Bayern Munich’s Matthias Sammer will look at Javi Martinez’s latest remarks in which he pledged his future to Athletic Bilbao.
The Spain international has been linked with a new challenge in recent weeks, with Barcelona and Bayern both understood to be monitoring his situation.
Earlier in the week, Martinez pledged his future to Athletic and indicated he wants to see out his contract with the Basque side, which runs out in 2016, and Sammer, the Bayern sporting director, has admitted that his side may drop their interest in the player.
“We have not yet checked if Martinez’s statements are true,” he told reporters.
“We will look into it but if you look at the transfer fee maybe it would not be the right move.”
Athletic have always maintained that they plan to honour Martinez’s 40 million euros release clause, a figure the Bundesliga giants are not willing to meet.
Meanwhile, Sammer commented on Mario Gomez’s chances of retaining his place in Jupp Heynckes’ starting line-up after the club signed Mario Mandzukic and Claudio Pizarro earlier in the summer.
“Gomez has already shown that he is a world-class player,” he said.
“Until now, we had been a little bit short up front.
“There will be situations in which a player will not play, but Bayern are what matters and everyone has to serve the club.
“We will need every player. There will be some difficult situation, but everybody is needed and has to behave properly.”