Bayern Munich admit they are waiting on news in their bids for Jerome Boateng and Arturo Vidal.
Boateng has already revealed that he has agreed terms with Bayern, but as yet they cannot agree a fee with Manchester City.
And, as it stands, Bayern admit that they are not feeling too optimistic about the situation regarding Boateng.
"With Jerome Boateng there is nothing new," said Bayern's sporting director Christian Nerlinger "He wants to go to Munich, Manchester City have a big price.
"If there is no movement, then I am pessimistic."
On their pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen's Vidal - who has recently been linked with Arsenal - he admitted there was also not much to report, adding: "Even with Vidal, there is nothing new to report."
New Bayern coach Juup Heynckes remains optimistic on both, however, saying: "Arturo has expressed that he wants to play for FC Bayern, he has become a world-class player and if it does not work, then maybe next year.
"We want to have Boateng with us, but football plays a role here and if this is not the case we must look at the alternatives."
Nerlinger, meanwhile, was also asked about English-based targets in the shape of Manchester United's Nani and Tranmere Rovers starlet Dale Jennings.
"The rumour about Nani pleases me, but there is nothing," he said.
"Dale Jennings is an interesting player that we will have in sight for the second team."