RB Leipzig would only consider letting Julian Nagelsmann leave the club should they receive a payoff between €15million (£13m) and €20m (£17m) according to reports in Germany. That could effectively rule Tottenham out of the running – although Bayern Munich are now considered the favourites – when also taking into account the finances involved in the dismissal of Jose Mourinho and his backroom staff.
Daniel Levy failed to include a breakaway clause when appointing Mourinho back in November 2019.
The Portuguese still has over two years remaining on his current £15m-a-year deal which is due to expire in the summer of 2023.
Similarly to Mauricio Pochettino, Mourinho could be entitled to a significant payout should Spurs decide to go in a different direction at the end of the season.
Reports in Portugal have previously claimed it would cost Tottenham £34.8m to dismiss Mourinho and his backroom team.
Leipzig would only consider letting Nagelsmann depart should they receive an offer between £13m and £17m.
The Bundesliga club are already prepared for his departure, given he is a man in demand.
Should he leave Leipzig, Bayern Munich now looks like the most obvious destination with Hansi Flick’s future in serious doubt.
Flick, who led Bayern to a famous treble last season after replacing Niko Kovac, has since fallen out with sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.
He has made no secret of the fact he is considering his future, with Joachim Low set to leave his role with Germany after the European Championships.
The DFB are now looking to secure the services of Flick as his replacement, with Bayern set to target Nagelsmann.
The Leipzig manager was quick to deny claims that he’s already held talks with Bayern during yesterday’s press conference.
“There were no talks and there are no talks between me and Bayern Munich. Same for my agents,” Naglesmann said.