RIBERY ADMITS HE CONSIDERED MOVING TO CHELSEA IN 2008… REVEALS WHY HE DIDN’T QUIT BAYERN MUNICH

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Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has revealed Chelsea tried signing him back in 2008 and the 33-year-old winger admits he considered quitting Bayern Munich.

“Of course I thought about a move,” he told German magazine Kicker.

“In 2008 or 2009, every big club wanted me: Juventus, Inter, Milan, Barca, Real, Chelsea, Manchester…

“In hindsight, I have to thank Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for speaking regularly to me back then. I’ve now been here for 10 years and have won everything. My family is doing well and I am happy.

“I have always said Bayern are my last club in Europe. I will play until my knee, my ankle or my back say ‘stop’. If I remain free of injury, I might still have two or three more years at the top level.

“I have a really good relationship with Bayern. I might become a coach after retirement, but with the youth teams.”

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge previously revealed Bayern Munich rejected a £56 million bid from Chelsea for Ribery in 2008.

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