Kahn and the signing of Alaba for Madrid: "We were not willing to give up any more ..."

The Bayern Council Chairman explained: "Elite players want adequate remuneration. But in this case it reached a point where we were not ready to compromise."

The Chairman of the FC Bayern Board of Directors was "optimistic" that Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman will renew their contracts with the club that expire in 2022 and 2023 respectively.

"We are in very positive conversations with the two players and I am very, very optimistic," said Kahn in his first appearance in his new role.

"We have a wonderful package to offer players. With us they always have the chance to win titles and mark an era. That is important," he added.Kahn, however, did not rule out the possibility that the negotiations could be closed without an agreement and recalled the case of David Alaba, who went free to Real Madrid after talks about his renewal failed.

"Elite players want adequate remuneration. We are not naive. But in the case of Alaba we reached a point where we were not willing to give in any more. It cannot be said that sports success is sought based on solidity financial and at the same time entering a salary level that is not suitable for FC Bayern, "he explained.

After the signings of Dayoy Upamecano, from Leipzig, Omar Richards, who comes from Reading, and the return of Sven Ullreich from Hamburg, Kahn does not expect any great additions for the next season.Kahn considers the squad to be good and also mentioned the return of loaners Chris Richards from Hoffenheim and Joshua Zirkzee from Parma.

"I have already seen how certain players have a development that few expect. We hope Julian Nagelsmann will make these players evolve and take them to a higher level," he said.

Nagelsmann will have his first season as Bayern manager as successor to Hansi Flick, who will become German coach.

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