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Cologne's Hector extends contract despite likely relegation

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) Germany defender Jonas Hector has shunned reported interest from Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund by extending his contract with Cologne - despite the club's almost certain relegation from the Bundesliga.

Cologne, eight points from safety with three games remaining, says its 27-year-old captain has signed a two-year extension to 2023 instead of using a release clause in his contract.

Hector, who has been at the club since 2010, says, "It wouldn't have been a problem to switch to another club after this season but it didn't feel right for me . I belong to Cologne and want to tackle the new season with the team and the fans behind us."

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