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Baines turns down Bayern Munich move

January 3, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Bayern have confirmed that they tried to sign Everton full-back Leighton Baines, but the player turned down the chance to move to Munich.

Baines famously missed out on a place in England's squad for last summer's World Cup finals after becoming homesick during the pre-tournament training camp in Switzerland.

That always made a move to the Bundesliga unlikely, and Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has now confirmed that the player had no intention of moving to Germany.
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