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Bayern CEO Rummenigge confident Neuer will sign new contract

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Manuel Neuer has been subject of exit talk from Bayern in recent weeks but club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is confident the German will sign a new deal.

Manuel Neuer has been linked with an exit from Bayern and his future with the German champions remain uncertain.

The 34-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the 2020/21 season but there have been fears the veteran goalkeeper could leave this summer.

Premier League side Chelsea have been linked with Neuer, with the club also rumored to be targeting Barcelona’s Ter Stegen as a potential replacement.

Added to that, goalkeeper Alexander Nubel will join Bayern in the summer and it all pointed to the direction that their first-choice goalkeeper could be making an exit come the end of the season.

Despite all those links, Bayern CEO Rummenigge is still confident the 34-year-old will sign a contract extension with the club.

“We both know what we have in each other,” he told Bild in an exclusive on Monday afternoon. “And under these circumstances, I am optimistic that we will find a solution in the end and that Manuel Neuer will sign a new contract.

“We have the world’s best goalkeeper and we have already won everything with him.”

When asked about Neuer’s anger at the leaks of his contract talks, Rummenigge replied: “His interview was only yesterday, so we could not react to it yet.”