Tottenham Hotspur manager ​Mauricio Pochettino is being increasingly linked with a summer switch to Bayern Munich at the end of the season after gossip in Germany has once more stated that the Argentine is wanted by the reigning ​Bundesliga champions.

Earlier this month it was a report originating from Kicker that started the ball rolling after claiming that Pochettino is on ​Bayern's radar as they look for a permanent successor to Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked in September following a poor start to the season.

With 72-year-old interim Jupp Heynckes seemingly unlikely to stay on beyond the initial terms of his temporary agreement, Bayern need to land a new boss.

Now, a report from SportBild has taken Kicker's story further by claiming that Pochettino has been contacted by Bayern after being put forward as a candidate club president Uli Hoeness and chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge by sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

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It is said that while the Bayern board are keen on the idea that whoever they hire as the new head coach must speak German, Salihamidzic has 'always had a different opinion'.

Pochettino famously did not speak English when he landed his first ​Premier League job at ​Southampton in 2013, only to quickly prove himself as a tremendous manager and coach.

SportBild notes that prising the 46-year-old away from Spurs is likely to be a challenge, especially as he remains tied to a long-term contract until 2021. The only way to break that would likely be to offer the London club a compensation figure north of €10m.

It is also said that should Pochettino be interested in leaving ​Tottenham, his greater priorities may be ​Real Madrid, should Zinedine Zidane be out of a job, or Paris Saint-Germain.

Just how determined Bayern would be in pursuit of him remains to be seen.