The latest news from Bild is that Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has now personally become involved in negotiations for Croatian winger Ivan “the Pretty Good” Perisic.

Ivan helped his own cause by scoring three goals and serving three assists in the Champions League, starting in Bayern’s critical quarterfinal and semifinal matches, scoring the crucial 2-1 goal in Bayern’s utter rout of FC Barcelona.

As anyone will tell you, what counts at Bayern is Leistung — performance — and Ivan has performed admirably. Hansi Flick also wants to keep the reliable Croatian as a no-fuss fourth option behind Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry, and Leroy Sané.

Now Bild reports that Rummenigge is using his knowledge of Italian to negotiate directly with his counterpart at Inter Milan from his vacation on the island of Sylt in Northern Germany.