Thomas Muller, Xabi Alonso, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez have all extended their contracts with Bayern Munich, bringing an end to speculations over summer moves.
Thomas Muller was heavily linked with English giants Manchester United in the previous transfer window, but the 26-year-old has now put those links to rest by committing his future to the Bundesliga giants until 2021.
Bayern Munich have also extended the contracts of Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez until 2021, with Alonso penning terms until 2017.
“I come from the area, I’ve been here 15 years and of course I’m delighted,” Muller told Bayern’s television channel, FCB TV.
“I am proud and happy that I have extended my contract.”
Thomas Muller – who has scored 140 goals for Bayern – is currently enjoying one of his most prolific seasons in a Bayern shirt, having netted 13 Bundesliga goals in less than half the season.
He has also scored five times in the Champions League, helping the Bavarians set up a last-16 tie with Juventus.
Boateng has become a mainstay of Bayern’s defence, and Martinez, who joined from Athletic Bilbao for a club-record fee of €40 million in 2012, has been a key player for Pep Guardiola whenever he has been fit.
Alonso, 34, showed he still has plenty to offer with a stunning goal to book Bayern’s place in the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal in midweek.
The Spanish midfielder joined Bayern on an initial two-year deal from Real Madrid in August 2014, winning the Bundesliga in his first season in Germany.
He has extended his stay in Munich by a year, with next season perhaps being the last of his successful career, ending Liverpool fans’ hopes of him returning to Anfield.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We are happy that those important players have committed themselves for a long time.”