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Bayern Munich seems to have given up hopes of holding on to Joshua Kimmich and as per rumours, the midfielder will be sold in the summer.

The Bavarians want to sign a new defensive midfielder which is why contract talks between Bayern and Kimmich have come to a halt. Both parties are willing to listen to offers with the midfielder ready to leave at the end of this season.

This is a massive decision from the Bundesliga giants and this news has immediately alerted Man City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Barcelona and Real Madrid, all of whom have been keeping tabs on Kimmich’s contract situation.

Joshua Kimmich is currently valued at €75 million but he has only one more year left on his contract which means the 29-year-old could be available for a fairly reasonable transfer fee. Bayern Munich will definitely want to secure a massive amount but we doubt if they can quote anything more than €65-65 million.

The defensive midfielder has been on Bayern’s books since 2015 and he’s been one of the top performers for the German side. He’s also a regular feature for the German national team and given his age, Kimmich still has four to five seasons of top-level football left in him.

This season, he’s in 20 league games for the club and despite being a CDM, he has an xA of 6.33. He has a passing accuracy of 91% and defensively, he’s recovered possession in the final third as many as 11 times.

The media will definitely pitch Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool as the probable destinations for the midfielder but Madrid and Barcelona also remain major challengers.

Barcelona, however, will first have to sort out their finances before they can seriously go after Joshua Kimmich but Real Madrid will lose Modric and Kroos very soon so Kimmich will be more than welcome.

Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool can all use a top talent like Joshua Kimmich and if he is really available for a fee of €60-65 million then he could be one of the targets of the summer. Obviously, Kimmich’s preference will also be taken into account and he will want to join a team where he features in the long-term plans of the manager.

Man City and Arsenal will be licking their lips in terms of going after the German but Liverpool might find it a bit hard to rise above all the other suitors because they will lose Jurgen Klopp at the end of this season and it will be hard for them to enter negotiations if they cannot bring in a top manager.