Robben: New contract talks with Bayern will not be difficult

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The 32-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season, but he does not expect negotiations to drag on as both parties want to ensure he remains at the Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes a new contract is not far from being agreed with the Bundesliga champions, while chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is confident the winger will remain in Bavaria.

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Robben is out of contract at the end of the season and the 32-year-old Netherlands international is yet to sign an extension.

The sticking point is believed to be the length of the contract, with Robben's agent and father, Hans, wanting more than a one-year deal for the Dutch veteran.

Quizzed on his future after scoring in Bayern's 3-1 win over Mainz on Friday, Robben told Sky: "My father is ready [for a talk], he likes to drink coffee with Mr. Rummenigge.

"I read as well about the contract term, but we are not so far apart.

"Maybe everything is done after one talk. It will not be very difficult."

Rummenigge, who is optimistic Robben will follow in the footsteps of team-mate Franck Ribery by signing a new deal, added: "There was a talk with Arjen's father, which is his agent. And the father said, he [Robben] wants to stay healthy until Christmas. Then there will be talks.

"I think he wants to extend his contract and we are as well interested, Arjen will play for Bayern next season.

"There is no reason why Arjen should not play for Bayern next year."

Meanwhile, Bayern team-mate Franck Ribery insists the club would be wrong to let the Dutchman go, stressing his importance to the side.

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"Arjen is a very important player for Bayern," Ribery told Sky after signing his own extension.

"We need players like Arjen. Players with a lot of experience and a big name. That is part of Bayern."

Robben has been a Bayern player since 2009, having won five Bundesliga titles, four DFB-Pokals and one Champions League and Club World Cup. He has scored five goals in 11 games in all competitions this season.

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