Bayern Munich claim they are “waiting for contact” from Chelsea as they maintain their interest in signing Portugal full-back Jose Bosingwa.
The Bundesliga club’s general manager Uli Hoeness says Chelsea promised to contact them after Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Manchester United.
Hoeness was reported as saying in the Daily Mail: “We are still interested in Jose.
“We need a strong, experienced defender on the right side, especially if we use (Franck) Ribery in a more offensive role, as is being considered.
“We want only Bosingwa and have no interest in any other player for this position. Chelsea agreed to give us a signal after the Community Shield that they were ready to talk and we are waiting for contact from them.”
As well as expressing an interest in Bosingwa, Hoeness also dismissed suggestions Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich had flown over to Munich to discuss the possible £40m transfer of Franck Ribery.
Hoeness said: “What does he expect for that – Ribery’s right leg? Seriously, we stopped talking about Franck leaving a month ago because it isn’t going to happen.”