Franck Ribery to discuss France return with Didier Deschamps
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 11/04/16 4:27pm
Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery wants to meet France coach Didier Deschamps to discuss the possibility of a return to the national side in time for Euro 2016.
Ribery called time on his international career back in 2014 after his dreams of playing at the World Cup in Brazil were dashed by injury.
However, the 33-year-old has now indicated he wants to add to his 81 caps he earned for his country from 2006 up to his retirement.
The winger spent almost 11 months on the sidelines because of a combination of ankle and muscle injuries before returning to the Bayern side earlier this year.
Having first been injured in March 2015, he returned from the ankle problem in December only to suffer another setback with a torn muscle which kept him out until February.
But his form since then for Bayern has led him to consider performing a U-turn in time to feature at this summer's European Championships.
"Before thinking about any possible return with the Blues, I would like to have a discussion with Didier Deschamps," Ribery said.
"But the only condition is that he also wants to talk so we can discuss the subject and see what is feasible."
In an interview with Bayern Munich's official website, Ribery added: "I know I can still bring something (to the national team) and that it's beautiful."