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Wed Apr 23 12:24:47 SAST 2014

Bayern say 'no movement' on Martinez transfer

Sapa-dpa | 16 August, 2012 08:180 Comments
Olympics Day -1 - Men's Football - Spain v Japan
Javier Martinez of Spain clashes with Kensuke Nagai of Japan during the men's football first round Group D match of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampden Park on July 26, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland
Image by: Stanley Chou / Getty Images

Bayern Munich denied on Wednesday they had sealed the 40-million-euro (49-million-dollar) signing of Spain international Javier Martinez from Athletic Bilbao.

“There has been no movement today from our side in this,” Bayern media chief Markus Hoerwick told dpa.

His comments follow a report in Bild newspaper to appear on Thursday saying the transfer had been sealed and that Martinez would receive a five-year contract.

“It remains the case that we won’t pay 40 million euros for the player,” Hoerwick said.

Bayern have made no secret of their interest in the 23-year-old defensive midfielder, but sports director Matthias Sammer Wednesday again also made it clear Bayern were not prepared to pay 40 million euros, which would be a Bundesliga record.

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