Bavarians have too much quality in attack already.
Bayern Munich have ruled out the possibility of signing unsettled Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney at the end of the season, says the Guardian.
Speculation has been rife of late that the England international’s nine-year career at Old Trafford is set to come to a dramatic end this summer after the striker handed in a transfer request to the Premier League champions three weeks ago.
And, despite that request being immediately turned down by United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, it is still believed that the player wants to depart the club when the transfer window reopens on 1 June.
One potential destination for the 27-year-old was thought to be Bundesliga champions and Uefa Champions League finalists Bayern Munich, however, the Bavarians’ sporting director Matthias Sammer has since come out to deny that any such move is taking place.
“I don’t know what Rooney would bring to the Bundesliga,” Sammer said. “I can’t answer that. I can answer that we have great respect for Wayne Rooney but there has been no contact with him. There is no contact and he’s not on the agenda. No, no. Absolutely not.”
Rooney has netted just 12 goals in 26 top-flight matches for the 20-time Premier League champions to date in this campaign, while in total the forward has registered only 16 strikes in 36 outings.