Bayern stand firm over Lahm
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Despite interest from Chelsea, Bayern Munich say that Philipp Lahm is not for sale.
Philipp Lahm is not for sale, according to German club Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich have moved quickly to distance themselves from reports in the German media, which suggest that Lahm could be on his way to Chelsea.
Reports suggest that the German international could follow Michael Ballack to The Premiership with Champions Chelsea said to be interested in the attacking full back.
Chelsea's interest in Lahm was though to have cooled from earlier in the season, but his impressive display against Costa Rica has drawn attention to him again.
Lahm is under contract at the Allianz Arena until 2009 and coach Felix Magath is unlikely to allow the left back to leave following the retirement of Bixente Lizarazu at the end of last season.
"Philipp is one of the most important players in our team after the loss of Lizarazu. He put in some good performances last season and is very much part of our future plans," Magath told the German press.