Ancelotti keen to use Bosingwa as part of Ribery deal.
Bayern Munich stepped up their pursuit of Jose Bosingwa and urged Chelsea to keep their word over allowing him to join them for about £15million.
The German giants dismissed claims Roman Abramovich was flying to Munich to try and sign Franck Ribery but insisted the Chelsea owner had agreed to discuss a deal for Bosingwa in the wake of Sunday’s Community Shield success over Manchester United.
Sportsmail revealed Bayern’s interest in Bosingwa this summer and general manager Uli Hoeness suggested an agreement could be close after confirming the £16.2m signing from Porto was the only candidate to fill their defensive vacancy.
‘We are still interested in Jose,’ he said. ‘We need a strong, experienced defender on the right side, especially if we use Ribery in a more offensive role, as is being considered.
‘We want only Bosingwa and have no interest in any other player for this position.
‘Chelsea agreed to give us a signal after the Community Shield that they were ready to talk and we are waiting for contact from them.’ (Daily Mail)
Regardless of any confirmation Chelsea may have given the German side it would seem to make sense for Carlo Ancelotti to try and use the attack minded right back as part of some kind of agreement to get Franck Ribery, of course such a tactic is doomed to failure but the west London side have little to lose.
Jose Bosingwa seemed to be pretty decent last term and his combative approach and his ability to put in a decent cross and deal with his defensive duties seemed to mark him out as one of the better full backs in the Premier League, but for some reason he has lost his starting place to the rather one dimensional Branislav Ivanovic who seemed to display an inept line in passing at the Community Shield on the weekend and found himself hauled off at half time.