United given new Ribery hope

12 June 2009 07:50
Manchester United could prise Franck Ribery away from Bayern Munich should they make a "crazy offer". Bayern general manager Uli Hoeness has suggested the German giants could be tempted to part company with their prize asset should they receive a bid that is too good to refuse. Hoeness has previously stated that the France international was not for sale at any price this summer. However, his stance appears to have eased with United set to receive an £80million windfall from the world record sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid. "We have said we will only deal under certain conditions," said Hoeness. "Namely if the others want to do really crazy things." Ribery has been identified as a potential replacement for the Portugal star at Old Trafford.

Source: ESA