Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Manchester City star and Germany international Leroy Sane has been rumored for weeks now and it seems that each day brings an update. The latest news, however, does not seem to bode well for the Bavarians.
Bayern president Uli Hoeness gave his opinion on the talks between the Premier League champions and the outlook is not promising. According to a report from kicker, Hoeness does not sound confident about working out a deal:
It is rather unlikely that it will work. It’s about amounts that are insane.
According to kicker, Manchester City has decided that it wants to keep Sane. The publication acknowledged, however, that this could just all be a part of the “prize poker”, as both teams jostle for a better deal.
The kicker report also has updates on the respective situations of James Rodriguez and Renato Sanches, which will appear in today’s Daily Schmankerl.
The Leroy Sane transfer “situation” has now officially reached “saga” status. The story has twisted and turned a dozen times, so far. Most recently, it was reported on Saturday that talks between Sane and Manchester City had broken down, while on Friday we had dueling, respected journalists with different reports on whether or not Bayern actually submitted an official offer for the 23-year-old.
The only thing that is clear at this stage regarding Sane is that he absolutely wants a better deal than what he currently has at Manchester City. What remains in question, however, is just how serious he is about leaving England.
Does he really want a return to Germany or is Bayern just being used to help improve his current contract status? Let’s just hope this does not drag out all summer.