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Oliver Kahn dismisses talk of Sergio Ramos to Bayern; Admits Alaba will leave

Oliver Kahn
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Bayern Munich director Oliver Kahn has ruled out a move for Sergio Ramos, dismissing talk for the Real Madrid defender who is out of contract at the end of the season.

Ramos appears to be on the verge of leaving the Santiago Bernabeu as no contract extension has been agreed yet, and has been linked to a number of clubs, including Bayern, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain.

But Bayern legend Kahn has shut down rumours of Ramos coming to Bavaria, insisting that “there is nothing in it”.

“We’re losing David Alaba,” Kahn admitted during an interview with Sky 90 (h/t Marca).

“We made him an offer a while ago. He didn’t accept this offer. I also understand that a player like him, who’s been at Bayern Munich for a long time, is looking for a new challenge now.

“We have to think about who could be an adequate replacement for David. As a player, I’d love to have played with Ramos, but there’s nothing in [him coming to Bayern].”

Kahn praises Upamecano; confirms talks

The Bayern director also admitted that the club are interested in RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, and there have been talks about bringing him to the club.

“He’s in demand across Europe,” Kahn said of the French defender.”This season, he’s shown the quality that he has.

“Of course, we’re also in talks. He’s a player that lots of Europe’s biggest clubs want.

“Bayern are currently the most successful club in the world in sporting terms. We’re especially attractive for these types of players at the moment.”

Kahn also spoke about Boateng’s contract renewal, claiming: “I think we owe him a lot. It doesn’t need to be said that we will discuss it as soon as possible. We’ll find a solution.”

He also said a few words about Hansi Flick and his long term project at Bayern.

“He’s got a contract with us until 2023. He’s coaching the most successful club, he can win another title soon. You can’t have more than that,” Kahn concluded.