Sane’s injury to end Bayern’s interest

LEROY Sane’s proposed move to Bayern Munich has hit the rocks amid injury woe and a tussle with Manchester City over his price tag.

Sportsmail understands the Bundesliga champions have been left shocked by City’s £135million valuation of Sane, who has turned down the offer a new contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Sane’s situation is further complicated by a knee injury sustained during Sunday’s Community Shield that is believed to be worse than first anticipated.

The 23-year-old left Wembley with heavy strapping on his right knee after a clash with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold.

There was hope earlier in the week that the problem was not serious but sources on Wednesday night described it as a ‘bad injury’.

It throws Sane’s immediate future into doubt, with the two clubs remaining some way apart in their valuation of the player following discussions.

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Thursday’s transfer deadline is not prohibitive given German clubs can still make signings until September 2 and the Premier League champions would not rush into landing a replacement.

City maintain they want market value for the 23-year-old and sources have pointed towards the fee Barcelona paid Dortmund for Ousmane Dembele in 2017.


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