-21 squad for the European Championships later this year, joins on a free transfer.

"We are really pleased that such a highly talented Under-21 international has decided to join Bayern," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the Bild newspaper.

Kirchhoff has made over 50 Bundesliga appearances for Mainz since arriving from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2007.

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