Ribery warns Bayern Munich he will quit if they fail in Champions League

17 February 2010 04:30
Ribery: Eyeing European glory[LNB]Franck Ribery has warned he will almost certainly quit Bayern Munich if they can't see off Fiorentina in the Champions League. [LNB]Ribery is desperate to win Europe's top prize and Barcelona hope to tie up a deal to make him their replacement for ThierryHenry.[LNB]TheChampions League holders have stepped up their interest in the Francestar in a bid to see off interest from Chelsea and Real Madrid. [LNB] [LNB]Bayern resisted all-comers last summer, but admit they will have to cash in at the end of the season if the 26-year-old does not sign a new contract in the next few weeks. [LNB]Ribery, who would be a free agent in 17 months, said: 'Our result in the Champions League will of course play a part in my decision. For me, footballing potential is the most important thing.[LNB] 'Seeing how the team is playing, we've got every chance in the Champions League. [LNB]'Our squad isn't quite as good as Barcelona or Real but when everyone is on form, the 11 on the pitch are top class.' [LNB]  Roman Abramovich is keen to see Ribery at Stamford Bridge and will happily fund a big-money move, though there are plenty of suitors for the left winger. [LNB]Manchester United considered him after selling Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid last summer, but there are doubts whether they could still fund a move. [LNB]Real Madrid are sure to enter the bidding, which is likely to open at about £30million - significantly lower than last summer because there will only be 12 months left on his contract. [LNB]Despite confidence within the Allianz Arena, it looks increasingly unlikely that the former Marseille star will sign a new contract at the Bundesliga giants after insisting sporting considerations were more important than money.  [LNB] Come and get me: £15m Luis Fabiano puts Man City and Chelsea on red alertMan United and Chelsea target Ribery opens door to Premier League moveMANCHESTER UNITED FC

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