In a recent interview with Abendzeitung, Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge provided an update on the contract situation of David Alaba and Jerome Boateng.
Alaba and Boateng were instrumental in the central defence last term as the Bavarian giants went on to win the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League treble for only the second time in their history.
They have continued to remain regular starters this season, but both could head through the exit door when their contracts expire in less than seven months’ time.
Earlier last month, Bayern president Herbert Hainer confirmed that the talks with Alaba had completely broken down after the club received an unsatisfactory response over a second contract offer.
When asked about an update, Rummenigge emphasised that there has not been change in the club’s stance, thereby hinting that Alaba could end his long association with Bayern next summer.
“On the subject of Alaba, our President Herbert Hainer has explained everything: We withdrew our offer after it was not accepted by Alaba. Alaba is, of course, a good player who grew up at FC Bayern,” He told.
Elsewhere, there has not been any update regarding Boateng’s future in recent months. Rummenigge has revealed that the club will hold negotiations with the 2014 World Cup in the forthcoming months.
“[For Boateng], we’ll sit down and make a decision at some point in the coming months, without rushing,” The 65-year-old added when asked about the future of Boateng.
Bayern are currently facing the prospect of losing both of their regular centre-backs next summer. While they appear to have ended contract talks with Alaba, they seem more than open to extending the stay of Boateng.
Hansi Flick’s side recently finished their competitive fixtures for 2020 with just the solitary defeat. They find themselves top of the Bundesliga, but the competition has been fierce with Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig just two points behind them.
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