Report: Manchester City fear Leroy Sane wants to join Bayern Munich

A dejected Pep Guardiola the head coach

Bayern Munich reportedly want to bring Sane back to the Bundesliga but can Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions hang on to him?

Leroy Sane of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides first goal with Gabriel Jesus during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Manchester City and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at...

Manchester City are desperate to tie Leroy Sane down to a new contract but are worried his head has been turned by a potential move to Bayern Munich, according to the Metro.

Sane, the reigning Premier League Young Player of the Year, has blossomed into one of European football’s most promising attackers since he moved to The Etihad from Schalke for £37 million three years ago (BBC).

 

But he has fallen down the pecking order recently, playing just seven minutes in both legs of the Champions League quarter-final against Tottenham while being left on the bench against both Arsenal and Chelsea.

(L-R) Leroy Sane of Germany, Nico Schulz of Germany during the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifier group C qualifying match between The Netherlands and Germany at the Johan Cruijff Arena on March 24,...

The Metro reports that talks over extending a deal that expires in 2021 have proven to be much slower than City were hoping with the board fearful that he could be tempted by a move away in the near future.

Bayern Munich, who are set to bid farewell to veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, have tracked Sane since his Schalke days and remain keen to bring the German international to the Allianz Arena as a marquee signing during a potential £200 million overhaul.

Manchester City's German midfielder Leroy Sane (R) vies with West Ham United's Irish defender Declan Rice (L) during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and...

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch