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Rummenigge denies rumors that Bayern Munich will swap David Alaba for Leroy Sane

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The club Chairman called the speculation a “fairy tale” and confirmed there was no such deal with Manchester City.

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Just yesterday, The Sun came out with a stunning exclusive, claiming that Bayern Munich were ready to offer David Alaba plus £50m in cash to secure the services of Leroy Sane this summer. The Manchester City winger has been linked with a move to Germany for some time now, but The Sun’s report blew everything we’d heard so far out of the water.

Now, if something smells fishy, it probably is. Today, Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge threw cold water on the speculation by categorically denying the existence of any such offer. He even called it a “fairy tale”:

As I’ve heard, rumors are circulating that we would like to hand over David #Alaba to #ManCity in exchange for Leroy # Sané. On this I say clearly: This is a Grimm’s fairy tale and has nothing to do with reality!

Of course no one in their right minds took the rumor seriously to begin with, so it wasn’t really necessary for KHR to comment on it. The Sun is a good source of clean, renewable energy, but a poor source for football transfer news.

Unfortunately, with the coronavirus having killed all sporting entertainment across the globe, we have nothing left to entertain us except nonsensical transfer rumors like these. Good on The Sun for coming up with such outlandish nonsense and framing it as an “exclusive”, but please try harder next time.