Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dismissed suggestions Xabi Alonso could be set for a move away from the Bundesliga champions.

The 34-year-old joined the German giants in 2014 and his current deal expires at the end of the season.

The former Spain international is believed to be looking for a new three-year deal to stay with Bayern, but the club are unwilling to meet his demands.

Alonso has been linked with former clubs Real Mardid and Liverpool, and admitted he can't rule out a return to Anfield.

He was signed for the Reds by Rafa Benitez from Real Sociedad and went on to make 210 appearances in all competitions.

But Rummenigge insists Alonso will still be at the Allianz Arena next term.

"Recently, I had a talk with Xabi. He feels very good at Bayern Munich and in the city of Munich too," Rummenigge told German newspaper Bild.

"He signalled to me he is interested in staying in Munich. Rumours he would plan to leave are wrong."

Alonso admitted no decision has been made about his future, but suggested the could extend his deal.

"I have not made a decision yet, neither for Bayern nor against," the midfielder said. "Even concerning the end of my career I have not set a limit.

"I am pleased about the positive signals. I am happy to be at the club.

"I can feel the respect, this is important. Now we will see what happens."

Source: Daily Express

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