Per a new report from Sport Bild, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that there has been no contact between Bayern Munich and Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozovic despite rumors suggesting Bayern was interested in signing him.
The Croatian midfielder has intermittently been linked with a potential move to Bayern over the course of the past two seasons, but Rummenigge said that “we have never had contact” when he was asked about the links.
Most recently, prior to Rummenigge’s remarks, rumors were heavily circulating towards the end of the summer’s transfer window over a potential move, but Brozovic had taken to his Instagram page in September to deny the rumors.
In the post, he reaffirmed his desire to stay at Inter for a long time as his post concluded, “I love this jersey, I love Milan, and I can’t wait to be able to fight in nerazzurro for a long time. Forza Inter!!!”
Speaking of the transfer market in general, Rummenigge also highlighted the fact that club’s across Europe’s top five leagues are looking to revamp their wage structures. Transfer fees are obviously going to be reduced given the financial climate caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but a lot of high profile players still have unnecessarily high wages, thanks largely in part to their agents and representatives. “What I hear is that all clubs in Europe are trying to reduce wage costs,” Rummenigge said.
On the subject of Inter since he was responding to the Brozovic question, Rummenigge also lauded the resurgence that Romelu Lukaku has experienced with the Nerazzurri. “He’s different. Physically he is a colossus, but technically he also brings something out of himself,” he explained, continuing on to say he was “reborn” at Inter.
Of course, this is really nothing more than admiration of Lukaku from Rummenigge, but it’s not entirely impossible that he’s a player Bayern is monitoring for the future. During his own playing days, Rummenigge spent a three-year stint at Inter after his ten years at Bayern. Rummenigge scored 24 goals in 64 appearances overall for Inter Milan.