Date: 21st August 2006 at 6:36pm
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Bayern Munich are playing hard ball over United target Owen Hargreaves, despite the fact the player wants to leave.

General Manager Uli Hoeness appears angry with Hargreaves for repeatedly saying he wants out and says:

‘He would be well-advised to keep quiet, otherwise I really will get mad and that will not be pleasant for him. I cannot understand why, after two discussions, he keeps coming back to me. There is no chance whatsoever that we will let him go and he has got to learn to accept the decisions taken by those above him.’

That will go down well with the player and his agent then!

Hoeness continues: ‘We want to build a new, young team and we are not going to sell people like Hargreaves. Bayern Munich will never be taken for a ride by big clubs and become weak at the knees as soon as a certain level of money is mentioned. If you gain that sort of reputation, then it is all over for you.’

‘We have made it clear that Owen Hargreaves is not for sale. David Gill can phone me up at 8.30 every morning to talk about the English weather or tea but not about Owen Hargreaves.’

Right, looks like what he is trying to say is that Hargreaves isn’t in fact for sale then, or have I misinterpreted him!!!!!!