Bayern legend in surprise Blades link

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Reports in the German press have linked Sheffield United with a surprise move for Bayern Munich's departing winger Franck Ribery.

Reports in the German press have linked Sheffield United with a surprise move for Bayern Munich’s departing winger Franck Ribery.

The Blades are set to return to the Premier League in the upcoming season and have been linked with a few players during the summer transfer window but the latest one will certainly raise eyebrows.

Ribery will leave the Bavarians when his deal expires at the end of the month but has made it clear that he is not ready to hang up his boots just yet.

The 36-year-old is said to be attracting the attention of clubs in Australia and Qatar but United’s name has now also been thrown into the mix.

Chris Wilder will be looking for a mixture of youth and experience to try to survive in England’s top division and the former France international would certainly fall into the latter category.

The report suggests the Blades have yet to make an approach and, with the Frenchman expressing a desire to play for ‘a major European club’ it is open to debate whether the link will actually come to anything.

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