Bayern Munich's non-aggression pact with Inter Milan
Former Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed why the Bavarians rarely raid Inter Milan and said Dybala and Chiesa were both considered.
Karl Heinz Rummenigge, former CEO and honorary president of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, has explained during an interview with Tuttosport why the Bavarians avoided signing players from Inter Milan during his tenure in the Allianz Arena boardroom, as well as revealing the players that could have been targeted from Serie A previously had the opportunity presented itself and one from the San Siro he would like to see at Bayern.
Rummenigge, who played for Inter between 1984 and 1987, no longer holds an official post at Bayern but still holds sway in club decisions and said there is one player he would sign in a flash if he was still in a position to do so. “At this moment, if I was still a director at the club, I would sign Lautaro Martínez. He is very strong,” Rummenigge said, adding that Bayern have avoided approaching Inter players for many years “because a little bit of my heart is Inter, I have tried never to buy any nerazzurro players.”
"Dybala is an incredible talent"
The former Germany striker also revealed that Bayern had nearly signed two current Juventus players on his watch: “[Federico] Chiesa is different to [Franck] Ribéry and [Arjen] Robben, although he reminds me a bit of Arjen in his movement. He can dribble and shoot. It’s true, Bayern thought about him when he was still at Fiorentina. I believe that we have the right wide players at the moment: Coman, Sané, Gnabry. Musiala. When Dybala was still at Palermo, before he signed for Juventus, we also rated him highly. He is an incredible talent, but he has his ups and downs.”