Franck Ribery Rejects New Bayern Munich Contract - Report

The Frenchman has allegedly said 'no' to an offer of €8 million per year...

Europe’s heavyweight clubs have been put on high alert after Sport reported that Franck Ribery has rejected a contract improvement from Bayern Munich.

The Bavarian outfit have persistently shot down all advances from potential suitors, especially from Real Madrid, and the club’s obstinate approach does not sit well with the French attacker.

The Barcelona-based paper believes that Die Bayern are now trying to convince ‘Scarface’ to stay at the Allianz Arena by offering him €8 million per year, reportedly double what he is currently earning, but he has turned down the offer.

This could be seen as Ribery’s first move to show his discontent, which could subsequently lead to the player demanding to be transfer listed.

Bayern had previously slapped a €100m price tag on the 26-year-old, while former coach Ottmar Hitzfield yesterday predicted that the Munich outfit would only be interested if an offer arrived around the region of €70m to €80m.

If Ribery is eventually allowed to leave, Chelsea and Manchester United could find themselves in the driver's seat for his signature, especially as Madrid look set to part with another €35m for Karim Benzema.

KS Leong, Goal.com