Bayern Munich have reiterated that they have no intention of selling Franck Ribery, despite the French international admitting that he wanted to join Real Madrid.
“I have decided: I want to leave,” the 26-year-old midfielder told L’Equipe. “It will be Real or nothing at all.”
But Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is adamant Ribery will stay.
“We are completely relaxed about the issue,” said the Bayern boss.
“I have heard the statement from Franck: Either Real or nothing.
“And our clear answer is: nothing. Franck stays.”
Bayern are standing their ground with Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona all also reported to be interested in signing the Frenchman.
“There is the clear statement that we want to keep Franck in Munich,” said team manager Uli Hoeness.
“I wonder if Real’s negotiator Pedro Jimenez knows the game Monopoly.
“It is a game we play here in Germany with children, Bayern played it two years ago and bought Park Lane, we have built four hotels on it.
“We will only let it go if we are broke or in an emergency.
“It is simply the case it is too valuable to us and expensive.
“Only if someone wanted to make a completely crazy bid would we consider it.”