Duo extend contracts
Rising Bayern Munich stars Thomas Mueller and Holger Badstuber, two of the Bundesliga's brightest prospects, have extended their contracts until 2014, it was announced Thursday.
The pair, who are both 20, have earned regular places in the Bayern team this season under coach Louis van Gaal and Mueller has been called up to the full Germany squad having also played for the national Under-21 side.
Their contracts were due to expire in June 2011, but the pair have been rewarded with three-year extensions after proving themselves in both the Bundesliga and Champions League this season.
"Both have progressed in a satisfactory way," said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.