Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a transfer warning to the likes of Manchester United, by claiming that the club will only sell players if they want to, according to ESPN.
The Premier League giants have been credited with a strong interest in Bayern midfielder Toni Kroos, and have been tipped to make a summer move for him, with the German international said to be becoming unsettled with the Bundesliga champions.
Kroos, valued at around £25million, is out of contract in 2015 and David Moyes is said to rank him highly on his list of summer targets, however Rummenigge has ruled out the chance of the 25-year-old forcing his way out of the club.
“No player will leave FC Bayern against the club’s will, no matter in what direction. We have a wonderful club, a wonderful team, an attractive city and on top of that a coach, who is not only respected, but also nearly loved by everyone,” Rummenigge said.
“You just don’t leave that behind.”
Whilst not completely ruling out the option of a summer sale, Rummenigge’s comments would imply that Bayern will have final say on whether or not they sell Kroos.
That realisation may be of some worry to Moyes, who needs a successful summer window if he’s to convince United fans of his ability to rule over the club for the long-term. The fact that Kroos’ club will ultimately be able to reject or accept offers at their own discretion may push the Red Devils boss to alternate targets.