Bayern Munich will not be making a bid for Wayne Rooney this summer.
The England international faces an uncertain future at Manchester United, after a fortnight ago telling Sir Alex Ferguson he wants to leave when the window reopens. This is the second time in three years he has sought a move from Old Trafford, having previously questioned the club’s ambition before agreeing a new contract in October 2010.
This time, Rooney has become disillusioned over his importance to the first team, a situation which reached a low when he was left out of the side for the UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid in March. His latest revelation, which he has yet to publicly confirm, led to him being left out of the squad for Sunday’s clash with Swansea City, although he did join in the title celebrations afterwards.
Ferguson announced last week he will step down after 26 years in charge of United at the end of the season, and he will be replaced by David Moyes. The Scot was the manager who gave Rooney his first taste of first team action whilst at Everton, but the pair had a much-publicised bust-up with resulted in the Toffees boss suing the striker, who had already moved on to the Reds, for comments he made in his autobiography.
Although they have since made up, it remains to be seen if Moyes will seek to persuade Rooney to remain in Manchester next season, or indeed if the 27-year-old will change his mind on seeking a transfer during the summer transfer window.
One club who have been linked with Rooney is Bayern Munich, who are currently preparing for a Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund. Pep Guardiola will be installed as coach of the Allianz Arena club from next season onwards, but current sporting director Sammer has denied reports that the United man could be joining the Spaniard.
“I don’t know what Rooney would bring to the Bundesliga,” Sammer said in the Daily Telegraph. “I can’t answer that. I can answer that we have great respect for Wayne Rooney but there has been no contact with him. He’s not on the agenda. No, no. Absolutely not.”