Bayern plan cautious transfer approach

Bayern’s club-record transfer outlay was the 40 million euros spent for Javi Martinez two years ago and that would have to be smashed if they were to succeed in luring a player like Paul Pogba to the Bundesliga.

That is not going to happen, however, with Rummenigge insisting they are not going to be bidding ridiculous sums for players.

“Bayern Munich are definitely not going to buy any player for 100 million euros,” he told Sport Bild magazine.

Rummenigge did not want to mention who his clubs targets are, meanwhile, saying “experience tells me that when you do that, the players become anything but cheap”, although the record German champions do want some new players this summer to strengthen their squad further.

“The fact is we do want quality and we will do certain things,” he added. “But the transfer window has only just opened and we already have a high-quality squad.

“Of course the coach is involved intensively in all our [transfer] considerations. At the end of the day, it is he who has to work with the players.”

In addition to Pogba, Bayern have been linked with moves for Angel Di Maria and Matteo Darmian this summer.