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“Not an option” – Manchester United labelled ‘crisis club’ amidst links to Joshua Kimmich



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Reports in the German media have suggested that Bayern Munich are willing to sell Joshua Kimmich, but it seems Manchester United is not an option for the 29-year-old.

Despite previously being seen as untouchable, Joshua Kimmich may finally make a move away from long-term club Bayern Munich this summer.

The German’s contract is valid until 2025 and while both sides were planning on signing a contract extension, talks are yet to begin.

And with Bayern Munich planning to rely on 19-year-old homegrown talent Aleksandar Pavlovic alongside Konrad Laimer and Leon Goretzka, this summer could be the German champions’ final chance to cash in on Kimmich.

However, according to reports from Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg, Manchester United will not be considered by the German midfielder.

He said: “A move to the crisis clubs Manchester United and Chelsea is not an option for Kimmich.”

Instead, there are just five clubs that Kimmich would consider moving to this summer.

In England, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, Bayern’s opponents in the Champions League quarter-finals, are the only clubs that could reasonably pursue Kimmich.

Elsewhere, Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid are the only clubs outside of England that the German would consider joining.

When asked by Sky about his future earlier this month, Kimmich gave little away. He said: “My situation is very, very clear. I still have over a year of contract, no one has spoken to me yet.

“I’m very, very relaxed. At the end of the day for me, it’s just about showing my performance. We have a European Championship coming up and then we’ll see what happens.”

Ultimately, while there is yet to be a formal approach from abroad, for the first time it looks very possible that Kimmich could be moving away from Bayern Munich this summer and Manchester United will no doubt be monitoring the ongoing situation.