Manchester City to stop Leroy Sane from leaving club to Bayern unless the full price is being meet, MySportDab reports.
Leroy Sane will no longer be allowed to depart Manchester City on the low cost this summer.
With Bayern Munich or any other potential suitor desiring to match the Premier League champions’ asking price.
Germany international Sane has been a long-term target for Bayern with reviews in Germany suggesting that he has already agreed terms on a five year contract.
Sane was at the centre of a transfer saga between the clubs last summer that was anticipated to rumble on till deadline day, only for the winger to suffer a serious knee injury in the Community Shield in August.
Bayern decided against a move in January with Sane nonetheless recovering from the setback that has seen him miss the whole season.
Although he was edging closer to an on-field return when the Premier League was shut down by the Covid-19 outbreak.
The 24-year-old will enter the final 12 months of his City contract at the end of June, which ought to see a substantial drop in the transfer price that Bayern would expect to pay.
Uncertainty over football finances in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic could have a similarly impact on fees and salaries.
German newspaper Bild, who mentioned that Sane had agreed terms, claims Bayern have made an opening offer of €40 million for the forward.
But MySportDab has learned such a price is a long way short of City’s valuation of the Premier League’s Young Player of the Season in 2018, who value €41m when he joined from Schalke in 2016.
Sane could probably even be left to see out the final year of his contract, which would see him depart for nothing in the summer of 2021.
Should a deal go through, he would emerge as the first major signing at the Allianz Arena underneath new permanent coach Hansi Flick.
But former boss Jupp Heynckes has warned the Bavarian club about overpaying for the winger, claiming he is yet to become an “absolute top player”.
Sane could yet play a role for City this season, with the club in the final sixteen of the Champions League.
Amid hopes that the remaining matches in the competition can be played this summer.
He played one youth team game before the Premier League was suspended and felt like he was close to full fitness.
“Overall I felt really good and was on the right track.
I was on the verge of making my comeback,” he stated last month.
“I nonetheless need one or two competitive games to get back to full fitness so that I can get my confidence back again, which is very important.”