Bayern Director Discusses Juventus Target and Current Players

Bayern Munich legend and CEO Karl-Heiz Rumenigge weighed in on some Juventus-related matters in an interview with Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport. He addressed the situation related to David Alaba, whose contract is set to expire in June 2021, which has attracted several rich suitors across Europe, but who also has not completely broken off extension talks with his current side:

Every club focuses on strengthening their roster so it is normal for them to target Alaba. Now it is up to him to make a decision about he future: maybe he will switch team or maybe he will change his mind and stay with us, we will see.

He vehemently denied any links to Paulo Dybala despite some rumors over the years: “I have heard such buzz but I can guarantee there is no truth to it. I have never even had a real conversation with his agent.

He concluded by touching on Douglas Costa, who returned on loan in October: “We have not decided yet whether we will acquire him on a permanent basis. We have been happy with him so far, we found him well. We needed a player with his dribbling skills.

The Brazilian winger has featured in 15 games so far in all competitions, starting five times and notching two goals and two assists. The two outfits would have to eventually negotiate the fee next summer because the initial deal did not include a predetermined option to buy at the end of loan spell.