Bayern rule out Ron swoop

19 June 2017 08:23:39 EST

Bayern Munich have rubbished suggestions that they could be interested in signing Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

The 32-year-old Portuguese ace has been linked with a possible shock exit from the Santiago Bernabeu, but Bayern insist that they will not be among the interested parties should a move take place.

Chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club's official website: "We are accustomed to speculating intensively on possible ins and outs during the transfer period.

"As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours.

"But now, in the case of Cristiano Ronaldo, we want to clarify once and for all that this rumour has no basis and must be referred to the realm of the fable."

Meanwhile, Bayern could face a fight to keep one of their existing strikers, with the agent of Robert Lewandowski claiming that his client is far from happy.

The Poland international narrowly missed out on the Bundesliga Golden Boot at the end of last season and is reported to be unhappy at the level of support he received from some of his team-mates.

Maik Barthel told Kicker: "Robert told me that he got no support and that the coach gave no call to help him in the last game to win the top-scorer title.

"He was disappointed as I have never seen him before. He really hoped that the team would support him proactively."

Bayern are available at 1/7 to retain their Bundesliga crown next season, while they are 11/2 to triumph in the Champions League.

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