Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick is optimistic David Alaba will sign a new contract amid the defender being linked with a move away from the German machines.
Alaba's contract with Munich is set to expire in 2021 and the club's attempts to hand him a new deal have failed. The defender, who has been with the Bundesliga side since his youth days in 2008 could become a free agent in the summer but the club could sell him during the winter transfer if no new deal.
"I really hope that he signs a new deal with Bayern because I think he knows what the current situation is in Munich," said Flick.
"We have a lot of fun, it is a good atmosphere in the team and we play successful football. It is a club that belongs among the best in the world. He will think about it, I am sure, but we will have to respect any decision. I hope he will remain with us but ultimately it is his decision."
Munich who are second on the log with 12 points will travel to RheinEnergieStadion today to take on Koln.
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