Bordeaux are in no hurry to make on-loan midfielder Yoann Gourcuff a permanent signing.
The Milan youngster is currently on a season-long loan in France in order to gain first-team experience and he is due to return to Italy on 31st May.
Gourcuff has impressed at Parc Lescure and manager Laurent Blanc is keen to permanently sign the player, but Bayern Munich are also rumoured to be monitoring the situation.
But despite the reported interest from rivals, Bordeaux chairman Jean-Louis Triaud claims his club are in no rush, telling Aujourd’hui: “We haven’t had time to talk with Yoann yet.
“We haven’t made our decision yet, or set a date to talk. There is no emergency, we have until 31st May to seize the option.
“It is logical other clubs are interested in him. I don’t know if Bayern are one of those, but I know Franck Ribery appreciates him.
“Our coach wants to keep him, the officials too, and the major shareholder told us he is keen to help us.”
Triaud, though, insists Bordeaux will not force the issue upon Gourcuff, who has made six appearances for France.
“However, if he absolutely does not want to stay with us, we won’t keep Gourcuff against his will,” he concluded.