Bayern Munich have once again ruled out a move for Alexis Sanchez.
- Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said there’ll be no more attacking signings
- Bayern recently signed James Rodriguez to strengthen their attack
- Alexis has said that he wants to play in the Champions League
Speculation about the future of Alexis continues after the Chilean’s recent commons about wanting to play in the Champions League.
“The truth is that the decision doesn’t depend on me,” he said. “I have made my decision, but now we wait for a response from Arsenal. It depends on them, I have to wait to know what they want.”
Bayern Munich sound like a good destination for him, then, being a club in the Champions League and having a genuine chance of winning it.
However, despite being linked with Alexis numerous times this summer, the Bundesliga champions have ruled out a move.
Their CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, reportedly told manager Carlo Ancelotti that there’d be no more attacking signings.
“I do not know what he said, we are no longer involved,” he said on Alexis’ comments. “We’ve agreed with the coach that there will be no more additions in attack. That makes no sense.”
It’s not the first time this summer that a member of the Bayern hierarchy has ruled out a move for the Chilean. President Uli Hoeness said earlier in the summer that Bayern had no plans of signing Alexis.
The feeling in Germany was that Bayern were very reluctant to spend big on a player who turns 29 next season. Arsenal’s potential asking price – cited as around £50m – and Alexis’ wage demands did not appeal to Bayern at all.
Since then, they’ve signed Colombian attacker James Rodriguez on a two year loan from Real Madrid. That move would surely suggest that any interest they had in Alexis is now over, leaving Manchester City as the only club competing for his signature.