Manchester United and Chelsea maintain interest in Ribery

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Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery is continuing to interest both Chelsea and Manchester United.

The winger angered his club when he played for France earlier this week, despite the German side's medical staff not passing him fit.

And coach Louis van Gaal has also taken the step of warning the French ace that he will have to work hard to regain a starting spot at the Allianz Arena following his injury.

Van Gaal told Kicker: "I observe the training sessions and then decide what my team needs. For me, a big name does not count more than any other."

It is felt that the increasing unease between club and player could provide an opportunity for one of the Premier League clubs to step in.

Although an asking price from anywhere between £30m and £100m has been reported, both United and Chelsea are in a position to spend before the transfer window closes in a fortnight's time.

Should Ribery come available for transfer, the Premier League side's are likely to face competition for his signature from Inter Milan, Barcelona and Real Madrid.