Bayern Munich have completely ruled out the idea of selling defensive specialist Javi Martinez to Manchester City this summer, BILD reports today.
The Bavarians were forced into a denial after a rumour surfaced on Saturday that the 28-year-old Spain international was heading to the Etihad Stadium for a reunion with ex-boss Pep Guardiola.
The rumour blew up when a fake BT Sport journalist named Anthony Harris tweeted that both Martinez and Dani Alves were booked in for medicals on the same day this week.
Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has made it clear that the Bundesliga champions will not even consider the sale of Martinez to City this summer, let alone negotiate a deal.
Martinez, who joined Bayern five years ago in a €40million deal from Athletic Bilbao, remains a key part of their plans under Carlo Ancelotti, who plans to rotate the Spaniard with Jérôme Boateng and Mats Hummels in the Bayern defence next season.