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Ribery: Madrid rumors, injuries and Bayern future

Franck Ribery possibly availble next weekend for Bayern.

French international midfielder Franck Ribery was considered to be on the short list of players that Real Madrid were trying to snatch up in the upcoming transfer window. In addition, it was said that he and former French teammate Zinedine Zidane have talked about his transfer to the club. But, according to goal.com, Ribery has denied this, and says that the only thing s0ccer-related that he has talked to Zidane about lately is his health.

Zidane has become a world ambassador for the Spanish giants since his retirement from the club in 2006. Therefore, there have been many rumors about contact between Ribery and Zidane. Still, while Ribery says that he only talks to Zidane in a personal manner, he didn’t deny that he was considering a move to Real Madrid. As of now, Ribery has not re-signed with the German powerhouse Bayern Munich, and is not expected to do so.

Speaking of his current team, Ribery also stated on Wednesday that he does not like his club’s chances in the upcoming Champions League competition, which saw Bayern advance on the last day with a stunning win against Italian side Juventus 4-1.

“We are able to achieve the Bundesliga title and the German Cup trophy this season, but we won’t be able to win the UEFA Champions League,” Ribery said according to Sky Sports. “Just four teams are able to win this trophy: Manchester United, Chelsea FC, Barcelona and Real Madrid. We are unable to keep track with them actually.”

Ribery has been linked to these teams in a possible winter transfer, but he says that he only reads about any possible transfer rumors. “I only read about interest from Chelsea or Real Madrid in the papers” said Ribery, according to Goal.com. “What is important right now is that I make a full recovery.”

And regarding his injury, Ribery said that he might be available for Bayern Munich’s match against Hertha Berlin next Saturday, on December 19th.

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