Bayern Munich chairman rules out Lionel Messi bid

Rumours of a Bayern bid for Messi, which would see the Argentinian link up with his former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, have been circulating in Germany.

updated: November 25, 2013 22:40 IST
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Berlin: Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out bidding for superstar Lionel Messi, who has a buyout clause worth 250 million euros ($338.5 million) in his Barcelona contract.

"We are talking about simply absurd figures, a transfer fee that is even higher than what we spent on Javi Martinez. We won't go there," Rummenigge told German Sky Sports.

"Barcelona's president Sandro Rosell is an old friend and I know they would never sell Messi. He is a saint at Barcelona.

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