Bayern Munich have agreed new deals with midfielder Mehmet Scholl and defender Thomas Linke until June 2005.

The duo, whose contracts were to expire at the end of the season, agreed to extend their deals while staying at Bayern’s sunter training camp in Dubai.

“They will sign their contracts when they are back in Munich,” confirmed Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Scholl, 33, joined Bayern from Karlsruhe in 1992. Due to injuries he has only played three matches this season.

Linke, 34, who has been with Bayern since 1998, is hopeful that he will remain with the club for years too come.

“Let’s see. I hope I stay fit and that I’ll want to play football for a long time to come,” he told Bayern’s website.