Bayern won’t pay Osasuna

Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness has declared that the club will not be paying any money Osasuna feel they are owed for Javi Martinez’ transfer.

The midfielder moved from Athletic Bilbao to the Bavarians late in the summer transfer window, after buying out his contract with the Basque side.

Osasuna, who sold the player to Athletic in 2001 for €6m, are reportedly pushing for a €800,000 fee from the Germans or their La Liga rivals, citing FIFA regulations.

Specifically, the Pamplona side believe they are entitled to the fee, as FIFA stipulate that clubs that have developed players from between the ages of 12 and 23 are able to receive compensation in the event of an international transfer.

However, Bayern have made clear that they won’t be the ones fronting up any more cash for the player they have already paid €40m for.

“According to FIFA statutes, Osasuna should receive money for the development of Martinez, but from Athletic,” Hoeness told Suddeutsche Zeitung today.

“This has nothing to do with Bayern.”

Osasuna are reportedly prepared to take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport if they do not receive compensation.

They are also understood to also be holding out for development compensation for the international transfers this summer of former players Carlos Vela, Javi Garcia and Cesar Azpilicueta.

For Vela they are reported as demanding €20,000, for Garcia €100,000 and for Azpilicueta €300,000.

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