RB Leipzig midfielder Konrad Laimer has rejected the supply of a brand new contract with the membership and is eager to hitch Bayern Munich reasonably than Manchester United, 90min understands.
Laimer vastly impressed in 2021/22 as Leipzig received the DFB Pokal, their first ever main trophy, and as soon as once more certified for the Champions League.
The Austrian’s present contract is because of expire subsequent summer season, together with his refusal to signal a brand new deal leaving Leipzig liable to dropping a sellable asset for nothing if they don’t act now.
Laimer was on the radar of Man Utd, who’re eager on strengthening the centre of their midfield after releasing Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
However the 25-year-old has his coronary heart set on a transfer to Bayern as a substitute, the place coach Julian Nagelsmann is pushing laborious to make it occur – Laimer beforehand performed below Nagelsmann for 2 years at Leipzig earlier than the supervisor was poached by Bayern final summer season.
90min understands that Leipzig are already weighing up potential replacements for Laimer, with Ajax and Mexico star Edson Alvarez and Rangers’ Finland worldwide Glen Kamara choices.
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In the meantime, Christopher Nkunku has signed a brand new contact with Leipzig till 2026, which contains a launch clause that can turn out to be lively subsequent summer season.
Manchester United and Chelsea had each enquired in regards to the abruptly prolific Frenchman, whereas Paris Saint-Germain have been very eager on re-signing the participant they bought to Leipzig in 2019.