Everything Joshua Kimmich has said about Bayern Munich future as Liverpool chase transfer

Joshua Kimmich is believed to be a transfer target for Liverpool
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Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich is once again stirring the pot with whispers of a summer switch - as his contract situation remains unresolved at the Allianz Arena.

The Germans are on the hunt for midfield reinforcements and have set their sights on Fulham's Joao Palhinha, who nearly made the switch last year before the move fell through. With just a year left on his current deal, Kimmich's future has been the subject of speculation, and Liverpool is among the clubs believed to be monitoring developments closely.

Kimmich is also said to be open to the idea of joining Arsenal, Manchester City or Real Madrid if he decides to leave Bayern, with the stalled contract talks hinting at a possible departure in the upcoming transfer window.

Here's what Kimmich has previously stated about his career intentions...

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Staying focused on Bayern

In an April interview with AS, Kimmich indicated his immediate attention was on his current club, stating: "I want to talk to Bayern. And when I do that, I won't go out and talk to the press about it. I'm only focused on the two games against Real Madrid."

On links with Barcelona, Kimmich added: "At the moment I'm not thinking about this. As I already said, I will speak to Bayern first. But of course, Barcelona and Real Madrid are amazing clubs with an amazing history."

Kompany's impact

In that same AS interview, Kimmich also emphasised the club's significance over the identity of the head coach when discussing his future at Bayern. Vincent Kompany has recently taken the helm, having just overseen Burnley's relegation from the Premier League.

"I know that when you sign a contract you don't sign it with the coach," Kimmich added. "You sign it with the club. For me, the most important thing is the club, not just the coach. But of course, it's also important to know what the coach thinks about you and the team. Other people in the club worry about choosing the coach."

Bayern's decision on Kimmich

Reflecting on Bayern's performance and his place in the team, Kimmich said: "It doesn't just depend on me. What does the club want FC Bayern remains my first point of contact, talks will take place about my future. I've still one year left on my contract."

Latest update on future

Sharing his current stance on his career prospects with Suddeutsche Zeitung, Kimmich conveyed: "Oh, great question. Well, the situation is absolutely clear: I have a contract with FC Bayern until 2025, so it's not mainly up to me to be active right now. My focus is solely on the European Championship, and after that there will be a conversation."

Discussing the Bayern Munich leadership, he remarked: "We are all adults. There are new people in charge now, and any misunderstandings can always be cleared up in a personal conversation. That's why I'm relatively open about that. I don't think I need to symbolically show my identification with the club. The people and the club's officials see that every day - and that's what matters."