Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge discussed the upcoming summer transfer window in an interview reported via Italian media outlet FcInterNews.
“I read that many clubs are ready to cut their players’ salaries to reduce staff costs, so I expect there will be more players being sold than bought this summer.
“This usually leads to market regulation, lower transfer fees and lower salaries. The clubs must learn from the crisis and try to bring more sustainability back into football.”
Bayern Munich decided not to activate the €20 million buy option on Inter owned forward Ivan Perisic, the report details, and have asked the Nerazzurri for a discount, pointing to the Coronavirus pandemic as a reason for a lower figure.
The 31-year-old Croatian forward, who is contracted to the Milanese club until 2022, has made 23 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1205 minutes.
In that time, he has scored five goals and provided eight assists, quickly being an important player in coach Hans-Dieter Flick’s squad.
Inter are hoping to sell the 2018 World Cup finalist in the summer as coach Antonio Conte has no interest in working the player into his squad. The Nerazzurri are hoping to reinvest the funds into the squad.