Sane cools Bayern Munich interest as new contender emerges

Date published: Thursday 2nd April 2020 1:46

Manchester City winger Leroy Sane’s desire to move to Bayern Munich is “disappearing”, with Barcelona emerging as new contenders for his signature, according to a report.

The Germany international was heavily linked with a move to the Bundesliga champions last summer, with Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge going public with his side’s interest.

However, a deal fell through due in part to the serious knee injury he suffered against Liverpool in the Community Shield in August, which sidelined him until earlier this year.

And while recent reports have suggested that Bayern remain keen on Sane, German publication Kicker (via Sport Witness) has said that Sane is becoming more and more discouraged about the prospect of such a move.

Instead, it is claimed that the 24-year-old would prefer to join Barcelona, who are said to be looking for attacking reinforcements and have sounded out the likes of Neymar and Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.

Kicker adds that Bayern are wary of Sane‘s decision to “suddenly cancel” his optimism over a move and are looking to address the situation with the player’s representatives.

The Bundesliga giants’ motivation over a deal is also said to be fading, given that a big-money move for a player who has failed to show his form this term may be a needless restriction of their transfer budget.


As for who Bayern could target instead, RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner is said to be an option, with the striker said to have a release clause in his contract that expires this month.

Indeed, Liverpool have also been credited with interest in Werner.

In other news, City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has given his glowing verdict on Manchester United target Jadon Sancho.

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