In an interview with Sport Bild (print edition), incoming Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn indicated that all talks between the club and David Alaba are over.
Kahn sat down with Christian Falk and Tobias Altschäffl for a lengthy interview on a variety of subjects, but the reality of Alaba’s situation jumped off the page.
Kahn gave his summary of how the negotiations process unfolded from the club’s perspective.
“We rolled out the red carpet for David Alaba and went to our limits,” Kahn said. “David and, especially his advisor Pini Zahavi, didn’t walk that red carpet. So, at some point, we rolled it back in again.”
If that was not ominous enough, Kahn said he cannot foresee any further talks happening.
“I don’t see how that could happen at the moment,” Kahn stated.
Despite the disagreement at the negotiating table between the parties, Kahn still holds Alaba in high regard.
“David has been with FC Bayern for twelve years, ten of them as a professional,” Kahn said. “As it is, he is reorienting himself. We have to accept that.”
Just days after current CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that Bayern Munich “did everything it could” with Alaba and Zahavi, Kahn’s pessimism on the situation seems to indicate that Alaba will be moving on over the summer.