Bayern Munich have reportedly opened talks with Manchester City over the possible transfer of Leroy Sane.
The Daily Record claim the reigning German champions have been ‘given permission’ to talk with the player’s representatives.
Citizens officials would apparently prefer to keep the rapid winger, but they know he has rejected a series of offers to upgrade and extend his contract at the Etihad Stadium.
City’s director of football Txiki Begiristian is believed to be prepared to cash in on Sane before his current deal starts to run down and it impacts his market value.
It’s been a tricky season for £90,000-a-week ace Sane (Total Sportek), who has struggled to hold down a regular place in Pep Guardiola’s starting XI.
Last year’s PFA Young Player of the Year winner made just 21 Premier League starts in 2018/19, but still registered 10 goals and 10 assists.
Bayern reportedly wanting left winger Sane may make for welcome news in the eyes of Tottenham Hotspur.
Towards the start of the season, the Bavarian giants were credited with an interest in their star Heung-min Son (Calciomercato), who of course used to play in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen.
Son had a very strong finish to the season Premier League season and his stock his currently sky high, but it would appear Bayern would rather swoop for former Schalke man Sane.
It is hugely important for Spurs to keep Son beyond the summer. There is a great chance of that, as the South Korean clearly loves playing for the club and is a Mauricio Pochettino favourite.