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Lahm to stay at Bayern munich until 2016

Philipp Lahm has agreed a new contract with Bayern Munich that will keep Germany's World Cup captain at the club until 2016, the Bavarians said on Thursday.

sports Updated: Nov 04, 2010 23:26 IST

Philipp Lahm has agreed a new contract with Bayern Munich that will keep Germany's World Cup captain at the club until 2016, the Bavarians said on Thursday.

“We are very happy that we have been able to sign a long-term extension to the contract of an important player in our team,” CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

Lahm's current contract runs until June 2012 and Bayern said the 26-year-old right back had agreed to extend for another four years.

Lahm has been with Bayern since 1995, although he spent two seasons on loan with VfB Stuttgart, and has played in their last 78 competitive matches, being substituted only once.

He has 75 caps for Germany and captained the team to third place at the World Cup in the absence of the injured Michael Ballack.

Villa striker Heskey out for four weeks

Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey has been ruled out for up to a month after picking up a knee injury in training, the Premier League club said on Thursday.

The former England forward, who retired from international soccer after the World Cup, had been in good form, scoring three goals in six games since the arrival of new manager Gerard Houllier.

“Heskey tore the medial meniscus in his right knee yesterday (Wednesday) in training with no other player involved in the incident,” read a statement on the club website.

“The injury will require an operation and the powerful forward faces between three to four weeks out of action.”