Bayern Munich chief government Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has supplied assurances that his membership are usually not seeking to pilfer any extra of Borussia Dortmund’s star names within the close to future.
Bayern host Dortmund in Der Klassiker on Saturday and the rivalry between the 2 Bundesliga heavyweights has deepened over current years, partly as a result of acrimonious transfers of Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and Mats Hummels from Sign Iduna Park to the Allianz Enviornment.
Dortmund lie a distant fourth as Bayern shut in on a fifth consecutive title, however their boss Thomas Tuchel’s squad nonetheless boasts one among Europe’s most deadly strikers in Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and a clutch of spectacular kids led by Julian Weigl, Ousmane Dembele and Christian Pulisic.
However, Rummenigge insists historical past won’t be repeated.
“I can guarantee today that we have not contacted or will contact any of these players,” he advised WAZ.
Rummenigge’s stance may very well be interpreted as a slight on Dortmund’s present power, given Bayern have commonly signed from robust home rivals throughout the fashionable period.
From Bayer Leverkusen’s 2002 Champions League runners-up, Michael Ballack, Ze Roberto and Lucio ended up in Bavaria, whereas Miroslav Klose, Tim Borowski joined Bayern from Werder Bremen in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Hoffenheim are at present some extent and a spot above Dortmund within the Bundesliga and Bayern have already secured the providers of Niklas Sule and Sebastian Rudy from Julian Nagelsmann’s aspect for subsequent season.