Bayern Munich’s front office apparently no longer unanimously feels that they definitely need to sign Leroy Sané despite the fact that Manchester City has not yet offered him a contract extension. It may all come down to whether the Court of Arbitration for Sport accepts City’s imminent appeal of the ban and what Sané’s official price tag night be (kicker).
Manchester City’s two-season ban from European competition by UEFA for breaching Financial Fair Play regulations could mean that Sané might not play Champions League football if he renews his contract with City. That would give Bayern Munich all the leverage in negotiations, should they follow through on their interest in Sané after all.
Bayern is also rethinking the club’s stance on RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner. Bayern effectively decided that Werner was not right for the club last summer. Ergo Werner signed a contract extension with Leipzig at the beginning of this season.
But Bayern’s interest has been reignited largely on account of Werner’s fantastic 2019/20 campaign thus far, with 25 goals and 10 assists from 31 appearances across competitions, five behind Robert Lewandowski himself. Werner also might also be a much more reasonable purchase, since his contract includes a release clause of approximately €50-60 million Euros. A move to Bayern is thus theoretically still in the cards.
Kai Havertz has also been on Bayern’s radar for quite some time now, but the 20-year-old’s season isn’t going nearly as well as his 2018/19 campaign. Bayern remains interested in Havertz, but the club’s ultimate decision may come down to how much Sané (or Werner?) might cost and whether they could afford both players.