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Joshua Kimmich is wanted by Liverpool and Manchester City(Getty)

Liverpool have entered the race with Manchester City to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich, according to reports in Germany.

The 28-year-old will enter the final year of his contract this summer and is yet to reach an agreement over a new deal with Bayern.

Kimmich would therefore be available on a free transfer in the summer of 2025, which could force Bayern into selling one of their key midfielders at the end of the season.

According to Bild, Liverpool and Manchester City are both closely monitoring Kimmich’s situation with a view to making a potential move for the Germany international this summer.

‘He’s in the final year of his deal at Bayern and they would like to celebrate a purchase price rather than lose him for free,’ said Bild journalist Christian Falk.

‘They could lose if he does not extend. And that’s where Manchester City and Liverpool come in. Thiago is always injured at Liverpool and his contract is running out, [Jordan] Henderson has left, there is a bit of space in midfield and Jurgen Klopp of course knows how important Kimmich is.

‘[Jorg] Schmadtke, the sporting director [at Liverpool], has good connections in the Bundesliga. So, Klopp is also now in the race for Kimmich.’

Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Tuchel at Bayern Munich

Joshua Kimmich took aim at Thomas Tuchel after Bayern Munich’s defeat last weekend (Getty)

Kimmich also made it clear he was unhappy with Thomas Tuchel’s decision to substitute him after just 64 minutes in the 1-0 defeat to Werder Bremen last Sunday.

Asked if he was annoyed by the substitution, Kimmich said after the game: ‘Of course I always want to be on the pitch for 90 minutes, especially when we’re behind. That’s normal, it’s the same for every player. Everyone wants to do everything they can to help the team win.’

Kimmich also took aim at his Bayern teammates over their mentality during their loss at the weekend, which leaves them seven points behind leaders Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

‘I don’t think the defeat was deserved, but you could tell that Bremen were hungrier [to win] than we were,’ Kimmich said.

‘And that must not happen to us at this stage of the season. You don’t get the feeling that we know what was at stake.’

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