Manchester City are not planning to let winger, Leroy Sane, leave the club this summer despite strong interest from German giants, Bayern Munich.
Reports suggest that the German champions have held ‘positive’ discussions with Sane’s representatives over a potential move to the Allianz Arena.
However, sources at Man City say they have had no contact from Bayern or any other club for the player, with no bid submitted so far.
Sane has been strongly linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer with the German Champions touted as his most likely destination.
He had a mixed 2018/2019 campaign with Man City winning the domestic treble with the side but after a good start to the season, he lost his starting place in the side.
He also saw himself hauled off a number of times after sub-par first-half performances by manager Pep Guardiola, leading to suggestions that the player might leave due to frustration.
Man City are, however, desperate to get the 23-year-old to sign a new contract and although Bayern president Uli Hoeness has expressed interest in the player, he admitted that it would cost “an insane amount” of money to sign him in the summer.
City remain confident that Sane will sign a new deal with the club as he has not expressed any desire to leave.
However, it appears that Bayern Munich’s German players can’t wait to have the Manchester City winger join their ranks ahead of next season.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski says the club’s German players remain optimistic that Sane will join them and are eagerly awaiting his arrival, particularly following the departures of wingers, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.
“Bayern’s German players are now very much looking forward to Sane’s signing, but we have to wait and see what is going on,” Lewandowski told Goal. “They [Robben and Ribery] are legends, of course their departure is sad.
“But Bayern will also sign more and better replacements. I believe that the winger Bayern will sign in the future will be as good as Robben and Ribery. In order to have a good performance next season and to overcome Dortmund, I hope that Bayern can do something in the transfer market this summer.”
Sane joined City from Schalke in 2016 for £37m and has won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and the FA Cup.