Bayern Munich target Florian Neuhaus has refused to rule out a summer move, but insisted that he is committed to Borussia Monchengladbach for the rest of the current season.
Neuhaus has been linked with a switch away from Gladbach for a while, and according to Kicker, Liverpool are preparing an offer for the 23-year-old in case they lose Georginio Wijnaldum this summer.
However, the midfielder downplayed suggestions that he is considering a move right now, but admitted he “can’t say what will happen” beyond the current campaign.
“I have a contract until 2024 and I have very big goals for this season,” Neuhaus told Kicker. “That’s what I’m concentrating on now. [Transfer talk] is really not a big issue for me now.
“I play at Borussia, I have a contract, and we as a club are still pursuing very big goals this season. I can’t say what will happen in the summer at the moment.
“I’m also very relaxed about the future. Borussia is a club where I was able to develop excellently and where everything is there. I know what I have with Borussia.”
Neuhaus reportedly has a €40million release clause in his contract, which expires in 2024. The report also states that Pep Guardiola is an admirer of the midfielder, while Juventus and Borussia Dortmund have also been keeping tabs on him.
Last month, Sport Bild (h/t Tz) claimed that Hansi Flick’s side could sell Corentin Tolisso to fund a move for the ‘Gladbach midfielder.
Sky reporter Marc Behrenbeck claimed that initial talks have already taken place between Neuhaus and Bayern over a potential move.
He also stated that the player has admitted he wants to take the next step in his career.
Behrenbeck stated: “According to our information, there was contact, but no concrete negotiations between the parties yet. However, the interest was deposited several times.”