Robben reconsidering future

Bayern winger shelves contract talks and hints at summer switch

Arjen Robben: Was poised to pen a new deal at Bayern, but could now be on his way

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Arjen Robben could be heading for a summer exit at Bayern Munich, with the Dutch winger admitting that recent events have forced him to consider his options.

Robben became embroiled in a dressing room bust-up with team-mate Franck Ribery during Bayern's 2-1 victory over Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

He had been locked in negotiations regarding a new contract at that time, but talks have since broken down.

The former Chelsea and Real playmaker admits a decision regarding his future has been complicated, with there no longer any guarantee that he will be remaining at the Allianz Arena.

"Franck knows that he cannot do what he did," Robben told Kicker magazine.

"These are all things which are not positive and not pretty, therefore I need to consider everything really well.

"We will have to wait and see - there have been lots of recent developments."


Robben and Ribery are reported to have come to blows after a discussion regarding the taking of a free-kick boiled over.

It appeared as though the pair had put their differences to one side during a 2-1 Bundesliga victory over Werder Bremen but Robben, who still has a year left to run on his current contract at Bayern, has hinted that he could be on his way to pastures new.

"There are a few different options," he said. "That is normal when you are at a top club and people know what I am capable of."

Bayern appear to be becoming less of an attractive option by the day and president Uli Hoeness concedes that Robben is slowly slipping through their grasp.

"I don't know exactly how things stand," he said.

"All I know is that he was just about to put pen to paper, and now that has all been postponed."