In a surprising turn of events, Manchester City have expressed keen interest in acquiring Joshua Kimmich from Bayern Munich. The club is reportedly considering using Joao Cancelo as a bargaining chip in the deal. This information comes from reliable sources who have been closely following the developments.
Last week, it was reported that Kimmich, the talented midfielder, was contemplating his future at the Allianz Arena. Several top-tier European clubs were alerted to the possibility that he might be seeking a new challenge. This situation has now piqued the interest of Manchester City, which is currently in the market for a midfielder.
Their prime target, Jude Bellingham, is set to join Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva and the out-of-contract Ilkay Gundogan could potentially leave the club this summer. Manchester City believes that Kimmich, who has previously worked under Pep Guardiola, would fit seamlessly into their midfield.
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The proposed deal could see Cancelo joining Bayern on a permanent transfer. Cancelo, the versatile full-back, had a surprising exit from the Etihad Stadium for the Bundesliga at the end of the January transfer window. He initially struggled to make an impact under Julian Nagelsmann. However, since Thomas Tuchel took over as the new head coach, Cancelo has been playing a more prominent role. Tuchel, the 49-year-old coach, is keen on keeping him in Bavaria.
Interestingly, Bayern and Man City were drawn against each other in the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League. Cancelo was booed after coming off the bench at the Etihad. While Bayern’s initial stance was to dismiss any approach for Kimmich, it remains to be seen whether Man City’s strong interest will sway their decision.
Manchester City have already secured the Premier League title and is now eyeing the treble. They have the FA Cup final against rivals Man Utd and a showdown with Inter in the Champions League final on their radar. On the other hand, Bayern needs to beat Koln and hope for Borussia Dortmund’s defeat by Mainz to clinch an 11th-straight Bundesliga after losing control of the title race last week.
Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting development in the world of football!