Winger Leroy Sane would not be able to depart Manchester City this summer on the cheap, reports Goal.com.
Sane has become a long-term target for Bayern, with rumours in Germany indicating that a five-year deal had already been agreed on.
Whether Bayern Munich or some other possible suitor, interested clubs will be required to match the asking price for the Premier League champions.
Last summer, Sane was at the center of a trade drama between clubs that was supposed to trundle on until the deadline day, and had serious knee injury in the Community Shield in August.
Bayern decided against the transfer in January, with Sane already healing from the loss he’s had missed the whole season so far, despite getting closer to an on-field return as the Covid-19 crisis shut down the Premier League.
German newspaper Bild, which announced that Sane had negotiated terms, reports that Bayern has made a €40 million opening bid for the player.
However, Goal has heard that Bayern thinks this is too small an offer for him. The player cost them €41 m when he joined from Schalke in 2016. They surely don’t want to sell him for less than what they bought him for.
Sane might thus potentially have to play at Bayern contract’s last year. This might make him quit in the summer of 2021 for nothing, with no offers then.
He would become the first big signing under current permanent coach Hansi Flick at the Allianz Arena if a contract went through.