Bundesliga want crazy money for French International!
Bayern Munich have revealed they received a part-exchange bid for Franck Ribery from Chelsea during the summer.
General manager Uli Hoeness admits Bayern received a number of offers for the French star, with the Blues bidding €65million plus full-back Jose Bosingwa.
However, the offer fell short of the €100million asking price for the 26-year-old attacker, so Chelsea’s approach was rebuffed by the German outfit.
“We never received an offer over 100 million,” Hoeness told Bild newspaper.
“The best bid came from Chelsea – 65 million plus the player Bosingwa.
“We also received other offers of 76 and 80 million.”
Hoeness also revealed that Bayern were not looking to offload Ribery, and that the player never demanded to be given a transfer.
“He never came to us and said he wanted to leave at any price,” he added. (Sky Sports)
Chelsea seem keen to make up for their transfer ban being suspended and Carlo Ancelotti is being linked with all and sundry, despite the fact that his side sits five points clear at the top of the Premier League. Clearly Bayern Munich will only consider selling Franck Ribery if a truly stupendous offer comes in and if a bid of £60m plus Portuguese monobrow Jose Bosingwa isn’t sufficient you have to wonder just how much the Bundesliga side want for their talented French playmaker.
It’s worth remembering the German outfit only paid a paltry £20m for the former Marseille man just over two years ago and if they don’t actually want to sell the 26 year old then I guess they could just say he is not for sale rather than intimating that if a large offer comes along they will consider it.
Does Carlo really need to invest so heavily in a ‘marquee’ signing, I think not.