Manchester City will not allow Leroy Sane to leave the club on the cheap this summer and will demand a ‘significant figure’ for the winger, following reports of a ‘derisory’ offer from Bayern Munich.
The Germany international will enter the final year of his contract at the Etihad this summer and has so far rejected the opportunity to extend his deal with the Premier League champions, with the 24-year-old reportedly keen on a return to the Bundesliga amid renewed interest in his services from Bayern.
The Bavarians saw several approaches for Sane rejected last summer and were forced to apologise after publicly expressing their confidence in signing the player, before the winger sustained a serious knee injury in Man City‘s Community Shield victory over Liverpool that has ruled him out for the entirety of the season so far.
Speculation emerged this week that Bayern had agreed personal terms with the player and tabled an offer of just £35m given Sane’s contract situation, though the Guardian report that the City have not received a bid, while such a ‘derisory’ bid would not be enough to prize the German away from English football.
Discussions between the two clubs saw Sane valued at around £100m last summer, and whilst City accept a figure in that region is now unrealistic it will still take a ‘significant figure’ to persuade the club to sell.
Pep Guardiola’s side are believed to be ‘relaxed’ about the situation despite Sane’s contract situation, with the BBC also reporting the club are happy to keep the winger next season if they fail to receive a suitable offer, despite the possibility of losing the player on a free transfer in a years’ time.