Bayern Munich are still interested in Leroy Sane despite the Manchester City winger suffering a serious injury, it is claimed in the German media.
The Bundesliga champions said goodbye to long-serving wide men Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery this summer, but have only replaced one of them so far, with Ivan Perisic joining from Inter Milan.
Man City star Sane has been a long-term target for Bayern, but their hopes of signing him recently nosedived when he was ruled out for several months with an ACL injury picked up in the Community Shield win over Liverpool.
However, German source Bild claim that the injury has done little to reduce Bayern’s interest, and they could even return with a cheeky reduced bid before the European transfer deadline at the start of September.
If that bid fails, they are prepared to return in either January or next summer, as they will be closely monitoring his return from injury.
By the end of the season, Sane could just have one year left on his contract – despite a renewal offer reportedly being on the table – so Bayern could be ready to pounce when he is available for less than the €145m figure that had been reported as his present market value.
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