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Salihamidzic rules out winter transfers but leaves door open for departures

Hasan Salihamidzic
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Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has ruled out the club making any signings in the current winter transfer window, but left the door open for possible departures.

A number of players, including Reading’s Omar Richards, have been constantly linked with a switch, but Hansi Flick played down a move and insisted that Bayern would not be signing any players right now.

And Salihamidzic seems to echo the manager’s thoughts. Speaking before the 3-2 loss to Gladbach, the 43-year-old made it clear that there wouldn’t be any incomings this January.

“Of course we don’t do anything. We are very well staffed and have many options. We hope that our players stay healthy,” Salihamidzic told “DAZN”.

However, he not entirely shut the door on departures, adding: “It’s still a long time until the end of January. We are not under pressure that we have to give someone up. We’ll just wait and see what happens.”

Javi Martinez and Joshua Zirkzee have been linked with moves away

Martinez’s contract expires at the end of the current season and the Spaniard had previously indicated that he would like to take on a new challenge at the end of his nine-year spell with Bayern.

Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt are leading the race to sign Zirkzee, albeit on a loan, but are keen on making the deal permanent.

Salihamidzic also commented on the summer transfer window, saying, “You have still time to see how the situation develops.

“We have to keep the ball flat a little, because the situation is not financially easy for all clubs in the world at the moment.”