Bayern Munich and Manuel Neuer both want to extend the goalkeeper's contract at the Allianz Arena, but the two parties do not seem to agree on the length of the extension.
According to Kicker, the difference in numbers is three years: Bayern ready to offer two years while Neuer wants five added to his current deal that runs through 2021.
Of late, there have been reports of various interests in the Bayern shot-stopper, but the recently turned 34 years old wants to stay in Germany.
A five-year extension would keep Neuer at Bayern until he is 40 years old, and it seems he wants to emulate legend Oliver Kahn, now the chairman of the Board at Bayern, who played in goal for Bayern until he was 39.
Neuer's apparent heir Alexander Nübel who joins on a free transfer from Schalke on July 1 this year, will be only 23 years old when he arrives and is likely to be ready to play.
Some reports claim that upon his joining, he has a clause in his contract that guarantees him 15 Bundesliga games next season, and this is worrying to Neuer's camp.
The World Cup winner has played for Bayern for nine seasons, winning seven league titles and the Champions League.