Bayern warn Man City off Ribery

BAYERN Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has issued a hand off warning to Manchester City and any other clubinterested in signing Franck Ribery.The French international midfielder became the German club's record signing when he signed for 25million euros from Marseille 18months ago.

BAYERN Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has issued a hand off warning to Manchester City and any other club interested in signing Franck Ribery.

The French international midfielder became the German club's record signing when he signed for 25million euros from Marseille 18

months ago.

And, Hoeness - who is famed for keeping a tight budget at Munich during more than two decades in charge - claims that even a sum of 100m euros would tempt him to sell Ribery.


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Hoeness also took the opportunity to criticise Manchester City's big spending transfer policy. He said: “I saw the Premier League game between Stoke City and Manchester City and I noticed that millions have been invested by certain people there very badly. I saw that they can do absolutely nothing, even though they were very expensive.”

Manchester City spent �32.5m on Robinho last summer, while last month Mark Hughes splashed a reported 20million euros on Hamburg midfielder Nigel de Jong, even though the player could have reportedly left the northern German club for only 2million euros in July.

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