ROMAN ABRAMOVICH will fly to Germany to make a £40million raid for winger Franck Ribery.
The billionaire Chelsea owner called Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness last weekend.
“We are still resolved to keep Ribery but Hoeness agreed to meet with Abramovich in Germany to discuss any offer.”
As SunSport revealed last month, Manchester United and Chelsea will both launch bids for Ribery this summer.
United have yet to make an offer and Abramovich has now stolen a march on them.
New Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti was promised a marquee signing by the Russian billionaire but so far bids for Kaka and Alexandre Pato have failed.
Ribery has openly declared his preference to join Real Madrid.