Bayern Munich will not stop signing Dortmund stars, says Rummenigge

The reigning champions are intent on continuing their transfer policy and will keep on trying to sign the best players available, maintaining "a good relationship" with BVB
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says that the Bundesliga champions will not stop signing players from Borussia Dortmund just to maintain a good relationship with their rivals.

The Bavarians have received criticism from some quarters for their tendency to stockpile the Bundesliga's best talent, with the signings of Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski from BVB in particular causing uproar.

Nevertheless, Rummenigge has made it clear that Bayern will not change their transfer policy, irrespective of how their rivals feel about it.

"We would never make a senseless decision to no longer sign players from Dortmund," he told ZDF.

"We have a good relationship with Dortmund. I met with their CEO last summer and any bad feelings were cleared up then."

Bayern lured Gotze to the Allianz Arena last season by triggering his €37 million (£30.5m) exit clause, while Lewandowski will make the move to Bavaria on a free transfer this summer.