Bayern have no Ribery plans

21 August 2009 10:44
Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness insists he is in no rush to offer Franck Ribery a new contract. The France star seems certain to be staying at the Allianz Arena despite a summer of intense speculation linking him with moves to the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea. Ribery still has two years remaining on his existing deal and Hoeness has no plans to sit down with his advisors. "Our first goal is to calm down the situation regarding our club and Franck Ribery. He then has to get back to full fitness," he said. "When the focus is then fully back on football, there will be great reason for him to go on with us. "I am not ruling out he could leave on a Bosman in two years' time, in case we have won the UEFA Champions League two times in these two years then. "In the case of Franck we wanted to send out a strong signal this summer that no club in the world is able to play games with Bayern Munich."

Source: ESA