KONRAD LAIMER is set to snub Chelsea and Liverpool to join Bayern Munich, according to reports.
The RB Leipzig midfielder is high in demand, with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.
Konrad Laimer wants to join Bayern Munich[/caption]
Bayern made a number of bids for his services in the summer, but were rebuffed by RB Leipzig.
Marco Rose’s side hoped to entice Laimer into penning a new deal beyond the end of this term, but that now appears to be a remote possibility.
Chelsea and Liverpool are both keen on the 25-year-old, whose quality and versatility is seen as a major asset.
But according to German reporter Christian Falk, Laimer has already explicitly rejected the Blues.
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Falk claims that Laimer wants to join Bayern next summer, in another blow to the prospects of a competitive Bundesliga title race.
Bayern Munich have already signed Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig in recent seasons, – not to mention prising their manager Julian Nagelsmann away.
Laimer has struggled with a number of injury problems since signing for RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg in 2017.
These have included numerous ankle and abductor issues.
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Laimer has been out since September with his current ankle injury.
The Austrian international has made only six appearances in all competitions this season – making 167 in total for RB Leipzig.
After missing out on a move this year, Laimer opened up on the situation to Servus TV.
He said: “I was ready to make the move in the summer.
“It was very close, but I didn’t get the green light from Leipzig.
“On the one hand, it’s nice because I’m an important player. On the other hand, it’s difficult, because you think a lot.
“But I’ve come to terms with it. Life goes on. I’d rather concentrate on the here and now.
“If you think too much, you lose sight of what’s most important.”