Leeds United defender Robin Koch says star man Raphinha has not asked him about a move to the Bundesliga, something he’s hoping is a sign he’ll be staying at the club.

Raphinha has been heavily linked with a move away from Elland Road since his debut season in the Premier League last year, during which he was undoubtedly the star of the show for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

He’s been linked with all of the big sides in the Premier League as a result, but the latest big suitor sits outside of England in Germany.

Several reports over the last few weeks have indicated that Bayern Munich are keen on the Brazilian and could even make a move for him this month.

That has been somewhat dismissed in Germany, where it’s been made clear that he is a player who is on the club’s list of options but not one they’re going to be pushing for in the immediate future.

Of course, that can always change and losing Raphinha would be a major blow given his importance in the squad.

Fortunately, it seems he’s not been asking any questions behind the scenes that would hint a move is on the cards. That’s according to Leeds teammate Robin Koch anyway.

“Fortunately not yet, so that’s probably a good sign,” he told BILD when asked if Raphinha has asked about the Bundesliga.

“He’s important for our team. I am happy he didn’t that he didn’t ask me about the Bundesliga, so I hope he will stay at Leeds.

“He’s a player who has enormous quality and who, especially with his Brazilian style, can simply make a difference going forwards.

“Yes, he can make the difference going forward because he’s good 1-on-1 and is fat, but he also works well against the ball.”