Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: 'We don't buy just to hurt title rivals'

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge dismisses suggestions that his club only buy from rivals such as Borussia Dortmund to weaken their title chances.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dismissed suggestions that his club buy from rivals, such as Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04, just to weaken their title chances.

Robert Lewandowski will be joining his former Dortmund teammate Mario Gotze at the Allianz Arena in the summer, leaving Jurgen Klopp's side with a gap to fill.

"We will not buy any players from Dortmund or Schalke only to hurt them. We will buy only players who bring more quality to the club immediately," Rummenigge told Welt am Sonntag.

"In the past we bought some players to be better prepared for the future because some of our players were becoming older than 30. But we will not do that anymore."

Bayern have also been linked with a move for Schalke's Julian Draxler, although that has been dismissed by Rummenigge.

FC Schalke's German midfielder Julian Draxler looks on during a training session at Stamford Bridge in London on October 5, 2013
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