We won't pretend we respect Borussia Dortmund, says Rummenigge

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are ready to accept that their relationship with rivals BVB will be frosty for the foreseeable future, declares the club's chairman
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that the Bavarians have had enough of the ongoing war of words with Borussia Dortmund and are no longer interested in maintaining a good relationship with their domestic rivals.

The relationship between both Bundesliga giants has turned sour in recent weeks following a dispute over Bayern's €2 million (£1.6m) loan to Dortmund when they were being plagued by financial trouble earlier this century, with BVB CEO Hans-Jaochim Watzke stressing that Bayern did not play a role in the re-emergence of Dortmund as they charged eight per cent interest, while also hitting out at Uli Hoeness.

Bayern president Karl Hopfner quickly dismissed Watzke's claims and the German champions have now had enough altogether.

"Bayern Munich are not interested in peace talks and there will be no more dinner meetings," Rummenigge told Sport Bild.

"That means that there will no longer be a dinner with Dortmund directors ahead of our Bundesliga games.

"This approach is probably more genuine than meet and act as if you respect each other.

"If that means we have a frosty relationship with Dortmund, then so be it. We have been in similar situations in the past with Koln and Werder Bremen. We are not here just to cuddle each other."

Bayern and Dortmund will meet in the DFB-Pokal final on May 17.