Beckenbauer: Bayern do not need Neymar
Bayern Munich legend Franz Beckenbauer believes the club does not need Santos sensation Neymar as he would be 'too expensive'.
The Kaiser says the team Pep Guardiola will take over is already strong enough and doesn't need anymore additions, effectively ruling out a move for the Santos star.
"The team is strong enough. If Guardiola manages to improve a few of the players we already have, he doesn't really need any new signings," Beckenbauer told Bild.
"What's the point of making big investments to sign more stars... That will only prompt opponents to play even more defensive.
"We will not sign someone like [Lionel] Messi. Neymar would be quite something, but he will not move until the World Cup.
"And he will be way too expensive after that. They are now already talking about a €70-80 million transfer fee."
Neymar has been linked with a host of clubs with an eye on a summer transfer, with Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid all linked.