No deal agreed with Real insists Ribery

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Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery has dismissed speculation suggesting that a deal is already in place for him to join Real Madrid next summer.

The 26-year-old France international has been linked with the likes of Real, Barcelona and Manchester United during the transfer window which has just closed.



However, Ribery says his only focus now is on matters at the Allianz Arena.



He told France Football: “Is there an agreement between Bayern and Real for a transfer next summer? Never, I deny it. That is fake.



“Absolutely nothing has been sorted out so far.



“Bayern officials didn't propose to me any (contract) extension. Maybe we will talk, I have never closed any door.



“My preference is to move to Spain. One day I will play in La Liga.”



However, Ribery did admit that he had so far failed to gel with new Bayern head coach Louis van Gaal.



He added: “It's the first time that I haven't really felt close to a coach. There's not much feeling between us at all.



“Our relationship is professional. It was totally different with Ottmar Hitzfeld, for example.



“He was a real joy to work with and the best coach I've known at Bayern.”



Hertha Berlin have added three new players to their squad, bringing in Florian Kringe, Cesar and Adrian Ramos.



Midfielder Kringe, 27, joins on an initial season-long loan from Borussia Dortmund, while fellow schemer Cesar arrives from UAE side Al-Sadd on a free transfer.



Meanwhile, Colombia striker Adrian Ramos has penned a four-year contract to seal a move from America de Cali.



Sporting director Michael Preetz told the club’s official website: “We had to have a long think about where to invest our resources, which increased by qualifying for the Europa League group stages.



“We don't view the signings as last-minute panic buys, they are all players who can help the team right away.



“We need a larger squad because of our European campaign.”



Meanwhile, TSG Hoffenheim have allowed Brazilian striker Wellington to join Dutch club FC Twente on loan for the whole of the current campaign.



The 21-year-old made just four starts in his first season in Germany, with a further 15 appearances coming as a substitute, with Wellington scoring three times for Hoffe.

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