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Sammer: I can't imagine Ibrahimovic at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer says he "can't imagine" Zlatan Ibrahimovic joining the Bundesliga leaders in the summer.

Ibrahimovic's contract with Paris Saint-Germain is set to expire in June, and the Sweden international has been persistently linked with a move away.

Premier League giants such as Manchester United as well as sides in the MLS and the Chinese Super League have all been touted as possible destinations for the veteran who on Saturday took his Ligue 1 goal tally of the season to 30.

But Sammer thinks it is unlikely the 34-year-old will end up at Bayern, stating signing a player in the twilight on his career would not be in line with the club's vision for the future.


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"At this stage we're relatively passive in our thoughts. Speaking logically, this would mean to have another striker," he told Sky Sports.

"We are already equipped well and we aim to make our squad younger in the future, so this [signing Ibrahimovic] would not really fit.

"But also you can never exclude anything in football, though I never heard the name [linked] with us and I can't imagine it."

Meanwhile, Sammer is optimistic that Robert Lewandowski will extend his stay at Bayern despite interest from Real Madrid, with just over three years remaining on the striker's current deal.

"In general, I am optimistic because Bayern is a good option. We should deal with this topic calmly. As far as I know, no decision has been taken yet," he added.