Cape Town - Bayern Munich have shelved plans to sign Manchester City
forward Leroy Sane in the off-season, according to reports.
Throughout last summer, Bayern were reported to be very keen
on bringing the wide man back to his homeland following a three-year spell in
Sane joined City from Schalke in 2016 and has had a very
good spell in the Premier League, winning two titles and a shot of domestic cup
However, that did not stop Bayern from pursuing him in the
summer with the club prepared to spend huge money to lure him to the
Bundesliga, according to reports at the time.
Any prospect of a move, however, was ended after Sane
ruptured his cruciate ligaments in their Community Shield penalty shootout
victory against Liverpool.
Sane has only just returned to full training and will hope
to have an impact with City in the closing.
There are no guarantees about his future at the Etihad, with
his contract due to expire in June 2021 and City's Champions League ban for
breaching UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.
However, it seems for now that Bayern are keen to explore
other targets rather than keep Sane as their number one option.
The Germany international, who has won 21 caps for Die
Mannschaft since his 2015 debut, has recently had a change of agent, meaning
any contract with Bayern would have to be renegotiated.
Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman have been in fine fettle for
the Bavaria side this season meaning another winger is not high on their list
Bayern, under the interim stewardship of Hans-Dieter Flick,
are top of the table, a pint ahead of nearest rivals RB Leipzig.
- TEAMtalk Media