Man City interested in Joshua Kimmich move in 2024

  • Joshua Kimmich set to enter final 18 months of Bayern Munich contract
  • Midfielder considered summer move away but potential exit was blocked by club
  • Man City still interested in signing Germany international
Kimmich could leave Bayern Munich
Kimmich could leave Bayern Munich / Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

Manchester City remain interested in signing Joshua Kimmich from Bayern Munich and could firm up their interest in 2024, sources have confirmed to 90min.

The Germany international will soon enter the final 18 months of his contract at the Allianz Arena and it is not a certainty that he will extend his stay in Bavaria.

90min reported back in May that Kimmich was considering leaving Bayern Munich, which put a host of Europe's top sides on alert.

Man City made their interest known soon after, but Bayern Munich made it clear throughout the summer that Kimmich was not for sale at the time.

However, the 28-year-old is once again weighing up his options and Bayern Munich may be forced into a sale if he does not sign a new contract.

Soccer - Borussia Dortmund vs. Bayern München - Bundesliga
Guardiola and Kimmich have history / sampics/GettyImages

90min understands Man City are still interested in Kimmich - who worked under Pep Guardiola during the Catalan's time in the Bundesliga - and rate him as one of the best midfielders in world football, while his positional versatility and ability to play in defence makes him an even more attractive option.

Kimmich was notably one of Bayern Munich's stronger performers during their 4-1 aggregate loss to Man City in the quarter-finals of last season's Champions League.

Man City bolstered their midfield with the additions of Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic and Wolves' Matheus Nunes this summer but they are still looking for further options. They were also in the mix to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund before he opted to join Real Madrid instead.

Meanwhile, Man City are open to letting Kalvin Phillips leave the club during the January transfer window. The England international has played just 167 minutes in all competitions this season, while he only featured for 593 minutes last campaign after joining from Leeds United for an initial £42m.