The German winger has been tipped to complete a move away from the Etihad Stadium when the summer transfer market reopens.
A number of “absolute top clubs” have been in contact to talk about Leroy Sane’s availability, in accordance to his agent Damir Smoljan, who has revealed that the Manchester City star believes he can achieve his aim of winning the Champions League with Bayern Munich.
Sane has been linked with a move to Allianz Arena for well over a year, however any plans he would possibly have had for his future have been delayed due to a cruciate knee ligament injury.
The 24-year-old underwent surgical operation on the issue after limping off the pitch throughout City’s Community Shield victory over Liverpool back in August, and has not featured for the club since.
The Germany international was approaching a comeback at the start of March after coming through an extensive rehabilitation programme, before the coronavirus outbreak called a brief halt to the 2019-20 season.
Sane only has one year left to run on his present day deal at the Etihad Stadium, and fresh rumours of a potential switch to Bayern have started to swirl beforehand of the summer transfer window.
The reigning Bundesliga champions had been reportedly reluctant to meet City’s €100 million (£87m/$109m) valuation of the winger last year, however former midfielder Michael Rummenigge thinks he could be available for a cut-price fee when the market reopens after spending so long on the sidelines.
Smoljan claims Bayern are the only club in Germany that Sane would consider joining, however says he has additionally been in talks with a number of different high-profile potential suitors.
“Together with him, we speak with Manchester City about what the next step ought to look like. The interest of Bayern Munich is no secret. But different absolute top clubs additionally contacted us about Leroy,” Sane’s representative told Bild.
“Bayern is the only club in Germany that Leroy can imagine as the subsequent step in his career. He sees there the requirements for achieving his huge goal of winning the Champions League.”
Sane may additionally not have the chance to play in the Champions League if he decides to remain at City for another year, with the club presently awaiting the final verdict on their appeal towards a two-season European ban for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.
He could, however, contribute to their latest bid to conquer the competition, as Pep Guardiola’s men look ahead to a last-16 second-leg meeting with Real Madrid at the Etihad where they will protect a 2-1 lead from the reverse fixture at Santiago Bernabeu.