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Ribery rules out move from Bayern

Franck Ribery
Ribery has been with Bayern Munich for two years

France international Franck Ribery says the door is closed on a move from Bayern Munich, despite reported interest from Spain and England.

The 26-year-old midfielder has been strongly linked with Real Madrid all summer, as well as Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea.

"I never said I wanted to leave to Real Madrid. If I wanted to leave, I would have announced it," said Ribery.

"The doors are truly closed. My bosses really want me to stay."

Ribery joined Bayern Munich on a four-year deal from Marseille in 2007, and Bayern president Franz Beckenbauer recently questioned his loyalty as a move to Madrid appeared likely.


"What bothers me is that I never spoke," said Ribery. "Newspapers invent a lot of things. I can't prevent clubs from making offers. Moreover, there wasn't just Real. There were also Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea.

"What I can tell them is that today I am still at Bayern."

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