Bayern might report Madrid to FIFA over Ribery

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Franck Ribery's future at the Allianz Arena has been a fervent source of conjecture for the past weeks following reported interest from Real Madrid in the Frenchman's services. However, Bayern Munich claims los Blancos have not done everything by the book and are ready to take the Spanish giants to FIFA.

Several Real Madrid figures have confirmed the club are looking to sign Ribery, indicating they have not given up on their pursuit of the midfielder, despite Bayern's unwillingness to sell.

Bayern Munich general director Uli Hoeness has now spoken of the club's anger at the continuing comments emerging from the Spanish club concerning its interest in Ribery.

"Real Madrid have lost their respect for us," Hoeness told Spanish daily AS. "If they continue like this we will report them to FIFA. People like [Emilio] Butragueno or [Zinedine] Zidane are talking when they shouldn't because they are talking about a player who is contracted to us.

"The only ones that have legitimacy to talk are [president] Florentino Perez and [sporting director] Jorge Valdano."

Hoeness added that the only reason why he has not reported Real to FIFA yet is because of his "respect for Butragueno and Jose Luis Lopez Serrano."