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Friday, July 3, 2009

Ribery sets heart on move to Real

PARIS (AP) Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery says he wants to join Real Madrid.

The France international midfielder wants a move sorted out quickly, and has ruled out the possibility of joining any other club.

"It's decided, I want to leave," Ribery told sports daily L'Equipe on Thursday. "Yes, it will be to Real or nothing."

Real Madrid has already spent massive sums in this offseason, signing Kaka from AC Milan, Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United and Karim Benzema from Lyon, along with defender Raul Albiol from Valencia.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge hasn't completely ruled out Ribery's departure in previous comments, but the Bavarian club would want a sizable fee to let him go.

"I would like a discussion with the Bayern directors fairly quickly," the 26-year-old Ribery said.



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