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Bayern set for contract talks with six players

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayern München are set to hold talks with Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Thomas Müller, Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng about their future at the club.

Thiago Alcantara isn't happy with his current situation at Bayern.
Thiago Alcantara isn't happy with his current situation at Bayern.Photo: Granada, CC-by-SA 4.0

Bayern München are planning to hold contract talks with six players about their future at the club, according to a report from Sport Bild.


In March, the Bayern bosses want to sit down with Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Thomas Müller, Thiago Alcantara, Javi Martinez and Jerome Boateng who are all out of contract in 2021.

Manuel Neuer will be offered a new contract and is set to extend his deal at Allianz Arena until 2023, as per the report.

Bayern would like to keep David Alaba as well. The 27-year-old could imagine staying at Allianz Arena, but wants a significant salary increase that would see him become one of the club's best-paid players alongside the likes of Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer who earn around €15 million a year.

Meanwhile, Thomas Müller and Thiago Alcantara are understood to be considering their future.

Müller slipped down the pecking order under Niko Kovac, but has seen his playing time improve under Hansi Flick, and he wants to make sure that he will remain an important part of the squad in the foreseeable future.


Thiago, on the other hand, hasn't played much under Flick and is said to be ready to return to Spain in the summer if his situation doesn't improve significantly.

According to the report, it's conceivable that Bayern will say goodbye to Javi Martinez in the summer. The 31-year-old's unfortunate appearances against Leverkusen and Gladbach have fueled criticism that he's past his prime.

Finally, Jerome Boateng will most likely be looking to depart the club in the summer. The experienced defender already wanted to leave this year, but wasn't able to find a suitable club. Now, after changing his agent, he's determined to leave at the end of the season.


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