PARIS - Franck Ribery wants to leave Bayern Munich and join Real Madrid, sports daily L'Equipe quoted the France midfielder as saying on Thursday. Ribery's compatriot Karim Benzema has already agreed to join the Spanish side from Olympique Lyon and become Real's third major signing after Brazil's Kaka and Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. "I have made up my mind, I want to leave," Ribery told Thursday's issue of L'Equipe. "It will be Real [Madrid] or nothing. Bayern officials have repeatedly said the 26-year-old Ribery, who joined them in 2007 from Olympique Marseille, was not for sale. He has been linked with moves to English sides Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City, but now seems set for the Spanish capital. NEWS: Real Madrid bag Benzema, say Lyon NEWS: Benzema next on Real spending spree NEWS: Pjanic refutes Benzema reports NEWS: Pjanic: Benzema Old Trafford-bound NEWS: Lyon braced for Benzema exit NEWS: Aulas: Benzema may be sold this summer NEWS: Benzema set for switch next year
2 July 2009
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