Bayern Munich in no rush over contract talks with stars, says club's sporting director

Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Javi Martinez, David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara are a host of stars who are out of contract next year.

Manuel Neuer is one of the club's stars whose contract ends next year.   -  Getty Images

Hasan Salihamidzic insisted Bayern Munich was in no rush to enter contract talks with its stars, preferring to focus on challenging on several fronts.

Bayern moved into the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals by overcoming Hoffenheim 4-3 on Wednesday.

It is top of the Bundesliga and into the last 16 of the Champions League, and that is the focus for the German giant despite the likes of Manuel Neuer, Thomas Muller, Javi Martinez, David Alaba and Thiago Alcantara coming out of contract next year.

"We will certainly have talks, but in the next few weeks we will concentrate on the competitions," Bayern sporting director Salihamidzic told reporters.

"It's important that we are totally focused on the games in the upcoming weeks. That's where the focus lies."

Asked if he was worried about other clubs potentially looking at the stars coming out of contract, Salihamidzic said: "No. Sure, this can happen with top players, but we have had good experience with concentrating on the competitions first and that's what we will do.

"But like I said before, we will have talks, the players know about it and there are no problems."

Bayern is back in action with a top-of-the-table Bundesliga clash at home to RB Leipzig on Sunday.

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