Bayern Munich 'Make £35m Bid For Man City Star Leroy Sane' After Agreeing Five-Year Deal
Bayern Munich have launched a £35m bid for Leroy Sane after agreeing to a five-year deal with the Manchester City star, according to reports in Germany.
Sane, 24, was heavily linked with the German side last summer as Bayern sought out new replacements for Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.
But Bayern were dealt a major blow in their pursuit of the City star after he suffered cruciate ligament damage in his side's Community Shield win over Liverpool last August.
German newspaper Bild reports that the Bundesliga leaders have reignited their interest in the 24-year-old German winger and have already agreed terms with him.
Bayern are hoping to keep the fee low for Sane, whose current deal expires in 2021, and have opened their bidding with £35m (€40m).
The £35m bid for the Germany international is £11m less than what City splashed out on him in their deal with Schalke in 2016.
But the defending Bundesliga champions have drastically slashed their price due to Sane only having one year left on his deal.
Former Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes has argued that Sane hasn't proven himself enough to show why he should command a hefty transfer fee.
"For me, he has not yet made a breakthrough to becoming an absolute top player," he said.
"I think this is a player at a crossroads. Will he keep working hard on himself or will he remain just as an exceptional talent?
"He has to be ready to make the next big step because there is no use in flashing the talent from time to time.
"I also honestly tell you that I don't consider the price justifiable."
Sane returned to training in January with City and was targeting a Premier League return before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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