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· Pz
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I'm just going to ignore all this talk out of hope he will in fact sign for us!

Lol suffer from tunnel vision much dude?!? :D


I like your thinking!


I think i wouldnt complain if he joined us either but not at the expense of ronnie. If we had to choose, itd be ronnie all day everyday, but if we COULD get him too, it'd be great. I get the feeling he is happy in germany though.

Bayern in their own right are a huge club, the problem is they play in a league which is not as strong on a weekly basis to a few other leagues out there.

pz!:cool:
 

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if we do get ribery, and ronaldo stays, we would have too much wingers already. tosic, park, ronaldo, nani and giggs. also im sure fergie would give lee martin one or two chances. so i doubt we would really go for ribery.
 

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if we do get ribery, and ronaldo stays, we would have too much wingers already. tosic, park, ronaldo, nani and giggs. also im sure fergie would give lee martin one or two chances. so i doubt we would really go for ribery.
Giggs isn't a winger anymore.

Nani and Park aren't good enough. No-one knows how good Tosic is. Lee Martin is just like Chris Eagles.

We need another winger.
 

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Giggs isn't a winger anymore.

Nani and Park aren't good enough. No-one knows how good Tosic is. Lee Martin is just like Chris Eagles.

We need another winger.
Bingo, Park is back-up at best, always will be, he doesn't terrorise defences enough...

While Nani still may prove us all wrong, hes certainly taking his time in doing it...

Tosic is a possible prospect, but we need a left winger who can INSTANTLY command a first team place, Ribery is that winger, not to mention he asked for rumours of him moving to Barca to be stopped, surely a sign he either wants to stay at Bayern, or he wants to move to United...
 

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Manchester United make £62.5m bid for Ribery


Manchester United have made a bid of around £62.5m for Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery according to reports.



The Guardian reported this morning that sources in Munich confirmed that a bid had been received for the French international, whose excellent form this season has seen him linked with various clubs.



The German champions have already begun to consider a replacement for the Frenchman, with Bayern director Uli Hoeness hinting that he could sign Werder Bremen forward Diego this summer.



Hoeness told Bild: "If Ribery does go then Diego will be a player that we will certainly be looking to sign."



Details of the move will heighten expectations that Cristiano Ronaldo is set to exit Old Trafford. Real Madrid have been pursuing the Portuguese winger since last summer.



The deal for Ribery would smash the world transfer record of £44m paid by Real Madrid for Zinedine Zidane in 2001.







SOURCE: The Independant


Link: Manchester United make £62.5m bid for Ribery - Premier League, Football - The Independent
 

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A mere 62.5 million... for Ribery

Manchester United launch £63m bid for Bayern Munich's Franck Ribéry

• Sir Alex Ferguson to break transfer record for Ribéry
• Deal depends on Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Real Madrid

Manchester United have lined up Franck Ribéry in a world-record £63m transfer from Bayern Munich. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Manchester United have made an offer of about €70m (£62.5m) for the Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribéry as they close in on a deal that would shatter the world transfer record.

Sources in Munich confirmed the bid has been received for the France international, who has made his desire to leave Germany known in the past few weeks. United scouts have repeatedly watched the 26-year-old in recent Bundesliga matches and sounded out his friends and entourage in Munich.

United's remarkable offer, which comfortably eclipses the record £44m paid by Real Madrid for Zinedine Zidane in 2001, is contingent on the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Madrid this summer but the approach to Bayern has been firm enough to suggest that the Portuguese's departure is a near certainty. :wave1::wave1:Although Bayern are understood to have turned down United's offer, it is considered the first serious move in a negotiation that will eventually bring the winger to Old Trafford.

Ribéry, who earns €8m a year at the Allianz Arena, the equivalent of £134,000 a week, is set to replace Ronaldo as United's highest-paid player. Due to the unfavourable exchange rate and taxation levels in Britain, the Champions League holders, who take on Arsenal in the semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium tonight, will have to spend closer to £145,000 a week to match his net wages at Bayern. Money, however, is not the determining factor for Ribéry. The former Marseille player, who moved to Munich in 2007 for €25m plus add-ons and is contracted to Bayern until 2011, has repeatedly turned down offers to renegotiate a contract extension on improved terms.

Finishing only 16th in the running for the 2008 Ballon d'Or after a season in which he had inspired Bayern to a domestic double – "I am disappointed, I should have deserved better," he said – and his club's 5-1 aggregate defeat by Barcelona in the quarter-finals of this year's Champions League seem to have convinced him that a move to a bigger club has become necessary.

Bayern's general manager, Uli Hoeness, who has ruled out a sale of Ribéry throughout the season, softened his stance over the weekend. He confirmed Bayern were already eyeing up Werder Bremen's Brazilian midfielder Diego, 24, as a possible replacement "in case Ribéry were to go".

Manchester City, who have included the Frenchman on a short-list of transfer targets, have been hampered by their lack of Champions League football next season and are not seriously in the running.

Barcelona recently came close to an agreement with Ribéry but negotiations halted when news of their interest was leaked to the French press by sources close to the player last week. Although Barcelona have not officially pulled out, United are now best placed to entice Ribéry abroad. Relations between Bayern and United are cordial despite displeasure at Sir Alex Ferguson's aggressive pursuit of Owen Hargreaves in the summer of 2006. The English international moved to Old Trafford for £17m in July 2007.

It is understood that Bayern have rejected Ferguson's first offer but, with the Germans no longer insisting on a prohibitive €150m valuation – "We would perhaps let him go for that," Hoeness was quoted as saying in January – negotiations between the clubs are sufficiently advanced to suggest an agreement can be reached before the player goes on holiday in June.

In an interview with the French sports paper L'Equipe last week Ribéry indicated that he would leave Bayern if his team did not qualify for next season's Champions League: "In those circumstances it would indeed be very difficult to stay, that's obvious... That's why the club has to finish at least second." Bayern are currently second in the league, three points off the leaders VfL Wolfsburg. Only Germany's top two teams are guaranteed places in the Champions League.

A hell of a lot of money, and people are bitchin about paying the remaining 22 mil for Tevez. Ribery didnt do much to halt Barca. Good player but this much money is insane (if this article is true!)
 

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From Football365.com:

UNITED SILENT ON RIBERY RUMOURS
Posted 05/05/09 11:36

Manchester United have distanced themselves from reports of a £62.5million bid for Bayern Munich's France international Franck Ribery.

Reports on Tuesday morning claimed an approach has been received for Ribery from the Old Trafford outfit.

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That's about the only new information in the article. The silence could reflect the idea that such a story isn't worth their time.
 
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