Manchester City reportedly knocked back Bayern Munich’s proposal to include David Alaba and a significant transfer fee in their pursuit of Leroy Sane. 

According to claims from Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo, the Bavarian giants were prepared to let the Austria international depart for the Premier League as they aimed to convince Pep Guardiola’s side to sell their winger. 

However, City remain firm in their position that Sane will not be sold unless an astronomical figure is offered, and the report states that their response to Bayern’s offer was one of ‘resounding’ rejection. 

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The Bundesliga champions’ push to recruit the Germany international has been well documented throughout the summer after he endured a difficult campaign under Guardiola.

Sane helped City win the Premier League, the FA Cup and the EFL Cup, but found starts relatively hard to come by. 

Nevertheless, it seems the former Schalke star is firmly in the club’s plans as they go in search of a third consecutive title in the top flight of English football next season.


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