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David Alaba tight-lipped on Bayern contract talk

By Rune Gjerulff

David Alaba remains coy on his future at Bayern München.

David Alaba.
David Alaba.Photo: Granada, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0

David Alaba is tight-lipped on whether he will extend his contract with Bayern München, which expires in 2021.

Bayern want to tie the 28-year-old down to a new deal, but the parties have been unable to find an agreement so far.

According to Sport Bild, Bayern bosses Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hasan Salihamidzic met with Alaba, his father and agent last Wednesday without coming to a conclusion on the Austrian international's future.

In an interview with Kicker on Thursday, Alaba didn't give much away about his future.

"I'm not worrying about that right now. In the past weeks, the focus has been on the sporting side of things, and that will not change in the next few weeks," he said.

Asked if the decision will take time, Alaba responded:

"I don't know. But I will have to make a decision at some point."

Clearly, the 28-year-old feels very comfortable playing under Bayern coach Hansi Flick, whom he praises for his unique way of coaching.

"You can tell he's very ambitious, but he's also a person you can talk to. His door is always open, he has a very positive way of leading the team that I have never seen anything similar to," Alaba said.

Alaba has been linked with the likes of Inter, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City.

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