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Van Gaal: I wanted Bayern Munich to sell Ribery to Real Madrid

Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery would be playing in a Real Madrid shirt if Louis van Gaal had his way.

The former Bayern coach admits he gave the green light to sell Ribery to Real in 2009.

"When I arrived at Bayern in 2009 he wanted to go to Real Madrid. I was in favor of his sale but the leaders would not even consider the departure of Ribéry," revealed Van Gaal.

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