Rumors that the acquisition of Javi Martinez, nicknamed the Spanish Kaiser, was part of a move to entice Pep Guardiola.
Also, some very high praise from del Bosque:
The seasoned coach is a huge Martinez fan: "As a footballer, it's fair to compare him with former world-class star Patrick Vieira. He’s a born leader and a complete player. I can only congratulate Bayern." Del Bosque has welcomed the player's decision to leave Athletic Bilbao for Munich. “It's always proved helpful when our players have experience of major overseas clubs," the Spain boss said, “it shapes them and brings them on."
And this bit:
Javi is an intriguing character away from the field too. He has modelled underwear, and also owns a restaurant in his hometown of Ayegui. His partner, Spanish model Maria Imizcoz, is his greatest supporter both professionally and privately. All in all, Bayern have surely acquired a fascinating personality and true star in the making.
Eat your hearts out, fags