Bayern Munich have reportedly reached stalemate in negotiations with Manchester City for Leroy Sane.
Leroy Sane is set to be Bayern’s prime transfer target for the second summer in a row. Sane is reportedly eager to join Bayern Munich as he is yet to agree to new contractual terms at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola had admitted in summer that the German winger had rejected the contract offered by the club.
This should be positive news for Bayern, but then the latest update from Germany is not positive regarding this possible transfer. According to Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, Bayern Munich have reached a deadlock in negotiations with Sane’s representatives regarding a summer move.
The defending Bundesliga champions tried to sign Sane from Manchester City last summer. However, a serious knee injury late in the window changed Bayern’s plans, and they signed Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Perisic on one-year loan deals.
After a busy winter market, Bayern Munich is set to start preparing for the summer transfer window. The club has already secured one signing for summer as they reached a pre-contract agreement with Alexander Nubel.
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Die Roten tries to complete transfers for players that will be available on a free transfer in the upcoming summer window. They also try to tie down bigger deals quickly so that they avoid being involved in a bidding war for one of their top transfer targets. If they manage to tie down Sane before April, then they are likely to pay a lesser fee than what they will pay in summer.
Bayern Munich surely needs big additions in the attacking department, as it is unlikely that they will take up the options of signing Coutinho and Perisic permanently. Moreover, Kingsley Coman remains an injury-prone player while Thomas Muller is no longer young to play all games. All these factors make winger a priority signing for Bayern in summer.
While searching for a forward, Bayern has to make sure that they don’t disturb their wage structure. Sane will take the team to the next level, but giving huge wages to a young forward may set a dangerous precedent in the dressing room. Die Roten has to be clever enough to find a middle ground, where all parties are satisfied, and they avoid jolting their wage structure.
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One thing Rekordmeister needs to make sure that they don’t waste too much time on Sane. They need to have a much more solid plan if this deal fails to go through. Last summer they scrambled at the end of the window to complete loan deals. Hopefully, this year they are more proactive and try to conclude deals before the pre-season tour.