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RB Leipzig boss Julien Nagelsmann had a firm response to suggestions he had spoken with Bayern Munich about taking over at the Allianz Arena in the summer. Bayern boss Hans-Dieter Flick is expected to leave this summer to manage the German national team.

Nagelsmann is one of the highest-rated managers in Europe at the moment, and could be a man in demand this summer.

The 33-year-old took Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals last season, and the energy drink-funded side are in the Bundesliga title race this year.

The young boss has been linked with a number of jobs throughout Europe recently, and is now being linked with the potentially soon-to-be vacant role at Bayern.

Flick is reportedly set to leave the European champions this summer and take over from Joachim Lowe as the Germany manager.

But Nagelsmann moved quickly to deny reports he had spoken with Bayern. Speaking on Wednesday, he expressed he wasn’t going to talk about links with Bayern and that he hadn’t spoken with anyone from the German champions.

“There were and are no talks with FC Bayern,” he declared. “I have no idea where Lothar got this information from. This of course also applies to my agents, there were no talks either.

“I didn’t speak to the club because there won’t be anything to speak about. I still have a contract with RB until 2023.”

Nagelsmann’s comments will be music to the ears of Tottenham owner Daniel Levy, who is expected to look at the young German this summer.

Jose Mourinho is expected to receive his marching orders this summer if Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The Portuguese boss, who was brought to north London to instil a winning mentality at the club, is yet to win a trophy and seems to have taken the team backwards.

The former Champions League finalists didn’t qualify for the competition in Mourinho’s first year at the club, and it seems they’re set for another year in the Europa League next season.

Spurs are currently seventh in the Premier League table, and need to overturn a six-point deficit in order to reach the top four.

If he is unsuccessful, it is believed that Levy will pull the trigger and bring an end to Mourinho’s time at the club, despite the reports £34million cost involved.

Mourinho has been fired from his last two jobs in the Premier League, and it seems unlikely he will be able to turn things around despite their upcoming Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Nagelsmann is reportedly one of the figures Levy is looking at should he decide the time has come to change managers.

The young tactician’s decision to snub Bayern will be welcome news to Levy.

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