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Leroy Sané wanted a January move because of Euro 2020; new information about Havertz transfer emerges

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The transfer saga of Leroy Sane continues.

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Sane, Havertz, and Werner celebrating a goal together in 2018.
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Leroy Sane is slowly but surely recovering from a nasty ligament injury. The German winger has already joined team training and will soon be at Pep Guardiola’s disposal.

It is speculated that Sane will be ready to participate in Germany’s friendlies against Spain and Italy in March and April. He is hopeful that he will get the call from Löw before the European Championship. Oliver Bierhoff had a few things to say about Sane’s situation:

I have also heard that Leroy is making great progress. I know the coaches are in a state of flux, but whether he’ll be ready for the international trip in March, I can’t say yet. But the sooner Leroy gets back, the better. We’re really looking forward to seeing him, of course.

The transfer saga over Leroy Sane’s potential move to Bayern Munich continues. A recent Sport Bild article (print edition) indicates that he wanted to move to Bayern in January particularly because of his chances of joining Germany for the 2020 European Championship. Sané is supposedly worried that he might not play enough minutes under Pep Guardiola in the second half of the season because Pep knows about his wish to move to Bayern.

Bayern still wants to buy Sane in the summer, but they are also interested in the services of Kai Havertz. Bayer Leverkusen is setting the price of their attacking midfielder between €120 and €130 million. That fee is much too high for the Bavarians, who put Havertz’s value the price at approximately half that amount.

The recent ban that Manchester City will face will probably make it easier for Bayern to snatch the winger, but it is still very debatable whether the Rekordmeister will go after Kai Havertz, especially seeing the form Thomas Müller is currently in.