Bayern Munich are set to change the way they handle contract renewals as talks to extend with David Alaba continue to stutter.
The Austrian is out of contract at the end of the season and Bayern are still yet to reach an agreement that would see him stay at the club.
According to Sky, one big sticking point is the length of any new deal, with Bayern offering a four-year contract and Alaba hoping to extend for five years.
The 28-year-old is interesting Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, kicker report, and would pursue a deal despite ongoing financial uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Bayern’s issues in talks with Alaba have prompted the Bundesliga champions to reconsider their approach to tying players down, kicker add.
Leon Goretzka, Niklas Süle and Corentin Tolisso all have just over 18 months remaining on their contracts and talks are yet to begin with the trio. Bayern may now be realising that they will have to open conversations with their players more in advance in future.