Gunners keen on Ribery

15 October 2006 01:49
French World Cup star Franck Ribery is in line for a summer switch to Arsenal according to the player's agent. Ribery, 23, currently plays for Marseille but his representative Bruno Heidersheid claimed Gunners boss Arsene Wenger tried to sign him after the World Cup and will do so again at the end of the season. "Wenger likes Ribery a lot. He wanted to take him this summer but Marseille refused to sell," Heidersheid told the News of the World. "Arsene has made it clear he wants to take him next year. "Franck would very much like to join Arsenal because of Arsene, the style of football they play and because his very close friend from the France team, Thierry Henry, plays for them. "I can categorically deny there is any agreement with Arsenal at this stage or even negotiations. "These would have to take place in January at the earliest as we see how the season progresses with Marseille."

Source: ESA