Chelsea must pay over £30 million for French midfielder

Chelsea have today been told they must bid at least £30 million to have any chance of signing Bayern Munich midfielder Frank Ribery. The French international has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge for some time now. (Daily Mail)

The former Marseille man has impressed during his first season at Bayern and Roman Abramovich is keen to bring him to the Premier League as soon as possible even though the club are still to appoint a successor to Avram Grant.

I personally would love to see Ribery come to England, although I think the asking price from Bayern is a bit much. He is a terrific play maker who I feel would be perfect for Chelsea and I think he could be the catalyst for several players to arrive at Stamford Bridge, or indeed stay at the club.