Bayern play down Pirlo reports

German giants claim to have made no approach for midfielder

Andrea Pirlo: Shone for Italy at Euro 2012

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Bayern Munich have moved to rubbish reports suggesting they have made an offer for Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo.

The Italy international was one of the standout performers at Euro 2012, as he helped the Azzurri book a final date with eventual winners Spain.

He may be 33 years of age, but his performances in Poland and Ukraine proved that he has lost none of his ability.

Reports in Italy claim his efforts caught the eye of Bayern, with the German giants tabling a €10million (£8m) bid.

No contact

Bayern, though, insist that is not the case, with the club having made no effort to secure Pirlo's signature.

"FC Bayern have neither made an offer to Juventus, nor have FC Bayern had any contact with the player or his agent," club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said in a statement published on Bayern's official website.

Bayern have made six new signings already this summer and are not expected to add any further new faces to their squad for next season.

Xherdan Shaqiri is the only new midfielder, joining the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery in the Bavarians' squad.