Barcelona claim they are favourites to sign Franck Ribery if and when he is made available for transfer by Bayern Munich.
The Spanish club's director of football Txiki Begiristain has revealed that he is in close contact with his counterparts at the Allianz Arena after twice making approaches to sign the France international.
"We have a great relationship with Bayern Munich and eventually we told them we were interested in signing Ribery," he revealed.
"Twice we have asked how much they wanted for him and both times we were told he was not for sale. And it is true, because they said the same thing to Chelsea and Real Madrid.
"If Bayern Munich puts him on the market, we'll know first. Another thing is the price, of course."