Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke has defended the Bundesliga champions' transfer policy, saying that when it comes to loaning out players they have a different attitude to Chelsea.
The Premier League giants have received their fair share of criticism in recent years over their tendency to stockpile talent, only to send new signings out on loan again right away.
Players such as Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku are examples of new signings who eventually left Chelsea again after loan spells elsewhere, without making much of an impact at the Blues.
Bayern, however, have stressed that they never bring in players with the intention of immediately sending them out on loan again, but will judge each case individually.
"Sending players out on loan is not part of our philosophy. It's a decision we make case by case," Reschke told SID.
"We always make a well-considered decision what's best for a certain young player in his situation. For example, a temporary spell with Augsburg is a great solution for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
"But there's no policy or clear philosophy behind it like at Chelsea.
"There are a number of paths that could help a player reach his goals. [Bayer Leverkusen midfielder] Christoph Kramer needed his loan [at Borussia Monchengladbach]. Marco Reus needed to develop at Borussia Dortmund, Ahlen, Gladbach and then Dortmund again.
"At Bayern, Philipp Lahm needed some time at Stuttgart..."
As well as Hojbjerg, Bayern have currently loaned out Jan Kirchhoff (Schalke) and Julian Green (Hamburg).