Leroy Sane reportedly remains at the top of Bayern Munich’s transfer targets for this summer, with Timo Werner up next.
Following a lack of regular starting opportunities last season, Sane is considering leaving Manchester City for Bayern. While he’s remained coy on his future, Robert Lewandowski revealed the Bavarians’ German players are eagerly awaiting his arrival.
Bayern need new wingers this summer after Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben’s exits. And, evidently, they feel that there is nobody better than Sane to replace the legendary duo.
But Sky Sports claims that the 23-year-old may not be on the same page as Bayern. Apparently, he’s got reservations over joining the Bundesliga champions and remains undecided.
Nonetheless, Sane remains Bayern’s biggest priority for this summer and it seems they’re willing to give him time to decide. Although they won’t lodge any bid until he gives them the green light.
“We haven’t made an offer for Leroy Sane. It hasn’t come that far yet. At first, the player has to decide whether he can imagine coming to Bayern,” chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently told Bild.
“If that’s the case, then we’ll go into concrete negotiations with Manchester City.
“The player is the most important factor. Apparently, Leroy hasn’t decided yet. Hasan Salihamidzic [the sporting director of Bayern Munich] leads the talks in this regard.
“I think the player is exciting. Both in terms of footballing quality and as a type.”
But Niko Kovac’s side can’t wait around forever either as some of their other deals can’t be concluded until Sane has made a decision.
The most prominent one is Timo Werner, who has allegedly agreed on personal terms for a summer transfer. Bayern have also struck an agreement with the forward’s club RB Leipzig for his sale.
The 23-year-old will, however, be out of contract next summer which could tempt Bayern to hold off their pursuit of him for another 12 months.
Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi also remains of interest to the German giants.