Rummenigge: Ribery going nowhere

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says star midfielder Franck Ribery will not be leaving the Allianz Arena at the end of the season.

The French international has been the subject of constant speculation in recent weeks, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona all linked with the 25-year-old, who has scored 17 league goals for Bayern since joining in summer 2007 and was named last season's Footballer of the Year in Germany.

But Rummenigge is adament the German champions, who despite their indifferent domestic form trounced Sporting Lisbon 7-1 in the Champions League second-leg on Tuesday, will do everything in their power to keep the former Marseille man in Munich.

"We are not going to let a player like Ribery leave with his contract set to expire in two and a half years," he said.

"When you have such a player in your team, you want him to stay. He is a crowd favourite, one of those players the supporters love, because he represents spectacular football and is synonymous with success."