Jose Bosingwa high on Bayern's shopping list

18 June 2009 09:18
Chelsea have not dismissed the approach, partly because they want to continue discussions with Bayern over Franck Ribery. Bosingwa could be used as a makeweight in a deal to sign the French winger although the two clubs are far apart in their valuations for both players.

Bosingwa is also acutely aware that Chelsea had a bid accepted by Portsmouth for Glen Johnson last weekend. And even though the England international has said he would prefer to join Liverpool it shows that there are question marks over Bosingwa's future under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.

 Related ArticlesFootball fixtures 2009/2010Premier League transfersSport on televisionChelsea to stand by DrogbaChelsea to appeal Drogba and Bosingwa bansFootball images of the yearBayern's interest in Bosingwa was confirmed yesterday in quotes attributed to the club's chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who told the German magazine Kicker: "We are holding talks but we still need the approval of Chelsea [for a deal]. He is one of the best right full-backs around."

Bayern are understood to be prepared to offer around £12 million for the 26 year-old.

Chelsea are already set to lose two of their other Portugal internationals with Inter Milan hoping to sign Ricardo Carvalho and Deco. Both have told Chelsea they want to leave for the Italian club, who have offered around £4 million plus the Argentine defender Nicolas Burdisso. Chelsea have said they would prefer to complete a straight cash deal.

Meanwhile Chelsea are still to receive the full written version of Uefa's verdict following the disciplinary hearing concerning the behaviour of Didier Drogba and Bosingwa, and the club themselves, after the Champions League exit to Barcelona.

Chelsea will decide whether to appeal against the punishments – six matches for Drogba with two suspended and four for Bosingwa with one suspended and the £85,000 fine for the club – once they have studied the full verdict. At present the club is minded to appeal.


Source: Telegraph