Van Bommel: Ribery wants to play for Barca

MADRID - France midfielder Franck Ribery wants to move to Barcelona, his Bayern Munich team mate and captain Mark van Bommel has said.

The former Marseille man has been linked with moves to a string of European big-hitters, including English, European and World champions Manchester United as a possible replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as Real Madrid and Chelsea.

However, Ribery's skipper at the Allianz Arena has revealed that his heart is set on a move to the Germans' Champions League quarter-final opponents Barcelona.

"Franck has told me he wants to play for Barcelona. He is the best player in Germany and his style of play would fit well with Barca's because he is strong with great technical ability," Van Bommel, a former Barca player, told Spanish radio station RAC1.

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