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Winger looking for Dutch connection in Bavaria...

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben has insisted that Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart wants to join him at the Allianz Arena.

Van der Vaart has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City this week, but his Netherlands international team-mate maintains that the midfielder favours a move to Germany over England.

"Rafael told me that FC Bayern is a great club when we were playing together at Real Madrid," Robben told Kicker magazine.

"Rafa was also the one who advised me to come to Munich.

"He has told me that, if Bayern were to ask him to come, he would cycle to Munich just to get a contract here.

"He wanted to move to Munich (when he went to Real) so maybe it could still happen."

Van der Vaart has previous Bundesliga experience, having played for SV Hamburger for three years up to 2008.

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