Rummenigge rules out January sales
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told Ivica Olic that he is going nowhere this winter by ruling out any sales during the transfer window. The Croatia striker has repeatedly stated that he will have to seek a move if he is unable to break into the first team by Christmas.
"We are certainly not going to sell anybody," Rummenigge told Bayern's official website. "The coach does not want that and we fully agree with him.
"We have a really small squad with only 20 players, and we are probably below the limit in terms of quantity. I hope that we remain in all three competitions beyond the winter break, and we will then need at least this squad."
Olic will therefore have to wait until his contract expires at the end of the season before being allowed to leave. However, he could still be offered a new deal by the Bavarian club in the new year.
"We would like to get to the end of the first half of the season first, and the players should concentrate 100 per cent on their football, then in January we will sit down with the players and their agents," Rummenigge added.
The club's attention now is focused on Satuday's top-of-the-table battle with Borussia Dortmund - the side Rummenigge claims are Bayern's closest rivals this season.
"It is no coincidence that they won the league last season," he said. "They are a club who are now pushing forwards after years full of problems.
"The record champions face the current German champions and I think both clubs have a great deal of respect for each other. This is a game with a lot of public interest, and it is an important game as far as the league situation is concerned."