Bayern München coach Hansi Flick says it's up to Thiago and David Alaba to decide whether they want to stay or not.
|David Alaba.||Photo: Rufus46, CC BY-SA 3.0|
Bayern München coach Hansi Flick has commented on speculation linking David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara with moves away from the club this summer.
Bayern remain hopeful of extending the contracts of the two players, who are both out of contract next year.
But at the end of the day, it's up to the players to decide what they want to do, says Flick.
"Everyone has their own plans and ideas about what life should be like, and this is legitimate," Flick told reporters on Monday when asked about Thiago and Alaba.
"They both know how I feel about them. We'll give them time to think about it. I try to be supportive as coach and advisor.
"In the end, it's up to the players to decide what they want, and you have to respect this even if you want to keep them," Flick said.