Joshua Kimmich increasingly unlikely to extend Bayern Munich contract

Joshua Kimmich
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The chances of Joshua Kimmich leaving Bayern Munich in the near future appear to be increasing, with his departure from the club now a concrete possibility.

It has been heavily reported in recent weeks that Bayern Munich are open to selling Joshua Kimmich this summer, with just 12 months left on his current contract. According to Sky Sport, a contract extension for the 29 year old is currently very unlikely.

Talks are set to take place between Bayern Munich and Kimmich after the conclusion of Germany's Euro 2024 campaign. However, it does not appear as though a contract extension is currently in sight.

The possibility of Kimmich leaving Bayern Munich on a free transfer in 2025 is also there, with the report adding that the player can now imagine a move away from Bayern Munich. In addition to FC Barcelona and Manchester City, the likes of Real Madrid, Liverpool and Arsenal are also said to be interested in signing the Germany international.

Kimmich has been synonymous with Bayern Munich since joining the club in 2015. The versatile midfielder has made a total of 390 appearances for the Bavarians over the last nine seasons, and has established himself as one of the most crucial and influential players in the team.

For a long time, it looked as though Joshua Kimmich would stay at Bayern Munich until the end of his career. But now, not only does the possibility of him leaving the club exists, it appears to be the more likely scenario.