Premier League clubs ask about Bayern Munich star Leon Goretzka but face transfer battle with Barcelona and Real Madrid
LEON GORETZKA has emerged as a target for Real Madrid and Barcelona, as well as a host of Premier League clubs.
Bayern Munich are in talks over extending the midfielder's contract, which runs out in 2022.
A continued stay in Bavaria is reportedly Goretzka's preferred option but negotiations over his salary have not yet produced an agreement.
The 26-year-old's agent, Jorg Neubauer, was recently forced to retire and Neubauer's wife has taken charge in his stead along with Bundesliga heavyweight agent Thomas Kroth.
According to German outlet Sport1, a deal is very much in sight with Bayern determined not to lose the player.
But interest is high with Premier League clubs as well as Real Madrid and Barcelona reportedly contacting his new representatives.
In three seasons with Munich, Goretzka has won a trio of Bundesliga titles plus two DfB-Pokals and a Champions League.
He is tipped to start in Germany's Euro 2020 decider against Hungary on Wednesday night having overcome a thigh problem.
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Thomas Muller is a major doubt for the Allianz Arena clash due to a knee injury.
And Goretzka said: "I've got it in me to play the Thomas Muller role.
"In many ways, his position for the national time is similar to mine. It's a position I've played in before for the national team, and I'm ready to help the team.
"The tournament can really begin for me now."
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