RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer has rejected the offer of a new contract with the club and is keen to join Bayern Munich rather than Manchester United.
Laimer was hugely impressed in 2021/22 as Leipzig won the DFB Pokal, their first-ever major trophy.
And once again qualified for the Champions League.
The Austrian’s’ current contract is due to expire next summer, with his refusal to sign a new deal leaving Leipzig at risk of losing a sellable asset for nothing if they do not act now.
Laimer was on the radar of Man Utd, who are keen on strengthening the centre of their midfield.
But the 25-year-old has his heart set on a move to Bayern instead, where coach Julian Nagelsmann is pushing hard to make it happen – Laimer previously played under Nagelsmann for two years at Leipzig before the manager was poached by Bayern last summer.
Reports understand that Leipzig is already weighing up potential replacements for Laimer.
With Ajax and Mexico star Edson Alvarez and Rangers” Finland international Glen Kamara options.
Meanwhile, Christopher Nkunku has signed a new contract with Leipzig until 2026, which features a release clause that will become active next summer.
Manchester United and Chelsea had both enquired about the suddenly prolific Frenchman.
While Paris Saint-Germain was keen on re-signing the player, they sold it to Leipzig in 2019.
Konrad Laimer has been hipster’s choice in the last season.
His performance went under the radar due to Christopher Nkunku’s Exceptional performance for Leipzig.
Before any other club can sign him, Bayern Munich must.
Borussia Dortmund is famous for signing player who is not prominent in the mainstream media.
And Laimer avoiding Man United is a testament to how the mighty has fallen.
In the coming years, Konrad will be one of the Bundesliga’s best midfielders.
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