Decision on Bayern Munich target Konrad Laimer expected this week

RB Leipzig won’t sign a replacement for Konrad Laimer should the player leave for Bayern Munich, according to Bild. A decision regarding the Austrian midfielder’s future is expected this week with Leipzig internally setting a deadline of July 30, the day the two teams play each other in the DFL Supercup.

Leipzig turned down Bayern’s latest approach of a reported €23m including bonuses – the two teams are around €7m apart in their valuation of Laimer. Leipzig want a fee closer to €30m for the Austria international, who has entered the final year of his contract.

Laimer (25) has also decided against signing a contract extension at Leipzig and wants to join Bayern Munich but also plans to remains professional. Leipzig would be open to allowing Laimer’s contract expire in 2023, thus leaving on a free transfer.

Speaking earlier this month, Leipzig head coach Domenico Tedesco told media that he expects to go into the 2022/23 season with Laimer, but that could change this week as the player wants clarity on his future.

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