Chelsea to fail in Ribery and Pato bids

CHELSEA's hopes of signing Franck Rib�ry reduced farther last night when his agent confirmed that the France winger wants to join Real Madrid. (Times)Alain Migliaccio said that he was waiting for Bayern Munich officials to return from holiday next week to secure a move.

CHELSEA's hopes of signing Franck Rib�ry reduced farther last night when his agent confirmed that the France winger wants to join Real Madrid. (Times)

Alain Migliaccio said that he was waiting for Bayern Munich officials to return from holiday next week to secure a move. “Everything is blocked until they return but he would prefer a move to Real and has spoken with Zin�dine Zidane [an adviser at Real] and Florentino P�rez, the president,” Migliaccio said.

The London club's attempts to sign Alexandre Pato also appear to have foundered after the Brazil forward vowed to stay with AC Milan. “I am part of Milan and the club decides on my life,” Pato said.

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