Manchester City Plan World Record £49m Playmaker Bid

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The Rumour

Real Madrid and Chelsea are hot on the trail to sign French winger Franck Ribery and Manchester City are paying close attention. Chelsea reportedly offered Bayern Munich £43m but Real Madrid appear willing to outdo them with a bigger bid. To land the Frenchman, City might have to break the world record transfer fee of £48m that was paid for Zinedine Zidane.

The Source: (The Independent)

The Analysis

In a desperate attempt to break the top four monopoly it appears that Mark Hughes has unlimited wealth at his disposal in order to restructure his Man City squad, the problem will be of course be persuading some players that the club is indeed going places and not just wildly flinging money at the issue.

Franck Ribery will be seething after seeing his Bayern Munich side tumble out of the Champions League and failed to retain their Bundesliga crown but the club do now have a great manager at the tiller with Louis Van Gaal in situ after Jurgen Klinsmann was axed so the French international may feel his future is still in Germany?

The Eastlands side would be better off trying to pull of intelligent moves for players who are likely to be up for the challenge such as Vincent Kompany and Nigel De Jong.

The Likelihood

Ribery to Man City: Not in a million years.

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