Chelsea will return to Bayern Munich with an improved bid for Franck Ribery later today.

Bayern have turned down an offer of £30 million from Chelsea in the last 48 hours, but are willing to sell for £36 million.

Nicolas Anelka has been in contact with Ribery talking up life in London and with Chelsea.

Should Tottenham remain steadfast over Luka Modric, Chelsea will meet Bayern's valuation for Ribery before the transfer window shuts tonight.

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