Bundesliga - Javi Martinez 'looking to leave Bayern'

Javi Martinez wants to leave Bayern Munich, according to reports in Germany.

Bundesliga - Javi Martinez 'looking to leave Bayern'

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Bayern Munich's Mario Goetze and Javi Martinez (R) sit on the bench prior to their German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) semi-final match against 1.FC Kaiserslautern in Munich April 16, 2014 (Reuters)

The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder joined the Bavarian giants in 2012 for a club record €40m but has fallen out of favour with new boss Pep Guardiola.

His first season at the Allianz Arena saw an unprecedented treble, as the 25-year-old became an integral part of Jupp Heynckes’ side.

This term, under Guardiola, the Spain international has been a peripheral figure, consistently being left on the bench for the big games.

As such, Bild report on Tuesday that Martinez has asked his agent to tell the board that he wants to leave Germany for pastures new.

The news is likely to interest Barcelona, who have been linked with the versatile midfielder in recent months, and Manchester United.

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