Real Madrid ready to end chase for Ribery

Real general director Jorge Valdano has revealed that the Spaniards are ready to wait another year before signing Ribery.

Valdano said to Radio Marca: “With Ribery there is a feeling that he will not leave this season, for Bayern Munich have found many ways to say no.

“They exhaustively say ‘no’ and sometimes talking about £70million, which is another way of saying no.

“Therefore, we are resigned to waiting for another opportunity to come.

“The player has two years to fulfil on his contract and, well, life is long.”