Matthias Ginter has less than six months left on his contract and wants to leave Borussia Mönchengladbach. The player doesn’t want to sign a new deal because he has “decided to take another step” in his career.

Newcastle United, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Barcelona are the clubs to have been credited with an interest in the defender.

The Serie A winners are keen to land the 27-year-old, but will face a ‘challenge’ from the Magpies and the Bavarian club, according to Inter Live.

It’s claimed both Eddie Howe’s side and the German champions are ‘very serious’ about the centre-back.

With the help of their new owners, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, the report says the Tyneside club have the ‘economic strength to tempt’ the Germany international to join them.

Bayern, on the other hand, will ‘soon make a proposal’ to him. Inter Live are of the belief it will be difficult for any German to say no to the Bundesliga winners, even if there is no certainty to be a starter at the Allianz Arena.

A move to Newcastle would ‘guarantee a better salary’, while the option to join Bayern seems tempting to Ginter.

Inter must overcome competition from these two sides, who are ‘very serious’ in their quest to secure the player’s signature, if they are to get the deal over the line.