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‘No club has an obligation to sell’ – Muller defends Bayern transfer strategy

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The Bavarians have a habit of poaching players from their domestic rivals, which many believe is unhealthy for competition in the league.

Thomas Muller has defended Bayern Munich’s transfer strategy of buying players from rival clubs saying “no club has an obligation to sell.”

Bayern appointed Julian Nagelsmann as their head coach towards the end of the last seaosn after paying €25 Million to RB Leipzig to release him from his contract.

The Bundesliga champions inflicted further damage on their opponents this summer by signing two of their star players – defender Dayot Upamecano and midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.

A weakened Leipzig side, who finished second in the title race last season, have endured a poor start to the season as they sit down at tenth after winning just one of their three matches.

The Bavarians, who also have a history of buying players from Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, remain unbeaten in the league.

Quizzed whether Bayern bought Leipzig’s players with the intention of sabotaging their hopes of challenging for the Bundesliga title, Muller told Sport Bild: “No way.

“No club has an obligation to sell. Look at PSG and Mbappe.

“Like every club, we’re on the lookout for quality that fits into our budget. It’s normal to look around for options in the same league.

“There have always been transfers that are hotly debated, and that’s a good thing.”

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