Manuel Neuer has hit out reports over his contract negotiations at Bayern Munich, and suggested that he no longer trusts the club hierarchy in the manner he used to.
The 34-year-old Germany international will be out of contract at the Allianz Arena at the end of next season, but he hopes to extend his stay at the club beyond that.
Some reports in the German press suggested that Neuer was demanding a new five-year deal at the club, but the World Cup winner has denied that and questioned why such news was made public when it isn't true.
“All conversations that I've had here since  have always been conducted with great confidence. Nothing has ever leaked out,” the goalkeeper told Bild.
“But now there are details from the current discussions in the media that are often not even correct. That annoys me. That’s not how I know Bayern.
“I want to play as long as I'm fit. But the most important thing for me is trust. It's clear to me that it's utopian to want a five-year contract. I'm 34 and can't predict how I'm going to be at 39.
"That's why what has been publicly suggested makes no sense at all.
“It has always been important to me to be able to work trustingly with the employees in management positions – as loyal as I am to the club as a player and captain.”
Bayern have already secured the free transfer signing of goalkeeper Alexander Nubel from Neuer's former club Schalke for next season, but the veteran is determined to stay and play his part.
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