Bayern Munich have opened talks over an €80m deal to bring Manchester City winger Leroy Sane to the club this summer.
According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Bayern have submitted an offer in the region of €80m and begun talks with City in an attempt to strike a deal.
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Bayern are keen to get a deal over the line as they look to replace Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery, who are both leaving the club on a free transfers at the end of next month following their long service to the club.
Sane won the title for a second successive season with Manchester City and was directly involved in 20 goals (10 goals and 10 assists) in 31 Premier League appearances this season.
The 23-year-old German winger often found himself on the bench in the second-half of the campaign, with the likes of Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez preferred ahead of him at times.
Alternative wingers Bayern could sign
The Turkish international is a promising young winger and has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich in the past. He could be a good player for Bayern to use in rotation with other forward options.
The 21-year-old scored six times for Fiorentina in the Serie A and impressed with his performances on the wing. The Italian international would be a shrewd addition to the current squad.
Erik Lamela has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons with Tottenham but still has the potential to be a top player if he can keep himself fit. Moving to Bayern could be just the fresh start he needs to really kick on in his career.
Zaha has been a star for Crystal Palace in the Premier League for a number of years now. He could finally be ready to make the step up to one Europe’s elite clubs and Bayern could be a good option for the Ivorian international.
The Chelsea winger was heavily linked with a move to Bayern Munich in January and the German giants could reignite their interest this summer with a new bid for the England international.