Franz Beckenbauer has told Bayern Munich contract rebel Toni Kroos not to “overplay his hand” and warned the club will not be held to ransom by the 24-year-old midfielder.
Kroos’ current deal expires in June 2015 and the Germany international has yet to agree terms on extending his stay with the European champions.
The club's youth product displayed his immense talent with a wonderful display in Bayern’s 2-0 Champions League win at Arsenal last week but that has not altered the club’s stance, according to honorary president Beckenbauer.
He told Sky: “You have to make a decision as a club when someone's demands are going through the roof. There is not a single player who's worth changing your entire wage structure for. Nobody's indispensable. If the player wants to stay at Bayern, I can only advise him not to overplay his hand."
Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer was less forthright when asked about Kroos, who has been linked with Manchester United.
"Toni has a contract until the summer of 2015 and he will not be going anywhere before then," he said to Bild. "And we are determined to make sure he will stay at Bayern beyond the expiry date of his current deal. We really value Toni and have shown so more than once."
Kroos has made 35 appearances in all competitions for Bayern so far this season, scoring twice.