Real set for 60 million euro Ribery bid

MADRID: Real Madrid are preparing an audacious 60 million euro last minute bid to lure Franck Ribery away from Bayern Munich before the transfer window closes at midnight on Monday, Spanish sports daily Marca suggested here Saturday.

Real, who on Friday sold Dutch striker Arjen Robben to Bayern, are ready to make "a last attempt" to buy the highly coveted 26-year-old, the paper states.

The Spanish club's president Florentino Perez held talks about the French star's transfer with his Bayern counterpart, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Friday, As reported.

Real have been chasing 26-year-old Ribery for weeks but up to now have met with stiff resistance from Bayern who insist Ribery is staying put in Munich.