London, July 31 (ANI): Manchester United is ready to secure the services of French winger Franck Ribery for a playing fee of 35 million pounds.
The Premier League champions, however, will wait for a fortnight before weighing in so that a clause in Ribery's Bayern Munich contract is active, reports The Sun.
The French winger is due a loyalty bonus on August 14, after which he is expected to request a transfer.
Ribery has indicated he would be willing to move to Old Trafford and wants to quit Germany.
United believe Ribery, 26, is prepared to force the issue but would not do so until all financial issues have been sorted out.
Bayern are understood to be more willing to negotiate with United but are likely to demand nearer 50 million pounds. (ANI)