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Clarity on some transfer rumors surrounding Bayern Munich’s defense

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It does not sound as if Bayern Munich will add any defenders.

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According to SPOX journalist Kerry Hau, former Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos was never a serious consideration to sign with Bayern Munich. The club might not even be looking to bolster the backline at all and could rely on some of the young players already in tow.

Per Hau, the signing of a player like Ramos would have sent the wrong message to players lie Dayot Upamecano, Tanguy Nianzou, and Chris Richards. Interesting, Hau also shot down the recent rumors regarding Bayern Munich’s alleged interest in Piero Hincapié, a 19-year-old defensive prospect from Ecuador:

IV:#SergioRamos is not an issue (and would be the wrong signal anyway #Upamecano, #Nianzou and possibly #Richards). Also the rumors from South America about the Ecuadorian talent Piero #Hincapié (19 / Atlético Talleres) is nothing to it.

While that might not shock some, there are still a lot of questions as to what will happen on Bayern Munich’s backline. Richards could easily accept another loan assignment, while Niklas Süle has been linked to Chelsea — but has recently been said to be interested ina contract extension in Bavaria.