Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has confirmed the club are interested in signing Schalke midfielder Leon Goretzka.
The Germany international whose contract will expire at the end of the season has attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern.
Speaking to reporters at Bayern’s training camp in Doha, Salihamidzic said: “Leon Goretzka is a great player, that’s clear. ”
“But he is a Schalke player and we obviously respect that. But he is a Germany international and we can say that we are interested in him.”
Salihamidzic’s revelations come a day after Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes refused to openly commit to a move for Goretzka, suggesting Barca were still in the hunt.