Bayern Munich have not made any bids for Espanyol star Marc Roca, according to chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
The defensive midfielder played a key role in Spain’s victorious European Under-21 Championship campaign to gain the attention of Europe’s top clubs, with Italian giants Inter also interested in securing the youngster's signature.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a move away from Espanyol following the tournament but Rummenigge has denied that the Bundesliga champions have had a bid rejected. Roca, who helped his side to seventh place and a Europa League spot in last season’s La Liga, is understood to have a release clause of around €40m in his contract.
In comments made to reporters, carried by AS, Rummenigge said: “There has been no contract or negotiation with the club.
“But I understand he has a clause in the contract.”
The chief executive also spoke about Jerome Boateng, indicating the centre back could remain at the Allianz Arena after impressing during pre-season.
Regarding Boateng, Rummenigge added: “He has behaved very positively within the team and collected bonus points.”
The 30-year-old German was widely expected to leave Bayern this summer with reports suggesting Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus were interested in signing him.
Meanwhile, Bayern’s transfer plans were dealt a significant blow after reports emerged claiming target Callum Hudson-Odoi has signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea that will see the 18-year-old earn £100,000-a-week.
Bayern will now have to turn their attention to alternative attacking options to bolster their frontline after the departure of club legends Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.