Date: 5th February 2010 at 12:11pm
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The Franck Ribéry saga is back on. One of the most boring and protracted transfer stories of recent years still won’t go away as it looks like the French star deeply regrets ever joining Bayern Munich when he could have picked any of Europe’s top clubs instead of the failing Bundesliga giants.

Ribéry will be out of contract next summer and the vultures are circling while Bayern grow increasingly frustrated with the constant uncertainty surrounding their star man. His agent is open about their aims though: he wants to sell Ribéry to one of the top clubs.

“There are no doors closed, not that of Real Madrid, or Barca, or Manchester United,” the agent said.

“At the beginning of March we will make a decision and then see.”

To be honest, I just put it in here as a sort of appetizer, if you like. It’s very unlikely that we’ll ever make a move for Ribéry who would cost silly money at 27 years old which is not good business, especially for an injury-prone player and for a debt-laden club. But it’s fun to mention that Migliaccio somehow failed to add Manchester City to the list of the desirable destinations. Wonder why is that?