Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Thursday issued an ultimatum to the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) demanding at least one million euros in compensation for the loss of winger Arjen Robben.
Bayern are angry that the winger aggravated a thigh injury while representing Holland in the World Cup finals and is not expected to play football again until after January’s winter break.
The defending Bundesliga champions have demanded ‘a seven-figure sum’ according to Rummenigge for the loss of the player and the chairman says the German giants want the money soon.
“We expect an answer from the Dutchmen in the not too distant future,” Rummenigge told TZ on Thursday.
“If we don’t find a satisfactory solution with the Dutch, we will complain.
“I have already said this quite clearly.”
Bayern met with KNVB representatives more than two weeks ago and the subsequent inactivity has annoyed Rummenigge.
“Our conversation with those gentlemen is already two weeks old, but we still have not heard from them – despite the fact we agreed we would.”
Robben returned from the World Cup with a tear in his left thigh and Bayern insist he should not have been allowed to play.