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Bayern confirm Blues approach
22 Nov 2009 - 13:22:44
Bayern Munich's general manager Uli Hoeness has confirmed that Chelsea made a summer bid of 65million euros plus Jose Bosingwa for the German club's French ace Franck Ribery.
Bayern stood firm in the face of interest from a number of clubs for the talented 26-year-old forward and Hoeness insists that that position will remain in the future.
He told Bild: "We never received an offer over 100million. The best bid game from Chelsea: 65million plus Bosingwa.
"We also received other offers of 76 and 80million.
"Ribery never came to us and said he wanted to leave at any price. He always said to us that he would like to move to Real Madrid, but that if we wanted to keep him, then it was not a problem.
"Selling him was never a real consideration.
"However, we want to create the conditions which give Franck the feeling that he can achieve something here in Munich. If he cannot see this potential, then he will leave.
"But if FC Bayern says no, then Franck stays."