Uli Hoeness has revealed that Bayern Munich would have sold Franck Ribery for the right price this summer.
The France international has seen his future become the subject of much speculation during the transfer window, with a number of clubs believed to be tracking his availability.
Spanish giants Real Madrid were reported to be leading the chase for the classy playmaker, while Manchester United and Chelsea were also said to be keen.
Bayern always maintained that they had no intention of selling Ribery, insisting no sum of money would be able to convince them otherwise.
However, general manager Hoeness has now admitted that were a bid of €100million (£86m) to have been tabled, the German giants would have been forced to relax their stance.
He told Sport Bild: "Internally we said yes, from 100m euros we'll deal. Also that was a defensive measure. We did not think anyone would pay that. We wanted to keep Franck.
"One week before the expiry of our internal deadline we said that to him personally. Therefore he knew that interested clubs still had a week to offer the 100m euros."
While it appears that Ribery is set to remain at Allianz Arena for now, Hoeness admits there was one occasion when he feared the Frenchman would be snatched away.
"Someone said to me there would be an offer of 100m euros coming - but not from Real," he added.
"I had a very bad day. I felt an emptiness in myself, because I had the feeling - now Franck is gone.
"In the evening it emerged that it was a misunderstanding. They wanted to include three players in the sum. When I had heard that I was really happy."
Hoeness is now hoping Ribery can help Bayern to UEFA Champions League glory, insisting would be happy to let him leave as a free agent at the end of his contract in 2011 should he be able to do so.
"If we could win the Champions League twice before then, then I would have no problem letting Ribery leave for free," he said.