Bayern have finally sat at the table to begin negotiations with Manchester City for highly regarded forward Leroy Sane.

The Germany international is valued at £90million by the defending Premier League champions, a fee so high that Bayern previously baulked when they learned of City’s asking price.

However, according to Mirror Sport, the Bavarians giants have now agreed to begin conversations over the signing the 23-year old winger, who impressed for Pep Guardiola’s side last season.

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Sane has been the club’s prime target this summer, with long-term wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery both having left the Allianz Arena following the expiration of their respective contracts.

While Bayern president Uli Hoeness previously labelled City’s financial stance regarding Sane as “insane”, manager Niko Kovac has explained that the club will do whatever they can to land their “dream player”, saying:

We all know that Leroy Sane is our dream player. The public knows that, we know that.

You can see that the transfer is not easy. But I know that our people are working very hard to make it happen. We will do everything to realise this transfer.

If negotiations fall through, who else could Bayern sign instead of Sane?