The Manchester City winger remains a top transfer target for Bayern.
Leroy Sane is still on Bayern Munich’s transfer wishlist despite the German’s lengthy layoff due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The Manchester City winger Leroy Sane is still in the early stages of recovery following surgery to repair the damaged cruciate knee ligament injury he sustained in last month’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool.
Bosses at the Etihad slapped a €150 million valuation on the Germany international during the summer, in a bid to scare away a very public courting of Sane by the Bundesliga giants. Reports in Germany are mixed, with some sections of the media stating Sane was simply using the Bavarians’ interest to get a bigger contract out of his present employers.
City still want Sane to stay and are understood to have offered him a five-year deal worth around £180 000-per-week – which is £100 000-per-week less than Bayern Munich were seemingly touting to his agents.
But the belief remains inside City that Bayern will try their luck again early in the new year, with the hope of getting him considerably cheaper, in light of his big injury. According to The Sun, the from the German side interest hasn’t cooled. The Bundesliga giants are still determined to sign the 23-year-old, the report claims.
Bayern reacted to Sane’s injury by striking loan deals for Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Perisic, allowing them to return for Sane at a later date in January, though the winger may not be fit until February or March.
Following Timo Werner’s contract extension at RB Leipzig, a move for Sane has now become even more important for Niko Kovac’s side. Whether or not they can strike a deal with Manchester City, who reportedly wanted over €100m to part with the winger in the summer, remains to be seen.