Arsenal to bid £40m for Ribery

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Gunners boss Arsene Wenger believes he is now close to -pulling off one of the transfer coups of the summer and -winning the race to sign the Bayern Munich winger.

Until the last couple of weeks Ribery, 26, was destined for one of EuropeÌs giants with Man United, Barcelona and Real Madrid all in the hunt.

But despite the huge interest and several offers of around £30m, Bayern stubbornly refused to sell for anything less than £40m.

And that suddenly left Arsenal in pole position, even though Wenger has long made it clear he cannot compete with his rivals when it comes to buying the biggest names in the game.

Yet an offer of £30m plus £10m-rated Danish hitman Nicklas Bendtner to make up the difference appears to have struck a chord with new Bayern coach Louis van Gaal.

The Dutchman has made it clear he does not want unsettled players at the club and reckons that ArsenalÌs cash-and-player deal represents good business for the Bundesliga boys.

Manchester City are the only other club still monitoring developments but Ribery has told the big-spending Premier League outfit he wants Champions League football next term.

It is that, combined with the strong French connection at the Emirates, which is convincing Ribery his future lies with the north London club.

Wenger has been desperate to keep the negotiations under wraps to avoid alerting United or Barca.

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74 Comments

  1. LB

    June 28, 2009 at 9:19 am

    The Benzema story looks more crdeible compared to this. 40m is a lot. I don’t think any footballer is worth that, neither does Wenger.

  2. Bethnahrein

    June 28, 2009 at 9:36 am

    yea next up is messi i guess..to not mention Maradona:D

  3. Evo in Oz

    June 28, 2009 at 10:05 am

    fair enough you have quoted it from the daily star, but even you would have been 100% sure not to trust such a source?

  4. stav

    June 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

    I understand that we are also buying Pele, Best, Weah… Cygan and Dave Smith (Aldershot & Farnborough Sunday league Div 5)are also coming…oh and I turned down a filthy night with Beyonce & Marilyn Monroe…

  5. Danish Gooner

    June 28, 2009 at 10:16 am

    What drunken hack woke up from his stupur and created this mess?

  6. random roy

    June 28, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Cocaines a hell of a drug!!!!!

  7. Gunner Man

    June 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Why do we arsenal fan always think negative, arsenal is a big club, so linking with players like Rivery and Benzema should not be a problem. we can sign them, why not

  8. adski

    June 28, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    ha ha ha! listen to u lil pussys gettin all hot n bothered n cryin over a lil rumour… grow up ya fukkkin fairys lol

  9. Danish Gooner

    June 28, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    For one reason and one reason alone,Arsene Wenger.

  10. amit

    June 28, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    i agree with the above..
    and ribery being a french may be linked with wenger..

  11. bob

    June 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    obviously needed a few hits and comments eh? it wasnt newsworthy in the star and ain’t newsworthy on your blog! deseration at its finest!

  12. bob

    June 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    and misspelling at its finest in my post, i meant desperation

  13. Rei X

    June 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    About Benzema it’s true..
    But not about Ribery.

  14. Gooner Chris

    June 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    What a load of shit.

    You don’t even make an effort to write your own article. It’s just a copy and paste job to gain more members on your forum.

    Shouldn’t be on NewsNow.

  15. sabret00the

    June 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    The move would unsettle Nasri, can’t see Wenger doing that on purpose. Thus this move would lead to us losing one or both in a season or two. Not very Wenger-like.

  16. Boris 9

    June 28, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Totally Bullshit , you sick FUCKS !!!!

  17. arsenalaction

    June 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    pot calling kettle chris : ))

  18. am

    June 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Total rubbish.

    We got linked with Benzema yesterday, which was odd but even more odd was this one.

    Yeh and tommorow this website might say that Arsenal is in for Villa, aswell as Messi and Xavi.

  19. Simon

    June 28, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Kind of unlikely, but you should never say never when it comes the Le Proffeseur.

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  21. Kerry Klecic

    June 29, 2009 at 3:10 am

    Your joking, right? Arsenal don’t even have that kind of money. Laugh.

  22. primoseto

    June 29, 2009 at 9:38 am

    is it make sense for a club like arsenal to spend money until 4om pound?

  23. creptone madunda

    June 29, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Do you mean what you are writing or you are trying to attract us to read your article…? Oho… Benzema,Ribery,what..what..confirm first so as you can post your article……………… O key !

  24. Tommigooner

    June 29, 2009 at 11:15 am

    This site is as bad as Fans.com, tribalfootball.com etc.. etc.. etc.. why don’t you try and write something original or even half true.. bunch of arse site this…

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