June 18, 2013
Martínez was in Munich without permission, Bilbao say
Athletic Club Bilbao midfielder Javier Martínez travelled to Germany without permission on Tuesday, Bilbao said, as the Spain midfielder tries to tie up a move to Bayern Munich before the transfer window closes on Friday.
Martínez was shown on German television having a medical at Bayern and Spanish and German media have reported his move to the Bundesliga is imminent in a saga that has dragged on for several weeks.
"Athletic Club would like to make clear that at no time did they authorise the trip their player Javier Martínez made to Munich on August 28," Bilbao said in a statement on their website (www.athletic-club.net).