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Hoeness says Bayern plan to invest more in new signings than ever before

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München have huge investments plans ahead of the summer, says club president Uli Hoeness.

Uli Hoeness.
Uli Hoeness.Photo: Usien/Creative Commons/CC-by-SA 3.0

Bayern München are planning to spend more money on new players than ever before, club president Uli Hoeness told reporters on Tuesday.

"We are in the process of rejuvenating our team. This is the biggest investment program that FC Bayern have ever had," Hoeness said before underlining that expensive signings don't guarantee success:

"Money rules football, but the players are responsible for the decisive percentages to win big titles on the pitch."

Bayern München have already announced the signing of Benjamin Pavard who will join the Bavarians for €35 million in the summer. Additionally, Bayern have agreed a €3 million deal with Hamburger SV for Jann-Fiete Arp who will complete his move to Munich either this summer or in 2020.

And there are more signings on the way. Bayern are said to be in negotiations with RB Leipzig for Timo Werner who has been told he will be sold this summer if he doesn't sign a contract extension with 'Die Roten Bullen'. It has been reported that RB Leipzig have set an initial asking price of €60 million for the German international with the hopes of getting at least €40 million for him.

Furthermore, Bayern have offered €80 million for Lille's Nicolas Pépé, according to French news outlet BeIN Sports. The winger's contract with the French side runs until 2022.

The Bavarians have also been heavily linked with Atlético Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Additionally, Bayern have the option to sign Real Madrid loanee James Rodriguez on a permanent deal for €42 million.

So, Bayern had their most expensive transfer window in the summer of 2017 when the German champions spent €116.5 million on seven players - including the €41.5 million signing of Corentin Tolisso who's currently the club's record signing. There is every indication that will change soon, though.

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