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Chelsea offered Bayern Munich 58m AND Jose Bosingwa for Franck Ribery

22 Nov 2009 18:27:28

Chelsea offered Bayern Munich 58m AND Jose Bosingwa for Franck Ribery

Target: Franck Ribery Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has revealed his club received a bidof  £58.5m plus Jose Bosingwa from Chelsea for Franck Ribery in thesummer. Chelsea were one of several clubs interested in the French winger, and theirbid was not the most financially lucrative either, but Hoeness told Bildnewspaper that it was the 'best bid'. However, it still fell short of the Bavarian club's £90m valuationof the 26-year-old, which is why they turned the Blues down. 'We never received an offer over 100 million (euros),' he said. 'The best bid gamefrom Chelsea: 65 million plus the player Bosingwa. 'We also received other offers of 76 and 80 million.' However, Hoeness denies ever being truly tempted into selling Ribery, who heclaims had not demanded a move either. 'He never came to us and said he wanted to leave at any price,' revealedHoeness. 'He always said to us that he would like to move to Real Madrid, but that ifwe 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 thathe can achieve something here in Munich. 'If he cannot see this potential, then he will leave.'  Exchange: Jose Bosingwa was part of Chelsea's package to tempt Bayern Bayern are currently struggling to provide the France international with theseconditions and they could be dumped out of the Champions League on Tuesday nightshould Juventus defeat Bordeaux, regardless of how Bayern fare against MaccabiHaifa. This would inevitably make Ribery's name one of the most frequently mentionedwhen the transfer market reopens in January, even though Hoeness reserveshimself the final say on the issue. 'If FC Bayern says no, then Franck stays,' he said.  Miracle worker: One of Europe's top players reveals the truth about Serbian 'horse doctor'Chelsea 4 Wolves 0: New wonder boy worth all the fuss as Blues canter to win United face battle with Chelsea in January for Everton star Jack Rodwell CHELSEA FC


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