Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said he does not expect Bayern Munich to make a bid for Alexis Sanchez.

  • Hoeness said that club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hasn’t approached him about Alexis
  • He said that the modern day salaries are not feasible for Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich were heavily linked with Alexis and were reportedly keen on bringing him to Germany. However, their president, Uli Hoeness, has cooled their interest.

“I’m not involved in operational business. [Bayern CEO] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hasn’t approached me, therefore the link with him doesn’t seem to be very strong,” he said, as reported by ESPN.

The problem for Bayern seems to be the money involved. Not only would Alexis cost a lot of money, he’s also believed to be asking for £280k-per-week. Hoeness’ opinion on escalating salaries in football is clear.

“The salaries being talked about up front of over €20 million [a year] are definitely an amount that isn’t feasible for FC Bayern.”

Bayern’s stance on the issue could mean that Alexis will stay at Arsenal beyond the summer, even if a new contract isn’t agreed. Manchester City are also interested and confident of signing him, but Arsenal are clear that they will not sell Alexis to a domestic rival.