Bayern would never sign Hazard, insists Van Buyten

The Belgian scout has ruled out a move for the Chelsea winger, but has revealed that they are closely monitoring Anderlecht youngster Youri Tielemans

Bayerrn Munich scout Daniel Van Buyten has stressed that the Bundesliga champions are not interested in signing Eden Hazard due to the hefty transfer fee it would take to lure him away from Chelsea.

The Allianz Arena side have been linked with a number of wingers in recent weeks as they look to add some more depth to their attack, yet Van Buyten has made it clear Hazard is not an option for Bayern.

“Bayern would never sign a player like Eden Hazard. He would cost between €70 million and €80m and that is a lot of money even for Bayern,” Van Buyten told Het Nieuwsblad.

“They would rather sign a 17-year-old or an 18-year-old who would cost €5m or so.”

Van Buyten then went on to reveal that Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans is one youngster Bayern are showing an interest in.

“Tielemans is one of the players Bayern are keeping a close eye on. He still has a lot to learn, but he is one of the biggest talents of his generation.

“I like to compare him to Bastian Schweinsteiger. He is getting older and Tielemans could be his long-term replacement.”

The 17-year-old has a contract with Anderlecht until June 2016, but is set to sign a renewal once he turns 18 on Thursday.