Versatile midfielder Joshua Kimmich has rejected claims that he is seeking a move away from Bayern Munich this summer, insisting that he wants to remain at the Bundesliga champions next season.
Reports in Germany had previously linked the 22-year-old with his former coach Pep Guardiola and a move to Manchester City, as well as high-flying RB Leipzig, after rumours surfaced that he was unsettled in Munich.
However, Kimmich appears to have dismissed any speculation over his immediate future, through quotes attributed to SportBild.
"The fact is that I don't want to leave FC Bayern," Kimmich said, as reported online by Sport Bild's Christian Faulk.
Bild followed up the quote with further admissions from the player (who is under contract until 2020) that he wishes to remain and improve at Bayern next season and beyond.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also moved to refute transfer stories surrounding Kimmich earlier in the week, describing rumours as "monstrous fallacy."
Rummenigge, who is reportedly seeking legal action against one publication over their reporting of the story, said: "This story lacks any foundation. Joshua Kimmich has a contract with FC Bayern until 2020 and will definitely play for the next season for FC Bayern. "
Kimmich has made 26 Bundesliga appearances in a variety of positions for his club this season, scoring five times. He is the only Bayern player to have been called up to Germany's Confederations Cup squad this summer.