Leroy Sane has reportedly agreed to a 5 year deal with Bayern Munich, ahead of a move away from premier league champions, Manchester City.
The Man City forward was on the verge of joining the German champions last summer, before getting injured during the community shield match against Liverpool.
Bild are now reporting that the move is back on, but with a caveat: Bayern are only willing to offer €40 million, some way short of the €100 million the Premier League club were demanding last summer. The German club would be willing to go as high as €55 million should City drag their feet.
The Blues has previously put a £145m price-tag on Sane last year when Bayern sources were talking about a value of £90m, and a deal was further complicated by the serious injury he picked up.
City will not be able to demand anywhere near the amount they did last summer due to his contract situation, they are also not considering anything as low as £35m with a significantly higher fee wanted if Sane is to leave. The German international’s contract at the Etihad is set to expire in the summer of 2021, which could force City’s hand.
Bayern could face also competition for the forward’s signature, which could drive the price of any deal up. “The basic interest of FC Bayern is no secret,” the player’s agent Damir Smoljan said in an interview with Sport Bild on April 15. “Other absolute top clubs across Europe have already contacted us about Leroy,” Smoljan added.