Julian Nagelsmann has denied holding talks with Bayern Munich over the possibility of replacing Hansi Flick as manager.
The RB Leipzig boss is one of the most highly-rated coaches in Europe, leading Die Roten Bullen to a Champions League semi-final last season at the tender age of 33. Prior to joining Leipzig he performed well at Hoffenheim, a job he was handed aged just 28.
According to numerous reports, Nagelsmann is one of the names being considered to take over at the Allianz Arena, with Flick hot favourite to take over as Germany boss after this summer's European Championship.
However, when questioned by the press the RB Leipzig boss denied that he would be taking over in Bavaria. "There were no talks and there are no talks between me and Bayern Munich. Same for my agents," he said, as quoted by Goal.
At the start of the season, the thought of Flick leaving would have been unthinkable for the Bayern hierarchy. After taking over from Niko Kovac partway through the 2019/2020 campaign, he steadied the ship and guided his side to a famous Bundesliga, Champions League and DFB Pokal treble.
Things have not gone as smoothly for Flick this time out, though. The Bundesliga title race is still alive with six games to play, while Die Roten were dumped out of the DFB Pokal by second-tier Holstein Kiel.
More recently, Bayern's dream of holding the Champions League ended with Paris Saint-Germain knocking them out in the quarter-finals in what was a thoroughly entertaining tie for the neutrals.
Although Nagelsmann denies being contacted over the potentially vacant position yet, Bayern may still pursue him in the summer. 90min understands that Die Roten are also ready to test Jurgen Klopp's commitment to Liverpool should Flick depart.