Manchester City are reportedly ready to put up a fight as Bayern Munich prepare a summer assault on Leroy Sane, the latest claims in England have confirmed
Manchester City fought tooth and nail to keep hold of Sane last summer when Bayern Munich came knocking on the door for the pacey left-footed Sane.
At the time, the reigning Premier League holders were looking for £135-£145m to give the go-ahead, while the Bavarians were loath to fork out more than £80-90m.
As a consequence of the valuation discordance and the German’s long-term injury, negotiations have ultimately collapsed, but the perennial Bundesliga champions have never abandoned their interest in Sane.
Various reports across Europe have already stated that Bayern will launch a new attempt to sign the 24-year-old at the end of the season, with the player reportedly favoring a return to his homeland.
Man City to demand £140m for Leroy Sanehttps://t.co/mhDgIQep5k— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) May 6, 2020
But, City will be looking to throw a spanner in the works, as they intend to keep Sane at the Etihad even if that would mean they are going to lose him for free at the end of 2020/21, according to the Manchester Evening News.
Indeed, Sane is about to enter the final year of his contract at Manchester City and has so far been adamant he will not extend his stay in the Premier League.
City splashed out £46.5m to sign the forward from Schalke in 2016, and they seem reluctant to accept the prospect of losing him for peanuts in the upcoming transfer window.
Although Sane has not made a single appearance for the Citizens in 2019/20 due to a nasty injury, he was on the verge of returning to action before the coronavirus pandemic prevented him from making a season debut.