Bayern president rules out big signings like Hudson-Odoi or Hakimi this summer
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has ruled out any big bids for players like Callum Hudson-Odoi or Achraf Hakimi this summer.
The German champions have been on the hunt for wide players to add to Julian Nagelsmann’s squad next season and the Chelsea and Inter talents have long been linked with a move to Munich.
However, after spending €42.5 million on Dayot Upamecano and reportedly around half that on bringing Naglesmann to the club, Bayern have apparently already spent all of this summer’s transfer budget.
At least that’s what Hainer seemed to suggest in a recent interview with the club’s website.
"People should just not underestimate the effects of Corona, even if we have comparatively managed to get by economically so far, there will be considerable drag marks for us," said the Bayern president.
"Apart from Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano, no more major transfers are possible for us this summer.”
He added: "We have still signed Omar Richards, plus seven players are returning who were on loan. The aim is to strengthen the squad across the board."
Does this mean Bayern won’t sign Hudson Odoi or Hakimi?
While Hainer may be ruling out any transfers for the time being, that doesn’t specifically mean Bayern have finished with their business in the summer transfer window.
Rather than spending more than they currently have, it simply means Bayern will be forced to sell a number of fringe players if the club are to bid and sign players like Hudson-Odoi or Hakimi in the coming months.
That could mean the sale of Niklas Sule, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea for the past six months or indeed indulging Manchester United’s interest in Kingsley Coman if the winger isn’t interested in renewing his current contract without a major pay rise.
If Bayern can move on players like that then there’s every chance more big-name signings will be arriving in Munich this summer.