Willy Sagnol has announced that Bayern Munich are still tracking Marseille winger Franck Ribery.
Ribery attracted interest from several of the continent's top clubs following an impressive World Cup in the summer, and he has continued to be linked with a move away from Marseille.
Sagnol urged his French compatriot to join him at Bayern following a recent clash between the sides in Dubai.
And he is now confident Bayern will step in with a bid for Ribery, following the retirement of midfielder Sebastian Deisler earlier this week.
Sagnol feels Ribery is the man to replace Deisler, and believes he will find Bayern difficult to turn down.
"Franck is a real objective for Bayern" Sagnol told Le Parisien.
"The club has been following him since his debut with Marseille.
"But be aware that I don't want to influence Franck's decision. His choice will be personal.
"I just told him about Bayern and of how great it was to play for this club.
"Nobody can be indifferent to interest from Bayern."