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Relentless rumours rile Ribery

14 March 2009 11:57
Franck Ribery is growing tired at having to fend off constant questions regarding his future at Bayern Munich.

The Frenchman is viewed as one of Europe's hottest properties, with his reputation having been on the rise for some time.

Barcelona, Manchester United and Real Madrid would all welcome him in their respective sides, with all three reported to be prepared to spend big in an effort to lure him away from the Allianz Arena.

However, Ribery insists he is happy in Germany and has made it clear that he has every intention of seeing out his contract with Bayern.

"Everyone keeps asking me about my future, they only want to talk about when I will leave," he told L'Equipe.

"But it is useless because I don't want to talk about it anymore. I am fed up.

"Staying or leaving? I don't reply to that question anymore. I am enjoying life at Bayern and I feel fine here."

ResourcesBayern's general manager Uli Hoeness is also tired of the speculation and insists Ribery has never expressed a desire to leave the club.

"I don't think he wants to leave. He has much to look forward to here," he said.

"I know some people would like to take him for a lot of money. We are aware that we could be in for a battle. I am convinced two or three clubs will bid in the summer.

"But we will do our best to keep him because he is a great player and an amazing man. He has been our best buy in the last 20 years.

"However, would we have the strength and financial resources to keep him if an attractive club comes along? We will have to wait and see."

Source: SKY_Sports