"I would do everything in my power to keep him" - Former Bayern Munich boss surprised by plans to sell star

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Former Bayern Munich technical director Michael Reschke has been left surprised by the club's plans to part ways with a star midfielder.

Bayern Munich are in the midst of a squad overhaul, and have put a number of key players up for sale. On that list is Joshua Kimmich, who is increasingly likely to leave FC Bayern this summer after nine years at the club. Former technical director Michael Reschke does not think that selling the star midfielder is in Bayern's best interests.

"If I was still in charge at Bayern Munich, I would do everything in my power to keep Kimmich. A player with this mentality and this charisma, who has done so well at the international level over the years - and that too in two positions," Reschke said in an interview with Sky Sport.

Reschke also believes that Kimmich could form a strong partnership in the heart of the Bayern Munich midfield with new signing João Palhinha. The Portuguese international will join the Bavarians from Fulham for a fee in the region of 50 million euros.

"I've always seen Kimmich more as a number eight than a six. That's why Palhinha could be a very good fit. The next few weeks will show what Joshua himself has in mind. There will be important talks with the people in charge, especially with the new coach. Then we'll have to see what happens."

Joshua Kimmich will be out of contract at the end of next season

The current Bayern Munich contract of Joshua Kimmich is set to expire at the end of the upcoming campaign. Talks between the two parties will likely take place in the coming weeks, and there will finally be some clarity over the 29 year old's future after months of speculation.

Kimmich has made a total of 390 appearances for Bayern Munich since joining the club from VfB Stuttgart in 2015. And Reschke, who brought the Germany international to Bayern, certainly hopes that he stays at the club for years to come.