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Abramovich jets to Germany to close Ribery deal for Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is making a personal bid to land Bayern Munich wing wizard Franck Ribery. The Sun says Abramovich will fly to Germany to make a £40million raid for winger Ribery.

The billionaire Chelsea owner called Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness last weekend.

He made clear his intention to recruit the French star and is willing to pay the most ever by a British club to get him.

A senior Bayern source said: "Uli was taken by surprise by the phone call but was very honest and courteous with Mr Abramovich.

"We are still resolved to keep Ribery but Hoeness agreed to meet with Abramovich in Germany to discuss any offer."

New Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti was promised a marquee signing by the Russian billionaire but so far bids for Kaka and Alexandre Pato have failed.

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