Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has said Arjen Robben will agree new terms to stay at the club when his current deal expires next summer.
Hoeness told kicker that “Arjen will definitely stay,” despite the player telling ESPN there were no new developments to report.
Netherlands captain Robben joined Bayern from Real Madrid in 2009, and the 32-year-old has since won five Bundesliga titles.
But he has suffered from a number of recent injuries and returned to the team earlier this season after an absence of 200 days.
Robben’s father and agent Hans said in September that his son “would like to stay” but added that “it takes two to tango.”
However, Robben is in no hurry to commit his future to the Bundesliga champions, preferring to concentrate on the games at Darmstadt on Sunday and at home to RB Leipzig next Wednesday ahead of the winter break.
Speaking on Wednesday, he said: “I don’t know how we close we are [to renewal]. There’s nothing new at the moment.
“I’m always open about that — if there was something new, I’d tell you.”
Meanwhile, Hoeness said he believed defender Rafinha also deserved a new deal.
The 31-year-old’s contract expires next year, and the president added: “It would be good if he was around for another year.”