Barca 'agree' Ribery deal
Barcelona are reported to have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich to sign French star Franck Ribery.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/05/09 12:24pm
Barcelona have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to sign French star Franck Ribery, according to reports in Spain.
Ribery has been a long-term target for Barca and the Catalan giants are thought to have a struck a deal with Bayern to sign the 26-year-old winger this summer.
El Mundo Deportivo claims that representatives of the two clubs met with Ribery's agent Alain Migliaccio in Ibiza, agreeing a £30million cash-plus-player deal.
Bayern are believed to have accepted a fee of 25m Euros (£22.3m) plus the choice of either Aleksandr Hleb or Eidur Gudjohnsen, who are valued at 8m Euros (£7.1m).
The France international has two years left on his Bayern contract and it is thought Barca have offered a four-year deal, although the club are yet to make an official announcement.
Manchester United and Real Madrid have also been linked with a big-money move for Ribery, who cost Bayern a club-record 25m Euros from Marseille in 2007.