Report: Manchester City will bid £30 million for coveted German youngster

Pep Guardiola's highly anticipated arrival in Manchester is likely to coincide with a huge spending spree on some of the world's most elite players.

The Daily Mirror believe that Schalke's Leroy Sane will be Pep Guardiola's first signing when he arrives at Manchester City, for a reported fee of £30 million.

Sane, 20, has just been named in Germany's preliminary squad for Euro 2016, and the newspaper goes on to claim that Schalke are looking for a fee more in the region of £40 million.

The German youngster has been in sensational form for his club this term, scoring eight goals and registering six assists in 33 Bundesliga appearances. He has electric pace and maturity beyond his years.

At just 20 he is exactly the type of player Guardiola likes to recruit - young, with bags of potential, and he could turn out to be a world star. The Spaniard also hailed Sane as the most exciting young talent in German football.

The Mirror claims that the Citizens are not the only club interested in Sane, however, with Barcelona rumoured to be monitoring developments.

A move to the Premier League would be a true test of Sane's ability, but one that Guardiola must believe he will be able to handle.

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