Barcelona midfielder Mark van Bommel has rejected a possible move to Bayern Munich.

“Three or four weeks ago the German side asked the club about me, but both Barcelona and I said no, because I don’t want to leave,” Van Bommel was quoted as saying on the Marca website.

With Bayern set to lose midfielder Michael Ballack in the summer the Bundesliga leaders have been linked with Van Bommel, who has struggled to earn a starting place for Barca this season.

The 29-year-old joined Barca from PSV Eindhoven on a free transfer last year, and is contracted to Barcelona until 2008.

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