Alonso: I have no issues with Bayern links

Xabi Alonso says he has "no problem" with speculation linking him to the Bayern Munich vacancy.

It was announced on Wednesday that Thomas Tuchel will leave Bayern at the end of the season, with Bayer Leverkusen boss Alonso emerging as the German champions' first-choice candidate to replace him.

The Spaniard, who has led Leverkusen to an eight-point lead over Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga table so far this season, has also been strongly linked to Liverpool.

"It's not a problem. It's a super opponent that we have, but there is no distraction," he said.

"For me this [speculation] is not a problem. I know that my goal is to be successful with my team. That is my job. We are currently in a good position and we want to keep at it.

"It is normal to have questions but it is not an issue for me."