Bayern Munich have warned Werder Bremen that Tim Borowski will not be leaving the Allianz Arena on the cheap.
Werder are keen to re-sign the Germany international midfielder who spent eight seasons with the club prior to his Bayern switch last year.
Werder general manager Klaus Allofs had hoped to 'speed up' their move for Borowski, although his comments have not gone down well in Bavaria.
Bayern executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insists that, while Werder are welcome to negotiate, he has rubbished suggestions Borowski could be available for a knock-down price.
"Everyone's welcome to approach Munich and negotiate, but if Klaus Allofs is out hunting for bargains he'll definitely see Bayern Munich is the wrong place for that," he told Bild.
Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness added: "We have yet to receive a concrete enquiry. There is no offer from Werder Bremen for Tim Borowski.
"If Werder are keen on Tim Borowski, Klaus Allofs should take the plane and come to Munich. We will then sit down and talk about it."
Bayern are believed to want around £4.2million for Borowski, who joined for free from Bremen last summer and has also been linked with Aston Villa, .