Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann says he is confident Leon Goretzka will sign a new contract.
Germany international Goretzka is on a list of potential midfield signings for Manchester United, which also includes Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez.
However, there is a suspicion that United’s name is being used to get a better deal for Goretzka at the Allianz Arena, with the 26-year-old now in the final year of his current deal with the German champions.
After a 3-0 friendly loss to Napoli on Saturday, Nagelsmann said. “I stay out of these issues. Of course I have talked to him about my plans for him.
“I’ve told him I’d be happy if he extended and I’m also confident. There are several topics involved when it comes to discussing a contract extension.
“I’ll continue to focus on the sports side of things and show him he can be one of the most dangerous midfielders in Europe. He has potential to get even better.”