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Manchester City to benefit if Bayern Munich eventually sells Leroy Sane

The transfer rumors have emerged out of nowhere, but Manchester City could be in line to cash in if Bayern Munich sells Leroy Sane.

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Over the weekend, some crazy transfer rumors emerged when several English clubs were urged to make a run at the “suddenly available” Leroy Sane.

While Bayern Munich has given no indication that it would actually sell the Germany international, Liverpool FC, Leicester City, and Chelsea FC have all been linked to potential moves for Sane.

On the slim — very slim — chance that there is any veracity to the rumors, Manchester City might be happy per the Manchester Evening News:

Already, Chelsea are being linked with a surprise move for former City winger Leroy Sane. Reports claim Sane has struggled to settle at Bayern Munich since joining last year, and might be open to a switch to play under Thomas Tuchel. The reports say Bayern would accept bids over £54m (Editor’s Note: €63 million) for Sane, marking a return on their maximum spend for the winger when buying him from City last summer.

Then, Bayern paid an initial €49million up front with €11million in add-ons to take the deal to £54.8m. However, other reports hint that Chelsea could look to include a player in the deal to bring the price down, with Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic all mentioned as potential makeweights.

If Sane is to move, City will hope that there are no other players involved, as they have a 10 per cent sell-on clause in Sane’s contract, meaning they could add another £5.4m to their transfer budget if Bayern receive their reported asking price. Presumably, if players are involved, that fee would decrease.

Again, Bayern Munich has given no public indication it wants to sell Sane, but the stories are out there — at least in England.