Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness is in the dark about any move for Alexis Sanchez but suggests that a salary of £350,000 a week is “probably not feasible”.
The Chilean international has just a year left on his Arsenal contract and seems determined to leave the club.
His options are narrowing with Bayern Munich unwilling to pay his salary and Arsenal very reluctant to sell to Manchester City.
“I’m not in the operational side. [Chairman] Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has not yet come to me, so the matter doesn’t seem to be too urgent with him,” Hoeness told Kicker.
“A €20 million salary is probably not feasible.”
Former Bayern manager Ottmar Hitzfeld also cast doubt on a very expensive move for the German club.
“If you could get a Sanchez, someone would have to go back to the bank – that can create problems,” Hitzfeld told t-online.de. “Bayern will be wondering if they really get someone else in this category.
“One must not forget that you have incredible players with Ribéry, Robben, Müller, Thiago, Lewandowski.”