Manchester City are due to hold talks with Leroy Sane over a new deal in an attempt to fend off interest from Bayern Munich.
The Bundesliga champions are looking for attacking wide players to replace the departing Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, who have been central to their success over the past decade.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the club will look to sign Sane this summer.
“We will try. I can not promise whether it will succeed,” Rummenigge, speaking at a Bild event in Berlin, said on a potential move for Sane.
He added: “We already had the idea when he was still with Schalke. But at that time we did not have a guaranteed regular place for him. Robben and Ribery were top of the top three years ago.”
Sane joined City from Schalke in 2016 but the Germany winger has drifted in and out of favour with Pep Guardiola.
City, though, are keen to keep the 23-year-old and The Times’ Paul Hirst says the Treble winners are in the process of negotiating a contract extension with Sane.
Mcfc due to hold latest round of talks with Leroy Sané’s representatives in the coming days about a contract extension. Talks began 18 months ago. Club sources say they’ve not received a “formal offer” from Bayern for Sané yet.
— Paul Hirst (@hirstclass) May 25, 2019
Sane has scored 25 goals and offered 31 assists in 89 appearances over three seasons with City.