Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has insisted that Franck Ribery is not going to be sold this summer.
With some of Europe’s top clubs reportedly lining up to sign Ribery, Bayern’s new coach Louis Van Gaal has requested he be allowed to work with the Frenchman next season.
”He really wants to keep him,” announced Hoeness after holding talks with van Gaal. ”We will not let Ribery go.”
Nevertheless, Hoeness expects a hectic summer rejecting offers for the midfielder.
”Most clubs only ended their season (recently) and when the players go on holiday, the bosses start with their planning,” he added in Abendzeitung.
”There will be enquiries for Ribery in the next four to six weeks, I’m sure. But we have not had any decisive enquiry and we are not interested in any of the rumours in the English press.
”We will be polite, but we will not negotiate. We are not going to celebrate on the telephone when somebody offers a certain amount.”