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Bayern refute Hleb claims

13 March 2009 07:38
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has ruled out the possibility of his side making a summer move for Barcelona midfielder Alex Hleb. The Belarus international has made only nine starts for Barca following last year's switch from Arsenal and is believed to be surplus to requirements to the Camp Nou. However, the 27-year-old will not be heading to Bayern, with Rummenigge insisting: "We do not have the slightest intention of making a move for him." Meanwhile, the Bayern chairman has reiterated his desire to keep France international Franck Ribery at the Allianz Arena, adding: "We are not going to let a player like Ribery go, especially as he has a contract with two-and-a-half years left on it. "When you have a player like this at your club you do not want to see him leave. "He is a fans' favourite because of his spectacular displays, his ability and the success that he looks capable of bringing to the team. "You do not sell players like that, you guard them very closely."

Source: ESA