Bayern Munich set to sign Drobny and send Petersen on loan to Hamburg

The Czech goalkeeper is set to replace Hans-Jorg Butt at the Allianz Arena, with the striker reportedly going the other way, although he denies speaking to HSV
By Maximilian Bensinger

Bayern Munich are hoping to send Nils Petersen to Hamburg on loan next season, with Jaroslav Drobny ready to head in the opposite direction, according to reports emanating from Germany.

However, speaking exclusively to on Thursday, Petersen claimed he has not heard anything from Thorsten Fink's side, despite the links surfacing in Thursday's edition of Kicker.

"Personally I have not heard yet from HSV," the Bayern striker said. "I've just read things. Let's see how it looks in the summer."

The 23-year-old joined the Bavarians last summer from Energie Cottbus and was the 2. Bundesliga's top scorer with 25 goals, but has barely played since, leading to the forward expressing his dissatisfaction with his current situation in a previous exclusive interview.

Hamburg are also on the lookout for a new forward, as Mladen Petric is set to leave the club during the summer, with Lazio the latest reported suitors for his signature.

Meanwhile, the report also claims that Hamburg goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny is closing in on a switch to Bayern, as a replacement for Hans-Jorg Butt.

The 37-year-old has been in Munich since 2008, where he initially started out as the club's first-choice shot stopper, but has been forced out of the reckoning since the arrival of Manuel Neuer and will seek pastures new in the summer.

His planned departure has cleared the path for Drobny to assume a back-up role to the Germany No. 1, with Hamburg also likely to sanction his transfer as Bayer Leverkusen's Rene Adler is set to join on a free transfer.

However, Fink preferred to stay tight-lipped on any potential new arrivals, saying: "We have nothing to announce at the moment."