Manchester United ‘have made Leon Goretzka a concrete £200,000-a-week offer’ to join them next summer.
The Germany midfielder, 26, is out of contract at Bayern Munich in the summer of 2022 with talks underway over an extension.
But there is plenty of interest in Goretzka, with Real Madrid and Barcelona linked with him, as well as a number of Premier League clubs.
Manchester United ‘have tabled an offer to sign Leon Goretzka’ when his Bayern Munich contract expires next summer
The Germany international midfielder has just one year remaining on his contract at Bayern
That interest would only intensify if Goretzka failed to agree new terms with Bayern as he would be available for nothing next summer.
Now, Sport Bild report that there is ‘irritation’ in the Goretzka camp over a lack of progress in offering a new contract on improved terms.
And they report that United have tabled a ‘concrete offer’ for the player to come to Old Trafford when he becomes a free agent next June.
It comes after Goretzka’s agent, Jorg Neubauer, was recently forced to retire. His wife has now teamed up with agent Thomas Kroth to take charge of the player’s affairs.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United could need midfield reinforcement either this summer or next
Paul Pogba is entering the final year of his contract at Old Trafford and could be sold sooner
If United succeed in their bid, it means Goretzka could be the successor to Paul Pogba in their midfield.
Pogba also has one year remaining on his current deal and United must make a decision soon over whether to cash in this summer or lose the Frenchman for nothing next year.
Paris Saint-Germain are among the interested clubs, though United could only expect to recoup around £43million, nearly half the world record £89m they paid for him in 2016.
Goretzka laments Germany’s Euro 2020 exit to England at the last-16 stage last month
Goretzka has scored 25 goals in 112 matches during his three seasons at Bayern after he joined them from Schalke in 2018.
That time has seen him win three Bundesliga titles, two German Cups and the Champions League in 2020.
Goretzka has played 35 times for Germany, scoring 14 goals.