Man City prepare fresh Leroy Sane contract talks amid Bayern Munich interest

As per a report from the reliable Sam Lee, Manchester City are ready to reengage in contract talks with Leroy Sane, in a bid to ward off the interest of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Citizens stint

German wide-man Sane has been on the books at the Etihad since the summer of 2016, when he joined City from Schalke for a fee with the potential to rise to nearly £50 million.

And Sane has since gone on to establish himself as one of European football’s most highly-regarded young talents.

After racking up a hugely-impressive 10 goals and 15 assists in the Premier League alone last season, the explosive 23-year-old went on to directly contribute to a further 30 goals across all competitions this past season.

Sane’s struggles

However, the 2018/19 campaign actually proved far from straightforward for Sane.

The closing months of the season saw the German international often confined to the bench, with Pep Guardiola having opted for Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva when it mattered most.

Leroy Sane

Leroy Sane celebrates during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Manchester City. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Bayern links

As such, amid what appears to be an increasingly-tense situation between player and club, Sane has been heavily-linked with a potential summer exit from Manchester of late.

Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are widely-reported to have the pacy attacker atop their summer transfer wish-list.

The Bavarians are even rumoured to have lodged an opening bid to City for Sane’s signature:

City’s last-ditch effort

The Sky Blues’ board, however, have not yet given up hope of keeping Sane at the club.

As per the aforementioned update from the reliable Sam Lee of this afternoon, the English champions intend to hold talks with the German’s camp next week, in the hope of tying Sane down to a new contract.

Lee adds, though, that City ‘would be willing to sell this summer, but only if the 23-year-old makes it known that he will not extend his contract, and if an offer of €100m (£88m/$112m) or more arrives.’

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