Ribery, a free agent after leaving Bayern Munich, has been linked with a move to the Premier League new boys.
Former French World Cup winner Youri Djorkaeff has had his say on compatriot Paul Pogba's underwhelming season at Manchester United.
Allardyce is drawing on past experience in the hope that a top player will want to help Sunderland out for the remainder of the season.
Sam Allardyce has turned the odd career or two around in the past ... can he do it with Diego Milito of Inter Milan?
Leeds United reportedly want the young centre-back.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon confirmed that he is interested in Middlesbrough midfielder Paddy McNair this summer.
Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want Marco Asensio, while Real Madrid are claimed to be interested in Liverpool’s Sadio Mane.
Celtic should ask about bringing Sunderland's Aiden McGeady back to Glasgow.
Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Helder Costa will reportedly join Leeds United on loan.
The Leeds United winger looks set to join Tottenham Hotspur.
Fans of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers and Celtic are mocking Scott Allan on Twitter.
Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Derby County reportedly want Liam McCarron of Carlisle United.
Liverpool reportedly want to bring Brazil's Gremio star Everton Soares to the Premier League.
Have Championship outfit West Bromwich Albion left it too late for Luton Town's Jack Stacey with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic now linked.