Eden Hazard would be the more LOGICAL choice to replace me - Franck Ribery

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FRANCK RIBERY claims Chelsea star Eden Hazard would be the ideal replacement for himself or Arjen Robben at Bayern Munich.

Bayern are thought to be lining up a move for former Chelsea flop Kevin De Bruyne.

Manchester City are also keen on De Bruyne, who has been a revelation for Wolfsburg this term.

The reigning Bundesliga champions are exploring options insofar as long-term replacements for Robben and Ribery goes.

Hazard has been in impressive form for the Blues this term, notching up 11 Premier League goals.

And Ribery believes it would make more sense for Bayern to buy Hazard instead of De Bruyne.

De Bruyne is a super player, but when I see him I note that he's different to Arjen and me

Franck Ribery

"Believe me, in this world, you won't find players like me or Arjen that easily, with all due respect," Ribery told German paper Sport Bild.

"Of course, the club needs to contemplate about what happens once we have left, but Arjen and I are not done yet.

"De Bruyne is a super player, but when I see him I note that he's different to Arjen and me.

"He's not a player who takes the ball and starts dribbling, and likes to have the opponent in front of him. De Bruyne's super when he has the space on the counter attack, but at Bayern you usually only have three, four metres - no huge spaces. But he is a good player, and he is still young. He can still learn."

Ribery however admits Hazard would be difficult to snap up.

He added: "He attacks all of the time. He loves to run at his opponent.

"But he plays at Chelsea. This could be very expensive for Bayern."

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