Demichelis sticking with Bayern Munich
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Argentina defender Martin Demichelis says he will be staying with Bayern Munich for the 2010-2011 season.

"I'm staying at Bayern Munich and I'm going to fight with pride and ambition," said the defender, who is hoping to regain his first-team place after falling out with Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.

The 29-year-old found himself surplus to requirements during the first game of the season when Bayern beat Wolfsburg 2-1 as he discovered just before kick-off he had lost his place to Germany's rising star Holger Badstuber.

I'm staying at Bayern Munich and I'm going to fight with pride and ambition.
Martin Demichelis, Bayern Munich defender

He boycotted the game in protest and later said he wanted a transfer out of Munich before the transfer window closed.

Demichelis, who played in last season's UEFA Champions League final defeat by Inter Milan, was also left out of Bayern's squad for Friday night's shock 2-0 defeat at Kaiserslautern as Munich's defence was exposed by two second-half goals which left van Gaal fuming.

Having played in the Argentina team which lost to Germany in the quarter-final at last month's FIFA World Cup™, several European clubs including Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint Germain had been interested in signing him but the French club were put off by the €10million transfer fee.