​​Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has insisted that lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic will not affect contract extension talks with Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, and David Alaba.


A number of player contracts will be up in the summer of 2021, including Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez, Thiago, and Sven Ulreich. Though other clubs may use the current circumstances to offer lower wages than would otherwise be on the table, Bayern will not put themselves in that category.


“For Manuel [Neuer], the same applies as for all the players whose contracts expire in the summer of 2021,” Rummenigge told ​Merkur and ​TZ.



“We had already submitted offers before the coronavirus crisis, and we don’t want to take advantage of the crisis now in order to push these well-deserving players down in price. I think that all these players know that they have a very solid and very reliable employer in FC Bayern who deals with them very fairly.”


​Neuer has been linked to Chelsea as Frank Lampard looks to replace out-of-favour Kepa Arrizabalaga. though Bayern have insisted that they do not intend to see the player leave the club.


According to ​Kicker, Muller and Bayern have already begun initial talks on a two-year contract extension.


Alaba is another player who has been tipped to leave the Allianz Arena when the transfer window reopens, with ​Barcelona and ​Real Madrid interested in his services.