Rummenigge: Wenger is like a child trafficker

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has slammed Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's transfer policy, seemingly ending any remote possibility of him becoming the German giants' new manager. The Frenchman's name has been touted as a potential replacement for Jurgen Klinsmann, who was sacked this week following the reigning Bundesliga champions' 1-0 home defeat to Schalke last weekend.

The defeat left Bayern in third place - three points behind leaders Wolfsburg - with Champions League qualification for next season still not yet a guarantee.

However, the likelihood of Wenger leaving North London for Germany now appears slim, after Rummenigge slammed the 59-year-old's policy of recruiting teenagers and developing them into world beaters.

“Arsene Wenger signs hosts of players from France and elsewhere year-in year-out. We have to take care that this sort of child trafficking is stopped," Rummenigge told Sport-Bild.

“This has taken on a different scale in the meantime, the word kidnapping is not too far off anymore.

“Fabregas is really the best example for this. He signed from Barcelona at the age of 15 on a free transfer, just because he was about to sign a contract at the age of 16.”

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