Bayern Munich's hierarchy are stepping up their bid to convince interim coach Jupp Heynckes to extend his stay at the club beyond the summer.
Heynckes took over until the end of the campaign following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti in September, with the upturn in form he has achieved leading to calls for his stint to be extended. However, Heynckes, 72, has previously ruled out an extension beyond June, despite his close friend and president Uli Hoeness' best efforts to persuade him to stay on.
Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has called Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne "the best player in Europe" and questioned the money paid by Manchester United for Paul Pogba in 2016.
De Bruyne, 26, has been one of the Premier League's standout performers this season as City have moved clear at the top of the division and Heynckes has said he would love to have a player with his ability at Bayern.
"De Bruyne didn't play that well last year but I would give the shirt off my back for him," Heynckes...