Mad about Madrid: Ribery will sign for Real, claims Bayern Munich midfielder's agent
24 June 2009 04:20
Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery will snub Barcelona and sign for Real Madrid next month, according to the player's agent.
The Frenchman, 26, is one of the hottest properties in Europe at the moment and Chelsea and Manchester United were set to do battle with Real and Barca for his signature.
Bayern insist Ribery is not for sale, but Alan Migliaccio claims his client has not given up on a potential £50m move to the Bernabeu this summer.
Migliaccio also revealed Ribery has spoken with former Real hero Zinedine Zidane about moving to Madrid.
'Ribery would prefer to play for Real Madrid than Barcelona,' he told RAC-1.
'The player has talked with Zinedine Zidane and he wants to play for Los Blancos for him.
'But at this moment everything is blocked because the people at Bayern are onholiday until the end of this month.
'I can't say anything else until we meet them in the next few weeks.'