Joshua Kimmich is wanted by Barcelona Bayern Munich Allianz Arena
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Bayern Munich are losing their grip on Joshua Kimmich but Hansi Flick’s Barcelona are not likely to land the central midfielder.

As per a report in SPORT, the German midfielder has rejected an offer from FC Barcelona primarily because the club cannot afford to match his current salary of around €19.5m per year.

Barcelona have been looking at Joshua Kimmich as the long-term successor to Sergio Busquets and now that Hansi Flick is going to take charge, the Camp Nou would have been the ideal destination for the midfielder. However, their financial struggles are known to everyone and that’s looking like the main reason why Barca will miss out on the eight-time Bundesliga winner.

It’s looking unlikely that Kimmich is not going to sign a new deal with Bayern and if this situation does not change then the Bavarians will definitely offload him in the summer.

Will Joshua Kimmich prefer a move to MCFC or Real Madrid?

Madrid’s interest in Joshua Kimmich has risen now that Toni Kroos is going to leave the club and a move to the Bernabeu will be very tempting for the 29-year-old. Kroos will leave the club next month while Luka Modric has already fallen down the ranks which means Kimmich can slot in alongside Camavinga in the middle of the pitch without much resistance.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is also keen to reunite with the midfielder but we think Kimmich will prefer a move to Spain over joining the Premier League.

PSG have also been linked with Joshua Kimmich and if Madrid don’t come forward then the German could head to France. Basically, Man City are currently at the bottom of the pecking order primarily because, at the Etihad, Kimmich will have to fight Rodri for a regular starting role.

The 29-year-old can also double up as a right-back but even there, he will be challenged by Kyle Walker. A player who’s played 43 games this season for Bayern Munich will surely not want to join a team where he doesn’t have the guarantee of regular starts.