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Transfer balls: Ribery joins Arsenal, shuns Manchester United and heads to Chelsea

by | 27th, November 2015

Can it be that Chelsea are ready to pay £45million for Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery? Yes, says the Daily Mai l. It’s true! The paper declares:

“Roman Abramovich to break the bank for Bayern Munich star”

That’s lot of cash for a 32-year-old. Indeed, Matt Lawton says it will “break the bank”.

 

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Well, not quite. Roman Abramovich has already lent Chelsea over £1bn of his hard-earned cash. So what’s another £45m between pals? And, in any case, he’s broken that bank before.

 

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The story goes:

Roman Abramovich has told new Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay to make signing Franck Ribery his top priority

 

 

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Only, Mr Gourlay is not the Chelsea chief exec. He’s not even on the board, having left his post last year.

 

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By now you’ll have noticed that the Mail’s story from 2009 was wrongly republished on its website this week. But

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