Bayern send message to Man Utd after Leon Goretzka approach

Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann says he is ‘confident’ that Leon Goretzka will sign a new deal despite the interest from Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in adding a new midfielder to his team this summer and his search could intensify if Paul Pogba leaves Old Trafford before the end of the window.

Goretzka has been identified as a possible replacement for Pogba and the Red devils have already made a contract offer to the German star.

The 26-year-old, who joined Bayern Munich on a free transfer from Schalke in 2018, has only one year left on his deal with the club.

The Bundesliga champions are keen for Goretzka to extend but are still yet to reach an agreement with him.

But, Nagelsmann has confirmed that he has spoken directly to Goretzka about his future plans for the midfielder at the club.

When asked about the player’s situation, Nagelsmann said: ‘I’m not involved enough that I have a say every day. I stay out of these issues.

‘Of course I have talked to him about my plans for him. I’ve told him I’d be happy if he extended and I’m also confident. ‘There are several topics involved when it comes to discussing a contract extension.

‘I’ll continue to focus on the sports side of things and show him he can be one of the most dangerous midfielders in Europe. He has potential to get even better.’


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