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Bayern open to selling Kimmich amid Barcelona links

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich no longer consider midfielder Joshua Kimmich unsellable, according to Kicker.

Kimmich’s status at the club changed after the club realised he was struggling as a defensive midfielder.

Die Rekordmeister have been scouring the market for a proper number six to anchor the midfield and allow Kimmich to move up the pitch.

There were links to now Arsenal man Declan Rice whom Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel knew from his time as Chelsea boss. The player joined the Gunners from West Ham United.

Bayern also considered a move for Brighton & Hove Albion’s Moises Caicedo, but the Ecuadorian is expensive and in talks to join Chelsea.

They are still searching for options in the market, with Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat and Real Madrid’s Aurelien Tchouameni entering the frame. 

Bayern will try to add at least one top-holding midfielder this summer. It is a priority for them alongside signing a striker. 

Kimmich’s future is unclear, especially with Barcelona lurking around. The La Liga champions showed interest in the German international midfielder this summer.

However, they dropped it when Bayern closed the door and are close to signing Oriol Romeu from Girona.

An operation to take Kimmich from Bayern will likely cost them more than €60 million. Barca’s financial problems may not allow them to close the deal.

Kimmich joined Bayern in 2015 from RB Leipzig. He has established himself as one of the best midfielders and right-backs in the game.

The 28-year-old helped them win eight Bundesliga titles and the DFB Pokal three times. He was also part of their Champions League-winning squad in 2020.

Kimmich has been crucial for Bayern across the years, but his time at the Bavarian club may be ending as he is no longer untouchable.

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