Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has again hinted that his club are unlikely to sign Alexis Sanchez claiming the player’s wage demands are infeasible.
Despite being one of the richest clubs in world football the Bundesliga giants appear to be put off by the prospect of paying the Chile international mega wages on a long-term deal.
It’s been claimed that Sanchez wants to double his current Arsenal salary, taking him to near the £300,000 a week mark.
Speaking to Sport Bild about the link with the 28-year-old, Hoeness explained: “I’m not in the operational side. [Chairman] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has not yet come to me, so the matter doesn’t seem to be too urgent with him.
“A €20 million salary is probably not feasible.”
Last week Hoeness defended Bayern’s decision to spend their cash on younger recruits explaining: “You can’t build a new team with €100m transfers for 29 and 30-year-olds. That isn’t a policy.
“Either we go down this road with all these young players, all getting a chance to play, or we don’t go down this road.”
Former Bayern manager Ottmar Hitzfeld has also had his say on the Sanchez saga playing down the importance of adding another star to a squad already teeming with talent.
“If you could get a Sanchez, someone would have to go back to the bank – that can create problems,” Hitzfeld told t-online.de.
“Bayern will be wondering if they really get someone else in this category.
“One must not forget that you have incredible players with Ribéry, Robben, Müller, Thiago, Lewandowski.”