Manchester City are on alert after Joshua Kimmich expressed his unhappiness at a lack of playing time at Bayern Munich.
That’s according to the Daily Mirror, who report Pep Guardiola will pay special attention to strengthening his defence in the summer.
He reportedly wants two new full-backs and would be keen on Kimmich should he become available.
“The fact is I’m not satisfied with it and I want to change it,” Kimmich said when asked.
“The coach knows I can play as a number six and at right-back, also in the centre of defence. From that, he has many options to use me.”
Joshua Kimmich has played a full 90 minutes for the Bundesliga leaders only twice since October — but the Mirror warns that Bayern would nevertheless be reluctant to consider letting him go.
That, it says, could mean City having to stump up “a giant fee” if Kimmich is to be reunited with Guardiola.
The City boss is also keen to work with Bayern’s Juan Bernat again and could table a bid for another player who is also able to operate in defence and midfield.