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Bayern turned down Chelsea offer for Ribery, reveals Rummenigge

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that Bayern Munich turned down a big-money offer from Chelsea for Franck Ribery in 2008.

The France international was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid at the time, but Rummenigge has made it clear that the Spanish giants were not the only team after Ribery's signature.

"Ribery is a hero with the fans and it's a good thing that we didn't give in when Real Madrid and a few more teams showed an interest in signing him in 2008," the Bayern chairman was quoted as saying by TZ.

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