Quartet agree new Bayern contracts

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Bayern München have received a massive boost with the news that Thomas Müller, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez and Xabi Alonso have penned new contracts with the Bundesliga giants.

Alonso, signed from Real Madrid in 2014, has put pen to paper on a deal that keeps him tied to the Bavarians until the summer of 2017.

The other three aforementioned players, meanwhile, have agreed new long-term deals with Bayern, ending any speculation over their futures.

"We're delighted these important players have made long-term commitments," club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

"Thomas, Jerome and Javi know how to win trophies, including the Champions League. They will add quality and stability to our team in the long run."

Commenting on Alonso's new deal, deputy chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen said: "I'm very pleased Xabi will remain with us for at least another year and a half.

"With his experience as a World Cup and Champions League winner he has become an important part of FC Bayern. We held good and harmonious talks this week."

While the players in question have committed their futures to the club, coach Pep Guardiola's plans remain shrouded in mystery.

The Spaniard is expected to reveal his plans for next season on Sunday, and is widely expected to announce that he will not stay at the Allianz beyond the end of the current campaign.