Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and head coach Niko Kovac look set to allow want-away midfielder Sebastian Rudy to leave the club.
Rudy joined Bayern on a free transfer last year from Hoffenheim and featured 25 times in the Bundesliga, but only 16 of those were from the start.
The Germany international has been linked with a transfer for much of the close season, with RB Leipzig and Schalke said to be most keen.
While Leipzig have taken a step back, Rudy was photographed in Munich with Schalke coach Domenico Tedesco, a meeting Salihamidzic sanctioned himself and, although Schalke's sporting director Christian Heidel said there had been no discussion over a move, rumours of a transfer have persisted.
"That's okay, I have allowed that, and that's why it's not a problem," Salihamidzic told Sport1 after Bayern's 4-1 friendly win over Hamburg on Wednesday.
And Kovac recognises that Rudy, 28, is eager to play more.
He added: "Sebastian has played with us for a year. We'll see what happens next season. Of course he wants to play a lot, and we have many midfielders."
Rudy has a contract with Bayern until 2020.
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