Bayern ‘won’t be put under pressure’ over Neuer

BAYERN MUNICH are not desperate to sign Manuel Neuer and will happily wait until he becomes a free agent in 2012 if Schalke do not drop their asking price, according to Bayern’s director of sport Christian Nerlinger.

Neuer, who has also been linked with Manchester United, recently announced he will not be extending his contract in Gelsenkirchen beyond next year and Bayern have declared their interest in the Germany international.

However, Schalke are not willing to let him go on the cheap and are reported to have put a €25mprice tag on the coveted goalkeeper, but Nerlinger insists Bayern will not be put under pressure to pay an inflated sum for his services, especially since he will be free next year.

“Every player has his price, but Bayern have always been renowned for not letting ourselves be put under any pressure,” he said.

“A healthy economic attitude is part of our concept, and that is not going to change.”


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