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Oliver Kahn claims Carlo Ancelotti will be ‘under observation’ this season

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The former Bayern and Germany keeper thinks Don Carlo will be under the microscope this season

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Former Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper, Oliver Kahn says that he believes Carlo Ancelotti will be “under observation” this season. Kahn’s remarks were particularly directed at the club’s fortunes in the Champions League and how he thinks they should be going after more lucrative transfer targets to bolster the squad.

Reported by Goal via kicker, Kahn emphasized the importance of success in European competition for Bayern:

Of course Carlo Ancelotti is under observation. The benchmark is the Champions League, as with [Ancelotti's predecessor] Pep Guardiola, but also, the integration of young players into the team is a criterion...If Bayern want to be among the three, four best teams in Europe, there is no way around [the fact] that they have to get involved with the very big transfers.

He also went on to explain that Bayern’s dominance in the Bundesliga doesn’t seem to be enough of a draw anymore for prospective transfer targets:

If the German championship is nothing special anymore, it would make me, as a player, no longer have fun. This is why [the] competition has to become stronger. In Spain and England the favorite teams fight hard for the title.

The transfer window remains open for a little over another two weeks, and Hasan Salihamidžić admitted at the beginning of August that Bayern could be doing business up until the European window officially closes on Aug. 31.