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Dante has been an important player for Bayern since joining in 2012.
Dante has been an important player for Bayern since joining in 2012.
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Dante's Peak: Man United target signs new deal at Bayern

The Brazilian centre-half will remain at the Bundesliga giants until the summer of 2017.
Mar 24th 2014, 2:32 PM 4,054 13

BAYERN MUNICH DEFENDER Dante has agreed to extend his stay with the current European champions.

The 30-year-old Brazilian international, who has been reported as one of Manchester United’s top targets in recent months, signs a one-year extension to his current contract — meaning it will now run up to June 2017.

“Joining Bayern was the best decision of my life,” Dante told the club’s website.

“Everything here is good: the club, the team, the trophies we win, the atmosphere. Bayern is the right club for me and that’s why I’m delighted to be staying in Munich until at least 2017.

“I’m certain this team can enjoy a lot more fun and success in the years to come.”

Signing Dante was definitely one of our best transfers of recent years,” added Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“In just a year and a half he has emerged as one of our most important players both on and off the field.

“In the time Dante has been in the team we’ve won five domestic and international trophies. On top of that he is set to fulfil the dream of every Brazilian footballer this summer by playing at the World Cup in his home country.

“We’re delighted Dante has decided to make FC Bayern Munich his home until 2017.”

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