Robben, Rafinha extend Bayern contracts

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Bayern Munich have ended speculation surrounding the future of their club stalwarts with the news that Arjen Robben and Rafinha followed Franck Ribery in agreeing to new contracts.

Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben celebrates with his team mate Rafinha (R) after scoring a goal against FC Cologne during their German first division, Bundesliga soccer match in Munich February 27, 2015.

On the eve of Bayern's final league game of the season, when they host Stuttgart and collect their latest trophy, the club announced that Dutch global Robben would stay on for a tenth season in Bavaria.

He arrived at the club from Real Madrid in 2009 and has scored 95 goals in his 189 Bundesliga games for Bayern.

"Both Arjen Robben and Rafinha play important roles in our plans for the coming season".

Rafinha has been at Bayern since 2009, winning the German league title six times, and has made 239 appearances since joining from rivals Schalke.

The Bavarian giants later announced that 17-year-old winger Franck Evina has signed a senior contract until 2021, just a fortnight after making his Bundesliga debut.

"We're very happy we've secured his services over the long term, and we aim to further promote his good progress".