Bayern Munich have been handed a major boost with the news that Thomas Muller, Xabi Alonso, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez have signed new deals with the Bundesliga champions.
Muller, Boateng and Martinez are now under contract at the Allianz Arena until 2021, with Alonso penning terms until 2017.
Prolific striker Muller – who has scored 140 goals for Bayern – hinted at the start of this month that talks were in advanced stages and he has now completed the formalities, ending speculation linking him with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United.
Muller posted on Twitter: “I’m proud and happy to tell you that I have extended my contract at @FCBayern until 30.06.2021.”
Joining the Germany international in pledging their long-term future to the club are defensive duo Boateng and Martinez.
Former Spain international midfielder Alonso joined Bayern on an initial two-year deal from Real Madrid in August 2014, winning the Bundesliga in his first season in Germany.
The quartet have this season helped Bayern open up a five-point gap at the top of the league after 16 games, reach the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals and breeze into the last 16 of the Champions League.