Bayern Munich's chairman has suggested his club won't stop signing Borussia Dortmund stars.
Following the arrivals of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski (this summer) to the Allianz Arena, Rummenigge has implied his club won’t stop signing Borussia Dortmund stars out of respect for one of their main rivals.
“We would never make a senseless decision to no longer sign players from Dortmund. We have a good relationship with Dortmund. I met with their CEO last summer and any bad feelings were cleared up then,” he told ZDF.
The reason it’s bad news for Manchester United relates to their interest in three Borussia Dortmund first team stars; Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus.
Moyes’ club have been linked with all three players at some point this season, as the United boss looks to target high profile signings who can help cover up the shortcomings of the team which have been exposed this season.
The comments from Rummenigge suggest that if any of Dortmund’s key players, not just the three listed, became available then Bayern Munich could be interested in plucking some of the best German players to add to their squad.
It’s a problem for United because not only can Bayern Munich offer these targets guaranteed success if the chance ever came about, they can also offer them the chance to stay in Germany which they may prefer over a move abroad.
Then there’s the small issue of the Champions League, with Bayern Munich the current champions of the competition and a favourite to retain their title as well as winning the Bundesliga.
United could still try and do deals this summer for Dortmund’s key players but Bayern can give them one hell of a problem if they want them as well.
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