Bayern hopeful over duo

Munich want van Bommel and Ze Roberto to stay

Van Bommel: Set for new deal

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he hopes Ze Roberto and Mark van Bommel will be staying at the Allianz Arena.

The contracts of both players, who have been first-team regulars under Jurgen Klinsmann this season, expire in the summer, but Rummenigge has hinted that the duo could be staying despite reports to the contrary in the past.

Ze Roberto had been thought to be interested in a move to America, but it would appear that he has now changed his mind:

"His agent has said that Ze is interested in staying at Bayern," Rummenigge told SportBild and also confirmed that he had had 'good talks' with van Bommel about a contract extension beyond 2009.

Sosa exit

Meanwhile, Rummenigge has revealed that Argentinean midfielder Jose Ernesto Sosa will be leaving the Bundesliga champions:

"It is unfortunate but he simply hasn't managed to establish himself," he said.

"We have had enquiries and will be looking to let him go on loan in the winter."