September 04, 2009

Franck Ribery was strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer, but Bayern Munich's refusal to part company with its prized asset resulted in the winger staying at the Bavarian club.

The France international, who has previously admitted his desire to move to Spain, has now repeated his stance, confessing that the Primera Division is his preferred destination.

"I have made it very clear I want to play in Spain," he told Spanish daily AS. "La Liga continues being my favorite league."

Still, Ribery refused to tell whether he has any sort of agreement with the Spanish capital club, saying, "If I have a contract with Madrid? That is just an invention of the media, there is nothing, sure."

The former Marseille midfielder is reported to have fallen out with Bayern coach Louis van Gaal, and he has now commented on his relationship with the Dutch tactician.

"At first he had me out [of his plans], saying I was not in form, that is the first time I have had problems with a coach," Ribery noted.

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