Kirchhoff agrees pre-contract with Bayern

Bayern Munich have signed a pre-contract deal with 1. FSV Mainz 05 defender Jan Kirchhoff to join at the end of the season.

The 22-year old’s contract is set to expire in June, allowing Kirchhoff to join Bayern Munich for no transfer fee in the summer. The defender has signed a contract through to 2016.

The central defender has made 12 appearances for Mainz 05 in the league this season, and 51 in all since he made his top flight debut in 2010.

Jan Kirchhoff is regarded as one of the best young defenders in the country and has been capped at under-18, under-19 and under-21 level by Germany.