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Ribery signs Bayern contract extension

Suspension meant Ribery could only sit and watch as Bayern Munich lost to Inter Milan in the Champions League final.
Suspension meant Ribery could only sit and watch as Bayern Munich lost to Inter Milan in the Champions League final.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Franck Ribery signs a new contract with Champions League finalists Bayern Munich
  • Ribery, 27, is now contracted to the Bavarian giants until June 2015
  • The Frenchman missed the 2-0 defeat by Inter Milan because of suspension
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(CNN) -- Beaten Champions League finalists Bayern Munich have received a boost with the news that French international winger Franck Ribery has signed a new contract with the club.

Ribery was forced to miss Saturday's Bernabeu final through suspension, and the German Bundesliga champions missed his attacking influence as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat.

However, less than 24 hours after that loss, the club's official Web site confirmed that Ribery had committed his future to the club -- ending speculation about a move to either Spain or England.

"We're delighted we've reached agreement on a contract extension with one of the world's best players. This is another signal of Bayern's ambitious targets for the coming years," commented Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Ribery himself added on the club's official Web site: "My family and I are delighted that we're staying in Munich. The club has become a big family for me."

Although Ribery signed his five-year deal prior to Saturday's final, the news only became public on Sunday.

It means the 27-year-old, who is a member of France's squad for the World Cup finals, is now contracted to the Bavarian giants until June 2015.