Bayern Munich patient over Robben contract renewal

The Netherlands international winger's current deal runs until the summer of 2015 but both player and club are happy to put discussions over fresh terms on the back burner
Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness says that the club are in no rush to extend Arjen Robben's contract.

The winger has been one of Bayern's star men over the past two seasons but, with his current deal set to expire in 18 months, talks are yet to begin over extending his stay at the Allianz Arena.

The Bundesliga champions' stance has fuelled speculation that Robben could leave the club at the end of the season but Hoeness has no fears about Bayern losing the 29-year-old.

"He still has one-and-a-half years to go on his current contract, so I don't understand all the excitement," the club president was quoted as saying by Kicker.

"Arjen knows what we can do for him and we know what he has to offer. He is not pushing for a new deal and neither are we.

"Talks with his father [and agent], Hans, have always been fair. We will find a solution when the time is right."

Robben has netted 12 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions so far this term.