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Manuel Neuer's transfer from Schalke could cost Bayern Munich up to €33 million - report

Manuel Neuer's transfer from Schalke to Bayern Munich was more costly than first stipulated, with the Bavarian side having to pay up to €33 million for the goalkeeper, according to Bild.

The Germany international stopper moved to the Allianz Arena after protracted speculation in the summer, with the fee paid by Jupp Heynckes' side believed to be €18m.

However, Bild quote the true cost of the 25-year-old's acquisition to be €22m, with a number of additional payments being owed, dependent on Bayern's success over the duration of his contract.

It is thought that, should the Reds win the Bundesliga twice over the next four years and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League on two occasions, the fee would rise to €27m.

In the most extreme case, if the German team were to win the Champions League multiple times before 2015, the Gelsenkirchen team would be liable for a whopping payment of €33m.

Neuer has started his time at the club in excellent fashion, and has already set a new club record for the amount of time on the pitch without conceding a goal.

The goalkeeper will be between the sticks for Bayern against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, and is eager to continue his impressive run of form.