Manchester United have offered Leon Goretzka a £ 200,000-a-week contract to join the Premier League club next season, according to reports.
The Bayern Munich midfielder has less than a year on his current contract and has yet to agree to any new terms.
This has sparked the interest of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Manchester United, Barcelona and Real Madrid.
German media outlet Bild says Goretzka representatives are “irritated” by the lack of progress on a new contract.
The report adds that United have made a “concrete offer” to the Germany international if he chooses to leave Bayern next summer.
Goretzka has won three Bundesliga titles since joining Bayern Munich on a free transfer from Schalke in 2018.
During this time, he also underwent an insane body transformation, while also becoming a regular holder for Bayern and the German national team.
New Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann wants Goretzka to stay with the club.
Earlier this month he said: “Leon is an important player for us. I would be happy to work with him for many years.
“I think about him very hard. He is one of the most dangerous midfielders in the world. Everyone loves having him on their team.
Goretzka could replace Manchester United star Paul Pogba, who is also set to become a free agent next year.
Reports claim United could be forced to sell Pogba to Paris Saint-Germain for just £ 43million to avoid losing him for nothing at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.
However, talkSPORT Bundesliga reporter Kevin Hatchard played down the news, saying it would not only be a “major surprise” but a “catastrophic failure” if Goretzka was allowed to leave.
He told Hawksbee and Jacobs: “It’s about making the numbers work for both sides. That’s Goretzka’s goal, it’s Bayern’s goal.
“It would be a catastrophic failure if they let Goretzka go. I don’t think he wants to leave.
“He likes to play for Bayern. He played his best football at Bayern. He’s really grown over the last year.
“He is considered a really central figure. This partnership between him and Joshua Kimmich in midfield is the key to the whole team.
“It would be a major surprise if he had to move on. These stories are always going to emerge as he only has a year left on his contract, so everyone is getting a little nervous.
“But it is highly likely that in the next few weeks he will sign a new contract with Bayern.”