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Rummenigge on 1860, Costa and tranfers

A tanned Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has returned from his holiday to the Säbener Strasse, and there was a lot to talk about on Monday. New signing Corentin Tolisso was officially unveiled, and the FC Bayern chairman answered a number of questions regarding the players, TSV 1860 possibly leaving the Allianz Arena and the Audi Summer Tour to Asia. fcbayern.com has summarised his statements.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on...

...Douglas Costa: "The player has communicated to us he would like to leave. I can confirm we're in concrete talks with Juventus. I'd call the talks positive and very serious, but I can't say it's in effect. There's a certain sum, and when we reach this sum we're ready to finalise."

...Serge Gnabry: "Serge is contemplating a one-year loan, the player and his agents have informed us. But there's nothing concrete in this respect. We'll calmly wait."

... possible new signings: "The transfer market will be open for more than another six weeks. I've always said we'd keep all our options open until the last day. We've also seen a player sustain an injury at this point of the season so that we were forced to do something."

...Renato Sanches: "It wasn't an easy first year for Renato. He returned from the Euros and was injured for three months. I think it's vitally important for him to play on a regular basis this year. That's why we'll consider whether it makes sense to keep him here or to arrange a loan deal. He urgently needs minutes out on the pitch."

...TSV 1860 München possibly leaving the Allianz Arena: "Basically everything's settled. We agree in every respect 1860 will leave the stadium. It was between three parties, FC Bayern, 1860 and Allianz. We've found a serious and fair solution for all parties involved. Everything's on paper, ready to be finalised. All that's missing is 1860's signature, then the move will be finalised."

...the upcoming Audi Summer Tour to China and Singapore: "The trip will cover both commercial and footballing interests. We want to present ourselves to our fans and partners there. But it's also quite valuable in terms of sport. We'll take on renowned clubs, there'll be training every day. Everything's coordinated with Carlo Ancelotti. The players can really get to know each other on a trip like this, it's a good opportunity especially for the new players to settle in. And let's not forget, when we return we'll have another three weeks until the first Bundesliga match, so I don't see any problems."