For the last few seasons, Chelsea have been heavily linked with world-class players all over the globe due to the Abramovich millions available. However, it appears that they’ll have a sparring partner when it comes to trying to bag top talent, with Manchester City also lodging a bid for this French international.
It was clear last summer that Chelsea wanted to bring Franck Ribery to Stamford Bridge, with Bayern Munich refusing to even entertain the idea that the 25-year-old could leave the Bundesliga champions. The Sun now report that the Blues and Manchester City are in the chase for the Frenchman, what a bidding war that could be when you throw in Barcelona and Real Madrid as other potential suitors!
He said: “I have received offers from Barcelona, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester City.
“I would just like to point out that at no point have I tried to force a move.”
If you were in Ribery’s shoes, would you rather sign for Chelsea or Manchester City? While the Blues have spent millions already recruiting some quality players, they have still fallen short in the Premier League this season, with Abramovich almost certain to draft in new talent during the summer. Would City fans love to see the winger playing at Eastlands next season?