Chelsea bid for Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery

May 28th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Chelsea London, May 28 (ANI): Chelsea is locked in talks to sign Bayern Munich ace Franck Ribery for 43-million pounds.According to The Sun, the two clubs are believed to have agreed to the fee and Blues are now thrashing out terms with the 26-year-old French international midfielder.

Ribery is holding out for a bumper 125,000-pound-a-week salary after tax, but Chelsea are reluctant to offer more than 90,000-pounds-a-week.If the Londoners do close the deal it will be a bitter blow to Premier League rivals Manchester United, who have long wanted the Frenchman as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.Fullback Patrice Evra revealed in The Sun that he was hoping to persuade Ribery to join United. (ANI)

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