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Last Updated: Thursday, 13 July 2006, 10:53 GMT 11:53 UK
Ribery agent denies Arsenal link
Franck Ribery in action for France
Ribery helped France reach the World Cup final this summer
Franck Ribery's agent has denied reports Arsenal have made a 10m bid for the Marseille and France winger.

The 23-year-old has been tipped to join Lyon in media reports but has also been linked with Arsenal.

"I've not met with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, in Paris or elsewhere, and have not received any offers for Franck," agent Bruno Heiderscheid told L'Equipe.

"Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also rumoured to be interested but I have never received any concrete offer."

Ribery, who is expected to take the role of the retired Zinedine Zidane in the French national team, scored his first international goal in Les Bleus' triumph over Spain at this summer's World Cup.

He was also a part of the starting line-up that lost out to Italy in last Sunday's final.

For now, Franck's priority is to go on holiday and rest

Bruno Heiderscheid

"For now, Franck's priority is to go on holiday and rest. Marseille have agreed to give him four extra days so he will be back at the club on 29 July," added Heiderscheid.

"In the meantime I have asked Marseille president Pape Diouf to meet with me regarding Franck. I hope we will be able to do so in the next few days."

Meanwhile, Diouf has reiterated his hope to hold on to Ribery, despite the player making it clear last month that he was hoping to join Ligue 1 champions Lyon.

"I have no problem with Ribery," said Diouf. "It only concerns those who want to make him leave the club or tempt him to join their club."

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