Lahm to stay with Bayern
The full-back, who joined the club as a 12-year-old in 1995, signed a new three-year contract to end speculation about his future in 2009 and, with just over 18 months left to run on his current deal, he is now going to commit his future to the record German champions until the age of 32.
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With Lahm due to sign on the dotted line in the coming days, Bayern will now turn their attention to convincing another of their home-grown talents Bastian Schweinsteiger to do likewise.
Should he not sign a new deal by next summer, Bayern may be obliged to listen to offers for the 26-year-old or risk losing him on a free transfer 12 months later.
Last summer, Bayern managed to convince Franck Ribery to sign a new contract amid interest from other top European clubs and keeping hold of Lahm is another positive signal from the defending Bundesliga champions.