Is there a Bayern Munich player about to be put on the transfer market?

Pep Guardiola

Could Chelsea fans hope for a Bayern Munich superstar at half the price? If Guardiola stays true to what he said then perhaps, but it won’t happen any time soon.

One should be careful. It could fall back on you if you vow something you can’t keep. This applies to a highly decorated, former FIFA World Coach of the Year as well.

Catalonian star manager Pep Guardiola of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich said after the 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at an internal team meeting: “It does not matter who it is, heads will roll. I will throw him out. He will not play under me again.”

What happened?

Germany’s favourite tabloid Bild quoted the 42-year-old manager and broke the news of Munich’s disputes. Guardiola is furious because a 'mole' leaked confidential details of his game tactics against Dortmund and apparently it is still leaking because Guardiola’s quotes came from an internal team meeting according to Bild.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich’s chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the issue on TV saying:

“We will obviously not bring in the NSA [USA's National Security Agency] to find out who it is. But I advise him to stop doing it or he will have a serious problem not only with Pep Guardiola, but also with the entire club.”

The leak is obviously a big problem for the treble champion and Bundesliga’s record winner, despite their victorious weekend.

But the story could get interesting if – let’s say – one of Munich’s record signing appears to be the Bild-spy. Sure a third stringer is easy to fire, but Manuel Neuer, Mario Gotze or Javi Martinez?

If Guardiola stays true to what he said, is Bastian Schweinsteiger or Philipp Lahm then on the trading block? Would Munich sell striker Thomas Muller at half the price to Chelsea or Arsenal if he confesses?

Muller to Chelsea for just £20m? That would be a story, but it probably won’t come true any time soon.

image: © tpower1978

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