Leroy Sane transfer rumours to Bayern Munich
Leroy Sane rumoured to Bayern Munich. David Hecker/Shutterstock.

The agent of Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has said Bayern Munich have made contact to discuss a transfer for the player, but other interested clubs are also in the race for his signature.

Bayern were fiercely linked with Sane last summer, and the 24-year-old is still open to an Allianz Arena switch as he believes it would help him the UEFA Champions League crown.

Sane’s new agent, Damir Smoljan, told Bild (via Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News) Bayern is a viable option but that other outfits have been in touch regarding a move:

“Together with him we talk with Manchester City about what the next step could look like. The interest of FC Bayern is no secret. But other top clubs also contacted us about Leroy.
“FC Bayern is the only club in Germany that Leroy can imagine as the next step in his career. He sees there the requirements for achieving his big goal of winning the Champions League.”

Bild reporter Christian Falk recently wrote Bayern still reciprocate the interest as well, dismissing speculation that the German giants had moved on to other targets:

Sane’s contract at the Etihad Stadium is due to expire in June 2021, and a move this summer seems likely if City sense he’s unlikely to extend his terms.

The winger spent most of the 2019-20 campaign sidelined after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament last August. He was on the verge of a return to full fitness when football was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 has led to economic concerns regarding the summer transfer market, and Bild (Manuel Veth) suggested Sane may be too expensive for Die Roten:

A transfer in 2020 looks likely provided Sane’s agent can find a buyer, though the impact of the pandemic may mean his prospects are significantly restricted.

Pep Guardiola’s City are set to miss out on next season’s Champions League as things stand after UEFA handed them a two-season ban for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations.