Bayern Munich agree to sign Leroy Sane in five-year deal: report
BERLIN: reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich they would have arranged a transfer with Manchester city Exterior Leroy Sane in a five-year deal, according to a report.
Sport Bild claims the 24-year-old has agreed terms with Bayern, but the fee has yet to be negotiated.
According to the magazine, Bayern's sports director Hasan Salihamidzic and board member Oliver Kahn He wants to pay 40 million euros ($ 43 million), half of Sane's estimated market value.
However, the Germany international has not played for the City's first team since he broke the ligament in his right knee last August in the FA Community Shield victory over Liverpool at Wembley.
After joining Schalke in 2016 for a reported fee of £ 37 million (€ 42.5 million, $ 45.8 million), Sane is under contract in Manchester until 2021.
A transfer fee of around € 100 million had been reported last summer when Bayern was trying to sign him before an injury occurred.
According to Sport Bild, some factors could help Bayern sign Sane for a lower fee, especially since he has been out for most of the season.
Bayern could sign him for the price they want, as the transfer market is deflated by uncertainty about the coronavirus with the major European leagues currently suspended.
Manchester city need to generate income from transfers to comply with financial fair-play regulations having been banned from the Champions League for the next two seasons due to violations and they risk losing Sane to Munich on a free transfer.