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    Zenit St. Petersburg captain Anatoly Tymoshchuk will join German club giants Bayern Munich from July 1, the Bundesliga club's chairman told Sport Bild on Wednesday.

    BERLIN, February 18 (RIA Novosti) - Zenit St. Petersburg captain Anatoly Tymoshchuk will join German club giants Bayern Munich from July 1, the Bundesliga club's chairman told Sport Bild on Wednesday.

    "We have reached an agreement with the St Petersburg side, with the president [Alexander Dyukov] and trainer Dick Advocaat," Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the paper.

    Ukrainian international Tymoshchuk, 29, will "play for Zenit until June 15, and then take a two or three-week break before coming to us," Rummenigge said.

    Tymoshchuk is expected to sign a contract to keep him at the club until 2012. Sport Bild said that Bayern would pay the Russians 11 million euros ($13.8 million).

    The midfielder signed for Zenit in February 2007 for around $20 million, which at the time made him the most expensive player in Russia.

    He was instrumental in taking Zenit to their first Russian title in his debut season and played a major part in the club's triumphant 2007/08 UEFA Cup campaign.

    Zenit face Stuttgart in St. Petersburg in the first-leg of their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie on Wednesday evening.

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