Bayern Munich General Manager Uli Hoeness has admitted there is a rift between French defender Willy Sagnol and coach Ottmar Hitzfeld.
Sagnol injured his knee in April and has struggled to regain his place in the Bayern team this season, causing a rift between the French international and his coach.
Two weeks ago, the French defender admitted he wanted to leave Munich during the winter break.
“There are at present some problems between Willy and Ottmar Hitzfeld, differences of opinion over his fitness and we hope they will be resolved during the winter break,” said Hoeness.
“We will discuss the situation and hope to try and resolve it, but if we can’t then we will have to look at the options and make a decision.
“I would not like to anticipate what that discussion would lead to.”
Hoeness also confirmed the transfer of French defender Valerien Ismael, who will become a Hanover player on January 1 after agreeing a three-year contract.