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Man City holding out for £62m for Sane after talks with Bayern

Manchester City are refusing to allow Leroy Sane to leave the club on the cheap this summer and are holding out for £62m for the winger following discussions with Bayern Munich.

Bayern have held a long-standing interest in the player and saw several offers for the 24-year-old rejected last summer, before a serious knee injury suffered in the Community Shield victory over Liverpool ruled Sane out for the majority of the campaign and ended hopes of a deal.

The Bundesliga champions have now returned for the Germany international and have seen an initial offer of £36m rejected by Man City, Pep Guardiola’s side refusing to budge on their valuation of the player despite Sane approaching the final season of his contract at the Etihad.

According to Sky Sports, the Premier League champions will demand a fee of £62m to allow Sane to leave, a significantly higher fee than the offer currently on the table from Bayern, Sane having just one year left on his deal at the Etihad and potentially able to leave for free next summer.

The Bavarians have made signing wide players a priority during the summer window as they bid to strengthen their options, the club keen to build a side capable of securing Champions League success after dominating domestically in recent years.

Hansi Flick’s side moved within just two wins of once again retaining Germany’s top flight with a 4-2 victory at Bayer Leverkusen last weekend, Bayern on the brink of securing an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title.

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