Hoeness - Ribery is priceless
Bayern Munich have declared they wouldn't sell Franck Ribery even if they were offered over £60m.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 14/07/09 1:12pm
Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has declared that the club would not sell Franck Ribery even if they received a bid of more than £60million.
The 26-year-old has been persistently linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer with the winger said to favour a switch to the Bernabeu.
However the Bundesliga giants have remained defiant in their stance that the French international is not for sale.
The saga has gone quiet over the past week but Hoeness has broken the silence by declaring not even a mammoth bid could prise Ribery away from the Allianz Arena.
"He will certainly stay," he told TZ newspaper.
"We are not prepared to talk, not even for 70million Euros or more."
Ribery is currently struggling with a knee injury which has forced him to pull out of training on two occasions, causing people to suggest the former Marseille man is sulking following his failed move to Spain.
Hoeness dismissed the rumours and insists that the player is genuinely injured.
"If he is injured he is injured. Just like anybody else," he stated.