Bayern Munich: RB Leipzig wants abroad move for Konrad Laimer

RB Leipzig doesn't want to sell Konrad Laimer to Bayern Munich. (Photo credit should read RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
RB Leipzig doesn't want to sell Konrad Laimer to Bayern Munich. (Photo credit should read RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images) /

It is going to be a big week for Bayern Munich as they prepare to announce the signing of Sadio Mane from Liverpool. The Bavarian club will be pleased with this transfer as they managed to add a world-class forward to the squad for a very decent transfer fee.

After sealing the deal for Mane, Die Roten may turn their focus on the signing of Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig. The German Champions have been heavily linked with Laimer in the past few weeks. He has been identified as one of the key targets to improve the midfield department.

Despite Die Roten’s great desire to sign Laimer, RB Leipzig is going to do everything possible to stop Laimer’s move to Bavaria. According to Kicker, Leipzig is not keen on sanctioning Laimer’s move to Bayern. They will prefer selling Laimer to clubs outside Bundesliga.

Meanwhile, the report from Kicker (via iMiaSanMia) also confirms that Laimer has no intention to sign a contract extension with Leipzig. The asking price for him is set at €25-30 million by Leipzig. The coming weeks will be decisive for Laimer as Die Roten look to step up their interest in him.

Laimer will primarily operate as the deputy of Joshua Kimmich. The upcoming season will have a congested schedule due to World Cup in November. Clubs will need quality depth to navigate through the campaign, so it is not surprising to see Die Roten bulking up the midfield department.

Moreover, Laimer is well aware of Julian Nagelsmann’s philosophy after spending two years with him at Leipzig. In an ideal scenario, Laimer will take very little time to adapt at Bayern. However, the debut season of Marcel Sabitzer at Die Roten has shown that things cannot be as straightforward as they seem to be on paper.

It also remains to be seen if Laimer would like to be a squad option at Bayern or remain a starter at Leipzig. He will be guaranteed more playing time at RB Leipzig, but the chances of winning trophies are bigger at Die Roten. Laimer will have to consider these factors if Bayern comes up with an offer in the next few weeks.

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Meanwhile, Bayern may also have to look for a striker in the transfer market during the next few weeks. Barcelona will reportedly make an improved second bid for Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker is eager to bring an end to his time in Bavaria and move to Spain.