Bayern rule out Srna signing

Bayern Munich have confirmed they are likely to remain inactive in the transfer market this summer, seemingly ruling the German giants out of a move for Shakhtar Donetsk captain Darijo Srna.

The 27-year-old attacking right-back, who lifted the UEFA Cup with the Ukrainian outfit in May, is being strongly linked with a move away from eastern Europe, with Tottenham Hotspur's Croatian defender Vedran Corluka previously revealing that the North London outfit were keen to acquire Srna's services.

However, both Bayern and Spanish treble winners Barcelona also emerged as potential suitors for the Croatian international - who has made 62 appearances for his country, netting 17 times - with Srna himself admitting that he was flattered by the Catalans' interest.

But the Bundesliga side appear to have been put off by the £16 million asking price for the full-back, with the club now announcing they have no plans to dip into the transfer market again before January.

"We are likely to stay out of business. We could be back in for a player at right-back, but at this point I am not aware who could be a suitable reinforcement for such a role,” said general manager Uli Hoeness.

While director of sport Christian Nerlinger confirmed that coach Louis van Gaal is more likely to make use of Bayern’s youth products should the squad need bolstering in 2009/10, adding:

“We have a lot of good young players inside our academy we always keep our eyes on."

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