It is clear that Bayern Munich has been monitoring Leroy Sané for a couple of weeks now. Six days ago, English newspaper The Guardian explained that Manchester City had turned down a concrete bid of €80 million from the Bavarian powerhouse. The Guardian stated that although he was not a consistent starter for Pep Guardiola side this season, the former Bayern coach is willing to keep him.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, in an interview with Sport Bild, explains that the discussions with the 23-year-old are not that advanced. While stating that no concrete offer from Bayern has been made, the club’s CEO explained:
First, the player must decide if he can see himself going to FC Bayern. If he does, we will go into concrete negotiations with Manchester City.
Another twist in the long tale that has become the Sané transfer rumor. Both Rummenigge and Uli Hoeneß has now commented on the possibility of luring the Essen-native back to German soil. BFW’s Chuck Smith wrote two days ago, how Hoeneß thought the transfer was unlikely to happen due to the “insane” amounts.
I personally am not sure whether this comment from Rummenigge is viewed as a good thing or not. If true, Bayern never got their first bid rejected, which sounds like promising. However, the fact that the discussions are only at this early stage is a bit more worrying.
It will be interesting to see what will happen next!