Chelsea will again try to land Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery  and provide new manager Carlo Ancelotti with the creative force he feels his squad is lacking.

Reports in Germany claim Bayern want in the region of £70m for Ribery and have set a deadline of tomorrow week for a deal.

Bayern say they have received just one bid for Ribery – who has also been strongly linked with Manchester United and Barcelona – and it had not come from Real Madrid.

Chelsea will turn their attention to Real’s 17m midfielder Wesley Sneijder if the Ribery deal falls through.

John Mikel Obi will sign a new five-year contract at Stamford Bridge but Ricardo Carvalho looks set to leave after blaming the club for his injury problems.


The Final Bid?

The Final Bid?