Barcelona are ready to challenge Manchester City on highly-rated Bayern Munich star Joshua Kimmich, according to reports.

The versatile 22-year-old has started nine of Bayern’s 10 Bundesliga matches to date and has also won 24 caps for Germany amid a string of impressive performances.

Diario Sport cites a report in Sport Bild that the Blaugrana are willing to offer up to €50m for the midfielder, who can also be deployed at full-back.

“Joshua has a much higher transfer value than that," responded Bayern's sporting director, Michael Reschk.

“I believe that FC Bayern wouldn’t give Jo up even for €50m.”

Kimmich began his career at Stuttgart and joined Bayern in 2015 after a two-year stint at RB Leipzig.

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