RB Leipzig have tonight rebuffed Bayern Munich’s opening offer of €20 million for Austrian midfielder Konrad Laimer, according to Bild.
The 25-year-old has 12 months remaining on his current deal and whilst wanting to remain professional, has a personal desire to join Bayern Munich.
With an opening offer already rejected, RB Leipzig have set Bayern Munich a deadline of July 30 to reach an agreement, otherwise Laimer will remain at the club. Leipzig want a decision by the time the two teams face each other in the DFL Supercup.
Whilst Laimer wants to join Bayern Munich and to play under his former head coach Julian Nagelsmann, Leipzig assume that the Austria international will remain at the club, and would even be open to the possibility of allowing Laimer to leave on a free transfer next summer.
Laimer has already turned down a contract extension offer from Leipzig and has made it clear that he wishes to join Bayern by next summer at the latest. Leipzig absolutely believe they can challenge Bayern for the Bundesliga title this season and want to keep their best players rather than strengthening the reigning Bundesliga champions.