Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been told he will have to break the British transfer record if the club want to take Franck Ribery from Bayern Munich, according to the Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail claims that ChelseaÃ‚Â chief executiveÃ‚Â Peter Kenyon has already made contact with the German giants about a possible move for the talented Frenchman, however it is believed that no decision will be made until after Euro 2008.
Ribery, 25,Ã‚Â had an impressive first season in Germany, helping Bayern Munich clinch a domestic league and cup double. Ribery was voted the clubs ‘Player of the Year’ and new manager Jurgen Klinsmann will not want to lose one of his star players so soon.
The Frenchman has emerged as one of Chelsea’s top transfer targets so far this summer and it looks as if Chelsea will continue their manager-less pursue of some of Europe’s top players.
It is yet to be revealed whether Ribery will wish to leave Germany after such a succesful first year and Chelsea may have to offer a large contract on top of the record breaking transfer fee.
[Source: Daily Mail]
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Does Chelsea want to sign every player because they have the bucks? They should have a plan of specific players to consider before going to the market.
Pple shud stop complaining abt CHELSEA’s spendin patterns.Life span of a futballer is short,so make money while d ball is stil @ ur feet.I dnt like arsenal bcz d coach does nt want his players 2 b richer than him,so he luvz buyin kids tht dnt knw tht ball moves bcz money kicks it.Fergie,let RONALDO be.Allow him 2 follow his heart.Up chelsea,this is time 2 b d KING AGAIN.