Transfer news

Bayern reject De Jong link

July 25, 2012
By ESPN staff

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that the German club are not interested in signing Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong.

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De Jong, 27, has a year to run on his deal at the Etihad Stadium and a number of newspapers this week reported the Bundesliga side were lining up an approach.

But responding to the speculation on Bayern's pre-season tour of China, Rummenigge told Sport Bild: "We know that de Jong's agent offers him everywhere. But it is not true to say there is interest from FC Bayern.''

De Jong, who has previously played in the Bundesliga with Hamburg, joined City in 2009 but saw his first-team chances limited last season as the club secured their first league title in 44 years.