Manchester City and Manchester United are two of four clubs to have made enquiries for Bayern Munich and Germany star, Joshua Kimmich, according to Kicker.
The 22-year-old was a favourite of Pep Guardiola during his tenure as coach of Bayern Munich, but has made only ten Bundesliga starts this season under new boss Carlo Ancelotti, leading to speculation about his future.
Kimmich has recently been reported to be a major target for Pep’s City, but the information from Kicker, one of Germany’s more reliable sources, is the first information from over there that City are after the versatile youngster.
In addition to the Manchester giants, Bayern have been contacted by two Spanish clubs asking about Kimmich’s availability this summer.
Bayern’s public stance is that Kimmich is the successor to club legend, Philipp Lahm, who is retiring at the end of the season. Club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge insisted earlier this month that the Germany international is not for sale.
“We have big plans for him in the future,” Rummenigge told Sky Sport Deutschland. “He will be, quite literally, our successor to Philipp Lahm.
“From next season, he’ll get more and more minutes. That’s Carlo Ancelotti’s plan, at least.”
It seems unlikely that City or United could easily change Bayern’s stance, but Kimmich perfectly fits the profile of a Pep-style player and is capable of playing at right-back or in midfield.