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Carlo shoots down a pair of pesky rumors

Don Carlo says no move to get Toljan, and no move away to Inter Milan for Vidal

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With the recent injury to reliable left back and occasional winger Juan Bernat, there has been some speculation about whether Bayern Munich will be looking at options around the Bundesliga for his replacement. One of the names being bandied about has been Jeremy Toljan, the talented 22-year old fullback from Hoffenheim. With Bayern and Hoffenheim being involved in three separate player transfer/loan deals in this window alone, it would only seem natural that there'd be another player heading to Munich.

Bayern manager Carlo Ancelotti has other ideas, stating unequivocally that Bayern are not pursuing another left back in Bernat's absence. Bayern still have one of the best left backs in the world in David Alaba, and they have another youngster who can step in when needed in Marco Friedl who has impressed the coaching staff so much so that the 19-year old Austrian was mentioned by name by The Boss in his press conference. There are several reasons why that transfer would make no sense whatsoever, but the only thing you need to take away is that Bernat is not going to be out for very long, Bayern still have their regular starter, and Carlo feels comfortable with having Marco Friedl as a short-term replacement.

Also making it's way through the rumor mill has been the pesky story about Arturo Vidal potentially leaving for Inter Milan. With Bayern picking up James Rodriguez and Corentin Tolisso, the Bayern midfield may look to some as being a tad bit crowded. Vidal, while currently on the wrong side of 30, is coming off of arguably his best season in Munich and has found himself in the manager's good graces. Ancelotti's friendship with new Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti and their Director of Football Operations Walter Sabatini probably did nothing to quell this rumor, prompting Carlo to state that Vidal will indeed remain in Bayern red this upcoming season.

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