Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has confirmed that the Germans are working on a deal to bring Manchester City’s Leroy Sane to the Allianz Arena.
A recent report in the Daily Record recently claimed that Bayern ‘have been granted permission’ to speak to the City winger, who has not played perhaps as much as he might have expected this season.
The report added that City have taken a ‘pragmatic’ stance on the 23-year-old. They ‘would prefer to retain’ him but accept that his ongoing refusal to extend a contract that expires in 2021 will eventually harm his value.
And Sane is ‘unhappy with his status’ so City could cut their losses.
When asked about Sane recently, Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told Sport Bild: “I don’t comment on names.”
“We will try to do something for the new season, so we must also clarify how much money we have available for it.”
However, Hoeness has now confirmed that the Bavarians are interested in the Germany international.
“We are dealing with this player,” Hoeness told Sueddeutsche Zeitung.