Frenchman agrees new deal to stay at the Allianz Arena until 2015.
Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery has signed a five-year contract extension which runs until June 2015.
The France international, 27, was linked with moves to Real Madrid and Manchester United last summer.
But he has since endured a difficult season and missed Saturday’s 2-0 Champions League final defeat by Inter Milan due to suspension.
“We are pleased one of the world’s best players has agreed to an extension,” chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.
Ribery, who joined Bayern for £17m from Marseille in June 2007, was sorely missed on Saturday as two strikes from Diego Milito ended Bayern’s hopes of winning the European Cup for a fifth time.
It was a disappointing end to a campaign that got off to a slow start for Ribery as he struggled to recover from tendonitis in his left knee.
While his team went on to clinch a domestic double, Ribery made only 10 league starts before a red card against Lyon in the Champions League semi-final second leg led to a three-match ban that ruled him out of the final.
Ribery is likely to travel to the World Cup after being named as one of seven midfielders in a 24-man provisional squad by coach Raymond Domenech. (BBC Sport)
Many had believed that Ribery was ready to leave Bayern Munich but is appears the Frenchman is more than happy to pledge his long term future to the Bundesliga champions. The 27 year old would have been gutted to have missed the Champions League Final on Saturday and perhaps seeing his side come close to securing a treble was evidence enough that sticking with the Bavarian side was the best option.
The likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United were all linked with a move for the former Marseille man but the signing of this long term deal should put paid to speculation for a few weeks at least….