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Bayern Munich’s future CEO Oliver Kahn talks transfers, contract extensions, loan possibilities

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There might be a lot of funds available to buy players, but Bayern Munich is equipped to lock up several key players with contract extensions.

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In an interview with Sport Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn addressed his club’s upcoming transfer window and offered a realistic assessment of what fans can expect.

“When I joined the board a year and a half ago, the financial situation was different to today,” Kahn said. “In the next few years we have to be very smart on the transfer market. It will be about taking the opportunities very quickly. It’s going to be a very tough task. Our financial leeway has definitely gotten smaller.”

With the lack of funds available to buy players, Bayern Munich will, however, be looking to open its coffers to several players in an effort to extend their current contracts. Stars like Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, and Niklas Süle are among those players whose contracts could be extended this summer.

“We have to see which package Bayern will be able to offer. The club is financially stable,” Kahn said. “We have an excellent squad that can win everything. Munich is a wonderful city. What more would a player want?”

As for loan possibilities, Kahn is not typically a big fans of such arrangements.

“A loan can make sense, but generally speaking I’m not a fan of loan deals. For me the identification with the club counts above everything. I don’t know whether loan players can fully identify,” said Kahn.