Rummenigge still confident of sealing Leroy Sane deal

    Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the club’s interest in Manchester City’s Leroy Sane and admitted he is hopeful that the deal can go through by the end of summer

    The Bavarians have already completed two major signings, bringing in Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid and Benjamin Pavard from Stuttgart.

    However, after setting up the defense, the reigning Bundesliga holders now have to add fresh blood to their attack that has been devastated by the departures of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

    The 23-year-old German winger has emerged as Bayern’s top target immediately after Robben and Ribery announced their departures.

    But, even though the German heavyweights set the wheels in motion even before the transfer window officially started, Sane’s vacation has put negotiations on hold.

    Still, the 63-year-old believes that the deal can get over the line as soon as the left-footed forward comes back from holiday.

    “The status is that he comes back from vacation this week and did not want to talk during the vacation time.

    “Now you will have to wait in peace and quiet to see if something moves in this direction.

    “It is well known that we are still looking for a wide player. We lost Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, two players who have shaped the face of Bayern.”

    Rummenigge went on to spark the imagination of the fans by indicating that Bayern’s activities in the market won’t stop with Sane’s potential arrival.

    “Internationally, the competition is greater, and the market has become more global,” he added. “Nevertheless, Bayern still have much to offer. We have a beautiful city, a nice stadium.

    “But you have to say the buzz is different. We are speaking in the nine-digit range almost as if it is normal.

    “There are almost two months left until the transfer market closes, and these two months will bring many more uncertainties.

    “Everything is waiting for the dominoes to fall, and then there will be this effect. Then let’s wait and see what Bayern will do.”


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