Bayern Munich chief executive Oliver Kahn has ruled out the transfer of another striker, despite Robert Lewandowski being sold to Barcelona.
The Bundesliga champions have been linked with moves for Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane in recent weeks, although the club have walked away from those rumours.
Lewandowski scored 50 goals in all competitions last season but made it clear he wanted a new challenge in Spain and secured a transfer to Barca in mid-July.
Speaking after Bayern’s 5-3 DFL-Supercup win over RB Leipzig, Kahn said there was “no discussion” about another number nine arriving.
“It was strong,” he told BILD of the performance. “You could see how many opportunities we had in the future, how many different formations we had, how surprising we can be, how many good footballers are there, how much speed we can bring into the game with many, many extremely fast players.
“It’s true that we still have options in the current team. [Joshua] Zirkzee is there, [Eric] Choupo-Moting is there, then the young Mathys Tel, who is training really well at the moment. We would also have opportunities there.”
Five different players found the net for Julian Nagelsmann’s side against Leipzig, including newcomer Sadio Mane, and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic was delighted to see the variety displayed by Bayern.
“You could see that we are extremely dangerous, that we have many fast and dangerous players,” he told BILD. “That’s the idea.
“Of course it’s a different way of playing. If the boys do what we envision, I think we can spread the goals on many shoulders.”
While Salihamidzic refrained from also ruling out the arrival of a new striker at the Allianz Arena, he hinted that club entries could be made for this transfer window, adding: “The transfer market runs until August 31, but generally we’ve completed our planning by then.”