Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reiterated that his club is committed to playing in the German Bundesliga and European Champions League and know nothing about a reported breakaway continental Super League.
The German magazine's allegation is based on documents it claims to have attained from whistleblowers "Football Leaks".
The five big teams from England will join 6 other European clubs to be the founding members of the league, with another five teams being "initial guests" to a 16-team competition.
In the documents released there are several details about 16 clubs who have been talking about the idea secretly, and according to one of the more recent documents there is a growing sense for this to happen with clubs being asked to sign a document.
The magazine also said that Bayern three years ago briefly looked into the legal aspects of not only breaking away from European competition but also the domestic Bundesliga, in connection with past Super League speculation. The first "guests" will be Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, inter, Marseille and Roma.
"FC Bayern Munich stands by its membership of the Bundesliga and, as long as I am chairman of the board of FC Bayern, also by the club competitions organised jointly by UEFA and the ECA", Rummenigge said. Neither he nor FC Bayern Munich have ever acted to the detriment of the ECA, Rummenigge stated. There would also be a knockout round once the league phase is complete.
According to the documents, such a league would operate over 34 weeks, with fixtures scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
Der Spiegel also claims that there are separate documents detailing how through the intervention of Federation Internationale de Football Association president, Gianni Infantino (then UEFA Secretary General), Manchester City and Paris St-Germain avoided financial fair play sanctions despite breaching the rules.
If the league goes ahead it will mean the end of the Champions League.