Franck Ribery stated that one of his prime considerations in moving to a club would be the opportunity to play in the CL. Well, his club Olympique Marseille made it to the CL after more than a decade, by finishing second in the French Ligue. But now Ribery is negotiating a move to Bayern Munich, whose fourth placed finish in the Bundesliga saw them failing to book a berth to the CL. It appears that OM and Bayern are close to a deal.
OM will probably get 25 million euros for Ribery and Bayern will get a partner for Luca Toni, the Fiorentina striker who is joining the club as part of a wholescale revamp of the squad by Uli Hoeness to get back to the top of the Bundesliga.