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Bayern rubbish Ribery to Chelsea rumours

Bayern Munich have rubbished reports that Chelsea are set to sign French midfielder Franck Ribery in a deal worth £40m.

A number of papers are reporting that Roman Abramovich has personally taken over negotiations and is expected to travel to Germany to discuss a possible deal.

But Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has moved quickly to quash the rumours. When asked if Abramovich's offer of £40m would be enough to prize Ribery away from the Bundesliga giants he replied: 'What does he expect for that - Ribery's right leg?'

'Seriously, we stopped talking about Franck leaving a month ago because it isn't going to happen.' Case closed it seems.

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