Manchester United target Philipp Lahm set to commit to Bayern Munich
Friday 05 November 2010
Germany wing-back Philipp Lahm is set to pledge his long-term future to Bayern Munich by signing a new contract running until the summer of 2016.
The 26-year-old's current deal runs out at the end of next season, with Lahm having been linked with the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United in the past.
However, the defender is now poised to remain with Bayern, with club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge telling Bild: "We have agreed on a new contract until 2016 with Philipp Lahm and it will be signed in the coming days."
Lahm has spent the whole of his career to date with Bayern, although he was loaned out to Bundesliga rivals Stuttgart for two seasons between 2003 and 2005.
He has also won 75 caps from Germany to date and has featured at the last two World Cup finals tournaments for his country.
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