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Bayern sanction transfer 'madness'

August 17, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent
Bayern Munich have yet to announce the signing of Javi Martinez from Athletic Bilbao - but chairman Uli Hoeness has confirmed that the club's directors have "given the green light" for the record transfer.

• Bayern close on Martinez deal

Hoeness was questioned by journalists after a press conference for Bayern's basketball department on Thursday and said: "FC Bayern have raised the bar and have the means. You have to admit this amount is madness [but] the board of ...

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