Bayern don’t need Diego

Posted on 26/07/2010


Bayern Munich have told Juventus that they are not interested in signing Brazilian playmaker Diego this summer.

Juventus are encouraging offers for the 25-year-old just a year after his high profile transfer from Werder Bremen because he doesn’t fit in with Gigi Del Neri’s plans for the side.

Bayern were in competition with Juve for Diego’s signature this time last year and were apparently sounded out to see whether they are still interested.

Speaking to Bild, Bayern director Christian Nerlinger said: “Every day agents call me saying that they have something special for us.

“Juve’s Diego has already been offered to us by eight different agents and everyone thinks that we must consider ourselves lucky.

“But we already have players for that position. There is Thomas Mueller and Toni Kroos.
“There’s no need for us to move in this sense.
“I have seen only two players who impressed me at the World Cup: one was Maicon and the other was Philip Lahm who plays for us and will continue to do so. Then we have Diego Contento.”